Hitch Hikers and Waterfalls

A few days ago after work, Dan and I decided to go to a waterfall about 45 minutes away from Patro. As we were driving out of town there were two hitch hikers waiting by the road. Honestly, I squealed like a little kid. “Dan, can we get them, can we get them????” You see, in the States this is illegal. In the States, you can pick up a lunatic and get killed. Here in Iceland, however, it’s completely normal. I’ve wanted to pick up a hitch hiker for years now, but couldn’t or wouldn’t. Here was my opportunity!

We pulled over and, of course, it was two Americans whom I had just served breakfast to a couple hours prior in the hostel. They hopped into the car and away we went! Skyler and Christian were super cool guys from D.C., and it was great to chat with them until we dropped them off at the ferry. So there’s Bucketlist Item #4 down. And it was way more cool considering it was in Iceland.

Dan and I drove a while farther and got to the waterfall. It was gorgeous, we took pictures. We climbed to the top of the waterfall and found… more waterfalls. It was gorgeous, we took pictures. We climbed to the top of the waterfall and found… you get the picture. Long story short, we eventually stopped taking pictures while we climbed to the top of the mountain to try to find the source. Nope. By now we were down to our teeshirts and trekking through snow drifts, but it just kept going. We finally turned around, but I’ll never forget the time we chased the waterfall up a mountain.

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