Hæ friends and family (and possibly strangers)! We have moved to Iceland on a grand adventure. And, though I (Kirsten) am terrified to start anything, I need to write an initial post on this, our blog. I have a perfectionistic nature which makes this difficult, but here goes... This will not be perfect, but rather a work in progress and a place for us to share what we've been up to, pretty things we've seen, and our thoughts and stories as we experience our new home, this interesting culture, and this country's vast and unique landscapes.
Here we are, bags packed, ready to go.
On our IcelandAir flight, we were immediately struck by the great sense of humor in the captions of the on-board à la carte menu. It seemed like a good sign of things to come. Check it out!
Also, the IcelandAir ads that ran on our personal televisions were also hilarious and insightful.
When we arrived, Chris's supervisor, Gunnar, picked us up and drove us to our apartment. The time change plus the lack of sleep on the plane left us very tired and disoriented. But after a few hours of sleep in our new bed, we were feeling like exploring our neighborhood. We walked to the ocean, which took about ten minutes!
We were wowed! Lava rocks all bubbly and smooth, black sand, and the sun shining brightly so low in the sky, as only an autumn sun can do. This is going to be a great adventure!
Kirsten & Chris