Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's 2017
I sat down notebook and date-book beside me, ready to tell the story of our Iceland road-trip adventure, day by day. But I've got so much to do.
Possibly a new job, starting a distance-learning program to again attempt to get a college degree, a new exercise/weight-loss challenge; recovering from the holidays and getting on with life.
With that said, I'm going to dump a bunch of photos and give an overview of our time in that magical and crazy island country.
I Almost Drowned
A dramatic title but all too accurate.
However before that eye-opening adventure we saw glaciers up close and personal, hiked up and checked out an amazing waterfall before making a scary journey to get behind said waterfall and see it from the inside looking out.
Hiked around a semi-frozen crater lake.
Witnessed a tour bus go up in flames before our very eyes.
Tried an Icelandic specialty; dried fish, fermented shark and a shot of Black Death vodka; and managed not to vomit.
Walked along the shore of a glacier lagoon
Made it back to Reykjavik for yulelads, an amazing New Year's Eve dinner, bonfires on the beach, fireworks and the northern lights and the evening is just beginning; kicking 2016 to the curb and welcoming 2017 in with open arms, Icelandic style
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.