A trip conclusion : Colorado 2012

This was yesterday. Mostly spent at the airport, killing time without internet and enjoying solitude.

After over two and a half weeks in Colorado, I’m heading back to Oklahoma. The time spent here has been wonderful, and I loved all the adventures, new friendships, and getting to see some of my favorite people.

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Spent the weekend with my good friend Chrissy and then she dropped me off at the airport. She is incredible and her friendship has meant a lot to me all the time I have known her. More posts on our adventures later.

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The TSA has a new rule that you cant check your baggage until up to 4 hours before your flight so I got to hang out outside the gate for a couple hours.

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It’s a dumb rule.

The Piano Guys album was released today.

Life became bearable again.

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I recently purchased a macro lens adapter for my camera so I played around with it for an hour or so. This is the carpet.

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Detail on the inside of my camera bag.

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This fly totally posed.

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TOMS shoe material.

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My camera strap.

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Velcro.

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[ from where I sit now]

So I hung out with all my stuff and my Piano Guys music and a fantastic autobiography by Katie Davis of Uganda called Kisses From Katie.

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To be honest, I’m not very patient.

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Once they finally let me in I dumped my suitcase and ate lunch, then on to coffee and shortbread, two of my most favorite things. I love Caribou Coffee, and especially their slogan: “Life is short. Stay awake for it. What do you stay awake for?”

Kind of makes you think… what do you stay awake for?

Today I stay awake for: Wandering around airports, foamy lattes and crumbly shortbread, extensive conversations with strangers, the Piano Guys, sunshine through window panes, and hours spent reading and photo editing.

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Oh. Journaling too.

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Pascal. Ever faithful travel buddy. No trip complete without him. πŸ˜‰

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Firstly, I love Southwest. Secondly, last view of the majestic Colorado Rockies. I will miss them very much.

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British tea and an inflight magazine about photography.

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On arrival in OKC my Buddie, Rachel picked me up and we’re going to hang out a bit.

Yeah. It’s been a pretty good day. πŸ™‚

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

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