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 Posted: Wed Apr 12th, 2017 10:40 pm
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The annual influx has begun.  Some people like it, some don't.  It is what it is.  Water is usually diverted to hotels, expect shortages.  Internet is overloaded, expect slow downloads.   If you live within a few blocks of Beltrones, people are going to use your street as a toilet.  I am wishing for a Semana Santa where noone gets hurt, things get cleaned up in short order and looking forward to things getting back to normal next week.  Happy Easter everyone. 

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My sentiments exactly Rich except that we skipped town and are enjoying the sites of Mexico City which is relatively calm and with less traffic during Semana Santa.

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one semana santa we went to Hermosillo. visited friends, shopped, ate, enjoyed a few sites. you could be anywhere in the city in about 15 minutes. no traffic whatsoever.

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We should make this thread good places to visit during Semana Santa. Mexico City is definitely one of them. We will be trying Querétaro on Saturday.

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so far, traffic and crowds are much less than expected

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And kudos to all who cleaned up after the first day. The best I've ever seen.

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Regarding traffic I witnessed a terrible accident on 4-12-17 at the old gas station on the north side of Beltrones. An elderly lady from Colorado puller out and was trying to get on the road to go east on Beltrones. A large black pickup with Mexican plates was coming at least 45 mph or more and even didn't hit his brakes and t-bones her. She then drifted over the drop of and continued on the road next to Luis Taco place. Went probably and 30 feet on that road before stopping. We rushed over and both air bags had popped out. She was barely conscious. We called rescate and they were there in 3 or 4 minutes and did an excellent job of helping her. Thank God for rescate. The driver of the truck and wife and kids were not seriously hurt. I assume since he didn't hit his brakes he was on his phone. What we need are topes in certain areas to slow down the speeders. I don't like them, but since the put them in by Delfins no accident or people hurt. Our cominsiro needs to meet with the mayor of Guaymas and try to get something done to slow cars down.

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there probably isn't a camp space or beach town anywhere in the USA, Canada or any where in the americas that is vacant this week!it is easter week! "spring break"!!

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Actually Memorial Day is the big start of camping in the US. Many places are still too cold. That is why so many come down to Mexico.

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We have not missed a San Carlos Semana Santa since we first came here. It's a fun time for everyone to witness and a fun time to participate. If you've never been on Beltrones Friday or Saturday night on your quad watching everybody laugh and smile, drink beer and laugh and smile, then want their picture taken.? The kind of rough crowd this senior can handle. Memorable and enjoyable. Although you are able to walk faster than you can motor, LOL. Ynot

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My last Semana Santa it took me 4 1/2 hours to drive from the Marina San Carlos to the North turn off by Santa Rosa and on to my place.

Semana Santa is pretty tame now a days compared to several years ago and beyond. On Monday large company trucks would hit the beaches with prefabbed structures, and assemble them. Then Tuesday and Wednesday  the employees of that company would start arriving and set-up camp around the structure.



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we have a nice group in Alamos this year. lots of families.

Las Bocas (playas south of Navojoa) was already packed well ahead of time on Sunday.

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wy ynot, that was a good post! some of us have not forgot what is was like being young! 
it is fun to drive down the blvd. to see all people having fun!

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https://youtu.be/M9g1tPFwndo I have to agree with a couple of posts...I for one remember hearing songs like this one....got me thinking.What a great place for all the reasons stated in the song....and now we have Mark Mulligan to keep out spirits alive. YES, go out and see/enjoy the party,but go early and leave early...

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This is the first year I have not walked Beltrones at night. I don't mind the kids having fun, it is just not fun for me. One more night to go and I hope there are no injuries. Police seem to be doing a good job of keeping things calm but maybe there are incidents I am not aware of.

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I enjoyed just walking in the evening , being close to the action for a bit . They are a lots of police around to keep everyone safe . :):):)

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I think the young people here in San Carlos during Semana Santa are more affluent.  The real party moved to Cochorit several years ago when they stopped allowing bands here.  Cochorit is the beach south of Empalme.  

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Our dog jumped the fence and went on a walk about...as we drove around the country club asking in broken Spanish if anyone had seen her, almost 100% of the young people replied in perfect English, No, we have not seen a white dog....luckily she was found safe thanks to the fact she has a collar with a name tag and phone number and lovely Ms Kroll keeping her safe and giving us a call!!!

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Great posts... Semana Santa, ( A Mexican Tradition ) has been very well executed this year...I enjoyed some of the Festivities, noise has been down, spending has been up, and the event will retire in a few more hours...
I must give cudos to Rene and all his crew, who in just a few days transformed the Parking lot at Hotel Fiesta into a real first class Beach Bar...Rene ...you and your staff rocked good service, excellent food and it was full of great customers...spending mucho dinero on the Beach... Coralito Beach Bar is a fantastic place to witness Semana Santa on the beach...

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Have to say it's way down in traffic - in my 12 years here.

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