My friend and I had arrived in Reykjavik at about the middle of the afternoon. We checked into our hotel and relaxed for a little bit. Since we had nothing to do for the rest of the day, we decided to take a walk around the city.
We left our room, went outside, and started to walk. We came to a pond. We looked out over the water and saw ducks floating around.
A short while later, we continued our walk. We came upon a restaurant that was in a little row house, and we decided to go in. We walked up some stairs where a hostess was waiting to seat us. She sat us at a corner table where we were able to look outside down two different streets. The table had a white lace tablecloth. The cups and plates were not what we were used to. The cups and plates were made of China with yellow and blue designs on them. The silverware was the same as everywhere else. We ate dinner and continued our walk.
We would arrive at the harbor where the ships were docked. We walked around and came upon a monument. It was a monument erected for those who go out to sea. We sat down on some benches and looked out over the cove at the hills on the other side. It was a beautiful site. After a short while, we got up and walked some more.
We came to a locomotive that was on a short track. I always enjoyed railroads throughout my entire life. It was obvious that I was going to take a ride on this train except for the fact that it was not going anywhere. I was able to climb aboard anyway. I was able to pretend that I was driving the train.
We then made out way past the chapel. It is an amazing structure that can be seen throughout the city. It was closed when we arrived, but we were able to walk by it.
From there, it is back to the hotel. It was the end of one existing day, but it was the beginning of many great days to come.