Friday, July 25, 2008

trip booked!

Anthony and I have been trying to go on a vacation just the two of us for a while now. For my birthday Anthony said that we would go either to Seattle or San Francisco. We tried to plan a few long weekends to book a flight and hotel, but life and my limited time off available from work, kept getting in the way. Then - two weeks ago - Anthony told me he was working on a surprise trip for the two of us. Eventually he told me where we were going to go - because he wanted my input for our week long adventure.

Destination - Iceland!

From August 31st - September 7th - we have planned out our entire trip!

Day 1: Fly from Dulles to JFK to Keflaví, Iceland. - We will land very early and have the entire day to explore the city on our own. For the next two nights we will be staying at Guesthouse Sunna in a studio apartment (breakfast is included!)

Day 2: We are going to take the Golden Circle Super Jeep tour.

Day 3: We will pick up our rental car, and drive to southwest Iceland. We will explore and experience backward driving, see giant icebergs! and eventually spend the night at Country Hótel Anna.

Day 4: We will drive along ring road eastward to southeast Iceland, for more exploration and spend the next two nights at Fosshótel Skaftafell.

Day 5: There will be a lot to see and do this day including (but not limited to!) Jökuklsárlón, also known as the Glacier Lagoon and exploring the coast including animals and history!

Day 6: We will drive back west along ring road to the hot springs town of Hveragerði. We will spend the night at Guesthouse Frost and Fire.

Day 7: Is our last day and we have a flight home that evening. We will drive along the south coast and spend our last hours at the Blue Lagoon before boarding the plane and heading home to VA.

I am so excited for this trip, it's going to be so much fun! New foods and sights, lots of pictures! There is a lot that we need to do to prepare for the trip, and that also includes shopping! New backpack, watch, fleece, sneakers - and new DS games :P I haven't had a big trip in over two years, so I'm really looking forward to having an entire week away from work, and time away before getting pulled back into school.

And of course, a long awaited trip with boyfriend <3


Janice said...
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The Gardner Family said...

Sounds like so much fun... my dad used to go to Iceland every year to play hockey and he said it was beautiful! He always brought me back great stuff from the Blue Lagoon - you will have a great time!!!