Friday, June 28, 2013

Visiting with our visiting fellow Americans

One of the most important functions of an Embassy is to provide services for American citizens that reside in or visit Iceland. Sometimes it seems we don’t take enough time to sit down and talk to them about their experiences and our own. This week, I had the pleasure of welcoming and meeting the Kronlund family from Springfield, Massachusetts. Beth and Craig brought David, one of their three sons, who happens to be a Star Rank Boy Scout in Troop 32 in Springfield. The Kronlunds decided to take a hiking and biking tour in Iceland and wanted to learn about our Icelandic/American relations. I had a delightful chat with them about their visit and the deep friendship between Iceland and the United States.