We went back to Iceland! My twin sister and I decided that we didn’t want to spend our 30th birthday on the separate coasts that we live. We came up with various plans, but when it came down to it realized that we actually wanted to go back to Iceland and do it right this time. Not time our trip to the end of Airwaves, when the good citizens of Reykjavik have had more than their fill of tourists. Get out of the city and see more of the landscape. Interact with more people, avoid the paid tours and stay in a variety of places. We shuffled days and planned work absences and managed to get 8 glorious days driving around the ring road. Inspired by the rather fantastic tourism campaign Inspired By Iceland (and particularly this video) we thought it’d be fun to make a goofy video while we drove around the country.

We took a ton of photos, too. The whole album is up over on flickr, but here are a few of my favorites.

some tourist shots
Originally uploaded by ducksRfriends

My internal clock is all wonky…. but for once I’m waking up ‘early’! I’m trying to keep myself somewhat on east coast time, we’ll see how it works.
I’ve traveled to LA to visit friends from school… who I haven’t seen in almost two years. I can’t believe its been that long. We went to a farmers market yesterday and I got amazing fresh raspberries… in the middle of winter. Such a strange place, LA.
I brought knitting along on the plane, but didn’t really get much done. I hope to have my Hew wrap finished by the end of the trip. I’ll have plenty of time to work on it on the flight back, since I’ve already finished the book I brought with me and thought would last both directions.

Going to be touristy today, still not sure what the plan is, but I don’t really care… anything is fine by me, its just nice to be in good weather with good friends.