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  1. cstone

    passport renewal

    We are going to GDL to get our renewals. Easy to go online and get an appointment. After that, we have a list of things to do.
  2. Thanks. It didn't seem to be a big deal. It was also very nice of the young man in the front seat to point it out to me !
  3. Hi Folks, Perhaps yoi can help me find the lady that left her spa items on the bus. I was heading to Las Fuentes last Friday, early in the afternoon, about 1:30PM. There was a fellow Gringa on the bus, obviously a newbie and one that didn't speak Spanish. She was close to my age (at least late 60s), with long reddish hair. She was headed to the thermal baths at San Juan Cosala and I helped her by asking the driver to let her know when her stop came up. She got off the bus, and a couple stops later someone pointed out that she had left her bag in the front seat. I took it with me, hoping that there would be some ID, and really hoping that she hadn't put her wallet or all her $$ in the bag. There was no ID, just spa items. I have posted on FB, and I just thought about posting this here. I still have the bag and the items. If you have heard a tale of a lady that left her items on the bus, please PM me.
  4. Well, not to stray from the current topic, but the book has been found. Thank you to those that helped. Merry Christmas, everybody !
  5. Wow !! This is wonderful. Thank you all so much. I am a Cussler fan, and my husband thinks he would like to try them, too. I want to start him off with the series in chronological order ! Merry Christmas to me from all of you !🎄
  6. Merry Christmas to All !🎄 I am searching for this book, Pacific Vortex ! by Clive Cussler. I have tried all my libraries, and the Kindle store. It is too old and for the library system to have a digital copy, and is not available in Kindle to me as a US Prime member. Seems strange, but it is true. Before I cough up $$ to have it mailed to me, I was wondering if there were any Clive Cussler fans out there who have the book and would let me borrow it. Although it is not the first book published with the Dirk Pitt character, it is the first in story chronology. I am not a member of LCS, so I am not able to access their library.
  7. cstone

    Lakeside Express.com out of business?

    I don't find the website difficult, but perhaps I have more patience, than most. Frozen items arrive frozen. Never had anything delivered thawed, etc. I don't recommend ordering the large CostCo ready to bake pizza, though, as the items tend to slide around. The 4 pack of frozen cheese pizzas come solid as a rock, as does my salmon, and anything else frozen. They are very accomodating. If there is something that you want and they don't have it on their website, just give them a picture or SKU number and they will see if they can get it for you.
  8. cstone

    Lakeside Express.com out of business?

    Great Service from the Lakeside Shopping Service folks !
  9. Hi All, I am looking for porcelain tiles for a new kitchen counter. I have found nothing in porcelain available here. I just came back from a day in Guadalajara, and while I found slab porcelain, all of it was made to look like stone, marble, etc. I don't want this type of material because the island is so big that if I used those slabs I think it would look like a grave in the middle of my kitchen ! 😉 Seriously, the island is THAT big. It looks like I need to go to Tonala and set up something with a manufacturer of tiles and have them make and color the tiles to my specs. If anyone has experience with doing this in Tonala, or has any contacts/warnings/recommendations on PORCELAIN tile, I would like to hear from you.
  10. cstone

    Dusty Chicken

    .... and they have a location in San Antonio, as well. Viva Pollos Don David !
  11. With due respect, Gringal, I did not intentionally include/hide an implication. I am quite capable of stating things directly. What you speak of are attitudes and atmosphere. I believe that divisiveness and hostility have been with us always, and as long human nature prevails, they will be there still. There is no place in the world where those traits are not present. The levels wax and wane, but don't go away. "all that is happening" implies activity. It speaks of actions. I would consider increasing gang violence such an activity. Mass shootings, another. Unreasonable search and seizure, general lawlessness, out of control inflation, extremely high cost of living and general lack of safety qualify as such activities, as well. Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and natural disasters are awful things to endure ( I speak from experience) and can be a valid reason to leave a locale. I am familiar with the San Diego and SoCal areas, and friends living there have reported nothing of the sort of activity that would cause them to get up and go. I have seen nothing of note in my recent visits, except for the ongoing issues of mental health/violence against others/drug abuse/homelessness. This is a phrase I have heard used from East Coast to West Coast, North to the South. If it is the general "mood" of their locale, then people should clearly be able to state that. If by my questioning, you infer something, that is, of course, your thinking and not my concern. However, I think that my question remains a valid one.
  12. Hi There, I was an expat long before I moved to Mexico to retire, so I haven't lived in the US for almost 20 years. I have seen this phrase used many times in the last 2 years, and I wonder if you could describe to me what this means to you. Are the taxes going up exponentially ? Utilities and infrastructure failing ? Riots in the streets like in France ? ICE officials combing through your neighborhood ? Food and gas and housing unaffordable ? I am truly trying to be respectful here, and don't want to "push any buttons," but am curious about this phrase . Thanks.
  13. cstone

    Dr. Advice Please

    Good luck and wishes for great health, whatever your choices, Julie !
  14. cstone


    I RARELY have a driver pick me up at the airport. That is only reserved for first time or elderly visitors. The airport taxis are perfectly fine for coming home. Going TO the airport I have my favorite drivers and the charge is about 500pesos from San Antonio.