Back to Beijing... Our whole trip wasn't ruined by the travel drama. Our trip was ruined because I lost my BRAND NEW Red Sox hat doing a zip line down from the Great Wall of China.

Forget the breathtaking views and the gorgeous weather and the great 10 km hike from Jinshanling to Simatai and the fact that I love zip lines. Have I mentioned the views? And the fabulous weather? Forget those. The whole thing was a colossal failure* because my hat flew off as I was zipping through the air over the Simatai Reservoir.

* I can tell no one feels sorry for me. :) Ok, so clearly not a colossal failure. But I am bummed about the hat! Also, our pictures are thanks to Jack and Yula who loaned us their awesome wide angle lens! Love!