Howdy everyone. Today's post is a little of this and a little of that.
But first thing is that it is T day. A big hello to all the T Gang.
Be sure to stop by Altered Book Lover, Bluebeard's and Elizabeth's blog to see, or even better, to join in on the T for Tuesday fun.
I want to show you some of the food I ate on my journey to Iceland. Today I am showing you lunch. Now we only ate lunch a couple of days because what we usually did was eat a big breakfast (included with our hotel) and then do dinner. Lunch was generally something light or snack.
But one day we went for a picnic. We actually had a late lunch because finding a picnic table was about impossible at lunch time. We drove past about 15 tables and they were all filled. So after we back roaded off to the glacier and then drove back out again we finally found a table for lunch! You can see my drink was water.
This was our view from the table. We were draining out some melted ice from out cooler bag which is what that blue blob in the foreground of this lava field is.
And one day we had these delicious ice cream bars. Not exactly high on the healthy list, but boy did it taste good.
Most days my snack lunch included a handful of these along with some cheese and crackers. One of my companions brought this mega-bag , (and actually I brought a couple of small bags), but we all shared them. They have peanuts which are good for you, right?
And finally the day we flew home we decided to have a big lunch since our flight was at 5:30 in the afternoon (17:30) . And even though we were due in by 7:30 (19:30), we knew by the time we got through customs and out of the airport it would be late.
So I had this yummy fish and chips with another glass of water.
And I also wanted to show you the cool ATC's I received from Halle of Halle's Hobbies for the T Day Anniversary swap. I know it took me a bit as I was away the week they arrived, so I must apologize for being a little bit behind.
And look at this gorgeous card she sent them in.
And I've been reading a lot lately. I love going back through my blog posts at the end of the year to see what I actually have read, so I am also going to give you a few book reviews. I'll be quick.:)
I've reread these books (#s 1 &2) in the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I wanted something fun and not too intense for the plane trip. Plus I haven't read them in many years and I've had a hankering to reread them. A good vampire story is always worth a reread.
And I'd never read any Willa Cather, but she is a classic American author. I loved this book. I know this story is about 100 years old but in some ways it still felt very fresh with a strong woman lead character. If you don't know it, the story is about immigrants on the Nebraska prairie. But in some ways it is interesting how some parts of life don't change no matter when or where someone lives. There's still loneliness, the search for love, and wanting to build a decent life.
And now I am reading this story which one of my traveling companions told me about. The story takes place in Iceland in the year 1000, and it bounces back and forth between people and the Norse gods. I am enjoying it. Its right up there with the vampire books I mentioned earlier, light and a little bit of fantasy. Of course it helps that I am just back from there and I can really picture the scenery and story based on what new things I learned last week.
OK, I think that's enough babbling for me. I don't need to write a book.
Have a great Tuesday everyone.