travel to Iceland begins

At last! The day to begin the long-awaited, and sometimes disrupted, return trip to Iceland has arrived. There has been much preparation over the past nine months.  Along with the preparation has come uncertainty and then necessary changes to the itinerary.

It comes as no surprise that I have felt buffered about because of the uncertainly, and the belief that crushing disappointment was headed my way. Looking back at other crushing disappointments, I can see that what then followed was surprisingly positive. It has been helpful for me to recognize this as I buffer about.  Also helpful was good conversation I had just as I was to embark on my return trip to Iceland. 

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 My bags are packed. My last-minute tasks are completed. I am soon to be on my way. I can’t begin to say how much travel fills my life, my heart, my soul. I am gifted beyond measure by the ability to trek around the country and around the world.

I’m checked in for my flight to JFK and on to Reykjavik. 

Evan drove me to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, where my traveling friend, Beth, arrived from her flood-disrupted life in Houston.  We three dined together at the Urban Foodie Feed Store not far from the airport.

Evan has now headed for the hills and I am settled into the hotel for the night. Tomorrow I’ll be on my way back to Iceland!

Traveling mercies.

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