What posts in June? Oh, thooooose thirty posts in June… again. It seems that for the fourth year in a row I’ve climbed aboard the daily blogging train and continued that monumental, multi-year writing effort to string a topic or idea across the vast reaches of years. Each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 23rd // Something You Want to Read
In a few months it will all be over and our trip will probably be a sadly-fading memory in the rear-view mirror of our lives. But right now… it’s still a blip on the oncoming horizon, and I should really get my primers out and start sorting out the details of our soon-to-be awesome vacation.
It’s gonna be an awesome trip filled with opportunities to try new foods, see amazing sights, trek through unique terrain, visit sleepy villages, and take a gazillion photos.
And while truth be told I’ve never been much of an advance planner, generally leaving the nitty-gritty details to Karin, I do like to dabble in the travel-guide reading material and at least get a sense of where we’re going.
I mean, Disney World? I’d been before and there is only so much you need to understand about the culture and cuisine of the place before you board the plane.
And New York? That city permeates popular culture and with a hotel booked what else did I need to know besides cabs are yellow, Times Square is noisy, and everything is going to be awesome, right?
But Iceland. It’s cryptic. It is a trip on a bit of a whim: foreign, yet comfortable enough to be travelling with an almost seven-year-old. Close, yet so far away. Unknown, apart from the amazing photography that appears when you type its name into Google, and the fact that everyone comes back with their jaws temporarily scraping the pavement as they recover from amazeballs.
So, I should probably do some reading.