Ice, Ice Baby

Posted on 17 June 2013

So while I was being truthful in my last post when I said I was busy with work and writing deadlines, I also left out a little detail: my two-week vacation to Iceland. That’s right — Peter and I headed to the land of Björk, Sigur Rós, glaciers, volcanoes, and puffins to hike, camp, and look at things like this:

All these natural wonders aside, I also wasn’t lying about my deadlines. I have an article due later this week and I’m entering production at work leading up to yet another business trip. (For those of you keeping track, yes, I am still working and will remain at my job until mid-July. My lean student days aren’t here quite yet. I had to fund my part of the Iceland trip, after all.)

I hope to be back later this week with some more photos and stories from Iceland. Until then, I’ll be working nonstop. See you when I can come up for air.

9 responses to Ice, Ice Baby

  • Sarah W says:

    I don’t blame you a bit for taking the time to visit such a stunning place, Laura!

    Have fun with those deadlines—break a pencil! :)

  • Josey says:

    wow, wow and wow.

    so much good stuff going on in your life right now and i can’t imagine a more deserving person.

    those houses with the grass roofs really, really make me want to see what they look like on the inside.

  • Downith says:

    Oh my. Who knew Iceland would be so beautiful? And yes, as Josey says, those houses with grass roofs. Wow.

  • Paul Lamb says:

    I imagine there must be a literature of Iceland. Probably bleak yet beautiful, just as the scenery is. (with puffins)

    • Somebody Laxness writes about Iceland. Also there is “Summer at Little Lava” by Charles Fergus that I remember enjoying. Not to mention a few Icelandic contributions, such as Arnaldur Indridason, to the Scandinavian mystery craze that has infected American publishing (which is in my humble opinion a good thing).

  • Teri says:

    Welcome home, Laura! Your photos make it look like you’ve been visiting a fantasy land — even the grass looks greener than grass. Spectacular.

  • Averil says:

    Oh MY. Half-buried houses AND puffins? Magical!

  • Swoon. I love these photos.

  • Tricia says:

    Whoa, every photo a heart stopper!

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