Thursday, March 01, 2018

Squiceland Day 13 - Iceland Encore & KEF to SLC

Day 13 - Iceland Encore & KEF to SLC - April 13, 2017

We rented a car for our one last day in Iceland.  It was cheaper than grabbing a taxi for the day.

We went to the Blue Lagoon.  It is an overpriced  geothermal hot spring pool near the airport and is quite famous in Iceland.

Is she topless?

I sure am.

The Blue Lagoon is known for its silica mud that is supposedly great for face masks. 

Right next to the Blue Lagoon was a geothermal power plant that actually feeds the excess water to the Blue Lagoon. 

After the blue lagoon we walked around the other silica hot water ponds.

Now this is awkward, we are in the middle of a public airport and this lady is slathering on her antiperspirant.

She caught me looking.  I couldn't turn away.

Getting onto the plane. 

We had our flight to Denver that arrived at 6:30 PM.  We had to go through immigration and customs and then it was too late to catch a flight home to SLC, so we stayed the night at the Westin right at the Denver airport.  This was convenient, but our flight the following morning left Denver at 6:00 AM,  which got us home just in time for the girls to go to school all nice and jet-lagged.

Such a lovely trip and excellent adventures with this beautiful traveling family of mine.  Now, off to blog about our next adventure.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Squiceland Day 12 - London Day 2

Day 12 - London - April 12, 2017

This was the backyard for our airbnb.  It turned out to be a great spot.  As I mentioned earlier, because we were able to park our car on the street and pay for a full day of parking we loaded our luggage into the trunk and crossed our fingers that it would still be there at the end of the day.

Our place was through the basement door.

I love these London townhomes.

I needed a picture of the tube map to help us get around.

We took the tube to the British Museum.  Apparently it was a school holiday.  It was packed and we had to wait a long time to get through security to get into the museum.

The Rosetta stone.

Murals from Egyptian temples.

Parts of a Greek Temple.

More carvings from the Acropolis.

Ancient terracotta pigs deserve kisses.

I don't recall what this is a photo of, but I don't have enough photos of Lyla smiling, so here she is.

We found My Old Dutch Pancake House that had these delicious crepe-like sweet and savory pancakes.  It was delicious.

After the British Museum we made our way to the Charles Dickens Museum.  They had lots of artifacts and things of his and from his era.

Doin' the laundry.

Fuzzy tube selfie.

Our last stop was at the London Eye.  We had been debating whether or not to go up in the wheel or not.  It's pretty pricey for such a short ride, but we are suckers.  We didn't have a ton of time and when we got there there was a line that was at least a couple of hours long.  I decided to splurge for the express tickets, but I still had to wait 45 minutes in the ticket line and another 30-40 minutes in line for the wheel itself.

Some views from the eye.

Once we got off the eye, we had to hurry to the tube station to make our way back to our car.

Still time for a few last photos.

We were sad to leave London.

We had an evening flight to Reykjavik, then we actually stayed in the exact same airport hotel that we stayed in 1 week ago.

Tomorrow: we have one last encore day in Iceland before we continue our journey home.