We flew in last night through a thunder storm, and finally reached our apartment around 10:30 pm. It was roughly twenty hours of travel time from when we left the Capital Inn in Reykjavík and made it back to St. Louis.
I’ll have a more thorough post later about the wonderful trip and travelling in Iceland. For now though, we’re happy to have tasty, affordable food; the peace of home, and the happy greetings from Auggie dog.
We leave for Iceland on Friday morning. It seems like a long time ago when the idea of travelling came up. Now, there are suitcases, packs, and camping gear strewn around the apartment. Hostels have been booked, tickets purchased, and plans have been slightly dusted in volcanic ash.
It’s a strange trip to pack for as we are camping and hiking around the island, as well as spending time in Reykjavik. It seems difficult to pack light as there’s so much to bring. My fear is in the forgotten, that item I’ll be able to picture so well, left back home on the dining room table. A camera perhaps? Or, maybe a sleeping bag?
Tonight though, we’ll lay it all out, consult our Google doc of stuff to bring, and hope there are no more trips to REI.
Last year, I read 29 books. In 2009, it was 26 books. My plan this year: 30 books.
read 0 books toward his goal of 30 books.
R and I have been talking and one goal we both have is a trip somewhere cool. India? Chile? Turkey? Still planning, still scheming. Any suggestions for great places to travel?
Yoga was a great, new experience, for which I haven’t made time. This year I’d like to do yoga once a week at least.
St. Louis isn’t the best for people that like the outdoors. This goal could be a little more challenging, but I need to make an effort to go hiking, camping and fishing this year.
People always have goals to get in shape or be healthy. I’m usually pretty good about exercising, but need to recommit to a plan. The MS150 was a great goal for 2009. I don’t have an activity to train for, but would like to keep riding my bike, go back to the boxing gym, start jogging and continue weight lifting.
This past year I finally took some guitar lessons from the Folk School of St. Louis. It was a great experience and I need to take more lessons. Playing guitar is a great way to relax after hours spent in front of computer screens.
Pretty self explanatory. I need to write more fiction and poems, revise what I have written and keep hope alive (always have something in the mail or on an editor’s desk).
I’m not into New Year’s resolutions. If you want to do something, then do it. Don’t wait for New Year’s to think about it. What’s different for me is that my birthday falls around New Year’s, so I tend to think of the next year in regard to that.
Goal number one for this year is: learn how to to program in Ruby. Lofty, but doable. Right?