I have been struggling since returning to the US with getting back into the normal routines of life. Part of me doesn’t want to. I want to keep exploring, learning, experiencing. I look back at my trip now and even though we were gone a month, there are still things I wish I/we had done. Opportunities missed.
It took me a while to be able to really look at all the photographs I took, and I still haven’t gone through all the youngest’s shots. I keep coming back to special moments and experiences. More to that special moment from the whole trip. That is what I will write about today.
The Glacier in Iceland. This day in total was the day that had the most impact on me. Part of me wants to say it was the best day, but in truth that isn’t the right word. That is one of the things that has prevented me from writing. I had many best moments. I spent wonderful times with many friends and family and would not want to belittle any one of those moments. They all gave me some of the most brilliant memories, and photographs, that I will treasure. But sometimes there is a day in your life that impacts you like no other.
From the day we landed in Iceland I fell in love with the place. It was their Independence Day, and we saw the celebration through the people. Reykjavik is a beautiful city, colorful, interesting, and very clean. We saw nothing negative, felt none, and that was the big thing. It was calm, happy, simple. The people didn’t reek stress like so many other big cities do. There were families walking together, children laughing, it was simply nice.
On the last day we decided to take one of the bus tours. There is so much to see, we just had to try. So we took a 10 hour tour and did cram in so much. There were places I would have loved to spend more time, but not at the cost of missing any others. And there is always next time. When I take Hubby and can experience it all over again.
But to share my most impactful moment that day on the tour. We arrived at the Glacier and it was just a very big hill with a lot of lose rocks. We just kept climbing, and climbing. The scene below us was mystical and beautiful at the same time. The moment was when we turned the corner to see the actual Glacier. I could literally hear the chorus sing as the heavens opened up. I froze in my steps, and just took it all in.
There were many people around, and you can see some of them actually climbing on the glacier. But it felt like I was there alone, I had tunnel vision. It was just so magnificent. Then I started to click the shutter, and capture the shots. I keep looking at them, and I can still feel how I felt then. That feeling of total amazement, words can’t describe, and all you can do is repeat over and over, wow, wow, wow!!