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  1. DeborahM, use the word petate and ignore the rest of the thread.
  2. Potatoes are the new butter.
  3. Sounds like heavy equipment/construction to me. ("Down by the lake....middle of the night"....and then during the day.....hmmm....😎)
  4. "Al Chile". And yes. The best newish restaurant in Ajijic is a truck. He's been there about 8 months or so. I have selfishly chosen not to mention "Al Chile" because I didn't want him to be out of my favorite(s) next time I'm there. He's making some great food in that tiny kitchen. I don't know about Gosha's, but he definitely used to cook at Gossips.
  5. Ja! I took that foto - and I mean that exact foto - today at 2:15 and sent it to a friend by WhatsApp. The internet is amazing for sharing/spreading info.
  6. Both Multiva and Intercam in Ajijic will open a simple checking/debit card account with a tourist visa.
  7. I filled up at La Cristina late this afternoon. 35 minute wait between 5:20-6pm. Returned to Ajijic to find the station a block from my house open. 😀
  8. "Our windows to visit are limited due to my wife's class schedule, but have open periods in March, May, August, and December/January." With your windows in mind: Hands down first: August. Second: March. But as you've already heard above, the "Real" Chapala is all year long. It just changes month to month. Good luck and have fun!
  9. Yes I've read that, and heard a bit more. Besides choking the distribution snake at the neck, I'm also told they're going after the money side to attack that end -- the BIG profit. (Criminals plus Banks plus PEMEX Officials plus Gob Officials? Yikes.) Going after the distribution of both the asset and the profits is an agressive strategy. And scary, if true. Interesting times. So from what I hear, there is a lot more to this plan than "no gas for you!". We'll see.
  10. Not saying there isn't a problem, but yesterday after finding the first gas station in town empty, I went to the second and filled up (verde only though). Where do you live jonnyintrouble?
  11. Glorietas work great when drivers know how to use them. Of course they would never work here with fresh-off-the-boat, clueless drivers and the freakishly confident pedestrians from NOB.
  12. There are a TON of people here during the holidays. I had to meet people this afternoon in Ajijic centro and the streets were literally flooded with Guadalajara families and visitors from elsewhere, etc. Could be just the system capacity is overburdened. Plus Telcel sucks in general.
  13. Yes. All hardware stores carry cinchos in a variety of lengths/strengths.
  14. I doubt this topic will cause much discussion.............🏂🏂🏂
  15. Definitely what bmh said. The store by the "Peacock Garden Restaurant" has bedspreads of different sizes in stock in the back (last time I was there). They are the ones with generally simpler designs/patterns. The ones that the boys with handtrucks have been carting around Ajijic daily for the last several weeks, are different. I think of them as throw blankets, but maybe they're bedspreads. I've never looked at them closely as the patterns don't appeal to me. If you like them, they're still around. (I work on Colon and see those guys daily.)
  16. And with all due respect to More Liana, there is also a location in Upper Ajijic where they definitely sell cohetes if not roll them, and they also fabricate the castillos. You see them right in the street getting built, section by section. I know because I live a couple of blocks away. KA-BOOM! 😃 I slept through the whole thing today. Proximity has its virtues.
  17. Thanks! I'll be fine. It's just a very slow slog!
  18. Tomorrow, Saturday, December 8, at 4pm, Ajijic Plaza. (In the Cultural Center last I heard.)
  19. He is (I am), but unfortunately I'm unable to rent them right now. I'm in the process of a very long recovery from surgery. I'll be reopening in the future, but until I'm fully capable, I'm not sure when that will be. LakeChapalaGolfCarts
  20. That was interesting and fun. Here's a short newscast version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrTU8-yMNnQ
  21. Travis

    Picnic ham

    Thanks ComputerGuy. I love that ham.
  22. This is what Tépalo looks like during the rainy season for those who've never been. (I did not take the photos, but I've been there.) I live directly below the trailhead in Central Ajijic and see a constant parade of people going up and coming down the mountains. This area and these trails leading to water falls are used all the time by locals, both Mexican and foreign, and also attract visitors from all over, Guadalajara and beyond. Tépalo is a local natural treasure appreciated by many. If you care about preserving Tépalo go to the meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4pm in the Ajijic Cultural Center. If you care about protecting the area but can't go to the meeting, consider making a donation to the grassroots group trying to stop the development. It really is that simple. Democracy doesn't work without responsible participation. Anything less than that is just noise, finger pointing and playing the blame game.
  23. Travis

    Picnic ham

    Are you saying Pancho has spiral cut hams from Costco right now?
  24. Below is an email I received today for those interested. Don't ask me questions about the proposed development because I know nothing. I'm just passing this along as an FYI so everyone knows about it. Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at 4pm, in the Ajijic Cultural Center on the Plaza. ------------------------------------------------------ Dear Lakeside Expat Friend/s, It's time to take action to thwart an illegal construction project, which if built will impact every one of us who enjoys living at the Lakeside communities, It will forever change our beloved landscape as we look to the hills, not to mention wreak environmental havoc on this sacred place. IT'S NOT A RUMOR ANY LONGER! Chimalli Axixic The Chimalli (from Nahuatl:Shield) was the traditional defensive armament of the indigenous states of Mesoamerica. These shields varied in design and purpose: in this case the purpose of using this word, as chosen by the Organizing Committee (comprised of Lakeside Mexicans and members of the expat community), is our call "to shield" the hillside above Ajijic from further development. Unless we rise up together and quickly stop it, it will be slated for a major construction project comprising some 30 hectares. What many of us heard was only a rumor about the Tepalo facing a destructive facelift with a massive development project is already in the works, (albeit illegally). This email has a twofold purpose: 1. To announce an initial meeting for the purpose of organizing action committees. The meeting is slated for Saturday, December 8 (one week from today) at 4:00 pm at the Cultural Center on the Plaza of Ajijic. 2. To solicit your financial support for the purpose of hiring an environmental lawyer from Mexico City (who has already been vetted by the Organizing Committee). In fact, all members of the committee chipped in to raise $4,000 pesos to open an account at Bancomer on the Plaza. Initially, we need to raise a total of $25,000 pesos for our lawyer to begin his work of saving the hillside and fighting the illegal action. It is estimated that the work will cost between $100,000 to $200,000 pesos. if you can make a contribution, please go to Bancomer on the Ajijic Plaza and make your deposit into account # 0468878021. The sooner we raise the money, the better, as time is of the essence. With the holiday season soon upon us, we can't afford to wait. More information will of course follow but because of the urgency of this matter, I am sending this brief notice out now .......
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