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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.
Damn, rich people always get the best views
Not Mexico but in Detroit customs some years back- we were processing back into USA from Ireland and I'd forgot to declare the Irish apples I had left over from avoiding airplane so-called food. The CBP agent was an older lady who actually spat in my face upon finding the apples-"I'm gonna put these ion a grinder and grind em up" like it was a drug bust. I stayed real nice and managed to avoid an apple fine. Fresh fruit is a no no to bring in.
Not to sound uncouth, but I'd rather see her titties, than hear about how she gets around... but I guess she's somebodies grand daughter so I take that back.
I'm not an engineer but in many Mexican miles I've both appreciated the design work and hands on work too but I have seen plenty of seriously bad construction, esp. in concrete work, bridge work, and safety aspects of protecting users of the areas around road construction. Not riding at night covers some of the weak spots but not all.
In Queretaro now. Had a tasty local brew last night.
Move the big rear wheel forward a bit and lose the other three and this would a pretty spiff sidecar
For Mexico fans there's an interesting book review in a recent WSJ's article about a new historical look at the three main heroes of the Alamo: David Crockett, William B Travis and James Bowie. Santa Anna the Mexican general gets some serious discussion as well along with what the reasons were behind the whole event.
It is in fact a far from flattering look at the event itself and the main, bigger than life in Texas heroes themselves.
I found the letters to the editor from all the ticked off Texans worth reading each one. But maybe since I'm not a Texan I don't qualify for an opinion?
google-> WSJ, Forget the Alamo?: Legends of the Fall, June 4th, 2021 by Andrew R. Graybill
Not to go political but taxpayers are about to sink a huge bunch of millions into a rebuild of the Alamo park. This book just might make some Mexicans happy.
Having lived full time in Mexico for 13 plus years now my view of the Alamo has changed. My view of Santa Ana has not.
Found a brewery right down the street from where we are staying. Joint brewery & restaurant.
Brewer Gastro Pub
442 212 0522
Toro brewery has been brewing for 10+ years now so old school for Mexican craft.
We discussed how all the large Mexican breweries are foreign owned, so the only true Mexican beer anymore are all the local craft breweries.
Restaurant side is owned by a guy from Chicago and his Mexican wife. We did not eat, just had some beer produced on site. They also sell a ton of craft beer from all over the country & more.
Don't forget the disney lights
In El Paso, you can bring in avocados if the seeds are removed. Edit to: I have no idea if other entry points allow this.
Cool little place! We go there every time we are in Queretaro. Try the Chamorro, it is most excellent. Also check out Taproom 57 on 5 de Mayo for some good beer. Bar El Gene has excellent Chamorro as well. North near the train museum. I am sure you have been Cerveceria Hercules but had to mention it. Excellent beer and food. About a 20 minute Uber ride from Centro. East out past the aquaduct.
In Kentucky we get our Mexican grown avocados at Walmart-seeds intact! Who carries a seedless avocado around anyway?
As a kid in the 40's & 50's, then in the grocery business in early 60's, avocados were not seen much here in USA. Even now they sell more in some places than others-over in the KY coal counties where my wife's from it's tough to buy a green one that will store for a few days, while further west where we live the stock turns over better.
Re-entry into Texas from Mexico requires paying the Texas booze tax-I paid a few cents at the Texas state booze tax booth on a six pack of a new Mexican beer I had on my bike-hardly enough to pay the man to sit there all day? Got little stickers on the bottles.
That, compared to the hot news topic of past few days in USA as to how the POTUS wants to tax the untaxed (AKA political donors?) is sort of funny, if it wasn't?
Merida has some nice carriages for a trip about town with yer lady.
Yes, I understand the whole fruit importation thing is whacky! Visiting my daughter in Dallas this week and I bought avocados at the local Mexican grocery chain, Fiesta. Pretty nice ones, but they cost $1.39ea. In Morelia I've paid as little as 15 pesos/kilo! Most of the liquor I bring across is for friends and when I cross at Santa Teresa, NM, I don't have to pay state taxes!
Thanks I'll remember that for the future.
In GTO now. We did 2 day in CDMX - ETN bus - 2 days in Queretaro - ETN bus - 8 days now in GTO.
ETN lujo (luxury) bus double decker is unreal! Flight from Denver to CDMX was very reasonable and these ETN buses are easy and approx $15pp for a sweet ride to the next city.
In CDMX we took the subway metro from the Airport to the Centro - .25c pp, then around the city, the to Autobus Norte station. All very effecient.
I prepurchased our ETN tickets and seats in the US plus printed off the tickets too ahead of time. Both Queretaro and Guanajuato and every city has a terminal de Autobuses.
Then a local cab to our hotel.
Top deck, front seat...quite an experience!