Homer's Travels: Travels, Day 16, On The Way To Guatemala

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Travels, Day 16, On The Way To Guatemala

Mom continues:
Date: July 4, 1972
Place: Guatemala City, Guat.
"Moved trailer to Plaza Motel in city. [Dad + Brother] went to see Francisco I. - man who works for bank of America.
We went to look at a house and some used furniture. Was a pretty house: big 4 bedrooms 2 baths, big yard.
[Dad + Brother] rode motorcycle around block. Isn't running right.
We stopped to see Linda I."
This was the first day we actually were in Guatemala City. The trailer was parked in the hotel parking lot not far from the swimming pool. This was probably more important for me than the fact we were in a foreign country. I grew up swimming and, back then, swimming was very important to me.

Riding motorcycles was important for my brother. That was never as important for me but I do remember enjoying a ride or two when I was a teenager. As an adult, I have no interest in them. If he were alive today, I'm sure my brother would still have a motorcycle or two in his garage.

I was pretty oblivious of the whole house hunting thing. That's understandable as I was so young.


  1. I enjoy hiking but I do love riding a motorcycle. If you are extremely unlucky, you might even hear me coming along on a road nearby in the next few years :).