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  1. Unfortunately, I’m looking for a Can Am Spyder RT Limited in the 2014 to 2015 years and cannot locate a single unit in all of Mexico. Texas, OTOH has many to choose from. I’d like to find an official formula for nationalizing an import.
  2. South. The characters in the South are regular size while those used in the North are little uns.
  3. That 'bashing' just said we longer need nor want your business. And I thought the hugs were 'Welcome back, we're really glad to see you again'. Hate in the heart destroys so much.
  4. For me it's Grape Nuts
  5. I was there this evening. I stood at the counter for a few minutes while the counter waitress sat on a chair. I finally walked away away without trying any of the dishes. No welcome, no words.
  6. We have happily been using Raul Perez to repair anything construction wise, including electrical, plumbing wall cracks and roof leaks. Very dependable, honest and trustworthy. Excellent English. He is at: 333.173.3160. email: rpenajijic@hotmail.com. Mike
  7. My choice is Armando's Hideaway in Ajijic. Somewhat small and intimate. I'll be there in a week for my own 34th anniversary.
  8. Sure had traffic backed up. Didn't see how they were selecting people to check.
  9. Those aren't crosswalks. They're target areas.
  10. Lower Riberas often has water standing in the streets.
  11. I agree with Gringal. We ALWAYS go next to Alex' Pasta Bar for any TelCel needs. It can sometimes have 3 or 4 people waiting but when it's your turn you will be taken care of.
  12. Lake Chapala is definitely not dying. The traffic appears to increase monthly. When you read forum comments many people are yet planning to move to the area. It's vibrant, with opportunities to spend your time enjoying being with others and a whole country and culture to discover. Add the weather, friendliness of all inhabitants and we're "where it's at".
  13. I 2nd Chili Verde and Goshas. A Gosha's sandwich is big enough to share. Add a SMALL cream of zucchini soup each and you'll be full.
  14. My wife and I were looking for an international site that would allow us to retire more comfortably on our income than we were experiencing NOB. Prioritizing our desires to safety, friendliness, weather and cost of living, our choices resulted in Cuenca, Ecuador and Lakeside Chapala. We visited Ajijic first and have no plans to leave.
  15. We found splitting the omelet was the right amount of food for us. The hash browns are pretty dense and filling.I did comment back to her that the coffee at 35p was expensive.
  16. Didn't know you could. That would be terrific. Hope someone who has done it responds.
  17. El Jardin in the plaza? Sounds like the Peacock down the road.
  18. We used Luzma Grande as a guide to get our original licenses (auto and motorcycle) and plan to use her for our renewals. She said the renewal is quick and if you're a senior, you go to the head of the line. Should take 15 to 30 minutes.
  19. I am 74 (my wife is younger) and we narrowed our retirement locations to Cuenca, Ecuador and here at Lakeside. We visited Ajijic first and never made it to Cuenca. That was 4 years ago. We had started to simplify (5 vehicles, 2 boats, etc.) and just continued until all was gone. The difference in taxes and insurance will amaze you. We had planned to rent the entire time but found a home we couldn't pass up. We have catastrophic insurance but don't mind paying the $15 per office visit to the doctor. Property tax is $150 per year as opposed to nearly $2000 per month in the NW. I'm sure you've listed and prioritized what is important to you in retirement. Safety and friendliness are probably at the top of the list and for that, Lakeside is terrific. Our social calendar is far busier than it ever was when we were living in Oregon. There's a streak of adventure that runs through most expats here which is a good common denominator and fodder for many interesting stories. You'll find many NW brethren here.
  20. Just picked some up at Walmart. Haven't seen them in awhile. If you're a fan, you may want to stock up today,
  21. Love the sun dried tomato and artichoke toppings along with the meat.
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