Adobe Revel team member Matt shares memories of his recent vacation to Sayulita, Mexico.
While on vacation this summer, I knew something unusual was happening when I heard laughter from the next room and asked my son, “Hey, what the heck is your sister up to?” To my surprise he replied, “Oh, she’s reveling.”
In fact, there was much time spent on Adobe Revel during our week of vacation in Sayulita, Mexico. And, we reveled with an abundance of technology — a Mac, an iPad, iPhones, and the kids each toted a DSLR. We reveled while boogie boarding, riding horses on the beach, reeling in three-foot-long needlefish, enjoying siestas under the palapa, and releasing tortugas in the evening waters. (I have to make a shout out to a fantastic group helping save the baby turtles, Campamento Tortuguero Sayulita).
You should know that I’m not a big fan of combining sand, cameras and salt water. Knowing that my memories were off my devices and safely tucked away in the cloud really did allow me to sleep more soundly.
Our ritual with Revel allowed us to come together and reflect on the days as they passed, while reviewing the photos, videos and memories we created each day. The routine went like this: We gathered around a table under a slow ceiling fan and uploaded the day’s photos in a library named “Sayulita.” We then spawned a slew of albums for sharing specific photos with various loved ones, including my mom and brother, the kids’ friends, and our family friend who was generous enough to cut us a wonderful deal on her home. Then, we got even crazier and created albums with specific photos to share with a more random set of people, including a taxi driver, the family with whom we shared a margarita in the pool, and the woman who ran the turtle preserve.
Enough writing — the photos live here: http://adbrvl.co/1hzCyzz.