Day 175

ISO 100, 40 mm, f/22, 8.0 sec.

Day 175 – Another Journey

The closest Apple store to our house is located in the Bridgeport Village Mall, 32.4 miles from our home in the burbs of Portland.

They began selling the iPhone 4 today and Karen was bound and determined to have her very own. I had some comp time coming from work and I had no intention of replacing my current iPhone, I thought I was just going along to keep her company.

We were up at 2 am and standing in line at 4 am. A perfect opportunity for a few morning photos.

9.5 hours later we walked into the Apple store to purchase our phones. We had a blast. A temporary camaraderie was formed with the 4 am group. We spent our day laughing with the people in front of us and the people behind us. We held each others spots in line as one by one we would step out for a break. When we were next in line at the door we shared the ceremonial high five knowing our paths would probably never cross again.

Yes, I walked out of the Apple store with the new iPhone too. It completed the journey, having the new iPhone was just part of today’s story.

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