Iceland: A Farm Hotel Stay Near Laugarvatn
|After visiting Gulfoss|
|and watching Strokkur erupt|
| (and watching other people enjoy the geothermal activity at Geysir),|
I moved on to my farm hotel for the night, Efsti-Dalur II,
|where the views – and the smell – brought tears springing to my eyes –|
|because even though I am far, far away from home in a country oh so different,|
|it reminded me so much of where I grew up (surrounded by farmland in Northeast Pennsylvania).|
|The smell is sweet and sour. Sour grass, and the sense that there are cows in the vicinity.|
| I had the most delicious dinner in the restaurant, with all-local ingredients – |
the tomatoes and other vegetables grown in nearby greenhouses.
The delicious caramel ice cream in the picture above was made on the farm with the farm's cream.
|While I ate upstairs, these guys were eating downstairs.|
|At breakfast, this milk made my tea AMAZING.|
Thank you, Efsti-Dalur II, for a beautiful visit. I'd like to stay for weeks and weeks while writing a book. :)