Iceland has been in the news quite a bit. In fact, my parents are stuck in Paris. On Sunday, they were supposed to return from a 27 day vacation. They are now scheduled to return on Friday. That volcano in Iceland has caused an incredible amount of chaos.
I can't help but think of Iceland very fondly. Jeff, Claire and I shared a wonderful week together in Iceland in 2001.
Claire had just turned two. Jeff was serving as a pilot in the US Navy and was deployed for six months in Iceland.
We really enjoyed exploring together. I loved the colorful rooftops in the city of Reykjavik.Pingvellir National Park was beautiful.
Millions of years of volcanic and glacial activity make the landscape like no other.
Here is Claire holding her green dolly (which she still sleeps with) and a stuffed puffin that Jeff gave her when we got off the plane.
The Blue Lagoon was an amazing geothermal spa.This is one of my all-time favorite photos, taken after our rejuvenating dip in the mineral pools.
I suppose it seems rather barren here. Still beautiful.
Much more lush here.
This is the original "geysir" from which all other geysers are named.
I am so grateful for the many travels Jeff and I have shared and those we've been able to share with our kids. When there is big news about a place you have actually visited, it is more than just news. It's a memory and an experience and a new perspective.