And the Boy Returns

Yesterday we went to a barbers shop (after waiting in line for over 3 hours. Dear goodness! Better be the best haircut we’ve ever got!). We entered as men and left as boys. After the haircut it began to sink in that the trip was over. No longer will people come up to us in the street and ask what adventure we’re on. No longer will I have kids come up and tell me how much they love the beard. No longer will we stand out. We’re just Average Joes. Even though I was ready to stop walking, it’s always sad when you realize a significant part of your life is over. Nevertheless that also means another chapter begins (and if that chapter involves a cruise with never-ending-buffets, you know it will be AWESOME!). image Before the chop. While we waited, people kept asking the barber, why he was allowing bums into his store…oh dear (I mean would bums have Osprey backpacks?! Come on!). I won’t miss people thinking your homeless (even though we don’t have a home, we’re not homeless! At least in a “conventional” sense). image image image image Mothers lock up your daughters, Jacob is coming to town. image

Oh Hello Moustache…image Liam is under there somewhere…I think. image Ahhhhh! The horror! Look away – it’s not done yet!image

It’s a close shave!

image The men are gone, and all that’s left are these whimpy boys. I bet they couldn’t even walk 10 miles! image Boy-Face Liam with a “winning” shave. Was it worth waiting 3 hours for? Darn right it was! image Jake with a ‘sporty’ moustache. He was the loser of the 252 day crib bet, so he has to have this fung-Imean delightful moustache for 252 days. Although we are clean shaven and “respectable” looking,  soon afterwards, we had a bum walk up and offer to share his food with us. So maybe we still look like adventurers? Score!

11 thoughts on “And the Boy Returns

  1. You two certainly have something to tell your grandchildren but that barber has something to tell his grandchildren too! He did a great job and you both look disturbingly ‘presentable’ again.

  2. Dear “Frodo and Samwise” 🙂 , you’ve made it to the border safe and sound! Now we can stop worrying and work on plans to hear all about it in person. Wow, I could say this is a story for your children but I think that with your motivation and outlook into the future, it will probably be the first of many adventures you’ll set your sights on. Well done, what an achievement!

  3. what an incredible adventure, you must feel amazing having accomplished such a journey. Enjoy your cruise, love you & wishing you all the best 🐒❤️👏

  4. I’ve had a few adventures over the years but I think maybe this has been the best of the lot. What a privilege to walk with “my boys”–even panting and puffing half a mile behind–on a little bit of your Door Step Adventure. Amazing doesn’t do justice to what you two have done . . . !!!

  5. Liam, Aunty Wendy is delighted that you have now shaved. She was worried that youd be mistaken as a terrorist returning from Syria and denied re-entry to Canada!

  6. Dear Liam and Jake,Congratulations gentlemen.You now know you can accomplish anything you set your sights on in life!Jasper is proud of you,as are two of your “old” teachers:) Mike and Linda Szkorupa

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