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  1. On 3/10/2019 at 7:09 AM, Mitch said:

    You could contact Abogado / Attorney at Law Azucena Bateman Campos. She is located at 16 de Septiembre # 11 Ajijic.   376-766-1654

    Azucena  speaks English and has done car imports and has broker contacts in Texas and  has worked with many expats on legal issues and has a good reputation.

    I had worked with Azucena on importing my 2009 Honda Accord and was quoted $2,400 US  well over a year ago. I chose not to import and will be buying a new car in Mexico later this year. I also have a 2003 BMW RT1150 ( with expired US plates ) that I will be riding to Texas in May to sell.

    Best of luck

    Thanks Mitch.  I’ll contact Azucena.

  2. 20 hours ago, Xena said:

    About every three or four months I just HAVE to have spoon-size Shredded Wheat. Last time this happened the price was up to about 150 pesos. I hesitated, stood there pondering for a few seconds, and then bought it. I enjoyed every tasty bite with gratitude. I live in the central highlands of Mexico and, thanks to Poncho, I can have Shredded Wheat!

    For me it's Grape Nuts

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  3. 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. 

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  4. 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".

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  5. 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.

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  6. Tried 'em when they first opened.  Right away you could tell it would be somewhat different as the shape was not real round like we're used to.  I liked the idea of made by hand.  We didn't limit ourselves on toppings but didn't look to see what extra toppings cost.  I highly recommend the sun dried tomato and artichoke along with your favorites.  I believe the bacon was Canadian.  Worth going to and thinking about it has put me in the mood for a pizza lunch today.    

  7. We were there the same night.  Two reservations for 10 really stretched their abilities.  We did wait just over an hour for our food and yes, it took awhile to get drinks.  I understand they were a cook short that night but the wait staff needs some direction to keep things moving.like taking drink orders and bringing them in a timely matter.  It took 15 minutes to get a glass of water.  We were a party of 10 and noticed smaller parties that were seated later were served earlier.  I'm sure they wanted to serve all meals to our table at the same time, which they did.  Unfortunately, that meant some dishes were not hot or even very warm when served.  The chicken fried chicken would have been good had it come with a country gravy but it came with about a teaspoon of what appeared to be skim milk drizzled on it.  Came with fries though the menu called for mashed potatoes.  We all gave our meals a 5 on a scale of 1-10 but would like to give it another shot once they have some of the newness kinks worked out.  They WERE interested in feedback and I know they were overwhelmed Thursday night.  We had made reservations in person 5 days earlier but they did not have a record of it even though I watched him write it down and tell one of the owners at the time.   

  8. We have stopped going to Robertos based on the last few times we had dinner there.  Never tried their lunches.  There used to be a group of us go every 2-3 weeks but all have quit.  Too many good restaurants with good service.  I believe Adelita's has benefitted from Roberto's quality going down.

     

  9. We are contracting through Gustavo Marquez for a split unit.  He also installs evap coolers.  The installation is turnkey including wiring to the main switch, all the way to painting your wall after installation.  Gustavo will also be installing our swimming pool.  He speaks perfect English and walks you through your choices and what to expect.  His office # is 766 6034, cell: 333 157 3048.  Email at mg0708@prodigy.net.mx

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