So… A friend and I just booked our Labor Day weekend tickets to…
Hello to Reykjavik, geysers, geothermal swimming pools, waterfalls, fjords, elves, the Blue Lagoon, and corrugated tin houses. Hello to the only living language that still uses the runic letter thorn (Þ) and that in 1974 abolished the letter z (thanks, Wikipedia!). Hello to high hygiene standards that keep the Blue Lagoon blue and wandering sheep for which you have to pay the owner should you inadvertently run over one. Hello to caves and volcanoes and summertime midnight sun and roast puffin.
And this world of wonders isn’t as far away as one might think – the flight is just five hours and the time is only four hours ahead.
I’m so excited.