Time to start giving you my impressions of a great trip. Up until the trip home, it couldn't have been any better. I'm sure Iceland is a wonderful place to visit, when there is some daylight, but my experience on Icelandair was not the greatest. The plane was cramped, the food was absolutely horrible and being in the airport in Iceland was dark and lonely feeling. I guess just a few days before I arrived they had the shortest daylight of the year, 37 minutes. LOL I would be climbing the walls after just a couple of days of that.
Seriously though, it seems like a very interesting place and in daylight I am sure it would be a great place to explore. Just not sure I want to eat their food. LOL
The first couple of days with Petra was like a winter wonderland. There was a very heavy coating of frost on all of the trees and it looked absolutely beautiful. We don't get that kind of frost over here like I saw there. It was a great way to start the visit. Definitely felt like the Christmas season.
Our first event was going to a birthday party for Petra's sister and brother in law. Petra's parents picked up us and I got to see a lot of the country on our way to their house. What a good time I had. All I can say to any americans is that the Dutch sure know how to celebrate birthdays! Birthdays are typically an all day event with family gathering and eating and drinking for hours. A great way for everyone to get together and talk and play with the kids. After eating and drinking way too much Petra and I went out for a walk and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the area.
I think I will stop for now. We did lots of things and also just enjoyed doing nothing although I think Petra is right. I really wanted to see and experience everything I could. It is a beautiful country full of wonderful people.