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Post by oncesubtle Fri May 14, 2010 7:49 am

It seems most regulars on this board are happy living in paradise and more than willing to share their experiences and knowledge. It also seems there are a lot of newbees on their first exploratory visit or retiring and moving here sight unseen. Either way they find themselves in a foreign land and usually without a friend or someone to contact for a quick answer to a burning question. It's a pretty big deal for all but the most intrepid souls.

Looking back to a recent example of someone who did it right: Ol' Juanrey did, he took the initative, posting and contacting several of us in PM's saying something like; My wife and I will be lakeside from ______ to ________ and would really like to meet you and pick your brain. Could we meet at a convenient place and time? Sure, were the responses. After their visit Juanrey posted a detailed review, a fact filled insight that could only happen by meeting folks and getting involved. Now if Juanrey and his wife decide to move lakeside they are plugged in and have a good idea which area they like the best.

So anyway, how about this: If you're a lakeside resident and like to meet new people occasionally, share your knowledge and/or a margarita or two, post your screen name to this thread and the area where you live.

To the first time visitors: Welcome to lakeside. 8)

Oncesubtle, (Bob) Candace and I live in Chapala centro.
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Post by martygraw Fri May 14, 2010 7:55 am

martygraw, Marty Y Val, we live in Jocotepec
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Post by David Fri May 14, 2010 9:17 am

David & Anne in Ajijic.
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Post by Intercasa Fri May 14, 2010 9:19 am

Spencer & (girl of the week / month) in Chapala
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Post by juanrey Fri May 14, 2010 1:33 pm

What a great idea, way to go Roof Bob.
I will tell you it was / is very helpful being able to meet people on our first trip down and I look forward to meeting all that are willing on our next trip in August.

For those that haven't yet been down, being able to meet some of the people who live Lakeside and have a beer and pick their brains is the only way to go.

My thanks to those I had the pleasure of meeting on my first trip, and looking forward to meeting those that post to this thread on our next trip in August.

Muchas Gracias
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Post by Carry Bean Fri May 14, 2010 2:54 pm

I just got here but I'm game especially if they have dogs. Mine loves other dogs & needs some playmates. I'll be getting a car via Spencer at S&S 5/25.

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Post by lucky Fri May 14, 2010 5:38 pm

if they want to see lovely downtown san cristobal zapotitlan, i'm in.

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Post by CanuckBob Fri May 14, 2010 6:40 pm

Great idea Bob. I know meeting you and Candace on our first trip down was definately one of the reasons we keep coming back and one of the reasons why we'll be staying down permanent in a couple of years. You guys have become good friends. Thank you.

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Post by sparks Fri May 14, 2010 7:17 pm

Only been in Jocotepec since October and before that 5 years on the beach so I'm only qualified to give tours via Google Maps - street views

Chapala, Ja, Mexico

Both the beach and Chapala are OK by me
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Post by lunateak Fri May 14, 2010 7:33 pm

RoofBob IS the welcome wagon for Chapala! Another great idea you've let run....

Lunateak (Beede) and Richard have lived in centro, downtown and the las redes neighborhoods of Chapala and recently moved to Riberas.
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Post by juanrey Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:39 am

Well, I see the old Burro Cart idea hasn't had any action for a couple months, so I think it is time to reinvigorate it. Newbies to the board have to be able to see more than our musings on Sex, Politics & Religion.
So, I would like to take some folks up on their willingness to meet with persons who are interested in moving Lakeside and have a margarita and share their experiences and thoughts.
Wife and I are coming back down, to see the rainy season and escape some of this Texas heat. We're going to be down mid-August nearly to the end of August and we would like to meet some of you folks.
We could do it as a large group, or smaller groups, whatever works. But I think RoofBob had a good idea, and I'd like to take some of you up on it.
You can PM me, or you can post, either way is fine with me.

Hope to meet a bunch of you in person on this trip.
And maybe we could continue the discussion about Religion that got a bunch of interest a few weeks back.

Juan
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Post by CanuckBob Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:45 am

I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts on the "rainy season" Juan. We have yet to experience it.

If I remember correctly a further discussion on religion might require some "mood" enhancers????
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Post by lunateak Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:56 am

JuanRey and anyone else is welcome to discuss religion, politics and sex with their dogs at Casa Luna. Bring your own mood enhancers....

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Post by simpsca Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:20 pm

Hi, I live in the pueblo of San Juan Cosala. You wouldn't know it but there are quite a few of us NOBs in the town.

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Post by Carry Bean Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:24 pm

I'll be in Riberas Aug. 1 but will be gone for 4 days Aug. 4-8. After that, I'm in.

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Post by lunateak Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:18 am

lunateak wrote:JuanRey and anyone else is welcome to discuss religion, politics and sex with their dogs at Casa Luna. Bring your own mood enhancers....

Sex with dogs is not required Shocked I had hoped to imply that dogs are welcome to visit. They're usually better behaved than the people....
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Post by juanrey Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:39 am

[/quote] Sex with dogs is not required ..[/quote]

Glad you clarified that, I was starting to get just a tad bit nervous.
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Post by lunateak Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:47 am

Anyone wearing a Tilley "not silly" hat is usually pretty unflapable. Glad to clarify!
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Post by CanuckBob Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:54 am

Not required.........but optional. lol!
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Post by ferret Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:05 am

This is a great idea that you have going at Lakeside.
When I was researching Mexico back in '95, there were a few books and definitely no internet forums. We've come a LOOOONG way baby!
Believe it or not, we flagged down foreign plated cars and asked questions; hung out in the local plaza and asked questions; went out to lunch and breakfast and asked questions. I think people started crossing to the other side of the street when they saw us coming..."OMG, there's those people that ask questions!"
There are no questions that are too silly to ask...only silly people who don't want to ask them.
Have fun guys...it's a brand new learning experience!
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Post by gringal Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:33 am

juanrey wrote:
Sex with dogs is not required ..[/quote]

Glad you clarified that, I was starting to get just a tad bit nervous.[/quote]

Another vote for clarity! I was thinking about that one, too..........but naaaah. :oops:

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Post by slainte39 Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:32 am

Is he the guy I see around town being led by a huge Great Dane?
>>>>shudder<<<<

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Post by juanrey Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:36 pm

Posted on TOB - http://expatsmexico.setbb.com/mexico-travel-experiences-questions-and-fotos-f18/trip-2-t2520.html

Coming down next week to see what the "rainy season" is all about.
We came down for our 1st trip in April, the "hot season" and it hadn't rained in 85 days.
Since everyone says you need to visit all the seasons, we decided to get out of the heat and see what the rainy season is all about.
Last trip was to see it all. We did Guad, Costco, Sam's and Walmart, Guad downtown, Tonala, Mazamitla, and just were your basic tourists.
This trip is different, we're going to rent an apartment and try to see what living Lakeside is all about.
Since we are contemplating moving down sometime next year, we're really interested in getting as many perspectives as we can from you folks who have been down that trail before and gain your insights.
So, if there are any of you out there who are interested in having a cerveza or a tequila and just shooting the sh*t about your experiences, I'm game.
Send me a pm and we'll set something up.
Last trip was great, and we're really looking forward to this one too.

John

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:06 am

Well it's great to have your continued input John. Good luck with your new board. Hope you enjoy your next visit.
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Post by David Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:16 am

Bob, TOB that JaunRey mentioned is Sparks old board, now Pedro's board. Pretty quiet over there.
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