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    Every few months, my wife mentions that she wants to visit her aunt in Chihuahua, Mexico. She wants all of us to go, me, the teenage daughter and 5 year old girl, to all venture into the heart of cartel violence. I can't convince her that it's a bad idea because I'm just the stupid gringo and everyone born south of the border are PhD level experts on geopolitics and current events. A quick google search reveals lists like "The ten most dangerous places in the world," five of which are in Mexico, two in Chihuahua. If I tell her, "Can we vacation in Syria instead?" or "How about Chicago?" she won't get it. All I can say is no, and endure the whines of, "You never want to go anywhere!!!" I told the older daughter I'm just keeping you alive, dear.

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    Offer to put them up in an OK part of Mexico and do a dual family va-cay thang...


    I have been trying to get this sort of thing together in upstate NY for ever as they pretty well all (in Nicaragua) can get US visas and the bunch up here do not have the means nor the gumption to go down, let alone the ability to match scheduals. - Gets traction for a bit then wains then traction and wains...
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    Default Re: Chihuahua, Mexico

    Does Mexico have an OK part?

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    Safest way for an American (baring the commie states) to see the world is to sit in his easy chair with his AR leaning against the wall and watch it on PBS. All other travel involves risk. The cartel violence involves certain routes, main tourist locations seem to be ok, perhaps with a mention to not traipse around the surrounding countryside too much. Pirate seems to have no problem cruising the tool roads with an occasional stop for beer and pretzels. On another site, I read that Acapulco is a definite exception to this right now as the fighting has spilled over into town big time.

    I've always wanted to do Copper Canyon which involves passing through Chihuahua. Wish me luck.

    If the relatives are afraid of Mexico, send them for a vacation in Los Angeles to toughen them up!!

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    Los Angeles isn't a big deal, nor is Miami. At least law enforcement isn't totally corrupt there and in Florida we can carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Los Angeles isn't a big deal, nor is Miami. At least law enforcement isn't totally corrupt there and in Florida we can carry.
    What?!?! .....you aren't ...dare I say it....."armed" are you?
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Isn't everybody?

    Looks like being a priest in Mexico is hazardous to your health. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/priest-r...-in-last-week/

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    Hey, why not meet her aunt in El Paso? I'm pretty sure Mexicans can walk across the border there for the day to shop (longer to visit relatives?). Ask: https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/el-paso# The checkpoints outside the city, in the desert, prevent illegals further entry.

    There are plenty of neat places for the fam to visit in the area: Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Gila Cliff Dwellings, ... Roswell ...
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    You guys don't understand. She thinks of "visiting her aunt in Mexico" the same way as she thinks of "visiting her aunt down the street." The objective is to go to her aunt's home, "live like a Mexican" for a while, absorb the local culture. The last statement was, "What if we spent next summer there."

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    Sounds like a problem, much less bring the whole family. I got it, leave her at the aunt's to chat and take the family on the train to Copper Canyon. Then catch the ferry to Cabo and sit on the beach with a brewsky. by the time you have all this done, maybe she will be tired of Living like a Mexican.

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    Too expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    "live like a Mexican" for a while, absorb the local culture.
    So like to see if La India Maria films were documentaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    So like to see if La India Maria films were documentaries?
    Yes, and to catch a glimpse of Vicente Fernandez riding his horses.

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    Yes, and to catch a glimpse of Vicente Fernandez riding his horses.
    SIL posted an internet click bait that Vicente died on the same day Juan Gabriel died -

    I fact checked the Vicente link and told her it was not true

    Then an hour later news of Juan Gabriel started to flow over the wire. I mentioned that and was greeted with a "haha once fooled" type of laugh...
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    Back in August '77, the DJ I listened to at the time came on between songs saying people were calling in and asking if Elvis had died. He said no, just a rumor like Paul McCartney and others. An hour later he came back on and said Elvis was dead.

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    Elvis is dead?!....
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    1977, we were in the Blyleven Family Truckster (1973 Ford LTD Waggon with the jump seats - Lic # Fay117) and we had come back from the "Bedding plants international" convention at the Superdome in Louisiana. We heard it on the radio somewhere in AK as we meandered back up I 55 it came across the radio - We did find a place to stay that night, but a run to the paper boxes within a block of the hotel @5:30 AM yielded nothing - Every single paper had been snatched... Just remember that and ...- The first time I had ever had a "Whopper" (Whats this Mayonnaise on a hamburger!!!) and the pinball room the parents parked us as they went to walk the show.

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    One could go to Jalisco and watch the tequila grow.
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    Elvis is alive and well in Argentina. In fact, at this very moment he is driving the porcelain bus...

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    Way back when that gyrating pelvis hit the black & white tube, we were fans of the clean-living Pat Boone, and saw the whole struggle for fanatics, well, customers for their 45s, as an epic battle of good versus evil. Of course Elvis' success buried Pat. Just as the Rolling Stones eventually buried the Beatles, the Beach Boys & Motown. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. Today some people don't like Rap for its explicit sexuality. Imagine.

    Music for dance &/or 'frivolous entertainment' is prohibited in Islam. Little wonder they're making war on the sources of such profane radio waves. As if it'd do any good.
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    If rap were just "explicit sexuality" it would be no big deal. Much of the rap I've heard is explicit violence, misogyny, seething hostility, and extreme profanity. Nothing like the innocent days of the Sugar Hill Gang and Run DMC.

    I can picture Elvis in his gated community in Argentina, coming out on the back terrace in his jammies, waving across the ninth hole to Adolph. They probably get together on Thursday nights for poker with D.B. Cooper.

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    I can picture Elvis in his gated community in Argentina, coming out on the back terrace in his jammies, waving across the ninth hole to Adolph. They probably get together on Thursday nights for poker with D.B. Cooper.
    They stopped inviting that irritating old German with the tiny hair growth under his nose years ago - Kept putting his chips down and calling the pot "Poland" , peculiar fellow actually ...
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    http://www.eastidahonews.com/2016/09...siness-mexico/

    I know this dude and the story behind this is pretty "wow", guy paid a ransom without ever being taken and was forced to stay on the phone for 14 hours or something while he was told to travel around the city and empty out his CC's and Debit cards and had money wired to someone via Western Union. Can't believe the dude fell for it.

    Chihuahua City has some bad areas and like anywhere in Northern Mex right now, if you stand out you are putting a target on yourself. All that being said I wouldn't hesitate a minute to go there and be low key. Mexico really is a truly wonderful place to visit. I have always loved Chihuahua, the more southern parts in particular.

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    If I spend more than a few days anywhere and had to be low key, I'd get bored so fast I'd be hitchhiking home.

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