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Iceland, Day One

I think it’s waaaaaay past time to recap our trip to Iceland, don’t you? Today, I’m sharing the photos and experiences from Day One. As an intro, we flew overnight from Boston. It’s about a 5 hour flight and, while I tried to sleep, it really didn’t happen. All of the advice I got was to stay up once we arrived in Reykjavik and, after we got the rental car sorted and checked in to our hotel (we booked a room for the night before so that we could get in at 6am) that’s what I did, but Dale did sneak in a nap before breakfast.

Doreen and Mark, Hannah’s godparents and our very dear friends, were with us and once everyone was ready we set out to explore the city a bit.

We had a fabulous breakfast at a local café. Seriously, those eggs were perfection. After we were fortified we walked (and walked), checking out shops and admiring local gardens, doing some people watching and thinking about how we wanted to spend the rest of the day.

In the evening, Hannah and Mikey hosted a welcome dinner for everyone at a nearby restaurant. We had a very cool room to ourselves, it was full of couches and comfy seating, our own bar set up and plenty of delicious appetizers.

There were speeches and Hannah and Mikey distributed welcome bags that I had helped to make with the Cricut. There was a roof top bar and the evening was mild enough to hang out up there for photo ops.

I was so proud of Hannah and Mikey for arranging this get together for everyone. We got to know their Icelandic friends and it was a great bonding experience for the entire group. I even managed to get a selfie with my Hanny Bride, as we called her.

It was a wonderful first day of our Icelandic adventure and boy was I ready for bed when the time finally came!

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  1. Look at all those smiles! Thanks for sharing this wonderful occasion with us (I’m assuming you’re going to go day by day so we can experience it all?). Love that photo of you and Hannah!

  2. I just met Mikey last night at the Christmas Tree Sales. They make a very cute couple.
    Love reading about their wedding.

  3. It’s fun to read this now . . . a nice reminder of GOOD THINGS that happened in 2021! Thanks for sharing your trip (and Hannah’s wedding) with us. XO

  4. Well, I am very impressed at how well you held up with no sleep on your first day. That’s tough, and I am sure you were ready for bed! Lovely picture of bride and mother of the bride, Carole. Looking forward to hearing all about your adventure.

  5. Oh I’m so excited about this series … just what I needed after two summers of “postponed”? travel … and I cannot wait to see all of it. Thank you for sharing with us! (also, I think the late summer light in Iceland must be absolutely perfect for photos … did Hannah plan that? did you?!)

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