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  1. 3 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    I'd suggest his joining and reading this site:  

    https://advrider.com/

    The ferry isn't cheap and requires some advance planning but works very well and brings you over to Mazatlan where there are numerous options available............................

    worth visiting.........................

    Two guys on Facebook, JD Dyess and Jim Foreman post tons of stuff about riding in Mexico.  They are both great guys who are always happy to help the novice Mexico rider.

    I wonder if that is the same Jim Forman, of Duncan B.C. who ran Ultra Vision Satellite Systems, who helped us so many years ago set up our Star Choice satellite systems so we could watch English language TV in Mexico?

  2. Thanks for sharing. Gosh, 9 days of fireworks. When I first got here in the late 1990s I never thought I would ever get used to the many loud explosions. I still don't like them, but it's no big deal to me anymore nor to my native born animals. 

    When I first came down, I brought a dog down with me from up north. He was about 6 and lived a long life. However, he never did get used to the loud fireworks. 

  3. I have a full time gardener who works 45 hours per week. His weekly salary is $2,730 pesos which equates to $66.67 pesos per hour.

    Who helps determine his salary? It's the amount recommended by my property manager. 

    Part time gardeners, of course, make more per hour but almost always work fewer hours per week.

    After having read the next post about rates depend upon where you live, I thought I had better mention that I live in upper Ajijic.

  4. I knew it had to be something like that. But yes, I forgot the day. But don't tell anyone, I don't want them to know that I'm in my young eighties.                                                                                                                                        :) :) :)         :) :) :)

     

     

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  5. I know today is not an official holiday, but something has been motivating neighbors to fire off somewhat large batches of fireworks starting last night and again this late afternoon in upper and slightly West Ajijic. There was also loud music in the early evening, yesterday. None yet tonight, but it's still early

    Hey it could simply be several large birthday parties. Whatever it is, it's no big deal. I'll remove my hearing aids when it's time for bed.

                                          :)  :)      :)  :)       :)  :) 

  6. There was a Canadian Club that had been here for many years. You may remember they were the organization that would sell those beautiful poppies each November for Remembrance day each Nov 11th in honor of our fallen troops. For reasons I did not understand, this organization is no longer active here and very few of us had left over poppies to wear. Hopefully someone posting here, can update and or correct this post.

  7. Thank for posting the warning. It saved me a great deal of waiting time in heavy traffic. Sadly, while driving on the side-street, I did see one body covered with a blanket or cloth lying in Carretera across from the Ajijic Pemex. Those attempting to go East or West on the Carretere were barely moving.

    I feel very sorry for all concerned and hope for the best, if that is even possible for the family of the victim and any other participants in this terrible accident.

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  8. 36 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    So far the game has not been called off by FIFA because of ignorant weather.

    So, how are the Millet Oilers doing this year, happyjillin?  I actually have no idea how they did or are doing this year :) 

  9. I love my Apple watch. It just told me that I have taken 2,276 steps so far today and that I have walked up and down the equivalent of thirteen stories. I haven't checked it yet for the weather, my heart rate, my blood oxygen level or any other of the many things it can do, should I ask it.

    It's about time to do an ECG though :) 

    Oh and if I loose a device, like my iPhone, it has a "find your device mode" that will lead me to it.

    I could bore you to death listing all the other things it will do. Yes, it even tells time :) 

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