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RVGRINGO

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  1. Someone is hiking on a different trail, when he thinks about trials; or much of anything else. Too limited to deal with spelling and grammar, as well. Obviously, easily led down the path of ignorance.
  2. Since the tire shops can get whatever you want from Guadalajara, it seems that your only criteria is price, which will probably require that you make the rounds and ask the question for the specific tires that you want. The cheapest ones may be from far, far away, and may not last as long as you might like. Installation and balancing will be the same, no matter the tire chosen. Warranties will sometimes vary by brand. Service quality and convenience are also variables.
  3. What do you require for a tire shop to be labeled "The Best Place"?
  4. If one insists on refusing to be vaccinated for the protection of himself and others, there is the greater risk that infection and even death will occur. So be it. The silence from the anti-vaxers will be a welcome change for many.
  5. I suspect that many of those "farmers" harvest their crops at the abastos. Purdue and others do deliver there. Surprised?
  6. May third commemorates Holy Cross Day, a religious festival with origins in ancient Jerusalem, without doubt, in Mexico and other countries the construction workers celebrate the Day of the Mason. El 3 de mayo se conmemora el Día de la Santa Cruz, una festividad religiosa que tiene sus orígenes en el antiguo Jerusalén, sin embargo, en México y en otros países los trabajadores de la construcción celebran el Día del Albañil.
  7. If you have a common wall with another house, the neighbor can use a common detector to locate the backside of your outlets on that wall and tap into the wires for a 'free outlet' on his side of the wall. There are other variations on the theme........
  8. Most folks on this site will be referring to San Antonio Tlayacapan, a part of the Chapala Municipio, located between Ajijic and Chapala.
  9. SS cards do not have pictures. Beyond that, who cares?
  10. It is quite official and quite valid. It was issued to me in 1953. I have used it ever since, and even the US Government employees chuckle when they see it. But, they always accept it, as they are familiar with those older cards.
  11. An aside: If you are as old as I am, your SS Card probably has a red letter notice, as mine does: "Not to be used for identification"
  12. Yes. It is the same outfit. On Lopez Cotilla, north side of the street, and they have a sign. The street is one-way westbound, so you will see it on your right. I can't remember the number, but it is easy to find. If you are on foot, walking eastward, it will be about two blocks east of Madero and the mercado publico, on your left as you walk east.
  13. We have used them at their Chapala location, while we lived just down the street. They are the very best, and you need look no further for others.
  14. Senile dementia could be showing up in some of these posts. What do you young folks think?
  15. Most fresh water lakes and ponds become marshes. Eventually, plants take over and raise the ground level even more. Then come the new and hardier plants, followed by forests. It is a very slow process; short of a sudden tectonic elevation. All is rather unpredictable in the short years we have left. Speculation and complaining are both futile.
  16. Those are some of the reasons that we sold in Ajijic, and moved to Chapala Centro in 2004. We stayed there a decade and we miss it terribly. We were a block and a half from the mercado publico, and could walk everywhere in the downtown or lakeside malecon, etc.
  17. Smells a lot like a troll with time on his hands!!!
  18. What residency visa is required? That may be the problem.....
  19. Wearing masks and using all the other precautions may be the new normal for years to come. This virus, like the common cold, may mutate forever, providing new variants, and even requiring that we get vaccinated every year; if new vaccines can be developed in time. Naturally, the less cautious folks will be the ones to become infected more frequently, and contribute to the infection of more innocent people around them. That is how any contagion works, and a pandemic is an out of control contagion. This one is global.
  20. My wife got hers, but I did not get mine. Same address, and we both got the earlier $1200 stimulus at this address. The site also has 'no information'. So, I continue to wait........
  21. Sea level does help some, but is not a cure. It just gets worse with time. So, I disregard my vegan friends, and eat whatever I wish. Bacon is still my favorite food group.
  22. I was a smoker, and did OK until age 62 when the heart attacks started. Lungs seemed fine, bur really were not, and heart failure continued, requiring several interventions and eight stents. It wasn't long before I was diagnosed with COPD and placed on oxygen. Increasing difficulty breathing then forced us to move to a lower elevation, so we sold our Chapala home and departed. We miss Chapala a lot. Now, at 83, life is no fun at all, and I migrate from bed to recliner, etc, with a walker. A wheelchair stands ready, but I seldom leave the house. This is your future, if I were to guess. Please ditch the cigs, and I hope you have great medical insurance and/or millions of big bucks. You will need them.
  23. The uniformed could accost those who are uninformed, or those like a poster above, who seem confused. Beliefs often do cause confusion with the facts, don't they?
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