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The Golden Circle

Water, Water Everywhere

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We enjoyed beautiful, sunny weather all day! The day consisted of a drive on what is known as the Golden Circle. Our first stop was Slakki Zoo, a super-cute and well-tended outdoor petting zoo with an indoor amusement area with games & food & mini-golf. The building was similar to a greenhouse, & I felt like a tomato, it was so hot inside! The golf holes were long and complicated and hard! Most were par 6; I was scoring 10’s and 12”s.

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Our soak-of-the-day was at the Secret Lagoon out in the countryside. This thermal pool has a natural bottom and is delightfully warm. What I especially enjoyed is that the pool is surrounded by the little boiling areas of water that feed into it. A boardwalk allows you to stroll this perimeter. One little pot actually erupts a little 3-foot geyser every so often! We bobbed around in the pool on noodles for a good long time. Photography is not usually allowed in the swimming pool complexes, so I probably won't have photos. Use Google to see some pretty images.

Since water is the name of the game here, we continued our drive on to Gullfoss.The waterfall is magnificent.

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Did you know our word “geyser” actually comes from our final stop, Geysir, which means “the gusher”? We hung around with the rest of the folk to watch it erupt. The eruption isn’t nearly as tall as our Old Faithful, but it’s still a pretty neat phenomenon to behold!

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And P.S. there's a lotta big stuff here with BIG tires!

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Posted by WorldTravl 00:21 Archived in Iceland Tagged waterfall swim pool geyser golden_circle

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A girl from the Golden State visits the Golden Circle! Love it. Water water here and there, water water everywhere! It's simply magnificent! Enjoy!
P.S. I'm scared of that mini golf course...

by Arlene Yalcin

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