The day has finally arrived! After almost a year of planning, today is finally the day that Zack and I depart for Iceland. I don't remember the exact date, but when the announcement was made that Icelandair would start round trip flights between Denver and the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik - the goal was set that we would visit Iceland in 2012.
As we depart today, the temperature is approaching another record high over 100 degrees. When we awake tomorrow "morning" on our descent into Reykjavik, we will have covered thousands of miles and will land in place in which the high temperature is expected to be less than 60 degrees. The transition will be immediate and in our faces as we step out of the airplane and walk into the much cooler air of the far northern climes.
The suitcases are packed. The camera batteries are charged. The itinerary is fully planned and in a little less then one hour we head to DIA to begin our trip. I hope to be able to update the blog throughout our trip. Many of the places in which we will be staying are mere hamlets, small outposts of humanity scattered across the rocky shores of that cold but beautiful island. We may or may not find connectivity through the Internet to our world back here in the United States.
Regardless of the connectivity or not, I will write and then I will post when I return.
I hope the heat here abates and the fires stop burning. Hopefully when we return it will be to a cooler and wetter Colorado!
Please look for updates when we can manage them.
Thanks and peace to all! ~J.