Photo essay: Three Generations Road Trip across USA to Mexico

My son and my father and I drove to Guadalajara, Mexico from Hamilton, Ontario over the course of four days. The reason was to spare my parent’s dogs from the cargo hold of an airplane in December weather. I’ve never done this trip and found the landscapes fascinating – and the hardscrabble poorness of parts of the American landscape was surprising even though I knew in theory this was what I should expect. We literally saw hundreds of desolate homes and business lining the highways we took. This was broken by Walmarts, fastfood outlets and all kinds of churches with dramatic names. By contrast, the poorness of the Mexican landscape was somehow … richer.


  1. rlogan1155 · January 5, 2013

    Wow! Four days from Hamilton to Mexico! It took us 11 days, with a few stops along the way and only one driver. Are you going to do the return trip also?

    Ruth from At Home on the Road

    • artlistpro · January 6, 2013

      We were surprised at arriving so quick as well – but we drove from 7am-7pm every day, and had two drivers. My poor son was stuck in the back the entire way. I don’t think I’ll do the drive back – though I would like to, and would like to do it in 11 days so I can see more.

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