Who are we

We are a family of 3 who took a break from our routine. Usually we live in Scotland but February to the end of July 2011 we were on the road in North America for 6 months. We are Mark (also known as Dad), Rachel (also known as Mum... and a whole bunch of other names... my usual at-home blog is here) and little h (10/11 years of age during the trip).

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Final fortnight

We're back at home in Scotland now (we arrived back the morning of 30th July). Our last fortnight of the trip was spent mainly seeing all the various family members in the Toronto area, celebrating birthdays (Mark's, Auntie Morag's..) and desperately trying to keep cool in the major heatwave that was going on (lakes, pools... we got in any water we could because it was very, very hot... and humid). There were lots of BBQs, lots of trips out, lots of good-byes... and Mark even finally got to a baseball game with cousin Mario and Uncle Jim (Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles – the Blue Jays won). Most of the photos of this period are family shots but there's a few more general ones in this last tiny slideshow:

Last days

Our next (and probably final post on this blog) will be a map of our journey and links to all the individual posts so you can visit the places you're interested in with ease. Everyone keeps asking where we liked best but really, speaking for the adults in the party, I can say that we loved the whole trip - every day, every destination - and we were lucky too because everything worked out well and now here we are back safe and sound. What more could we ask for?


The Bug said...

I'm so glad you took us along on your journey - and that you made it home safely.

P.S. Did Mark eat anything deep fried at the game? I had deep fried cookie dough at a Reds game once - it was too gooey & too sweet - and that's saying something because I LOVE cookie dough.

Rachel Fox said...

I know they had some very expensive beer!

Mark said...

$10 for 1 can of beer......I couldn't afford any food