Jake Pavelka Cool as a Cucumber

6/24/2010 8:00 PM PDT

Jake Pavelka -- Cool as a Cucumber

After the contentious "Bachelor" reunion this morning between Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, JP hit familiar turf -- LAX, before jetting out of town. 

Jake was cool, calm and collected as he made his way to the gate -- telling our photog he's "Hangin' in there" in the wake of all the madness surrounding his breakup with Vienna. 

As to where Jake's headed -- dude told us, "It's a secret" ... but sources at the airport tell us he's headed back home to Texas ... far, far away from Vienna.