Well, Indi and I sat down tonight and not only crunched the numbers for what we need to make it as long as we can in Europe, but what we’ll need to restock when we get home. Remember, we sold EVERYTHING when we left (from the furniture to our clothes to our bedsheets) and we need to have money for clothes, furniture, apartment deposits, first month’s rent, all that fun stuff to get re-established in the world.
ALL that being said, we have booked flight tickets home. We are flying into Chicago on February 18th. We will meet up with Nikki and Brad and spend the weekend in the Windy City, and then come back to Tulsa on Sunday, February 21st.
We are saddened that we will miss out on so much that we wanted to see and are coming home so early. But we have seen many magnificent things and met many wonderful people. We are much better travelers now than we were when we started in April. This is not the end; it is simply the next phase. And we have Ireland, Britain, and Wales to go yet!
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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I'm sorry to hear that you are coming home earlier than expected. I have thoroughly enjoyed living vicariously through you both. But, I am happy that you will be coming through Chicago! I'd love to meet up for a drink when you are here.Scottsjmick@gmail.com