Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Megan and I just got back from a week in Spain and New York City. It was incredible! We traveled in the southern region of Spain, called Andalusia, to cities like Granada, Cordoba, and Seville. They were absolutely amazing! The weather was great, the food was splendid, and the sights were out of this world. We also got to see our friend, Brad Holland, in NYC, eat at our favorite restaurants, and visit some fantastic museums. It was an unforgettable experience that we were so happy to share together.
We learned a few things on our travels:
1. Always schedule more time than you think you need! We thought we had everything planned out nicely, but in the end, we ran from one awesome thing to the next, just trying to cram it all in. We saw tons of amazing things, but wish we could have stayed longer!
2. Do your research! We made a few purchases and plans based on rumors and faulty intuition. It ended up costing us time and money, both of which were in short supply. Luckily, we were able to avert some potential disasters by doing some last minute internet searches and talking with locals or experienced travelers. Don't skip out on the tourist books and maps: they may seem tacky or whatever, but they really are invaluable!
3. Wear comfy shoes. This sounds obvious, but when we say comfy, we mean really comfy. What we thought was suitable footwear turned out to be insufficient for the surprising distances we ended up walking. In the end, despite Megan's fastidious standards in fashion, even she contemplated the infamously ugly—but equally comfortable—Crocs for her next traveling shoe.
Now we're back in Provo and settled in (hopefully) for the spring and summer months. We have a lot of work to do to get our BFA final project ready by September, so we'll have plenty to do here! Boredom is never an issue for the Truebloods! Except maybe on airplanes....