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  1. I don't understand. All of these items mentioned above could be brought here in your checked luggage. Why try to carry it through security?
  2. Actually there are 3 seasons: 1) Cool and Dry (December-March) 2)Hot and Dry (April-early June) 3)Cool/balmy and Wet (late June-November. The ranges in temperatures are narrower than many other parts of Mexico, even at the same altitude and time of year, because the Lake moderates our climate.
  3. Zeb, if you want to check out the places mentioned above, like Morelia, Patzcuaro, Uruapan, Zacatecas, as well as others like Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosi, you can find them on my photojournal blog "Jim and Carole's Mexico Adventure". My wife and I have visited them all and each is good for a several day visit. You can look them up (and more) in the Index of Topics on the right hand side of the blog page Enjoy your vacation!
  4. The hiking group goes out both Tuesday and Fridays. They no longer meet at Donas Donuts, but up the street (Encarnacion Rosas) about 3 blocks in front of Min Wah Chinese restaurant. And they don't meet at 9 am. They meet about 8:30 am and LEAVE at 8:45. If you show up at 9 am, you'll miss the hikes. People that show up are given several trail options from short and easy, to intermediate, to difficult. They can pick the one that suits them. Some of the most interesting, well-traveled, and adventurous people participate in the hiking group. They are also some of the folks who are in the very best physical shape at Lake Chapala. It's a great way to meet people and everyone is very supportive and helpful to newbies.
  5. Do you REALLY want to pay a lot more on your pitifully small property taxes (or perhaps other new taxes) to raise the funds to pay all the new cops and the vehicles they would need? Do you REALLY want a lot more transit police on the streets, pulling you over for all your intentional and unintentional infractions? The beauty of topes is that they are cheap, they are easy to obtain, and they exact punishment for excessive speed every time and the punishment is immediate. I really don't have a lot of problems with topes because they make the lead-footed Mexicans and Gringos slow down. There are probably a lot more people and animals alive because of them.
  6. "The Secret Sex Lives of Mexican Topes" Didn't I see that on the back shelves of a bookstore? I understand that they will mail it to you in a plain paper cover.
  7. A friend of ours who lives in La Floresta would like to share access with a Shaw satelllite TV customer. She would share the cost, of course.
  8. Can I get a sign if I'm morally disabled?
  9. Hi Mitch, all the suggestions I have seen above are good for places to stay. One more would be Casa de la Abuela (Grandma's House). It's reasonably priced, nice rooms, good breakfasts and a good view of the lake and mountains beyond. It is in North Ajijic, right at the base of the mountains, but still only about a 10 minute walk from the Plaza and other locations in Central Ajijic. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g499405-d1794279-Reviews-Casa_de_la_Abuela-Ajijic.html As to a ride from the Airport, I wouldn't bother with Lyft or Uber. When you walk through the doors into the main lobby after going though customs, there will be a taxi ticket office near the exit doors. The price is about $450 pesos (around $25 USD). Just buy a ticket and walk out the door. There is a line of taxis at the curb. Hold up your hand with the ticket and the guy directing the taxis will come over and guide you to the right one. It's very safe and quick, only about a 30 minute drive to Ajijic. I usually tip the driver about $50 pesos (a little more than $2.50 USD). One suggestion, ask the person at Casa de la Abuela (or whatever B&B you choose) to email you directions from the airport to the B&B in Spanish. Then, just give it to your taxi driver and sit back and relax.
  10. The problem is, he's hardly ever there. I got him to do some work but had to come back numerous times because the booth across from Telmex was always empty. I finally had to leave a note at the booth. Eventually he responded and I got my cartridge back, but it took forever.
  11. A lot of discussion of whether I knew the north from the south side of the lake (after 12 years here, I certainly hope so!) but still no information about where the fire actually is/was? Does ANYONE know for sure?
  12. I don't know where (or what) the "ugly road" is, but I drove to the other side of the north shore's mountains yesterday. That meant going out past Jocotopec to Highway 15, and then up to the turnoff to Potrerillos an Las Trojes. The road takes you all the way along the north face of the mountains. I was looking for evidence of a fire that would require the amount of helicopter activity that has been going on for the last several days. There was no evidence of a major fire, either underway or extinguished. There were a few small burns near the road or on the hillside, but they were clearly the result of small, controlled field burning. Does anyone know the location of the fire that has caused so much activity?
  13. I went with her for my renewal in Jan. 2019. She was excellent, worth every peso of her fee.
  14. And the medical professionals up there do superb walletectomies all the time. Very expert!
  15. I can't speak to Guad airport, I have had very good service from both National and Budget at other Mexican airports.
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