I had hoped to sleep on the plane. The flight was only supposed to be 4:55, so I didn't think that would really be enough time, especially since I was jittery.
Decided to order a drink and watch another movie, this time "Hidden Figures," which I really liked. It's been a LONG time since I was on a long flight. I did not have any luck sleeping, in fact, only managed to close my eyes for maybe a half hour before I just gave up. Tried watching a few episodes of "Two Broke Girls," which may be the worst show I've ever seen.
We landed about 20 minutes earlier than scheduled, but we were delayed for a bit waiting for a gate so that we could de-plane. Since we were in the second to last row it took ages to get off. The line for customs was insane, probably took 45 minutes to an hour to get through.
We exited the airport and took a five minute shuttle to pick up our rental car, which probably took another half hour. We were not able to check into our Airbnb until after 2:00 pm, so we loaded up the car, programmed the Garmin and decided to sight see on our way. Our first stop was the Blue Lagoon.
|These gorgeous purple flowers are "Lupinus" - which are actually weeds! I think they are beautiful though :D|
|Totally is a puffin on that rock, even though you can't really tell|
We finally managed to find a grocery store, where we spent an obscene amount of money on bread, yogurt and lunch meat, then desperately tried to find a clothing store to buy warmer clothes for our race. We were not successful. We also were unable to find anywhere that sold "real" beer (apparently, Iceland is like Colorado and sells expensive watered down 2.5% crap beer at the grocery stores), and ended up ordering a pizza from Domino's. (Which, by the way, was fairly "cheap" at $15ish).
Most of the evening was spent with me attempting to use a gel glue (I could not read any of the label, so I have no idea if it was even the right product to be using) to attempt to glue the sole and lug back onto my shoe. That was a lot of fun.
Steps - 16,342
To be continued...