12.01.2012

españa with the burtons.

so in october matt and i went to spain.  by ourselves.  we dubbed it an anniversary trip.  i think we've officially stopped celebrating our anniversary on our actual anniversary.  fate can smell it coming, and over the last few years april 23rd has usually been crashed by business trips, pediatric ER visits and miscarriages.  you know, super fun adult stuff.  so this trip was planned about as last minute as we can cut it these days, and i'm happy to report that the guerrilla warfare style ambush vacation actually worked, a million thanks to willing(ish) grandparents.  great success!  

traveler's tip: i'm not sure i'd go back to spain whilst gestating; it's a culinary minefield for the expectant.  cured meats, unpasteurized cheeses, raw fish... my heart said yes but my fetus and my hypochondriacal tendencies said lay off, sister.

12 comments:

Jill said...

I almost had the power to will myself out of my house and onto a mountain top in Espana. What a place!

I love your videos and all of your video tricks. Such perfect music, too.

So, so good. Wasn't Familia Sagrada the craziest building? I also love the Spaniard lifestyle, so different from ours and fun to enjoy.

Kelley Howe said...

I love your videos! They are amazing :) Glad you guys were able to go and have fun!

Ben and Camille said...

amazing production!!!

Danny and Lauren's Blog said...

Well, that was fun! Espana. Sign.Me.Up.

Jill Lloyd said...

Let me just say that when I started this video, the music that was accompanying it was "Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing Crosby. I was really really confused. Then I realized, about a minute into the video, that my iTunes had turned on at the same time...

I loved this. And it made me want to travel somewhere other than UT. And I'll probably watch it like 10 more times.

Alyson said...

Brilliant. Looks like a fabulous time. So glad you were able to go and make it all work. We stopped in Barcelona on our way home from the Mediterranean and I was so sick that I couldn't leave the hotel room. (Never travel through Europe in the first trimester especially!!!) So I had to see it all through Jon's photography. This was fun to see a little bit more of the city than he captured and get the look and feel of it.

Bueno.

John and Jenny said...

I am a huge fan of your amazing skill with video and with bringing a country to life! HUGE!

Kelsey said...

Amazing Erin. Looks like you two had a blast! Robby often brings up the traveling advice that Matt gave him a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

The best thing I've watched on my computer since your last trip video. Amazing. Love it! Makes me want to go to Spain...or anywhere outside of Asia:) Hope to see you soon.

audrey said...

this baby made. my. day. woohooooooo
now my inner {and outer} gypsy is on fire.
shoot where can i go next???!?!?!?!
the list is a mile long...

sighhh.... i'm going to go watch it again.
xoxo.

greta said...

will you stop being so AMAZING!!! (just imagine me shaking you as I said that.) Really amazing! Miss ya

Katie said...

i just stumbled on your blog and i freaking love the video you made of your trip to spain. you've got some serious skillz. It's so much better than a bunch of pictures of someone's trip - cause it gives you a real feel of what it was like. i just really loved it. and thought you should know.

old me.