August 13, 2008

Day one of a fantastic trip to Iceland

I decided to go to Iceland because a friend, Dorrit Mousaieff, who is married to the President of Iceland, has been telling me what an amazing country it is.  I worked with Dorrit to learn about what to see on our intense, busy, and crowded five-day trip to this smallest Scandinavian country. I hired Luxury Adventures Iceland to provide a driver.  We were given a wonderful young man, Karl Olafsson, a project manager, who made sure that we saw as much as we could and experienced as much as possible in the allotted time.  Karl had access to several vehicles that were especially chosen for the terrain to be covered.  He was also a very accomplished and well-educated guide.  He knew the country, its history, and geography very well.  We stayed in the capital city, Reykjavik, in a private guest house for five days, with one day spent in the North.  We got to see a wonderful sampling of the country’s diversity.  This is my first day’s blog, with more to come.

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Betsy Perreten, my stable manager, came along too. She was looking forward to riding the famed Icelandic horses.