Iceland-Chasing Waterfalls

Monday, May 18, 2015

If you are a lover of waterfalls, like myself, you will have no problem finding them in Iceland. They are everywhere. 

On our long drive to Glacier Lagoon we stopped for multiple photo ops along the way. 

Our first stop was at Seljalandsfoss (do not ask me how to pronounce it) where you can actually walk behind the waterfall. When we first arrived it was very crowded so we decided to continue along and stop back on our return to Reykjavik.

All By Myself...On Our Anniversary!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Yesterday was our fourth wedding anniversary and I celebrated sans husband who was across the country on business. 

I recently had a conversation with some friends about trying on and wearing our wedding dresses. I insisted that I knew mine would not fit and was not about to even attempt trying. 


Iceland-Blue Lagoon & Whale Watching

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Blue Lagoon was the perfect place to relax after our full day road trip the day before.  

Once we arrived we made our way to our separate changing rooms. They take showering very seriously before entering the Blue Lagoon. You must strip down to shower and they provide in depth picture signs of the areas that need the most attention which I found quite comical. I would strongly recommend using the conditioner that is provided since the minerals in the water cause havoc on your hair. 

We made our way into the milky blue water that actually comes from a geothermal plant next door. It was the perfect temperature and I instantly felt my muscles relax from the cold temperatures outside. We slathered our face and body with the silica mud that is provided in tubs all over the lagoon. I did go a bit overboard with the mud but my skin never felt so soft so I kept piling it on. 

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to a fun loving, caring, kind, and gorgeous mama!

I don't know what I would do without your unwavering love and support. 

So grateful I get to call you mom. Have a wonderful day and I am looking forward to our spa day! Love you!

Iceland- The Golden Circle

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

With well over fourteen hours of sleep we ended up having a much later start than originally anticipated. It is a good thing that it stays light in May well past 11pm. Needing all the light we could get for our self drive tour of THE most popular tour in Iceland...the Golden Circle. 

Welcome to Iceland- Reykjavik

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

When I told my family and friends that we were going to Iceland for our second anniversary trip I received questionable looks. Even Jer was not so sure of my choice since he is used to traveling to warm tropical destinations. We just made it through a pretty bad winter and any destination with the word "Ice" just did not seem appealing to many. But, I was adamant with my decision and knew we would both love it. 

We arrived in Iceland early in the morning and after a hellishly long wait for our car(3 hours to be exact)we made our way to Reykjavik where we were staying for the full length of our stay. 

Checked in to the quaint Reykjavik Residence Hotel which happened to be in such an ideal location. With only a short walk to the harbor, major sights, shopping, and restaurants I would highly recommend a stay. 

We were extremely tired but forced ourselves to go out and wander around the streets of the city.