Whatever gave me the idea to go to Scotland and Iceland?
For Scotland it was for three reasons:
1. I had been to Scotland before and only saw a small bit of the Highlands and Edinburgh for Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve celebration) in 2012. The landscape was beautiful in the dead of winter, so I pinky swore to myself I had to come back during the summer.
2. The show Outlander…need I say more?
3. I love nature and needed some serious 1 on 1 time with it to recharge.
I gleaned bits and pieces of Iceland from movies, shows, Instagram, and my general curiosity of what this foreign land looked like during the day. I had actually stopped in Iceland years ago during the middle of the night as a layover back to the United States. Due to my sleep deprived mind at the time and lack of sunlight to see anything out of the window, I only have a magnet on my refrigerator to memorialize the fact I was actually there.
Random OriginaleeMe (OM) fact: I collect magnets of every place I’ve visited. If it’s a magnet and it’s on my fridge, I had to have been there or now I have to go there. That’s the rule!
So, the fact I had a magnet saying I had been to Reykjavik needed more than a memory of a barren airport, right?
**Update** Upon my return, I added my new Iceland magnet on the fridge next to my old Iceland magnet…. that’s when I realized I had been displaying Iceland a quarter turn off for years. My apologies Iceland, I know better now!