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RE: Earthquake!!!

Pretty interesting, isn't it??? We were sitting having lunch when it hit, and the first thing we said to each other was, "What are the odds?" And it's a big one!!
Talleyho69 09/20/22 08:04pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Earthquake!!!

Yesterday's 7.7 earthquake on the coast of Michoacan between Tecpan and Lazaro Cardenas was really felt here in Zihuatanejo. Fortunately there was no damage here and reports make it appear as though there wasn't much serious damage. No road condition information has been available yet, but there is bound to be damage on the coast road. Bridge approaches and exits are bound to be rough, and there have to be slides along the way. Fortunately, these things are taken care of quickly. It would be great to get a report on the road conditions.
Talleyho69 09/20/22 06:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dying in Mexico

Is OP saying a certified copy of a death certificate or birth certificate issued by a California county will not be honored by Mexico? The only birth certificates issued by the State of California are for adopted children. Otherwise the counties issue these documents. Again, it depends upon what you are trying to do. I don't see why anyone would need a death certificate from the US here. Birth certificates are issued, in most cases, by counties, but only the state does the apostille. Here in Mexico they want things apostilled. For residency purposes, if you do your application in the US, they will take a birth certificate that is not apostilled. If, however, you do it here in Mexico, it must be apostilled. In our cases, the birth certificates that we used to get our passports with 50 years ago were considered to be too old by California and Oregon, so we had to get more current birth certificates from the counties then send them to the state. We are fortunate that we have the time for this. We have found how easy it is to get a US notarization on line and free on line FAX services too.
Talleyho69 09/17/22 09:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dying in Mexico

That is a great thing to hear. Supposedly, and we know how that works in ANY country, things are very official. So glad that things worked out the way they were "supposed" to happen. May they continue.
Talleyho69 09/14/22 07:38pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dying in Mexico

That was exactly what we had decided while we still lived in the US and traveled down here regularly. Now? Cremation and into the ocean! At least with our apostille marriage certificate, if we don't go together in a firey crash, the other can take care of things.
Talleyho69 09/13/22 08:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dying in Mexico

It just depends. Read the fine print as to where the use may be needed.
Talleyho69 09/12/22 08:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Dying in Mexico

Yeah, I know, what a topic, but it needs to be out there. In years past we were always told that in a decent sized caravan to Mexico, there would be at least one death. Tequila, what do you say?? We have recently found out that in order to have a spouses remains released to you in Mexico, you need to have a marriage license/certificate on hand. Not only that, it needs to be an apostille copy. These take a bit of work to get, and are issued through the Secretary of State in the state where you were married, in most cases. We decided that since we have to get apostille birth certificates and marriage certificate to apply for citizenship, it made sense to have a second apostille marriage certificate for when one of us passes. If nothing else, it will make a difficult time a bit less stressful.
Talleyho69 09/12/22 01:48pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vehicle Insurance for Mexico

Not that we are aware of. Fortunately it's not particularly expensive. Just as a note of caution, we were parked in Mazatlan at the old La Posta RV park helping the guy behind us get all loaded up for his return to Canada after being parked for 5 months. He didn't keep insurance on his rig while parked for the winter, and had it starting the next day. Yup, we really did see his vehicle roll across the road and hit another one. Did quite a bit of damage to both, fiberglass front ends and all, and him with no insurance.
Talleyho69 09/11/22 11:39am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: workcamping in Mexico

We thought it sounded like a great chance for many who are/could be interested in heading south into Mexico!
Talleyho69 08/08/22 07:58pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Winter 2022/2023 trip plans changed!

Maybe you can just fly to Florida for the event, and still have some time and money left for a Baja trip. When we relocated to Mexico permanently our families got told that we welcomed them to come stay for up to a week, we have a separate apartment at the house, but that we wouldn't be returning to the US for visits. Some thought it cruel, but it's realistic for us. Five years later, two friends come annually to visit, not a single family member!
Talleyho69 07/03/22 12:10pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: BYO camper to South America - Pros and Cons?

Yes, Please! We have always intended to make the trek to Tierra del Fuego and just haven't. Kind of, but not sure that we won't. Do it and post everything, please!
Talleyho69 06/25/22 07:38pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Winter 2022/2023 trip plans changed!

OK, come on. Post it all here and maybe more will be involved!!!!
Talleyho69 06/25/22 07:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: RV's in Zihuatanejo

OK, I'm missing something. Maybe things are different other places in Mexico. I just checked our records and the price of gas here in Zihuatanejo has only varied 2.1 pesos over the last 5 years. Up and down. Currently it is 22.1 for a liter of regular. That is way cheaper than California.
Talleyho69 06/13/22 12:55pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: RV's in Zihuatanejo

El Manglar RV park in Zihuatanejo is still a great place. Same owners, different manager, same great condition and location. I suspect it will fill up fast this year and stay that way. Gas prices here in Mexico haven't changed significantly in years. California??? We are watching where we used to live and the cheap gas station, cash only, was up to $6.70 per gallon for regular yesterday.
Talleyho69 06/12/22 10:06am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane season is here

Here in Zihuatanejo things have been pretty much normal except for the ocean conditions. Starting in January we had weeks of red tide, murky water that was cold. It finally became warm and clear again mid-May. We had our first rain May 29, .16 inches and again last night, .95 inches. We are out of the area being affected by Agatha, fortunately.
Talleyho69 05/30/22 11:03am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Best route

We went to check on plates this morning, and were told sometime after May 15. I read somewhere that they gave all of us a July 31 date before we need to worry about not having plates. We live next door to LOOT, so you drive by us regularly. You probably see us paddling and swimming most mornings, too.
Talleyho69 04/20/22 12:03pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Best route

The plates for your vehicle???? IF you have Mexico driver's licenses and the paper we printed out on line and the receipt of payment for your new plates, you will be fine. We never had to show our driver's licenses, but felt very confident with them in hand!
Talleyho69 04/19/22 07:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Best route

Thank you both for your kind words, but it would be too much like real work! We get great pleasure sharing our loves with others! When we had to go back to the states to sell everything we had, the RV, our collectors car, our home of 38 years and get back soon, we bought a Durango here in Guerrero, and an 8 foot enclosed cargo trailer also, eventually, Guerrero plated. We decided that our kitchen, our art and other important things would fit in the trailer, and if not, they weren't important. It has turned out to be a great decision for us. We will have been here for 4 years on June 22. This is not the place to worry about bothering people, it's a place for information. Thanks to Covid, it's been dead, but we hope things and interest in traveling here pick up! When you get back to our paradise, we live on Playa la Ropa and we can meet for a beverage, if you would like.
Talleyho69 04/19/22 07:55pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Best route

Easy drive. You should seriously consider taking longer than you plan so you can see some of the great sights along the way. Head north toward Lazaro Cardenes and take the toll road heading inland. If you stay on it, you will buy pass everything including Morelia. Remember that all tolls are cash and only pesos. Get to Hwy 15D also a toll road and head north. Watch for the bypass for Guadalajara, it is a lifesaver. All of these bypasses will be shown on online maps. We drove down 4 years ago and stopped for just two nights also. Tepic is a great city to stop at, if you do, don't take the bypass. The main road circles around town and isn't bad. Hotels are easy with the dogs, we were traveling with two large dogs and a cat. You want a nice "no tell motel." These are fairly easy to spot, they are NICE, and have both an entrance and an exit drive. Garages have nice doors or curtains. They don't care if you bring in farm animals as long as the room is in good condition when you leave. The parking is very secure, the ones we have used are very clean and often have interesting extras, like a sex chair, porno flicks, a sex toy menu to name a few. They also often have food delivery services. They will quote you a rate for a few hours usually, but will give you a price for more. We hit the road at 6am each day, and as we were walking out the door the phone rang to remind us it was time. We highly recommend them. They are often found on the edges of towns. In Tepic we made the mistake of not asking for AC and wish we had. Back on Hwy 15D head north, always taking the bypasses around towns. There will be gas stations along the way, all taking credit cards, misc restaurants and snacks in the stations. We loaded an ice chest so that all we really needed was ice and liquids. There are always places to pee the dogs at toll booths, and ususally restrooms. All toll roads have the letter D. We spent our second night in Navajoa at a spectacular "no tell motel." It had a large planter in the open roof garage area so all we had to do is clean up after the dogs in the morning and all was well. It was a great break for the three of them. Stay on the toll roads until Santa Ana where you take the turn toward Sonoyta. Most of that route is also toll road and the desert scenery is fabulous. When you get near the border you will see where visitors turn in their vehicle permits. Hopefully someone will jump in and say exactly where that is now, it moves. Take in your residency cards and passport and they will stamp you out. Make sure they stamp you for exit, not enter. Repeat the same on the way back. It would be easy to just blow it off and exit and reenter without doing this, but if someone decided to check you, you'll have a problem. All the dogs need is a rabies certificate, and only if they ask for it. Check out the stickies above, especially the Border Crossing Tips. Sonoyta is a very quiet border crossing except on Sunday's when the world leaves Puerto Penasco and heads back to the US. Otherwise, you can expect to just drive up to the border and be in the US in a couple of minutes. Watch your speeds on the roads, there will be speed traps all along the way. We made a point of changing drivers about every 3 hours and getting out and stretching ourselves and the dogs. We were glad we did because we made it through easily. We know we could have done longer stints, but that made it easy. Reentering with the dogs is incredibly easy. The health certificates the airlines require is simply their policy. All you need legally is the rabies. When you do return to Mexico, all you need to do is to get your passport restamped entry, let them look at your residency card, and you are on your way. With Guerrero plates, no one will look at your vehicle or even you. If you didn't legally have to stop and check in and out of country you wouldn't even have to slow down upon entry. We spent 2 months in California four years ago. We never were stopped with our Guerrero plated vehicle and entering the US was simply handing them our passports, having them scanned and being sent on our way. Amazing. Even more amazing was that our Qualitas insurance covered us in the US! I'm sure that others will have more great information to add.
Talleyho69 04/19/22 02:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Diesel shortages??

LOADS of luck being sent your way! Have a great trip, see new things, visit friends and family if you choose and be safe. Keep us posted along the way.
Talleyho69 04/03/22 07:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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