Norway

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Norway was absolutely beautiful (and very cold …. when I arrived it was -4 degrees Celsius).  It is also very expensive (as learned from a Burger King Whopper that was $17 USD).  Even though most of the tourist stuff was closed (Fjord tours) or working on limited hours (the museums) I still managed to visit the Viking Ship Museum (the pics above are from it) and saw some of the architecture.  I even figured out how to use their bus system because the museums are on an island and I wasn’t walking over an hour in that temperature.

Iceland Tour

The beginning of the North American Plate

The beginning of the North American Plate

The beginning of the Eurasian Plate

The beginning of the Eurasian Plate

The lake that formed between the 2 plates

The lake that formed between the 2 plates

Which continent am I on?

Which continent am I on?

One of the worlds'  most powerful waterfalls

One of the worlds’ most powerful waterfalls

Kinda ... the stairs were icy and I didn't want to hurt myself on day 1

Kinda … the stairs were icy and I didn’t want to hurt myself on day 1

I still got colors in the sky in the form of a sunset over the 2nd largest glacier in Iceland

I still got colors in the sky in the form of a sunset over the 2nd largest glacier in Iceland

Did you know that this is the first geyser to be found by Europeans?  Sadly it no longer shoots, but it's brother does just down the path.

Did you know that this is the first geyser to be found by Europeans? Sadly it no longer shoots, but it’s brother does just down the path.

That's right folks ... canned air!

That’s right folks … canned air!

I had an awesome time touring Iceland.  I saw so many awesome sights, but unfortunately no northern lights due to clouds.

Radio Silence

As I get ready to leave (we are down to just hours) I go into radio silence.  My phone won’t work in any of the countries I am going to so I guess I need to get a new one when I get there.  I am so ready to get out there and explore, but I am nervous as well.

Video

My Theme Song

As I complete the very last nagging details (like figuring out how my hotels’ airport shuttles work) I have been quietly singing this song to myself. I am either going slowly crazy or unaware that this is completely normal for people who are about to travel for extended amounts of time.

Poundage

Packing my bags is becoming a bit of a nightmare.  88 pounds is already cutting it for 3 seasons that require both business and casual attire.  Then the scale breaks and I can’t tell how much my bags actually weigh. 😦