It turns out that I have a bit of unfinished New York business to attend to... :)
I've always wanted to visit ICELAND!!
Hahaha. I just thought of it a few days ago. I mean - why not go North before we go South?! You should know that it's pretty common for me to surprise Danny with some crazy ideas. :) Luckily he just smiles and has to let it soak in. But ultimately he's game, too. He hasn't regretted one of my crazy ideas yet. :) And so, just last night we booked tickets. I figured it's not everyday that you don't have kids and don't have jobs to report to. In the winter you can see the Northern Lights in Iceland and go dog sledding and cross country skiing (in between thermal spas!) AND, IcelandAir has an amazing deal: they let you fly to Europe with a free stop over in Iceland for up to 7 days. So (pinch me!)...we are going to Denmark and Norway, too, since they are so close. We're especially thrilled to go to Denmark as it's a homeland for both of us. We both have ancestors from there. ["Kofoed" is actually a Danish name and also my Great-Great-Grandmother, Augusta, was Danish and married an American missionary who was serving there.]
I can hardly believe we're doing this (!)
On Friday there was a glorious snow day in Park Slope and it got me excited for a winter wonderland. EVERY family out that day was heading to the park with a sled in hand, which was so, so cute to see. [By the way, if you live in New York and haven't gone sledding at Prospect Park yet, you really should- it's as fun as can be. Sleds can be purchased at Tarzian Hardware or Save on Fifth. And, if you don't want to store your sled, you can sell it or give it to someone in the park when you're done. That's what we did and the people were THRILLED.]
And, dear readers, do you have any tips or recommendations for Iceland, Denmark or Norway?? We would be over the moon to hear from you!