I am so very excited to be writing this blog post because guess what… I’m leaving for my grand solo California road trip in TWO DAYS! That’s right, this Saturday morning I embark on an epic 10 day journey through the gorgeous golden state of California and I could not be happier about it. I’m excited to explore places I’ve never been, and revisit places I’ve come to love. Plus, I’ll be sharing it all with you right here on That California Style! What could be more exciting?!
I already have my playlist made, my bags packed, and my general route picked out. I like to make a loose plan, and then if something more exciting presents itself I’ll just do that instead. I did find out it’s going to be LA beer week this weekend so I’m stoked about that! I’ll definitely be hitting up some breweries as my first order of business. As far as the span of the trip, I’m planning on trying to make it up to this remote little town called Boonville, which is about two hours past San Francisco, but we’ll see if I have the stamina. I’ve got to be in Big Sur for a harp gig on the 27th, so other than that I’m free to wander as I please!
Yesterday as I was packing, a song idea just sort of burst into my mind and I got out my ukulele and wrote it. I haven’t written a new song in months, so that should tell you how inspired these little road trips make me. I wrote this song as an ode to my wanderlust, and my personal need to be alone with my thoughts sometimes. Hope you enjoy it – can’t wait to share this adventurous trip with you all!!!
There aren’t many things that I like better than
sitting in my car, driving down the highway and
I don’t know what it is about my soul
but sometimes I just crave to be alone.
Walking in a city where I am faceless,
basking in the strange comfort of strangers.
Feeling lost but at the same time home,
oh, sometimes I just need to be alone.
Being alone means getting to know yourself.
I think I like me.
Yeah, I like me after all.
Being alone means climbing inside your heart.
I’ve found it’s warm there.
Yeah, it’s warm there after all.