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Son Finds the Best Way to Honor His Late Father’s Birthday with His Grieving Mother

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Barton Brooks and his mother Carla’s big adventure continued this week with an especially poignant trip to Wales.

When her husband, Karl, died last year, Carla felt lost and alone — but Barton was determined to change that. So, Barton, his partner, Gregg, and Carla booked one-way tickets to travel the world with the intention of visiting famous sites, sampling local foods and experiencing unique cultures.

And to mark Karl’s birthday — and the one-year anniversary of the day they laid him to rest — Barton and Carla traveled to Talacre, Wales, a place that was very special to Karl. His great-grandfather was the lighthouse keeper in Talacre and he absolutely loved it there. They thought there would be no better place to honor his legacy.

The traveling crew hasn’t decided on their next European city and would love some guidance on where to go – you can leave ideas in the comments section below. We’ll post a new episode of “Carla’s Comeback” every Wednesday, so be sure to follow all 20 of their adventures here!