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Old 03-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #13801
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Acapulco and Chicago. Just two of a number of towns I won't be visiting anytime soon.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #13802
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That's the thing a lot of people don't get, but Craneguy points it out.

There are still a lot of people who think Mexico is one big lump and the people speak "Mexican".

It's a huge nation and the travel possibilities are endless. Personally, I will avoid a "hot" area noted for kidnappings, shootings, etc... and opt for another route. It doesn't mean that Mexico is not safe, it means that a small part of a large nation has troubles related to criminal activity and, though it likely won't affect you in any way because you are not involved in that activity, it might make you feel uncomfortable and you won't enjoy your visit. Pick another point on the compass and head there.

To long a sentence for a headline, so you'll never see it in print!
Someone once called this the "Rand McNally Atlas" effect. Many insurance companies used to hand out the big RM road atlas. All 50 states, Canada and Mexico. Pennsylvania took up two pages, all of Mexico just one. Conclusion: Mexico is only half the size of Pennsylvania. So if something bad happens in Mexico, it is pretty close to where ever you might be. He meant it as a joke but I think he nailed it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:40 PM   #13803
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Recently, somebody posted a "map" of Mexico showing "danger areas", and was discussing mapping a route through it to avoid the "shaded areas"
Just tell him it's pointless. No matter how he routes his trip the shaded areas will simply follow him around. That should do it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #13804
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Just tell him it's pointless. No matter how he routes his trip the shaded areas will simply follow him around. That should do it.
Something resembling that exchange has already occurred.

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #13805
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MikeMike, in San Salvador and was surprised to find you're famous down here too!

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #13806
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #13807
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #13808
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I've loaded up the dirt version of the Tricemobile and will be heading out to Big Bend/Terlingua/Study Butte/Lajitas etc. in my new role as adjunct Federal Border Inspection Agent.

Daily de-brief at the Starlight and the Boathouse in Ghost Town, and La Kiva down the road.


That looks like a Harley in the back of that truck! You should be ashamed!
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:05 PM   #13809
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I crossed over into Costa Rica today. A five hour or so border crossing! This is my first time in Costa Rica. This makes seven countries so far on this trip. I should cross over into Panama within the week. Depending on available time, I may hit Belize on the way home.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #13810
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That looks like a Harley in the back of that truck!
You're 1 for 2. That is a Harley, but that's not a truck. It's a Mini Cooper.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #13811
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That looks like a Harley in the back of that truck! You should be ashamed!
TP What make of saddle is that?
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #13812
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TP What make of saddle is that?
That's a Sergeant seat. Very comfortable.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #13813
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TP, you may be interested in this...

New Big Bend Region AAA map
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #13814
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Is it any better than the Park Service map ?
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #13815
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I don't have a copy.

I just bumped into the thread and remembered TP posting about his trip to BB.
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