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  1. Ad hom alert. Jerry, you are questioning the local religion here. Not a good idea.
  2. Getting back to the topic and suggesting that maybe, just maybe, government can't fix every problem that arises, exactly how has Mexico arrived at these "new" figures where it is readily admitted most were not tested, died at home and suffered from may other issues of diabetes, bad diet, gross obesity, very old age, etc. Even at that, after one year and with all these associated medical issues you are talking 0.26 percent allegedly died of covid.
  3. I think having the pier locked up and held onto by someone who has no intention of doing anything with it and no real right to it is a drag on the entire waterfront. Any Mex citizens who go to a mayoral candidate forum I hope you will ask them what they intend to do about this, if anything. That restaurant IMO was just not sufficiently good and consistent to attract steady patronage like, for example Cocinart. When Bobby left, and the Tequila Republic closed we just never had any reason to go down there except for the occasional walk.
  4. He may know where he's going when he leaves the house and then forgets and gets lost. Very risky for him to be behind the wheel.
  5. No one bedroom units. Supposedly there is one restaurant a couple minutes up the beach, we are going to check it out today. Otherwise you go to Melaque/Barra, 20 minutes. This place is in the boonies I am not exaggerating.
  6. I'm not sure I follow this. We find it takes the same time for the hot water to get to our kitchen or MBR the same with either the tank heater or the demand heater we have now and we save a bunch on gas, like 50 percent. If electricity wasn't so expensive the best solution would be an electric demand heater wherever hot water is needed IMO.
  7. None of the above. We were out on the beach this morning. Maybe 4 other people as far as one could see in either direction. There is one condo here, period, the one we are staying in. 63 units. Otherwise a few obviously pricey houses and a lot of open beach front. \ Restaurants in Barra de Navidad, 30 minutes north or at Hotel Isla Navidad, 15 minutes, fancy and pricey. As I wrote, this is a serious get away from it all and almost everyone beach vacation.
  8. Yes we drove. No, not all inclusive. We don't like those places much. We go for no crowds, no noise and very tranquil for our beach visits.
  9. We are at the beach now in a place called Playa Grande Condos just outside of Cihuatlan, Jalisco. No noise, no trash, no crowds, just perfect conditions every day. We've been coming here for years. Costs under a thousand to rent a 2BR condo for a week. Check out goplaygrande.com for more information. This is a serious get away from it all vacation spot. We have to go this week because that is when our Oaxaca college students are out for spring break.
  10. But it didn't need to be. From the beginning, when the direct ingress and egress was blocked, this has been screwed up. This latest simply compounds the earlier errors in spades. When added to the problems already being caused by the west side traffic light in San Antonio, that entire area will be gridlocked most of the day. There was a simple solution here, a single four phase light setup at the main intersection, no change to right hand turning off the libremiento towards Ajijic and east bound exit only at the east end of Walmart. This is the near universal (NOB) solution for this
  11. On the rent you are unusual and fortunate. We aren't off grid but make 100%+ of our consumption and definitely are fortunate. Waiting for better batteries to go true off grid.
  12. This has to be the worse mess ever designed around here. A complete disaster.
  13. Restaurant meals, while still reasonable by U.S. standards, have gone up a lot IMO. Tolls are even more ridiculous than they used to be. Gasoline and LP gas though changes in our systems have really controlled the latter. SIMAPA charges. Drugs and doctors Rent for those who rent and not own.
  14. Thank you both. Do I need to take the Portatil off the windshield to keep from being charged at that last booth?
  15. Well it's a little sneaky but seems to work on Volaris, I just say I'm a Mexican citizen and they don't charge it. They've never said anything at the gate, I just show them the Permanente.
  16. I heard they are not charging tolls to cars now, only trucks, at that last toll booth outside of Cuyatlan. Is that correct? What were tolls on your last trip? I want to put some money on my Portatil.
  17. Bring it back about 20 percent a day. Sometimes there is chlorine in the water here, sometimes not.
  18. Fun with the English language: Have you ever wondered???? Why is “abbreviated” such a long word? * Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand? * If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know? * If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words? * Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack? * Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing? * Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing? * Why are they called “tug” boats? Aren’t they really “p
  19. What was the condition or other problems you encountered?
  20. Although the map suggests Torreon to Chihuahua to Juarez it does not say that in the legend and our last trip I was told Chihuahua has their own and will not accept Pasa. This was true from the last toll booth on the north side of Torreon all the way to the border, even including the short cuota to Santa Teresa.
  21. Haven't driven it in several years. Maybe the governor's road program has made some repairs. Has anyone driven it more recently?
  22. On the toll plazas where it was accepted it seemed that most of the manned booths had sensors for it and we used those in case it didn't work. Otherwise you are stuck with backing out if it is an unattended lane solely for Pase. I've seen even trucks backing out of those so we avoid them. This system is far from foolproof here, not like the ones up north. Have cash ready in case you need it.
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