Solo To London


I didn’t plan to put up a Photo Friday post today – mainly because yesterday, I said “Goodbye” to CAM as he headed off to the UK, Portugal and Ireland for his first solo backpacking trip in Europe (at the grand old age of 16!!). For me, this was as big as his first day at school. My house feels too quiet without him.


My only rule for CAM as he was heading off yesterday was that he post a photo a day on Facebook so we could follow along with his trip. He just landed in London this morning and luckily was able to spend this evening at the Athletics events at London’s Olympic Stadium with my sister – where he took the photo above.

When I saw Debbie’s post today: London Sunshine, I thought that I should post CAM’s photo as a parenting bookend: her photo is of her kids playing in a playground in London, mine is taken by my child watching people play on his first solo trip to London.

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

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