Oct 24, 2004, 11:26 PM
Post #15 of 18
Re: [Linda in the Mtns] Bringing Subaru to Mexico
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I certainly am recommending driving cars on the Ajijic streets, this is not NoB
with wide streets, but narrow cobblestone Mexican village streets, where one has to get past parked vehicles, some of them extending into your roadway. To me, it is very discouraging to see more and more gas-guzzling monster SUVs on the carretara, it used to be fun cars that got around the streets easily.
Yes, we're leaving, for many reasons. I love Ajijic in many ways and will miss so much. Yet, we also miss our many friends who have already left, or plan to - David, Teresa, Don and Pirata, Lorena and Carl, Rick and Dolly, Olga and Nori, etc. etc.
We hate the animal cruelty, the uncaring attitude of many Mexicans. The dogs in the houses on both sides of ours were killed by poisoned meat thrown over the high fence into the garden or garage area. This was done just for the fun of it, as neither ever barked or was a nuisance. One belonged to Norman Burton, our next door neighbor, who lost his next puppy to the bite of a large spider. We also miss Norman. And other friends in Ajijic who have passed on, including the ones who committed suicide. I have never lived anywhere else where people I knew killed themselves.
We miss our flying friends, many of whom we have seen once or twice a year in Europe on visits, when we weren't living there. We have seaplane friends of twenty years or more in Biscarrosse and in Cavalaire sur Mer. My husband would like to move to France ................. we'll see. And I miss having my own airplane, which I have always had since I was a kid. (Having one at Guad. Int. is impossible, timewise, securitywise, and financially.) I've been flying all over Mexico since 1970, spending lots of time here, and racing my own airplanes internationally, also.
The forums aren't fun anymore. I seconded a poster's notion that we should all buy most things locally - groceries, meat, seafood - and was immediately drawn, quartered and shredded by a person who called me names and doubted my sanity. A newbie Ajijic "expert" who has been here - gosh, it must be over a year now. No fun anymore.
And Linda, thanks for the courtesy of your personal reply, I enjoyed your humor, your kindness, and the thoughtfulness of your thinking.