Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Guess who's back, back again?

So I'm back. Holy trip, you guys--it was unreal. Ten days, ten major cities -- Zurich, Nice, Monaco, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi, Palermo, Barcelona, Paris. I'm home, I'm exhausted, and I'm completely fulfilled. The trip was everything I wanted it to be--everywhere we went was so beautiful and different. It's kind of overwhelming being home and trying to make sense of the last ten days; and the 600 photos that accompany the last week and a half.

Before I start the daily (or city) recap, I wanted to give a shout out to my fantastic traveling companions -- my Grandpa and Grandma Wood and my sister Alaina. We had the grandest time. We laughed and laughed and laughed. (And ate and ate and ate.) It is no doubt a trip that we'll talk about for years and years to come. How special it was to have so much time with G&G. Here's my tip for the day -- try to make that kind of thing happen, it's worth it.

While I try to get my act together, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at what we taught G&G to do on the trip -- self portraiture.

A) Getting ready for the mandatory emergency boat drill B) Cold, wet, and dark at the Leaning Tower of Pisa C) Formal Night on the boat on Thanksgiving D) Wearing our new Jihadist scarves in Barcelona

Cold, dark, and wet at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Formal Night on ThanksgivingJihadist scarves in Barcelona

9 comments:

ju said...

Your G&G fancified; so far my favorite pic. A tux? How rad can he be?

Welcome home! Next time, I'm going with you.

kendall said...

I love the pictures! AND THE SCARVES. I have a multi-colored one LeeAnne gave me for my birthday. We can compare in Boston. Love you! I'm jealous. :)

Kristan said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to see your pics.

Mallory Jan said...

Holy perfect! The trip looks amazing! Next we just need to make the singles and orphan trip to costa rica happen.

Rachel said...

Oh! What cute pictures! I'm sure you had so much fun with G&G. And did you love Barcelona? Sounds like a dream of a trip.

Erica said...

So funny that G&G learned the art of self-portraiture. And matching scarves--so funny and cute!

The Crabtree Chronicles said...

I can't wait to see all the pictures...I'm expecting a full slide-show extravaganza at the reunion in June!

Jan said...

The ONLY thing to make that trip MORE perfect would have been if I had been there!

Alaina said...

Oh! How on earth can I choose a favorite? I think I like the last one the best - those Jihaad scarves are so colorful :) Thanks for keeping such a great point-and-shoot handy!

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If NatA! posted a photo with this blog, here it is!