Step one in removing myself from my beautiful, wonderful, oh-so-sun-shiny life in Berkeley: the six hour drive home in an overstuffed minivan, complete with parents and far too many clothes.
Step two: road trip, round two. Hayley and Erin's trek through Colorado and New Mexico. Some rather unfortunate underplanning (Note to self: some places actually have winter; Note to Erin: sorry I didn't check if it was snowing in Vail) and a rather poorly timed viral infestation later, we may actually get going.
My bags are packed--wine, bottle opener, and a sleeping bag. I'm set.