Ami's brother, Les, even shared a press release on social media.
"After suffering a stroke in 2012 and more recently being diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Earlene 'Memaw' Branson has not been able to contact her daughter by phone. So she's packing up and headed to Alaska to try to find her. Her one wish is to see her daughter before she dies, and she's willing to travel 7000 miles round-trip from Texas to Alaska to try and make it happen. She is being escorted by her great nephew, entrepreneur Charles 'Chuck' Gilbert from Denver, who is also financing the trip to fulfill a birthday wish for his aging aunt."
With photo proof that Rain, Bird, and Noah Brown are definitely in Hawaii, and a twitter post confirming Bam Brown was also seen vacationing in Maui, there is still room for speculation that Billy and Ami stayed behind to meet with Ami's mother. It seems odd, though, that Billy and Ami would send their children away when this is more than likely the only chance their children will ever get to meet their grandmother. Billy and Ami are also very much against separating their family.
Are you surprised to hear that the Alaskan Bush People family ducked out on a chance to see Ami's mother? Do you think it's possible the kids went to Hawaii without their parents, and Billy and Ami stayed behind to welcome Earlene? If they all are on vacation in Hawaii, do you think they will return before Earlene has to leave to return to Texas?
Leave your feedback in the comments below and don't miss the next episode of Alaskan Bush People on Friday's at 9/8c on Discovery. Please note: there will be no episode of Alaskan Bush People this week due to Shark Week programming.
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