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Höfn to Mývatn

A replacement SUV rental arrived mid-morning, shortly after we finished our complimentary breakfast in the Höfn Inn’s charming dining room across the street from the guesthouse. We loaded up the car and were soon on our way to the resort area of Lake Mývatn, where we would be staying at a guesthouse with a working dairy farm. I booked it before we’d even bought our flights.

We had every reason to be optimistic about the day’s drive, for a change. Read the rest of this entry »



Recently, the student leaders of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2010 aggregated a list of 110 things they and their classmates felt it was important to do before leaving the Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia. I attended U.Va. from 2001 to 2005 and returned in late 2006 until late 2008 to work for my alma mater.

When I read the students’ list, I realized I had completed most of the activities by the time I packed up the contents of my Lawn room. Feeling a tad proud of myself (and completely nostalgic for college as my 5 year reunion approaches), here’s what I remember.

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