As I find increasingly creative ways to avoid packing the last few things I need, I can’t decide which is worse:
A) The fact that my inner bookworm is currently whispering, “You have extra space? Pack more books!” while my common sense is arguing, “Sarena, no.”
So while I leave you with my sentimental nerd problems, here’s a look at my much less complicated itinerary:
Richmond (3:30pm) –> Philadelphia (4:47-6:20pm) –> Paris (7:55am) –> RER B (?) –> Gare du Nord (9:55am departure?) –> Laon (ideally 11:27am)
If you, for any reason, want to be notified ASAP when I arrive in Paris or Laon, just let me know, and I’ll add you to the list of people to email! Hopefully I don’t fall asleep on the way to Laon, since all of that traveling and then staying up in a potentially futile attempt to avoid jet lag might as well equal pulling an all-nighter. (Which, even as an irrefutable nerd, I’ve never actually done for school.)
Speaking of school, after seeing all my R-MC friends for what will probably be the last time this year, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. So here’s a much-deserved shout-out to all of my friends, teachers, and professors who never condemned or criticized me for being quiet, who saw past my shyness, who helped me get to where I am today. You know who you are. (I’ve probably hugged you or written something for you or cried on you. Or, if you’re especially [un]lucky, all three.)
Anyways, this will be my last post from this side of the Atlantic Ocean until…I’m not actually sure. Until some unspecified date past September 21, when I find or buy Internet in Laon, whenever that will be. In the meantime, here’s a site with a lot of pretty pictures: https://www.glamourapartments.com/blog/travel/laon-gothic-gem-of-picardie/.
PS. I figured that link was a better—albeit less hilarious—way of ending this post than Madeline’s suggested, “Bye bitches.”