On the road // 30x52

The rules of the calendar do not apply when it's summer. Why, then, do I always wait until the weekend to make my outings? It seems that everyone else is having trouble shaking off their habits as well. The highway is jam-packed with cars inching their way through, lurch by lurch. Despite the distance covered being minimal, the movement is definitely trying it's darnedest to hit a maximum. The Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel Goldfish I wolfed down for breakfast aren't sitting too well in my stomach.

I'm not sitting too well either. I lean my head against the door but after awhile decide to find a different resting place before I develop a mild concussion. Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze in a nap before we arrive at 颐和园, one last tourist stop in Beijing before I'm headed back to the States. (If you added me on Snapchat @auderoylin, you'd have seen a few snapshots already :)) I remember agreeing to go with my dad because I figured that it'd be a productive and adventurous way to spend my morning. Usually I try to get as far away from tourist destinations as I can, but I decided that I needed to get over it and haul myself over there in the morning before my brain could catch up with what I was doing and protest.

My head is abuzz. Why oh why did I stay up last night? Ah yes, what other reason than because I was drafting my long-delayed Chapter Camp pt. 2 post? Yes, that was worth losing sleep over. No ragrets.

I put the thought to rest, and my body follows suit.

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