By the miracle of modern travel we are now back in Birmingham, UK. Neither of us can quite believe it. Noah keeps saying ‘we’re home, we’re home’, reassuring himself that we are back and that the backpacks can finally take a break.
Unfortunately due to a lack of internet access we weren’t able to blog on our mammoth journey from Quebec-Montreal-New York- New Jersey-London-Birmingham. But it was loooooong, the journey of all journeys. For both of us the descent into London was emotional and I had to agree with Noah when he said ‘I can’t believe we did it Mum’
As Noah ran into his Dad’s arms at the airport a huge wave of relief washed over me. I had single-handedly taken my 8 yr old around the world and I had bought him back safely to his very understanding Dad. I had avoided abduction, getting lost, broken bones and not a single hours sickness (yes, I imagined the worst!) and now the pressure was off. It was immensely liberating.
In the course of the year I had shown Noah that this world is full of generous people, beauty and true wonders. Most importantly he has learnt that with an open mind and heart this world is open to him to explore for the rest of his life. And with travelling skills far beyond his years I know that Noah will go on to see much more of this wonderful world and that he will make a big difference in it.
But for now both of us are just so happy to be back home. Neither of us has any intention to set foot on a plane for a very long time.
Thank you for following our adventure around the world – we know we have quite a few followers out there. We hope that we have inspired you to travel with your kids – to set out on your own and simply make it up as you go. Please don’t stop logging off as we have our final statistics to announce – we think the number of train journeys we took will amaze you!!