As much fun as I had, I was ready to come home and get back into a routine, play some music, and hang out with my friends and my kitty. And all I wanted was to get my bags back safely - which was a concern especially because I bought one at a Carrefour equivalent for about 180 yuan - which isn't much. As soon as I tried wheeling it around at the airport it was apparent that the bag was only gonna make it for this one trip and I just wanted to get it on the plane. Alex helped me put it back together and then after a quick run through with security it was good to go.
I was so tired that morning that I fell asleep on the runway before the plane even took off. By the time we were in the air and I no longer had any idea where we were, I was kind of disappointed that I didn't get to say my final goodbye to China. I guess I'm the kind of person that doesn't really do goodbyes anyway - I like "see ya later"(s). I really hope that I will have the opportunity to travel back and say hi to China again someday.