Before we headed to the airport for the very first flight of our trip, we took a selfie. I thought it would be cool to have one of those movies at the end of the trip: a photo-a-day movie. Aaron immediately latched on to the idea and, being a bit on the compulsive side, he made sure we barely missed a day! Sometimes I’d be sound asleep when he’d nudge me awake saying, “We have to take the picture!” and all groggy I’d sit up, smile, and then be snoozing before my head the pillow again. 454 days on the road and I think we came home with 450 “PODs” (photos of the day).
Halfway through the trip Aaron asked me, eh hem…repeatedly, to make a demonstration video so we could see how our PODs were looking. I tried, honest I did, but the tablet couldn’t handle the number of photos. Afraid he’d just have to wait. He was pretty good with it. For awhile. About four minutes after landing in Seattle, though, Aaron asks when the movie will be ready and I’m all like “I just can’t think about that right now. Can we move home first?” It came up a few times and I just brushed him off.
Fast forward six months and, for his birthday, dreams came true! With the aid of my eight-year-old laptop running Windows XP (go ahead and laugh…it’s ridiculous…though still newer than Aaron iMac from 2006!), our POD movie has become reality! You should have seen the smile on his face when he watched for the very first time. Couldn’t have been happier! Hopefully you’ll enjoy it too. I think you’ll recognize the musical accompaniment.
Now, without further ado, click on the triangle below to join us on our 454 day journey…all in just over two and half minutes. (Or, if you can’t get the youtube video below to work due to their overseas rules, you can see it directly by clicking here – give it a minute as it might take a bit to download.) Enjoy!
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