8.30.2011

Best Time Of My Life- Thus Far

I know it's long... But for me it goes by too fast, just like my trip did. But If you'd like to see the best time of my life thus far- condensed to 10 minutes, watch it. :)

I also know the last song I used is played a lot on the radio, but I don't listen to the radio (most of my favorite songs are not and will probably never be played on the radio), so I still love it and it reminds me of my trip so much. So I used it. I am also not a professional in any sense of the word, every video was taken with my iphone. So, sorry if it's painful... ENJOY! haha!

Untitled from Gentri Lee on Vimeo.
Songs: The Wind or the Wine- Elijah Ocean, Something In The Water- Brooke Fraser, Good Life- One Republic

Notes...

  • Aren't my nieces and nephew awesome car dancers?? You should see them when they're not restrained by seat belts.
  • yes the only shots of me are crazy and quick head shots
  • That first panoramic shot is a glacier
  • The town shown is Talkeetna, Alaska
  • All of the airplane shots are from when we flew over Denali/ Mt. McKinley
  • During the airplane videos there's a part that looks like a road of some kind. It's a glacier.
  • The hotel videos were taken at 3 AM. We were planning on driving through the night and couldn't do it. Hence the crazy children.
  • The buffalo shot was when my BIL's car almost got rammed by the LARGE bull.
This post includes videos from the following places (links will take you to my posts about them)

14 comments:

Sandy a la Mode said...

how fun is this?!?! love it!!

vintch said...

love it! and love the music that accompanies it. your travels are so beautiful and sharing it is so kind of you. hotels at three a.m. can be spontaneous and fun, and the kind of stuff kids dream about:) how fun!

Megan said...

This is really sweet, Gentri! I love the beginning, they are SUCH adorable car dancers... I was seriously smiling from ear-to-ear, and it may be because it's that time of the month... but I even got a little teary-eyed!! It made me miss my nephew so much, and I love that song.

Thanks for sharing! I loved it :)

Nadiine said...

this was so cute :) I love kids they're so much fun! x

A Lost Feather said...

gentriiii, i love it :) videos are such a great way to remember amazing times like that- how many times have you watched it already? i think i've watched my yosemite video about 60 times haha

i had no idea buffalo live in alaska- aren't the babies the cutest? they look like they have little smiles stuck on their faces! and the airplane taking off- so cool- that is the closest i will get to experiencing taking off in a tiny airplane- too scary. my family got to go in a plane like that though! my cousin actually lives in alaska- juneau- and he got married on gustavas island so they all had to fly there on teeny tiny planes. i had to miss the wedding and the trip to alaska because of work. :( one day i will go.. but i don't know if i could stand to be on the tiny plane- the big ones are scary enough!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

We keep talking about going to Alaska. Everyone that goes RAVES about it. Good songs too!

A Lost Feather said...

ah i forgot you asked... yesss! the boutique (it's called thistle and clover) did pick up my jewelry line!!! :) yay! i'm sooo excited!

Janette said...

Oh sigh! Brooke Fraser! I think you MUST MUST be my new best friend now! Yup! I love that song!
I liked the video! It made a little dizzy but, otherwise, sooo nice....Did you use that 8mm app to film? For the graininess?
Janette, the Jongleur

♥ Nadine said...

Oh my gosh. That video is so darn pretty! Given the fact that I'm suffering from this bittersweet feeling you're talking about, too, this really touches me deep down in my heart.
Ah, I guess it's true what my friend said: if you went on a trip like that just once, you're doomed for the rest of your life.

But it could be worse, not? These memories are so pretty!!

xoxo.

Claire said...

what a lovely way to remember your trip!! beautiful x

Emma Frances said...

This is wonderful! It makes me want to hang out with family and head out to Alaska! It's so incredibly gorgeous. Also, your nieces and nephew are ADORABLE. And pro dancers. :] Love love love it. Also, I want to know how to make videos from iPhone videos. Teach me, please? Also, you have awesome taste in music.

Abigail's Place said...

What an amazing video such a great thing to have to remember your trip! An loving the music too!
An love trips even better with the family, reminded me of mine this Summer! Lovely of you to share!

Abigail x

Russ and Jamie said...

Hey Gentri, this is Jamie (Scott's sis) that video is so cool! It made me cry...... You have a awesome talent with the pictures and your blog and I hope you don't mind me checking it out!!

Sarah said...

Oh the scenery is beautiful!! Your nieces and nephew are adorable! That is such a great video to have as a memory of your trip.