Myvatn is a lake in northern Iceland created by a volcanic eruption 2300 years ago, and its shoreline is where we made our home for three days. The plan was to stay for a day or maybe two, but the forces of nature and booze kept us longer. Nature supplied us with mesmerizing pinkish-purple sunsets, Thomas and Valur, two pups that escaped the wind and rain with us in our cozy lakeside cabin, a restaurant that gave farm to table dining a whole new meaning by entertaining us with cow milking while we ate bread baked in an underground geyser, a field with gigantic lava sculptures and a vast gray crater, a milky blue hot spring, the biggest waterfall by volume in Europe and a viewing of the elusive Northern Lights, which led us to the late night celebration and the hangover that kept us an extra day.