Son treats mother to 20 incredible European adventures

Barton Brooks organised the trip to commemorate each year his mother spent caring for his father


Carla Brooks has spent the past few months travelling through Europe along with her son Barton and his partner, Gregg.

They embarked on 20 surprise adventures - one for each year Carla devoted to Barton's sick father.

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The group recently concluded their tour through Europe by fastening a Parisian love lock to Pont des Arts.

Barton updated their blog throughout the trip, writing at the beginning: "After his debilitating stroke, my mom took care of my handicapped dad - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 20 years - until he passed away last year."

"For as long as I can remember, whenever she did something impressive he'd jokingly say: 'How'd you do that? You're just a little girl from Kamas! (Utah)' and it would always make her smile.

"I wanted to see if I could change that by taking her on a grand adventure, because I think it's time to find that little girl from Kamas, and prove to her just how much life she has left to live."

You can follow all of their adventures on their website: or on Instagram here.

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