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Everything posted by RVGRINGO


    Recommended RV parking?

    If you need oxygen at near sea level, you will have difficulties at 5000'. That is the reason we no longer live at Chapala, and moved to 2389 feet and a dry climate in Tucson. That helped a great deal. I doubt a visually impaired person, needing oxygen and a wheelchair would be able to function, even in Chapala centro, without the help of two strong aides; if at all. I think the Rio Grande Valley of Texas might be a better fit, with many RV parks, good infrastructure, over 55 communities, near sea level elevation, etc.

    Cafe Montana, Chula Vista

    I need hugs every few minutes. I keep my boa with me at all times. He is quiet and cool to the touch, never eats off a plate and is completely silent.

    Taco Bell voted best restaurant in the country

    Ha! When we moved to Tucson, and were house hunting, we stopped at a Popeyes. We had never been in one before. We will never enter another! They sure know how to ruin a chicken!


    Faith, of any kind, is nothing more than acceptance without evidence. It is no more than simple trust. Can you trust your waiter, restauranteur, elected official, mechanic, priest, etc. It is all a gamble, otherwise.

    Pancho's Deli/Grocery

    It is a slippery slope, lubricated by too much unsalted butter. Now, what was the subject?
  6. Kudos to the Shriners and to all of you who are able to help locally. The family will need help, I am sure, for some time as he recovers and adjusts to his new condition.
  7. The trouble with evacuation is that you must be stable first, which can mean hospitalization in Guadalajara until you are fit to travel. If you can travel, you can probably just go home to recover. So, I see no great advantage, if any at all, to evacuation plans. Guadalajara's private hospitals are very good, and I have the experience to prove it.


    Waldo, Just go to Soriana, in Chapala. Ron is across the highway from the Soriana parking lot. No big obvious sign, as I remember. Just get in that lateral and look, or ask.

    Changing Address

    Yes, they will. It is the address that they want to confirm as a real place. It can help if you have a rent receipt, or a copy of your lease. A Telmex bill or contract will also suffice if you do not have the landlord's CFE bill.

    Bottled water

    One way to tell: When your water pressure seems to be diminished, it is probably time to change your filters. That always worked for me. If you mark your calendar, you will get the proper interval figured out after a couple of filter changes. It isn't rocket science, nor is the timing critical.

    180 Day Tourist Visa Calculation

    Leave on, or before the 29th, as you have calculated. If you are not sure, get out that calendar; the paper one, and start checking off the days, numbering each one. When you get to 175, start packing. At 173, head for the border if going by car or bus. If flying, be on time. Oh, if your plane is delayed, or your flight is cancelled, you are toast. On second thought: Do you travel much? Alone?

    180 Day Tourist Visa Calculation

    Please refer to your calendar; or, are you asking us to do that for you?
  13. Islander, It is common practice, in Mexico, for root canals and implants to be done by specialists who are called in, and who have the specialized tools and expertise for those procedures. It has been that way for root canals for as long as I can remember; and is now the same for implants. Since the attending dentist's reputation depends upon good results, I suggest that the patient must rely upon his judgement and advice.

    Where Do You Buy Vitamins?

    Then, why are the bees dying off?
  15. He did: Ajijic Centro de Salud.

    "Thrill the World" rehearsals start TODAY!

    Anyone have a schrader-shredder to loan?
  17. Eric, Have you talked to Dr. Barragan yet? No? Come back when you have. That is the best advice available.
  18. Oh well. Louise is off playing cards at a luncheon with "the girls", so I will eat a healthy lunch, all alone, of fried Spam and a salad. Is that OK? I will have a Creamsicle for desert. Eat your hearts out! Yes, they still exist. Yesterday, I made the tortillas, while she laid out the black beans, pico de gallo, queso fresca, salsa, crema, etc., and we thought it was a healthy meal. Desert was a chocolate covered peanut butter wafer.
  19. I suggest that you make an appointment with Dr. Barragan for an evaluation and a quote. He will listen to your wishes and will not "upsell" what is not necessary, or what is not desired. He is excellent. I do not think there is any better dentist at Lake Chapala. http://www.chapaladentalcare.com/
  20. I am really concerned about my long term survival and want to eat healthy food from now on. I have been eating anything and everything from anywhere, if it looked tasty, and have been doing that for almost 81 years. What do I do now? Organic? Vegan? Some TV diet program? Can anyone help? Please respond soon, as I fear that my prior bad habits might soon begin to affect my health.

    Funeral home contract

    I suspect that you could sell the paper to John Doe, who might be gullible enough to buy it, but would die without knowing that his surviving spouse would only have the right to get YOU cremated; not John..

    Slider buns

    First, you must learn to ask for them in Spanish. Then, wait for the puzzled look and a shrug.

    "Tourist visa" question

    I guess you can buy, but to get some government services, tax advantages upon sale, and other perks, you sure should have a residence visa, CURP, RFC, INAPAM, etc. Oh, just ask the border agent what the computer screen shows, and watch him grin!

    Cinnamon Rolls

    From the deli on Colon, walk north. Cross the carretera. Keep going north with your eyes up and toward the left. When you see a small sign that says, "PAN", turn left and follow your nose. You may pass through some chickens before turning right into a narrow passage, where you may pass people coming out with cinnamon buns and other baked goods. Your nose will be your guide, as you have arrived at the bakery. Ask, be patient, you may receive.
  25. Guess who we switched from when we changed to Jesus Tejeda. Take note, RCman.