Back from my travels to Reykjavik and Iceland. Would have posted a bit sooner, but did have to spend the last couple of hours on the phone with my sister. For those that may be joining in late, this was my first trip out of the US at the ripe old age of 47! Nothing went as planned. New friends met along the way; spent two wonderful evenings with a fellow traveler on the flight from BWI to KEF. Interesting events in Reykjavik for their Winter Lights Festival. The people of Reykjavik don't seem to like to see solo travelers. Weather changes in Reykjavik (you don't like what you see, just wait an hour or so). Had my charter flight canceled on Sunday morning due to "weather" - though the night before the sky offered me the first glimpse of the stars. Food poisoning on the flight from Keflavik to Heathrow (to the best of my knowledge), costing me a day of seeing the sights in London - not to mention "loosing my breakfast" at the main lobby at the Westminster Tube station. Spent the next day in London doing Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, a brief tour of the British Museum, Coventry Gardens, and so much more (in no particular order for this post). Being delayed by almost an hour out of Heathrow, that almost forced me to stay over night in Reykjavik (again). Being a photographer that is used to having his eye glued to the camera, I found myself not so attached to the camera. In Reykjavik, I was more like a local. In London I did allow myself to be more of a "tourist" than a "photographer". It was sort of liberating. I sit here tonight with a smile on my face that will not end. In some ways I am close to tears over my experiences this past week. I will be sort of "double posting". I will TRY to keep my posts to this thread with pictures and all over the next week "short". I will try to expand on my experiences on my blog (see the link below in the sig). So very hard on the very positive experience this past week. Now to only find countries that the US$ has not "tanked" against.