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  1. Yeah, I guess the real exciting part is the rain itself not the conversation.  And I wasn't taking it seriously, I also was just joking around.  But many of us do love our nightly rains.

  2. Mudgirl, I don't know how the weather is on the coast where you live, but for those of us that live on Lake Chapala, the first rains are truly a marvelously exciting and refreshing time to be at Lakeside.  Remember that the last time we had a real rain it was around the first week of October of last year.  Between then and now we've only had just a few light sprinkles here and there that you count on one hand.  So yes, rain makes for an exciting conversation at the Lake.

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  3. Its before Parque Milagros.  If you remember the old Brisas restaurant and where they sold the beads and patio furniture and did uphostery mountain side.  It is just before that.  Its a very large and nice looking building that is clearly marked with Pancho's Market on top.

  4. Here is an interesting article that came out today.


    So many of the things that the top scientists and the WHO and the CDC have been saying changes daily and weekly.  Apparently, now they are saying that 6 feet appart indoors does nothing to stop the spread of Covid.  All those rediculous lines we have been standing in all this time has been an utter waste of time.  And preventing children and old people from entering into stores was a total disgrace that helped no one.

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  5. And Mudgirl I wasn't explaining to you the nature of cicadas, I was explaining the behavior and maybe some local lore about the cicadas here at Lake Chapala.  Because back home in North Carolina our local cicadas were never thought of as calling for or predicting the rains, they tended to squelch all freaking summer, unlike here.

  6. It is just a cutesy term that we Lakesiders have adopted, because here they seem slightly different than the ones NOB that tend to scream all summer.  You don't even live here why would it bother you if many expats choose to call them by a term that is known only to Lake Chapala?

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  7. Mudgirl, rainbirds is just a term that expats on Lake Chapala use to refer to cicadas since they seem to call weeks before the rainy season. As if beackoning the arrival of the summer rains.  And as the rains begin they mostly go silent till the following season.  The locals in Spanish just call them cigarras.  They laugh when I tell them that many gringos in Chapala refer to them as los pájaros de lluvia.

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