Monthly Archives: January 2009

FINALLY IN GUATEMALA!!!!!

They are across the border after waiting for 2 whole days. They are driving the apparatus that is going to the lake…to the lake and the 10th company Bomberos are taking their engine to the city. so they are STILL … Continue reading

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Border time…

It has been a long time without emails and we have been calling in our blogs to Adam and Vanessa. Wow, what a trip it has been. When you’re in the U.S.A. you can take a map, measure out how … Continue reading

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Day Ten

Well…the roads were the worst yet. They pushed through to the pacific side. They are staying the night in a town called San Tapeka(?spelling) about 500 miles from the border. The radiator on the medic unit cracked from the bumpy … Continue reading

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Day Nine

Driving about 5mph in most places. Bad roads. Broke a hitch and made it to the next town to repair. When they arrived at the small town just outside of Tampico, the local firefighters were standing outside their station asking … Continue reading

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A Busy Month

There is a lot happening in Guatemala this month. The convoy is expected to cross the border into Guatemala on Saturday and begin delivering the vehicles and supplies to various fire departments. It’s been a long haul for our drivers…..we … Continue reading

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Day Eight

The drive was good but bad roads. They got pulled over 3 times, paid a few dineros and were on their way. Point of interest: When the cops put their hand up when you’re driving by…that means “pull over” They’re … Continue reading

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Day Seven

We arrived at the Transmigrant facility late at night. Eduardo had set up sleeping facilities with the Transmigrant company. Essentially, a room with 4 beds. Not a 5-star but it was warm and dry with shower facilities. The best part … Continue reading

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Day Six

Today we when from west of San Antonio to the Border.  We realized that we were not going to make the border in time to meet with the Transmigrant company so we decided to drive slower and more relaxed.  We … Continue reading

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Day 4 continued (sorry out of order)

DAY 4, January, 18TH 2009 We got a late start on the road today after last night festivities, this morning excellent breakfast, and removing our vehicles from there overnight parking. All the rigs had to come out of a small … Continue reading

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Day 5

Day 5 – January 19th, 2009 This morning we woke up around 7:30. It was another cold night, but after the long day of driving, the cold wasn’t enough to stop us from getting a solid night of sleep. It’s … Continue reading

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