Back to Reality

tracey.jpgTracey Hayse
We’re back in Cambridge now. I woke up at 7:10 this morning after going to bed at 10:30 last night; I might still be a bit on the Icelandic time schedule. I thought that one more blog entry might be a good idea, just to conclude the trip and to get me back in the swing of things at MIT.

After a week of cloudiness, the sky finally cleared up Friday night. As we drove back from dinner looking out the bus windows, we caught a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. It was a wonderful gift for our last night in Iceland. Many of us had never seen the northern lights and this was such an awesome experience. The lights were beautiful. As they moved, they seemed to whisper a reminder about what awaited us when we got back, eight-oh-twooo.

After such an incredible evening, it was sad packing up to head back to Cambridge, but we had one last hoorah; we went to the Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal seawater. Although this is one of the more touristy places to go, it was a really nice way to say a warm goodbye-for-now to Iceland.

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