remember when...

...a bunch of us went to Europe with Pioch???

07 was it? Sophomore year of highschool, spring break..to be exact. 
SUCH A FUN TRIP! We hit up Spain (Barcelona + Madrid) and Italy (Florence + Rome)
I mean, you can't really go wrong with 40+ some highschoolers all traveling on an amazing european adventure with Mr. Pioch and the gang! All I know is, its a trip I will never forget. And I feel so so incredibly blessed to be able to go to europe AGAIN...IN 4 DAYS!!! what? what?!!

classic nomes + ak. 

 one of my fav pictures. dani, me, stac, twin. somewhere in spain. perfection.

and how could we forget CHAMO?? our amazingly funny/awkward spanish tour guidE!!??

Komae gnomes. 

see now THIS...is what i'm looking forward to. 

holding up pisa. typical day. 

"travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, an narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all ones lifetime"
well said, mark twain, well said. 


  1. I see where you can't seem to get excited about all this.............

  2. Ahhhh...best trip EVERRR!!
    You're so luckyyyy! Have fun !!!

  3. It just occurred to me that I have on the Italia t-shirt that I received from the Komae sibs after that trip.

  4. omg your face on the third picture down (with the video camera), typical HILARIOUS amie shot. LOL

  5. ohhmyygaahhh!! i love this post and i love that picture where you have the vid camera.. i don't have it! man. GOOOD TIMES. can't wait to ONE DAY catch up amiekomae!!!! doin big thannggss mayynn. :)