Thursday, July 5, 2007

Parents conquer Mexico City

Before moving to the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, my parents lived in Chicago for several years. So they are no strangers to the big city life. But it's been about 25 years since they left that life behind. Their memories of that life flooded back last week when they came to visit us not just in another big city, but the largest city in the Western Hemisphere with an estimated 22.8 million residents.

Sure at first the crowds might have been too much, but by the end of the trip they too were walking into traffic, like a true Chilango crosses the street, and were riding the subway like pros. They were amazing by the foliage of the area and got to see a glimpse of what life is like for us here. After a trip to the Castillo de Chapultepec my dad said, "who would have thought that as a retiree I would come here and see all of these things that I read about in elementary school back in Guerrero."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They look so cute--Mom & Dad not the turtles. They were very excited to talk about all they had seen, especially Dad. I could tell they had a great time.