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 Posted: Sun Apr 9th, 2017 08:44 pm
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Deepseadiver is the troll that left a long time ago. He resurfaces under a different name from time to time. His pattern is to get increasingly nasty until banned.

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DSD, tell us about those 3 evil sisters and why you consider them evil...?

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Thanks Rich, #25. Don't take the bait Richard! Ron

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It's okay Wy Ynot, he doesn't have the cojones to answer the question.

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Sounds appropriate Richard!! I guess I might as well ask, how is the little mutskie??
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Both are fine, thank you.
Hope you and yours are doing well!

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I wouldn't come 4/13-4/17- too many locals to enjoy SC during that long weekend

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I once got chastised for giving an inappropriate amount for a tip ( apparently tipped too much for the service). I would appreciate some input from DSD for the appropriate amount for a police bribe. Does the reason for the stop dictate the amount for the bribe? Do you immediately offer the bribe or wait for a sign? Thanks

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Joel, We share much of the same story as you do. I started coming down to SC in the 70's. My grand parents were some of the first to build near the caracol. Thankfully, we kept and remodeled the casa since my grandfather's passing and enjoy traveling down from Colorado ever couple months. We typically fly into Tucson and rent a car and drive down. The rental in Tucson is expensive. For a week it will cost you about $700 versus $300 for a week renting a car in Hermosillo. The flights into Hermosillo are very expensive. Hopefully the Guaymas airport opens up again some day. The first thing I do when I get to SC is flag down the Policia and buy a 100 peso sticker for your car. Since we rarely drive our own vehicle down, I end up buying the sticker several times a year. As far as violence, I have not had any problem. I was there during the Marina shooting a couple of years ago, but that had nothing to do with gringos.

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Snuffy wrote: Joel, We share much of the same story as you do. I started coming down to SC in the 70's. My grand parents were some of the first to build near the caracol. Thankfully, we kept and remodeled the casa since my grandfather's passing and enjoy traveling down from Colorado ever couple months. We typically fly into Tucson and rent a car and drive down. The rental in Tucson is expensive. For a week it will cost you about $700 versus $300 for a week renting a car in Hermosillo. The flights into Hermosillo are very expensive. Hopefully the Guaymas airport opens up again some day. The first thing I do when I get to SC is flag down the Policia and buy a 100 peso sticker for your car. Since we rarely drive our own vehicle down, I end up buying the sticker several times a year. As far as violence, I have not had any problem. I was there during the Marina shooting a couple of years ago, but that had nothing to do with gringos.Thanks for the reply, Snuffy. I would imagine that our grandparents knew each other given the similar time frame and location. I'll send you a PM and we can compare notes. I've read about the Marina shooting and understand that it had nothing to do with gringos. I appreciate the details that you shared. Very helpful, indeed. All the best to you.

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Bullshipper wrote: I wouldn't come 4/13-4/17- too many locals to enjoy SC during that long weekendThanks for the advice!

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Richard you know what sisters and your wife they talking about. It is very safe hear in San Carlos.

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Rich is right. My daughters and I have driven that road for decades, and never a problem. Violence in San Carlos is almost unheard of. The incidents that happened were strictly cartel issues, and they did not involve collateral damage. Where did deep sea diver get his info? After 35 years of living in San Carlos, I never thought it was unsafe. I do not hesitate to drive the road alone.

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why you think it is always bad here. bad problems every area. san carlos safe. i live bahia no problem but bad gringo neighbors and young ones.

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sylviagrewe wrote: why you think it is always bad here. bad problems every area. san carlos safe. i live bahia no problem but bad gringo neighbors and young ones.Thank you for your reply. I agree. There are bad things that happen everywhere, including where I live in the US. The news only focuses on the bad elements of society for the most part. I asked the question about safety in San Carlos to make sure before vacationing there next year. I look forward to a great visit.

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Deepseadiver, do you even live here? I think it may be a glass half full thing. Some people see a robbery and think SC has gone to hell in a hand basket. Others of us see the kindness, friendliness, beautiful views, relatively inexpensive living and our own sense of security and are very happy. As a birder, I can say that I go all over the area and have never felt unsafe or threatened in any way. Do I lock my doors at night, of course. This isnĀ“t Maybury. You will just have to get your own feel for the area.

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$139 from Tucson to Hermisillo

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