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Old 02-04-2011   #46 (permalink)
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Jimmy, about the mandarines, yes the variety is called "monica" and there is another called "reina" (Queen), both are bigger and have thicker skin, the monica's are my favorite to eat, the others for making juice.
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Jimmy a Wonderful read and your photos are great..

looking forward to more...
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Wonderful trip report Jimmy. It's a nice detailed one with lots of useful information! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.
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Thanks for all of your nice comments...

I've finally posted the 2nd half of this trip report.

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Wow, Jimmy. Great job!

Caskets, shrimp boats, kittens, funny signs, and more.

You are the King of the trip reports indeed! Mr. Adventurous!
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what GREAT pictures!! LOVE them ALL Thanks again for bringing our baby Kitty back to the states for us!!! WE FOREVER OWE YOU!!!! We love her so much she is the BEST dog ever!!! xoxoxoxox
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gansitos, jimmy, gansitos
the original, not the new chocolate ones
my junk food staple
So now I have two unhealthy things to try...
Negritos y Gansitos
Good name for a band!

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I have NEVER in my life read such an interesting story ( w/pics ) about ones journey through Mexico ! Man mi amigo Jimmy ! reading was truly an inspiration and now i'm ready even more to do some trips with you in a few years ! We could REALLY do some exploration on the way to Playa ( and hopefully live to tell about it ) Such interesting reading that I never once got up to get another cerveza until i finished !!!

THAT JUST DON'T HAPPEN WITH ME AMIGO !!!
Well, my drive window for Mexico is always November thru April
...so it’s up to you to figure out the year!!

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I love Ms Gracie !!!
And apparently she loved me!!!
In the middle of the night, she’d sneak into my bed and snuggle.
Guess I’ve got to quit wearing that cologne with the phermone in it...

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Jimmy, about the mandarines, yes the variety is called "monica" and there is another called "reina" (Queen), both are bigger and have thicker skin, the monica's are my favorite to eat, the others for making juice.
Okay... so the Monica is a mandarine. They must be a late harvest item, because I couldn’t find any of them in November or January. They are without a doubt the most delicious member of the orange family.

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what GREAT pictures!! LOVE them ALL Thanks again for bringing our baby Kitty back to the states for us!!! WE FOREVER OWE YOU!!!! We love her so much she is the BEST dog ever!!! xoxoxoxox
Do you realize you were beyond "more-than-excited" about getting Kitty home...

...really glad Vikki and I were able to help make it all possible.
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Here I sit feeling sorry for myself all alone on Valentines day, downing a shot or three of DJR, when I decided to end my self imposed ban from PI and what do I find,this fantastic trip report! You always have a way of making a girl smile myfriend. Although there are quite a few stories that were left out (this is a PG forum afterall) I will cherish the memories we made along the way! Anytime you wanna roadtrip let me know the conversations alone are worth the trip!




BTW I have a Birthday coming up...
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What AWESOME pictures Jimmy it was so cool to see your journey through your pictures!!! Thanks again for bringing our WONDERFUL girl Kitty home to us she is the BEST dog ever!!!! I owe you BOTH BIG TIME!! I hope we are in Mexico again at the same time one of these days!!! Thanks again and what a GREAT job!!!!! Vicki!!!! HOW ARE YOU!!!! I thought you were M.I.A?? so good to see you post again!!!!! Thanks again!!!!

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Do you realize you were beyond "more-than-excited" about getting Kitty home...

...really glad Vikki and I were able to help make it all possible.
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I could NOT stand it!!!!! the whole drive day in and day out was driving me CRAZY and I was not even in the car with you guys!!!!
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Here I sit feeling sorry for myself all alone on Valentines day, downing a shot or three of DJR, when I decided to end my self imposed ban from PI and what do I find,this fantastic trip report! You always have a way of making a girl smile myfriend. Although there are quite a few stories that were left out (this is a PG forum afterall) I will cherish the memories we made along the way! Anytime you wanna roadtrip let me know the conversations alone are worth the trip!

BTW I have a Birthday coming up...
Hey Vikki... until you showed up with your surprise post, my trip report was like a cake in need of frosting.
It's great having your smile here on this thread!! And, I'm super lucky to have you as a true friend.

Decided when I planned this report to make it a documentary of sorts, so it would be useful to others looking to make the drive. Besides, I didn't want everyone to know how much fun a drive like this can actually be. I believe you and I took it to the max in that respect.

Did get a private message just the other day asking if I'd like to drive a vehicle roundtrip from Texas...
...were you thinking of something like that for a belated birthday?

Great fun talking with you when Barry and I were driving down. If we could have somehow stowed you in his vehicle, we definitely would have done it. We actually had only a tiny slit of space left, barely enough for a partial view out the rear window. The drive with Barry went extremely well and helped add to my list of resources for making future trips better.

Do you remember the Canadian gal that hung with me at the bar in the Palenque jungle? We crossed paths there again... this time she was taking an extensive trip with her mom through Mexico and Guatemala.
And the Hawaiian girl... she was nowhere in sight.
But, she must have sent 3 Argentinian angels to take her place.

Jimmy

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Oh Jimmy....LOVE LOVE LOVE your report!!!!!! I finally caught up with it last night! I was entertained, educated, and soooo envious Thank you SO much for putting that together!
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Did get a private message just the other day asking if I'd like to drive a vehicle roundtrip from Texas...
...were you thinking of something like that for a belated birthday?


HMMM something like that, you know my birthday's last a full month anyway!
Let's talk!

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Did get a private message just the other day asking if I'd like to drive a vehicle roundtrip from Texas...
...were you thinking of something like that for a belated birthday?


HMMM something like that, you know my birthday last a month anyway!
Let's talk!
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY VICKI!!!!!!
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