It’s 2016. My dad recently died. My first cat, my first real pet away from home just died. We decide to spend Christmas in New York because I want to get far away from traditional Christmas. Our flights were with IcelandAir which lets you stop off in Iceland at no extra ticket cost which we do on our way back for a couple of days. Spoiler alert Best way to avoid jet lag ever. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Dec 23rd. We fly to Iceland where we change planes and fly to NYC at night. Iceland is beautiful at dusk. It was snowing and even before we got to NYC we were super excited about visiting Iceland in the snow on our return. We switched planes which meant getting off the warm plane and out into the cold snowy emptiness of Iceland. Some poor kids who were going to Florida and were clearly dressed for it had to get off the plane in shorts and a t-shirt.