August 15, 2012 - Posted by Erin in Travel, Trips to the US

I almost fell off the face of the planet this last month. Or perhaps more precisely: I got sucked into a family-and-friends vortex somewhere between San Francisco and LA.

It was a good vortex, though. I raced around San Francisco, spending time with my city and friends. I went to a four-day-long conference that filled my brain and warmed my heart. And I did the flowers for (and was in) Heather’s wedding in LA. The trip was madness – it always is – but sweet madness.

So, now that I’ve returned to Madrid, I’m resurfacing to share a handful of photos I took with my iPhone while flitting around all over the California countryside.

My peeps (i.e. tortugas) on the Embarcadero

Market Street and the Ferry Building

Seagulls and the Bay Bridge

Half Moon Bay

Brunch at Boulette’s Larder in the Ferry Building (Bay Bridge in the distance)

Koy street art in front of Blue Bottle Coffee in Hayes Valley

The bouquet I made for Heather on her wedding day

Alamo Square

The Golden Gate

And now I’m back, vortex-free and missing every unrestful minute of it. The sensation shouldn’t last for long, though – I head to Morocco soon and back to the States again in a month, with stops in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. I hope you’ll come along for the virtual (and much less tiring) ride!

*If you aren’t following me on Instagram, you can find me at tortugaviajera.


14 Responses to “My trip home in pictures”

  1. Emily in Chile Says:

    Aww, this post makes me homesick! Glad you had a good trip home – I can definitely relate to the racing around, but it’s always worth it.

  2. Melinda Says:

    Nice bouquet Erin!! Beautiful composition! Sorry to miss you as usual, our schedules seem to go in opposite directions. Hugs

  3. Erin Says:

    Thanks, Melinda! I will have to send you more pics once I get them from the photographer. The flowers turned out perfectly! Hoping that our paths will cross when I’m home next. x

    And yes, Emily, the trip is always worth is, no matter how intense, mad, or tiring it is!! It’s good to be back in Madrid, though 🙂

  4. Holly Says:

    Beautiful bouquet!! And what’s happening in Morocco? A bit of spa action? Must catch up soon!


  5. Erin Says:

    Jacobo is finally appeasing my desire to visit Morocco, so we’re going for summer/anniversary vacation. I suppose it will be like a spa — like the sauna at a spa — because it’s going to be hot as h.e. double hockey sticks.

    And yes, we must catch up soon! I’ve been missing you!

  6. Christine Says:

    If you’re going to Morocco, does that mean you’ll pass through my lovely city of Algeciras? If so, let me know! If not, well I’ll see you in WA then! 🙂

  7. Kaley [Y Mucho Más] Says:

    I don’t know how you survive so much traveling — if it’s not in business class!

    I’ve not been to CA. I need to get to San Francisco, por lo menos. Happy travels!

  8. Erin Says:

    Christine – unfortunately (or fortunately?) we’re flying to Morocco, not driving. How long are you in WA for?? I’ll shoot you an email!

    Kaley – seriously, the day I can afford business class is the day my life completely changes. It’s probably the first thing I’d spend my cash on if I had extra wads of it laying around! And yes, you absolutely must visit SF! Best city (except for Madrid maybe) in the world (I’m only slightly biased).

  9. Lauren of Spanish Sabores Says:

    Erin! Your bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! I imagined you were talented, but qué pasada! If only I’d known you for my Spanish wedding…! Glad you had fun in the states! See you soon?

  10. Erin Says:

    Thanks! I would have LOVED to have done the flowers – darn! I guess I should offer up my services to the unmarried Americans ;). And yes, would love to see you as soon as I’m back from Morocco! x

  11. Nathalia Says:

    Hi Erin, I’m from Brazil and I’m moving to Madrid next week. I just wanna to say that I love your blog and also I love your (love) story. Everytime I start reading your blog I wish you mentally all the luck (how strange is that? lol). I love to spend time reading about your trips (and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your photos!) xoxo Nathália

  12. Erin Says:

    Awww, Nathalia, your comment made my day! Thank you soooo much for your kind words! Perhaps a lucky adventure is waiting for you here in Madrid – you never know! Good luck with your move! You’ll love it here!!

  13. Jessica Says:

    Beautiful shots! I’ve been feeling super homesick for California lately, so these were great to look at. I hope you had a great trip.

  14. Sabrina Says:

    Oh, how fun! Kind of makes me miss my home… haven’t been since January and won’t go until Christmas – since I usually manage a quick trip in the summer that feels very long. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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