It all started with a pitch fest at Christmas: our family decided to take a 2 week vacation together the following year, but the big question loomed…where would we go? My husband Matt had the brilliant idea for each person or couple to pitch their ideal family vacation and the idea with the most votes would win. So come Christmas Day, we booted up our power points and cued the corresponding music and pitched away! My parents pitched a combo fly/drive trip across Canada, my lil bro Ryan pitched Cancun, my other lil bro Kevan pitched Outer Banks North Carolina, and Matt and I pitched Iceland. Guess who won! And despite her best efforts to insert her belongings into my pack, she had to stay home this trip:
So now, after hours of researching and planning, we’re finally here! Iceland Air flies direct to Reykjavik (Iceland’s capital) from Boston, so on our way over we spent a day in Boston, which is an incredible city that will warrant another trip of its own someday soon. We stayed in the theatre district and in less than 24 hours still managed to see walk the freedom trail, Boston Commons, public gardens and check out several beautiful old churches scattered nearby. And best of all we saw Christo and Sandi and enjoyed an awesome dinner at Stoddard’s!
Our flight to Reykjavik the next day was only 5 hours, but with the change in time, we arrived at close to midnight. The fun thing was that we got to see the sun set at around 11:30pm as our flight neared touchdown, and by the time we got into our hotel at 1pm, it felt like the sun was about to rise again. This time of year, Iceland only experiences about 3-4 hours of night, and even then it’s a dusky sort of night. Which is why at 3:30am Iceland time, l’m wide awake and writing instead of sleeping….