With a day to spend in Iceland, we rented a car and drove to the city of Reykjavik. The day was rainy and glum, but the city–and its people–were bright and cheerful. Other drivers were especially courteous to this Yank driving a stick shift for the first time in many years and maneuvering through their many highway roundabouts.
After exploring the city, we headed to the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in the renowned mineral waters which bubble up from the lava rock to form an eerily blue natural pool of water around 100-degrees. Just as the staff at the Blue Lagoon promised, I felt 35 years younger after the swim. Alas, the mirror tells a different story today.