Today I bought a Hawaii 2011 book with one of my many Barnes and Noble gift cards. I then sat in the Ruby Tuesday’s bar–across from said Barnes and Noble–with my mother, and showed her the book. At some point I said ‘if only there was somewhere as beautiful, but closer and cheaper’; she added ‘yeah, that volcano thing makes me uncomfortable’. And thus, an even better idea was born.
Can you guess it? Hints: 1. It is very naturally beautiful. 2. There are very few cities–one, actually. 3. It is ‘technically’ on a continent that I should be avoiding for at least a few years. 4. It is closer than Hawaii. 5. It definitely has a (very active) volcano.
I’m doing something I’ve never done before–returning a book. The Hawaii book shall go back, and I shall purchase a newer edition of the Lonely Planet Iceland book. You know–the one I threw out this past August. Because we were NEVER going to go there. And next year, I’ll go back and buy the Hawaii book that I’m returning tomorrow!