“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Day 344 - 13th April 2010 - Happy 60th Dad!

Well we finally made it through the last fortnight and we are all reunited, Ant Bee and Me.
After a dash down to Hampshire to fill up the car with kitchen essentials from the garage in Andover, I picked up the keys to our new home on Aprils fools day, whilst Ant and Bee boarded the ferry to Turkey to start the long drive home at noon the same day. I had the entire Easter weekend to get things organised, the furniture retrieved from various peoples houses (thanks to all who housed them for us for the past year), before starting work again last Tuesday. Even had Inca (the cat) delivered back on Sunday morning; Jakki you are an angel sent from above and I will never be able to thank you enough for all you went through to ensure she was there for us when we came home. We both love you dearly.
Ant made it home shortly after midnight last Wednesday - just 6 days after setting off! Bee was tested to the limit during the final stages, but still she made it home without letting us down. She is currently parked up and enjoying a well earned rest before the final camping reunion in two weeks time when we return to WOWOs to share campfire tales with the much-loved and badly-missed friends and family that we waved goodbye to exactly one year ago. Bring on the men in tights.... we can't wait to see everyone's outfits! xxx

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