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About Mr. Haertling

I am passionate about history, travel, and exercise! I believe that our imagination is an incredibly powerful learning tool. Helping people imagine places and events gets me “out there”!

Interested in the D-Day Class?

Summer 2019 Jackson High School D-Day Class Website.

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Link to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Website

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Life on Iceland’s Ring Road

Our Iceland Adventure has been amazing. We have witnessed awe-inspiring sights, met incredibly nice people, and learned a great deal about a phenomenal country. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. This video recaps our journey, along with some pictures and clips that we have not published yet. We hope you enjoy it.

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Our Puffin Expedition

We chartered a cruise to look for the elusive Puffin. Although we did not get to see a Puffin up close -they are surprisingly smaller than expected- we did get to sample some fresh Icelandic seafood.

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Geothermal Park Hveragerði

We stopped at Hveragerði to visit the geothermal park. The park has amazing scenery, exhibits, and allows visitors to take a dip in the warm water from the springs. There are also restaurants that use the geothermal heat to prepare food. Please check out the links on the side for the Hveragerði area and Eat in Iceland websites.

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Faxi Waterfall

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon has spectacular blue icebergs that drift through a channel and into the ocean. The ice can be up to a thousand years old and take up to five years to traverse the lagoon. Please check out the link on the side for more information on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

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The Pedaling Pioneer visits a library in Selfoss

The library in Selfoss was neat. The staff were very nice and helpful, and there were a couple girls in the library that are around the same age as our summer school Icelandic Adventure students.

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Our visit to the Lava Center

We stopped by the Lava, Volcano & Earthquake Center to learn more about Iceland. Please check out the link to the Lava Center’s website for more information.

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Chasing waterfalls!

Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls 

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Sólheimajökull glacier

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