Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In the Queue Wednesday

You know how we take a vacation every summer and I post some pictures afterwards?

Well, guess where we are going this year...

It's ICELAND, baby!

I just finalized our reservations and I am so excited that I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait until summer!

This is a huge trip for us and we hesitated about spending the money. But several factors came together and said that if we were ever going to do it, this would probably be the best year... So we threw caution (and some might say common sense) to the wind and are going for it!

We're flying into Keflavik, and after spending a night in Reykjavik (southwest corner) we're taking a small plane to the northern city of Akureyri. From there we are driving the "ring road" (that circles the country/island) down along the east coast and back to Reykjavik before flying home again.

We're skipping some of the Ring Road drive so that we can spend more time at their three national parks: Thingvellir, Skaftafell and Jokulsargljufur.

I dare you to say that 3 times fast!

Heck, I dare you to say it ONE time SLOWLY! I know I sure can't. ;)

(PS - if you happen to notice that any of the park names are misspelled, please just let it go ... and who ARE you?)

So, we should come back with lots of wonderful memories and beautiful pictures to share!

Don't worry, we're definitely going to get to this! It's in our queue! :)


Lori said...

Wow, what an amazing trip. Enjoy, I know you will.

AmeliaSews said...

What a great trip! Enjoy every moment of it!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Whoa! Have fun :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous!! My great-great grandfather Samuel Bjarnson was one of the first settlers ever to immigrate to the U.S. I have always wanted to visit there. Have fun!

Lisa Laree said...

My number 1 and number 2 kids did a mission trip to Iceland a few years ago; they absolutely loved it. Be sure to try the Applesin (Hope I spelled it right...they both say it's good...)

Julia said...

Wow!! I'm rather jealous! The main trip we'll be taking this summer will be to AZ to be there when our no. 6 grand child will be born. I really wouldn't want to be anywhere else at that time!
Have a great time planning this trip!

Summerset said...

WOW! Too cool. Literally and figuratively.

Becky said...

I've heard Iceland is gorgeous. Enjoy the trip! (And be glad you're not going to Greenland. ;)