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  1. Gracias everyone! All excellent information. They are starting the trip from Montreal and will take off in early January. They are fairly adventurous folks but would never have thought about the Cdn credit card issues or about gas pumps not taking postal codes.... I will pass this on for sure. Look for their silver Honda van with Quebec license plates and say bonjour/hi! Feewee
  2. Thank you for this RickS - really appreciate you taking the time to share all this great information! I will pass it along to my friends.
  3. Hello Friends are considering driving to Ajijic from Eastern Canada this winter for a visit. Any advice or stories to share about the best place to cross US-Mex border; safest routes through Mexico etc ? They are not moving down here so do not need any of the immigration info. They will however be bringing their dog. Thank you !
  4. Fabulous Females ! They were trail blazers in the '60s and appear to still be trail blazers today ... very cool, thanks for sharing this
  5. Hi Susy I thought you would like to know there is a Cdn woman and her husband who retired to the south side of Lago Chapala and they seem to be loving it ....here is the link to her blog https://casalunademiel.wordpress.com/site-information/
  6. Thank you everyone for your recommendations - I will research them all and share what I learn. Feewee PS: Mary Ann - I am really sorry to hear of your husband's ordeal. My husband is a serial cruiser and I had never considered the risks of cruise boat infections - this one sounds really serious!
  7. Many thanks for information REC - this sounds ideal! I hope your recovery was successful.
  8. Does any one have experience and/or recommendations on in-home care services in Ajijic - preferably someone with formal nursing or elder care training. Things like changing a dressing, helping getting to/from bathroom, light meal preparation. Looking for post-hip surgery assistance in home for 3-6 weeks. The care giver does not need to live in but that would be an option as there is a casita. Thank you!
  9. Thanks Bournemouth - Wonderful - I like this idea a lot - and that the money goes to a good cause is even better. Widesky - I think we'll come to Chapala too ! thanks everyone - much appreciated.
  10. Thank you all for the insights. You are right Liana - Patzcuaro and Oaxaca would have been great ...too late or too far. Does Ajijic do anything? I am with a group of people, some of who are not mobile so Chapala might be too much. I was just hoping there would be something in the Ajijic Plaza. I saw the Thriller event and although it sounds fun, it is really the Mexican traditions that will interest them. Thanks again!
  11. I will be coming to Ajijic over Nov 1, 2 - what can I expect to see or participate in for dia de los muertos?
  12. Another vote for Jim at Glorioso - very pleasant, great cut....listens to your instructions/needs and also a great conversationalist. I understand the eyebrow thing...me it is the ears !
  13. We drove there from Lake Chapala area - definitely stuck out like unilingual gringos depsite Mx licence plates - we were treated respectfully although with some bemusement and felt quite safe.Recommendation for Villa Victoria in Patzcuaro - wonderful B&B. They also provide off street parking down the road.
  14. We found one on line, showed it to our pool service company (JP Home Services) and they ordered it and picked it up for us in Guadalajara. It is getting installed today in fact!
  15. Cheers to both of you for info - we are investigating right now and will post back in case anyone else is researching this in future.
  16. Thanks Go Solar and Cedros. I thought I would have to change out the pump and/or the piping to convert? Am I wrong?
  17. Would you please post the address of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church?
  18. Hi cedros i have "regular" pool but would like to covert it to salt water. Did you do this? Any advice?
  19. Babyface and Wookie Thank you again for your assistance and interest. I wanted to update you .... I checked back on the donkey today. The kids told me the vet (Dr Pepe) had been over yesterday so I was very pleased to hear that. They had her in the covered area and I could tell they love her and were very concerned about her wellbeing. I looked at her close up myself and I could see that her wounds have been cleaned, bleeding is under control, and antibiotic powder administered. I also learned the younger of the two donkeys was also attacked (also got vet's attention) and that it was in defending the younger one from the dog that the female sustained the deep wounds on her nose and jaw. I will spare you all the details but the wounds are to the bone - heartbreaking. She was able to eat a little bit which is a good sign. She seems a very gentle creature. The kids told me the dog that attacked her is from the MinWah restaurant. I have no way of verifying this but it really makes me uneasy that there is a dog with that kind of aggressive nature out loose around kids and other animals. Thanks again Feewee
  20. Yes I think so but I am going by in the morning to check in and will let you know.
  21. Animal lovers: I have just come back from a walk and was passing near Galeana and Encarnation Rosas ( Dona Donuts street) running parallel and north of Lazero Cardenas. There is a piece of land owned by the Axixic indigenous people. (There is a sign on the fence) . There are two donkeys tethered there and the larger female has been badly attacked by a dog. She is bleeding profusely from the hind quarters and from her face. I thought it was a red cloth tied to her face but it was blood. There are some people there with her but my Spanish is insufficient to know if they are the owners or just passers by. Is anyone on this board familiar with the place / owners? Does anyone know a local vet? I am willing to help pay the vet bill if someone can connect me to a good vet who will make a house call to this donkey. If these injuries are not treated she risks infection and apparently she is pregnant so the fetus is also at risk. All help and advice welcome Feewee
  22. Animal lovers: I have just come back from a walk and was passing near Galeana and Encarnation Rosas ( Dona Donuts street) running parallel and north of Lazero Cardenas. There is a piece of land owned by the Axixic indigenous people. (There is a sign on the fence) . There are two donkeys tethered there and the larger female has been badly attacked by a dog. She is bleeding profusely from the hind quarters and from her face. I thought it was a red cloth tied to her face but it was blood. There are some people there with her but my Spanish is insufficient to know if they are the owners or just passers by. Is anyone on this board familiar with the place / owners? Does anyone know a local vet? I am willing to help pay the vet bill if someone can connect me to a good vet who will make a house call to this donkey. If these injuries are not treated she risks infection and apparently she is pregnant so the fetus is also at risk. All help and advice welcome Feewee
  23. In know the Embraer aircraft well. It is fairly comfortable (2x2) and has better head room and overhead bin space than the CRJ (Bombardier) which is its direct competitor but is still a pretty tight squeeze. Do not expect to store your rolling bag up top unless it is once of the smaller, slimmers models. Airlines often pressure you to gate check anything other than knapsacks and purses. Pack light!
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