What will stay with me is that this man was working all hours and had saved tens of thousands of dollars to send to various members of his family to pay traffickers to ferry them from Egypt from where they were hoped to make the journey to the promised land of England. What a mess! I didn't know what to say other than expressing the hope that this man's loved ones remained safe.
And so we've come to the end of a fantastic shared adventure that will stay with us for the rest of our lifetime. Both agree that it's been the best holiday ever. We are so privileged to have shared our travels with good friends and to have learnt so much. There's an especially strong shared hope that we'll be able to return to Yellowstone soon. We only scratched the surface of what we wanted to explore.
For the next few months though we're staying put. My uppermost present plans revolve around making my new house feel like home and grounding ourselves in a new location by doing normal stuff. Unless that is, some irresistible opportunity comes along!