On route to Iceland
Jeff picked me up at 9:45am this morning. The vibe was a lot different this time than some of our other departures. The music was calm, we were both well rested, full of smiles and excitement.
Walking into the airport security area, we approached a guard:
Jess: Hi, how are you today?
Guard: Better now
Jess: Oh yeah, better now?
What an unexpected response! I loved it. It's good to know sometimes it just takes saying hello to someone to feel more hopeful about the day. I love connecting with people.
We continued on to get our bags checked. There I was unloading all of my new gear. Batteries, lap top, Go Pro etc., as I walk through the metal detector and make eye contact with a rather cute security guard I found myself uncontrollably uttering "beep, beep-beep, beep beep!" Of course I was just joking and right away I assured him it was just me. More importantly that I was just trying to make light of the situation.
We took a walk to Timmy's outside the Halifax airport since we had 8 hours to spare. We talked to a nice woman at the information desk who was offering suggestions of how we could pass the time. It was too expensive to get to the ocean and back and to remote to risk getting dropped off at a park incase we couldn't call a cabby back. A good option in hindsight would have been to rent a car for the day. At least we've checked our luggage into a holding room and have less weight on us.
We had good chats about life, future plans and discussed ideas for our big adventure. I still can't believe it, we're going to be in Iceland soon.
We've just checked the weather for tomorrow and it looks promising. Warm weather about 14 Celsius, so we might do a helicopter tour!
F A C T : While I'm on the road I like to take time to write down either in point form or full sentences what I've experienced so far. This way I have an idea when I come back to reflect in greater detail when time frees up.
I jot down where I've been, names of restaurants, what the people or places were like etc. I read online about the sacrifice it takes to become a travel blogger. I found that just about every point came naturally to me.
I take photos of everything. I write about the experiences before, sometimes during, and afterward. I travel to enjoy myself and the moments of course. I also travel to record and document my experiences so that when I'm back in Canada, shivering in -30 degree weather suffering from mild depression, I can look back on these wonderful moments and feel gratitude and appreciation for my life.