Oct 5, 2006, 3:59 PM
Post #86 of 92
I didn't have much of a chance to lurk. So if you want to know about me you'll have to go to the places where the newbies go. I let most of it hang out there because it was a practice forum.
I don't have any sexy face shots to offer (even if I did I don't have any way to post them) so about the only way you can see me is to google on "Sierramel". I'm spread all over the internet from all the years I spent using my llamas guiding tourists through the central Sierra Nevadas. There's also some older ones from when I was still backpacking.
This will sound more like a personal ad, but you asked for it......
I'm 55, short, and blond. I can sit on my braid. If I want to. Sometimes I do just because gravity sucks. I wear trifocals. I clean up pretty nice. When I'm in shape I can still hike 12 mile days in 10,000 to 12,000 foot terrain.
I have a husband, but he's not interested in Mexico at all. And I'm not interested in staying where it can get to 20 below zero in the winter - about 75 miles due north of Mt. Whitney- and he's not interested in giving up telemark skiing. We're not sure either one of us wants to live in the same house with each other anymore. I've spent 26 years living in a small ski resort 2 hours from the nearest "large" town Carson City, Nevada.
Small towns, big counties, large mountians.
He's not looking for a date - neither am I.
So, here I am at Mexconnect, living with a Widowed cousin in The Valley(!).
I decided I wanted to work on a road and car camping trip to some place in Mexico in my 4X4. And with any luck, before I keel over. It might be nice to live there in another year.
Is there a format somewhere around here that matches passengers up to rides? Yes, I know about hooking up online with strangers. My mama taught me about strangers when I was 6, and I've met a lot of people through forums geared towards particular subjects. But that was for backpacking, and this is for Mexico.
I lived in Acapulco for several months with my 1st husband, and his buddy when I was 20 and they were 22 in '69/'70. The two of them had lived in Acapulco before I met them, after they arrived in California.
We drove down through Nuevo Laredo in a '54 chevy. They had the prior experience, and I was along for the adventure. We came back by bus through TJ.
I really liked the place although I know Acapulco is not what it was when I was there:
The bullfights, the beaches, the Zona Roja (what fun!), the little old guy in a loincloth who used to dive for oysters out in front of the Hilton and sell them by the plate to the rich folks. Rum and Yoli, at a street corner table on the main drag. Living a one 1 room, 2 bed walk-up (Amueblados Sevedra) with a bathroom, hot and cold running lizards on the ceiling, and dinner included (mussels and rice) - all for $65 us a month. The palm trees, the Canadians, us riding around in the mexican local buses.
Times change though.
It seems, from all my reading, that places around Lake Chapala, like Ajijic would be more to my liking these days. I've collected books up to my eyeballs about camping in Mexico, living and retiring in Mexico. I've read them to death. I have maps, and plotted routes. I've been warned about hurricane damage, bandits, the elections. I've been given advice as to where to go and why or why not to go there or that way.
I forgot to mention I have a sense of humor that sometimes doesn't translate well in this format.
What was it you wanted to know?