18 Countries, 12 States, 55 Beds and they are finally here!

Sorrento Living They are finally here 02

I finally got to lay my eyes on and physically hug my son Merv and his girlfriend Toni yesterday afternoon when I picked them up from the international airport.

I was lucky to have been able to see them 3 months into their trip in Italy but there were tears from Toni and her family who hasn’t seen them for almost a year and she finally got to hold her 7 month old niece and  her nephew that has grown from a toddler to a real little boy.

They flew Air Asia via Kuala Lumpur for a 2 hour stop over from Tokyo, Japan where they spent 4 nights after an 11+ hour flight from Los Angeles.

They are very happy to be home and I am even happier to have them here and they truly have had the trip of a lifetime.

With lots of stories to tell and a countless number of photos, it was wonderful to know they enjoyed every part of their trip and hear all about the different places and lifestyles they experienced.

With 18 countries, 12 states and 55 beds and roughly 60,000 km’s under their belt, it has taken me my whole lifetime to experience what they have in just a short year and I couldn’t be happier for them!

If you have any questions for them about where they have been, what their favourite place was or their worst/best experience was please let me know and i’ll get it answered for you!

But yay i’m so happy they are finally here!


  1. Denese Chiplin said:

    Welcome home Merv – I have been reading all the news on your wonderful trip. Your mum has done and excellent job with keeping everyone informed. Take care – and enjoy your time back in Perth

  2. Denese Chiplin said:

    Ooops! I typed the wrong email address.