Homer's Travels: Travels, Day 24, On The Way To Guatemala

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Travels, Day 24, On The Way To Guatemala

Mom's travelogue continues:
Date: July 12, 1972 Wed.
"We went with Mr R. to buy furniture - Sort of nice picking furniture out + not paying for it. Got Kelvinator refrigerator, Diningroom table + chairs (very spanish), sofa, 2 chairs + coffee table, 3 mattresses, headboards + 4 night stands.
Mr R. introduced [Dad] to the lawyer + [Dad] inquired about residency of Guatemala.
Boys swam in pool. In evening [Dad] + I went to Spanish class - Still seems impossible.
Rained most of late afternoon."
Guatemala basically has two seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season runs from May through October. When I was going to school the rain would start just before I got on the school bus to go home and would rain for hours. This means I would often have to walk home from the bus stop in the rain. I remember getting home soaked to the skin. Guatemala City is at 4,550 feet and it would get pretty chilly at times. I don't miss being cold and wet.


  1. "I don't miss being cold and wet."

    And yet you left Southern California... hmmmmm....

  2. GH: Good Point. Hadn't thought about that.