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Camping Update

So we’ve moved into the phase of the vacation that actually involves camping. Just like I feared, I don’t take too well to it. I had a rotten time trying to sleep last night, and a rotten time trying to stay awake today. It was too cold last night. And in the car ride today, it was too warm not to sleep. This is going to be a long week, with not much by the way of internet or electricity. I’m really not the camping type.

But at least we’re eating well.

Yesterday I found that I was still struggling with some… emotional conflicts from this past year of school. I loved my time at school this year, but I’ve also had a lot of problems with it, and I still feel like there are loose ends and unresolved challenges. Today I’m too tired to worry about my worries.

I’m so tired of being tired. It seems like I’ve been tired all this past year. Now I’m on vacation and still not getting the right sleep.

Nevertheless, I’ve seen some pretty sights. I’ve been able to get internet long enough to read my brother’s e-mail. So I guess I’ll just stick it through.

The classics

I wish I had a better idea of what this upcoming vacation will be like. I don’t know how much time will be on the road, how much time will be spent at various sites, and how much time will be spent camping or staying at motels. I figure, if a lot of the time will be spent on the road or camping, that would be a good opportunity to do some reading. I have a folder set up on my kindle specifically for reading material for that trip. Mostly it includes stuff in the public domain which I got from Gutenburg, so I can get familiar with some of the classics. At the very least, I want to try out Peter Pan. I’ve watched Hook recently, so this would be a nice way to get closure on that experience. And then I want to have a go at rereading Alice and Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. If I’m feeling ambitious, I will attempt Jane Eyre.

But I also have other books planned, in case I’m not in the mood for classics. Mom’s written a story that I haven’t read yet that I think I’ll like, and it’s possible that I could check out a kindle book from the library. I’m hoping a copy of Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett is available. It can be wonderful reading the Tiffany Aching books… and it is so good to see Granny Weatherwax again.

I just… I dont’ want to waste dead time. If I’m going to be spending a lot of time on the road, it is best I do something productive while I do it. I’m going to regret not taking the chance while I have it.