GENERAL COMMENTS ON TRIP, MEXICO AND LAKE CHAPAL

Trip Start Feb 19, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Sunday, February 25, 2007

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HI!!!!! TO MY VERY BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY DAUGHTER IN TORONTO, CANADA AND PETE TOO WHO I AM SURE ARE ENJOYING THE WEATHER IN TORONTO.

MY VERY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER JILL, IN TORONTO, CANADA                                                              

GENERAL COMMENTS ON THE TRIP DOWN TO LAKE CHAPALA:

1. MY RIGHT LEG HAS BEEN A LITTLE STIFF AND I GET CRAMPS IN MY RIGHT LEG AT NITE SOME TIMES BUT NOT MY LEFT LEG.  I NOW REALIZE THAT THIS IS PROBABLY FROM HOLDING MY RIGHT LEG IN THE SAME POSITION FOR 4, 5 OR 6 HOURS AT A TIME WITH MY FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL WHEN WE WERE DRIVING DOWN HERE. I MAY USE CRUISE CONTROL ON THE WAY BACK.

2. I WAS A LITTLE BIT INTERESTED IN STOPPING IN NASHVILLE AND MEMPHIS TO SEE GRACELAND (THE ELVIS PRESLEY HOUSE) BUT WE WENT THROUGH AT NITE TIME AND JOHN WANTED TO GO STRAIGHT DOWN TO LAKE CHAPALA.

3. LAREDO, TEXAS IS MORE MEXICAN THEN AMERICAN AND I DO NOT MEAN THAT IN A GOOD SENSE.

4. HAD TO ADJUST TO MILES, GALLONS AND THE AMERICAN DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE - WHEN WE GOT INTO MEXICO WE HAD TO READJUST TO KILOMETERS AND LITERS AGAIN AND THE MEXICAN PESO $ WHICH HAS THE SAME SIGN AS THE CANADIAN DOLLAR.

5. ONLY ONE GAS COMPANY IN MEXICO AND THE PRICE OF GAS IS THE SAME EVERYWHERE (NO COMPETITION) AND THE PRICE IS ABOUT THE SAME AS IN CANADA.

6. IN MEXICO WE PASSED A NUMBER OF 18 WHEELER TRUCKS IN THE DITCH - DRIVER FELL ASLEEP, TIRE BLOWOUT, MEXICAN BANDITO`S GOT THEM, ETC. - PARTLY THE RESULT OF AN UNREGULATED TRUCKING INDUSTRY AND OF COURSE THE BANDITO`S..

7. WE ALSO PASSED A NUMBER OF ARMY CHECK POINTS, THEY WERE STOPPING AND SEARCHING SOME (BUT NOT ALL) OF THE CARS - DID NOT STOP US, I GUESS WE LOOKED OKAY AND WE DID HAVE CANADA LICENSE PLATES.  BUT IT WAS A REMINDER THAT WE WERE NO LONGER IN CANADA.
 
MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER   

8. PASSED A MONUMENT TO THE TROPIC OF CANCER AS WE ENTERED THE TORRID ZONE.

9. LAKE CHAPALA (POPULATION ABOUT 20,000) IS ON THE LARGEST LAKE IN MEXICO, WHICH IS NOT VERY LARGE BY CANADIAN STANDARDS AND IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 5,200 FT. - WHICH MEANS THAT YOU SUN BURN MUCH QUICKER AT THAT ALTITUDE, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE ARE CLOSER TO THE EQUATOR AND INITIALLY GET TIRED MUCH QUICKER.

MY LOVELY AND BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER JILL AND PETE[PHOTO_ID_R=ca0lifgt.jpg



MEXICO DAVE,
THE BEARDED ONE,
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elisex
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GREETINGS FROM YOUR LOVING WIFE
HI SWEETIE,

JUST SIGNED FINAL PAPERS FOR SALE OF HOUSE. I HAVE BEEN BUSY NON STOP SINCE LAST THURSDAY. ALL THE MOVING WAS FINISHED TUESDAY EVENING.

CELEBRATION WENT WELL. I WILL BE RESTING FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK UNTIL WEEKEND.

I WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE EVERY DAY FROM NOW ON.

LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING NEWS. WISH I WAS THERE.

HOW IS YOUR RESEARCH COMING ALONG? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO PUERTO VALLARTA?

I MISS YOU SO MUCH..............

ETERNALLY YOURS.

elisex
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FROM YOUR ADORING WIFE
HI DARLING,
I'M BACK AT WORK TODAY. FEELING A LITTLE TIRED BUT VERY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH YOU.
CAN'T WAIT TO GET NEWS ON YOUR MEXICAN ADVENTURE.
LOVINGLY YOURS,
YOUR ADORING WIFE

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