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Coming Down

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

After arriving back in San Francisco safe and sound (well, except for United losing my bags and returning them to me this morning), I find it kinda’ difficult to summarize my thoughts. I’ve been sitting here for the past hour and a half rolling through my picture archive, re-watching the hours of video we took, and generally staring off into space…trying to find a way to neatly encapsulate the journey.
The high we got from the convention was off-the-charts gnarly.

So, the day after Obama’s speech, we climbed a mountain.

Indeed, Rocky Mountain National Park was tremendous.

Really, I could not have imagined a more epic way to finish my Colorado trip than this.

Mike and I hiked from Sprague Lake to Bierstadt Lake, thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Pretty much, every view was a post card.

…And I even got to see elk for the first time in my life.

So yeah, that’s that. I really appreciate all of the positive feed-back which I’ve received from everyone – writing this blog was incredibly fun. Indeed, the spectacle of the convention provided me with such rich material:

…That I couldn’t help but want to share it with my friends and family. I pretty much wrote every post after coming back from the festivities (generally started writing and uploading content at about 2:00 AM, finishing around 4:00 AM) and as such I look forward to catching up on some much needed sleep.
Again, I really am thankful for all of the feedback and kind remarks everyone out there has sent me. Watching the nation come together and rally behind such an historic candidate has impacted me profoundly.
Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of this whole thing was seeing the awesome diversity of the Democratic Party. Observing people of every race, class, and geographic region come together and sing Kumbayah has left me smiling from ear-to-ear.
From UC Santa Cruz Peace Corps Lefties like myself, to gun-toting Christians from Appalachia, the shared inspiration was electric. Yes We Can!