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 Posted: Mon Aug 7th, 2017 05:33 pm
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Check out Guaymas in 1967. Video from NASA, about Guaymas, when NASA had a tracking station south of Emplame. I was in Guaymas that year. Brings back memories.



https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42712.0

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jimmy, thanks!!!! look how nice and new guaymas looked!!!!!!

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Jimmy,
Thanks for sharing that video link! Wow.
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We really need to Thank Richard Baca (Gunny). I got the link from him.

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Thanks Jimmy... It all came about because my Sister-in-Law married one of those NASA engineers who later got transferred to the NASA Station in Fairbanks, AK. My wife went to visit them and that's how I met her and ended up in San Carlos.

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Yep, it was really great back then, but only NASA, Jimmy and Frankie were around then...plenty fish.

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And me

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johnmoore wrote: Yep, it was really great back then, but only NASA, Jimmy and Frankie were around then...plenty fish.
John,You made my morning coffee shoot out of my nose.. priceless.. thanks for the moment of levity.
I guess in those days, places like Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco would have been the big draws.
Peter

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I didn't live here back then. I would just Pass Through. HWY 15 was a 2 lane road that went through Guaymas.  I knew nothing of San Carlos then and Guaymas was a Stink Pot when the air was still or blew off of the Bay.


In those days my time was spent in Mazatlan. Which was a True Paradise in the '60's and '70's. It was small but had every amenity that a young man could dream of. It wasn't until the early '90's that I became aware of San Carlos. Just 20 years ago San Carlos was nice. That was before it became a Bastion of the Gray Panthers and their Northern Culture.

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i was 17 years old in the pictures i posted, i was here on spring break!
i was into mazatlan also!!
 i have lived here 16 years now, san carlos has it's ebbs and flows, but it is home and i am happy here!

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nostalgia is always fondly remembering the good old days and forgetting the bad stuff someday these will be the good old days

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"the good old day", were void of infrastructure issues. you could, can, freeze, smoke, any tuna genre to your hearts content, on a daily basis. And in season, dorado, sierra, corbina, you could even buy abalone, shipped in daily from Baja, at Castros Fish, in Guaymas. The sense of community was huge then, we all learned to live with less, and adopt to Mexico and it's culture. Very little was done to make this U.S. south....Prior to parabolic antennae, we all listened to radio, records and tapes. Prior to telephone service here (which we all paid for, the install of poles and equipment) CB's were our only source of communication. The marina needed some help, it was a place you used on an enter at your own risk place..lol You tied up on a couple of 2x6' lashed or somehow secured to 50 gal drums....pretty primitive, but it sufficed. Could go on and on, this is not nostalgia, these on facts, nostalgia is from the heart. In my opinion, what we have now, is no where near, what those of us, once were a part of.

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Just who are the Grey Panthers? Never heard the term before.

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Grey haired activists (literal meaning). Old Gringos (my meaning)


I hope you understood the cut that they bring their North of the Border Culture with them.


After my experience with Mortal Combat in Vietnam I started coming to Mexico as an Escape from that Cultural Mind Set. And for most of my time in Mexico since then I do Full Immersion. I come to Mexico to take a break from the Gringo Culture. Don't associate with Gringos. Don't speak English.


My problem is that the "Old Mexico" that I escaped to is No Longer Here. It has Morphed into something else.   



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jimmy, if you are an old arizona boy as i am, you'll remember this;"welcome to arizona, now go home" !!
well eventually the "snowbirds" never went home!
basically the same has happened here in mexico, especially states like sonora, baja california.
for me, my experience has been like being transported in a time machine to what it was like in AZ. in the 50/60's!!
i can still go hunting where i want and it is not crowded with other hunters! out in wild sonora, no cell, no electricity, gas stations 35 miles away!
there are grey panthers here, who bring their unwanted NOB ideology here!! GG on the other forum is a perfect example!!!!!

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In the days that we are talking about, there was a "distinct and obvious" difference between North of the boarder and San Carlos. Now the difference is not so disenable. That is were the problem lies. Full-Time Newbies here (less than 15 years here), moved here (in many cases have no other place to go in US, they are all in financially) because of the similarity, as opposed to the distinct differences from the place they have moved from. Finding this, they want it all, all that they left (progressive, convenient self indulgencies) and all, that they know what San Carlos once offered....can't have both, and now in there contempt, have no place to go. Usually this is the result of buying after their FIRST visit. There was a time, that made a bit of sense.....but not now. Along with the attitude many have brought, the next biggest issue is the infrastructure, it was not designed, nor will it ever be completely capable of supporting the influx, of not only Gringo's, but now the Mexicans that have now discovered San Carlos.

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There are still places in Mexico where you can live in the old way. Not sure why anyone would choose San Carlos if that is what they are looking for. I don't think I am the only one that just likes living in a seaside community. I would live in the area North of San Diego if I could afford it. At any rate, complaining about things here wont change them.

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Jimmy, if you don't associate with gringo's what are you doing on this forum?

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I completely agree with RichD, I make one exception, I complain about the complainers.....lol

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GWeedo the Newbe, When I am in Mexico I do not associate with your type. Fortunately, I have the substance to not be chained to one place.


Apparently, my point about living full immersion while in Mexico slipped past your keen eye.

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