Ó, guð vors lands! Ó, lands vors guð!

Four more down!

Players: Me, Jane, Erin, Sharon, Judy, Dustin, Eric and Justin

I cannot say enough good things about Iceland. I will publish pictures when I get them from Eric. They are beautiful.
Quick run down, since a recap would take as long as living it did, and probably longer as you would have to listen to my commentary on it all.

Day 1: Clear blue skies
Deep sea fishing (19×30). I caught one. Perfect fishing career so far. Most everyone caught fish. The crewman, and Judy, filleted them for us and let us take them home.
Blue Lagoon (18×30). Better than the pictures make it look. How often can you say that??
Northern Lights (17×30). Thank you, Dustin, for letting me help you cross this off your bucket list also (16×30). There are not words to describe them.
1.30 AM hotdog run.
I couldn’t stop smiling all day.

Day 2: Overcast, but no rain.
Woke up late (thank the Lord for that).
Self-guided Golden Circle Tour. Included Þingvellir, Geysir (after which all other geysers are named), and Gullfoss, an absolutely breathtaking waterfall.
Traditional Icelandic Dinner. That means I ate hakarl (rotted shark–Anthony Bourdin said it was the single most terrible thing he had ever put in his mouth and Gordan Ramsey actually threw it up when he tried it), puffin, whale, reindeer, foal, and goose. The only one I would eat again is goose.
Belgian waffle cart on the way home. I love Erin for stopping us because we never saw the cart before or after.
Laughed until 4AM.

Day 3: Partly sunny
Church.
Diverging line of the North American and European plates. Black sand dunes. So awesome.
Beach. Love the North Atlantic.
Cod dinner. Cooked by yours truly.
Northern Lights hunting. Most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.

Day 4: Cloudy, rained once we got to the airport.
Shopping. Puppet show included at no charge.
Closing the house.
Flying home.

Wonderful. Amazing. Beautiful. Hilarious. Unreal. Magical. Nothing quite catches it.

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One Response to Ó, guð vors lands! Ó, lands vors guð!

  1. Dearest Jen,
    I am SO happy you had such a successful trip! Someday I WILL travel with you, Jen Swindle. We will go somewhere perfectly fascinating and absolutely wonderful.
    Love,
    Sherilyn

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