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solajijic last won the day on August 21 2018

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  1. It has been years. There are two that I have seen but they are privately owned for pleasure boating.
  2. We took the pontoon "ferry" across several times, took about an hour each way.
  3. I forgot to take a photo. I wll tomorrow with the measurements. i have decided not to furnish the house we are selling in upper Ajijic. Just the basics so someone can have fun doing it themselves. There is so much available.
  4. I have two, will photo them tomorrow when at the house.
  5. Love the eord too. As for wider shoes any cobbler shop can widen them for you with spreaders where a B becomes a C and on thin leather a C+ width. Even fabric tennis shoes can be stretched.
  6. We went in last night, Friday, at 7. Music so loud we could not hear the waiter. Asked for mule drink, nope. Asked for 3 different beers, Nope. Asked for Ice Tea, Nope. Finally asked for what he could bring us. A Equis light and a Corona. No label on the Corona which generally means its been in the cooler for ages. Then he started to tell me what wasn't available on the menu we were done. There were 4 of us. Music still too loud after asking it to be dialed down a bit. Other couple we knew came and decided to get their pizza to go. Because of the music. So 6 people, figure 250-350 pesos spending each left. That's a big hit in the register. We left and went to Tango. Drove by after dinner. 6 people in the place, band still cranking it out loudly. You would think an owner present under those circumstances would adjust the band a bit. No drinks tells me the finances are hurting. Otherwise if you missed a delivery a 6 pack of each beer on your menu isn't hard to manage. Who knows with the mule drinks. But no ice tea is inexcusable - it is flavored water. We definitely won't be back.
  7. a great article. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/david-frum-how-much-immigration-is-too-much/583252/ I. The Wave That’s Still Building Through much of the 20th century, the United States received comparatively few immigrants. In the 60 years from 1915 until 1975, nearly a human lifetime, the United States admitted fewer immigrants than arrived, legally and illegally, in the single decade of the 1990s. If you grew up in the 1950s, the 1960s, or even the 1970s, heavy immigration seemed mostly a chapter from the American past, narrated to the nostalgic strains of The Godfather or Fiddler on the Roof. The Ellis Island immigrant-inspection station—through which flowed the ancestors of so many of today’s Americans—closed in 1954. It reopened as a museum in 1990. Yet rather than fading into history, immigration has only been accelerating. From 1990 to 2015, 44 million people left the global South to find new homes in the global North. They came from Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
  8. Where are the instructions for blocking a poster. Never thought of doing that but I am not enjoying this person at all. They bring nothing to the table.
  9. Chapala.com administrators - again, since it has been so long and so many changes since 2013 shouldn't you put a LOCK on threads older than 2 years. They would still be there for background info but it is so wrong to let items like this show up 5 or 6years after they are valid. It cannot be that hard to lock down a date every 4 months. I suggest June 2017.
  10. Why would you mention the facebook page on there. Take it down, Anita Caldwell


  11. Encarcion Rosas and the Carreterra (Farmacia Guadalajara and Donas Donuts Lloyds and the mediterranean food truck are at that corner) at the light turn toward the mountain, north and drive up Encarcion Rosas. Go past the first cross street and in the middle of the block on the right side, west, is a store with a big sign in it that says, "Helios". The store is just about at the tree in the roadway.
  12. A 8-10 inch trunked ficus has a root ball that can be dug out by hand with a couple guys and a pick axe. It is actually easier if you trim the leafy top back hard and then deep shovel cut (poacher spade works great) around the root ball out about 18 inches from the trunk. Then rock the trunk to loosen the grip on the earth and push it over to pull the root ball out of the ground and then cut it up.
  13. Natasha you are so sweet to worry. The point of capturing feral cats is to move them away from the neighborhood where they have become comfortable. One cat is ill and will be put down. The other cat will be snipped and released kilometers away near a barn in a village. Someone there is expecting the cat so it will not be alone in the relocation. These feral cats are a serious health hazard to my own 4 indoor/outdoor cats and to my neighbors 2 indoor/outdoor cats and the single cat next door who is strictly indoor but whom they lament about at the house windows. They defecate on miradors and on terraces and in garden beds in the yards. If they get into the house they spray everything and everywhere. They fight with neighborhood cats and howl all night. This is the 3rd set of two feral cats in 2 years. I am not heartless about this but my first obligation is to the cats who own us. Then to my neighbors cats and lastly to the feral cats. They will get what they need medically but then be relocated. They are not adoptable.
  14. The mail service which we used for a couple years did the incoming packages like this: The package went to the Laredo address. It was a drop office. We went there once to pick an item up on our way into the country. The small 10 x 10 space had some shelves and one table and the room was a mess of opened boxes, pieces parts of items strewn about and cast off packaging thrown in the corner. Once the girl opened the box she took the item in its sales package and put it in a suit case. She was paid to do only one suitcase a week.The suitcase went across the border into N. Laredo in her mothers vehicle as personal belongings. On the N. Laredo side the items were packaged into a cardboard moving box and sent by post to family in Guadalajara. Then it was brought by car into Ajijic and unloaded onto the shelves in the mail service office. Every item had to have a cost invoice and the duty was a standard % of the item cost. The standard percentage was negotiable depending on who you were, how many friends you had using the service and how much you brought in thru the service.
  15. bdlington you have been here a long time and are fluent and uou cannot tell me you haven't figured out that restaurants reason for being in business after 3 years and no business patrons. Anyway, Ashley B, you will have a lot of fun here with the kids. Take the bus into Chapala and at the eastern end of the Malecon are some great restaurants for seafood. The patio on the eastern end by the government buildings and brightly painted CHAPALA tourist sign for photos makes guacamole tableside which is always fun. Go to Ajijic Newbies facebook page and join and there you will find a file of names and phone numbers for drivers. Drivers are a better bet than cabs, put a couple names and numbers on a list the prices are resonable enough with two tired kids at the end of a long day. You won't see cabs trolling for fares.
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