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Old 07-04-2013, 11:54 PM   #16606
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Well, except for my license plates



As Richard Pryor once said " you are a license plate pressing mo fo"
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:21 AM   #16607
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I know this is the thread to come to for Mexico advice, but can we declare TVIP thread detours to be in the spirit of oil threads?


I feel ya Bro, but what can be done? Topics like TVIP, passport, visa, etc., will always be current affairs on this thread. And should be, I think. It is Mexico, after all, so as soon as we all figure out how to navigate the "system", such as it is, they will surely change it.

Last year I stopped in at Allende with an expired TVIP and asked real sweet-like if they could refund the deposit anyway. La Señorita Banjercito replied real sweet-like that they already had the deposit money. No other fines or penalties were applied. I then received a new TVIP just minutes later and went on my way.

As far as RMO's question about closing a tourist visa it's not required for land travel. I was hassled once at Puente Colombia for this but I believe he was just trolling for a twenty and he let it go.

Now I'm off to see the Cola de Caballo falls.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:29 AM   #16608
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Now I'm off to see the Cola de Caballo falls.
Make sure to get the money shot:

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #16609
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As far as RMO's question about closing a tourist visa it's not required for land travel. I was hassled once at Puente Colombia for this but I believe he was just trolling for a twenty and he let it go.
Unless you are transiting Mexico to Guatemala or Belize, don't get an entry stamp on your passport. I have spoken to people who have been hassled for trying to re-enter Mexico with an entry stamp and no exit stamp. And yes, the agents were looking for money. Don't give them the pretext
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #16610
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Make sure to get the money shot:

That be the money shot
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #16611
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #16612
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The algorithm at Facebook determined that this add is something that I would like. If it's supposed to make me want to buy a Ducati Diavel, it just doesn't. Could they find worse music?
I liked it!
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #16613
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Shouldn't that be, "Yes, yes, yesssss,yesssssss, YESSSSSSSS..."!
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #16614
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After breakfast we made the short hike to see Cola de Caballo falls. Been wanting to see it for decades. Not a high volume of water flowing right now but still worth seeing.














Then we packed the ponies and continued west on Hwy 20 through the Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, past Cerro San Rafael to Los Lirios then looped back on Hwy 112 to Bosques de Monterreal for lunch.















After lunch we backtracked west to pick up the paved road to Ciénega del Toro then dirt most of the way to Galeana.

Airing down to surf the gravel.



We arrived in Galeana just ahead of the rain, checking into Jardin Colonial.







The central plaza.



La Casona is touted as the best restaurant in town but it was closed for a private event so.....





....we ate next door. Just OK. Then walked the plaza and grabbed a couple more pix.







Roy has been great to ride with but tomorrow we go our separate ways - Roy back home to Fresnillo and me to see my dear friend Sergio at La Picota. Heh heh. A promise is a promise.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #16615
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Great. Scenery JD and great fotos. What have the temperatures been like on his trip?
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #16616
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Great. Scenery JD and great fotos. What have the temperatures been like on his trip?
+1 I have to agree JD, pretty cool shots...
It's another place to put on my must see list..
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:01 AM   #16617
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Thanks guys. Temps have been perfect. Between 70 and around 85.
Cola de Caballo is near 2300' and is damp but the air quickly dried out
as we rode uphill.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #16618
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Quit it, Schizz, you're making some of us jealous.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:33 PM   #16619
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If it gets you back down here a little earlier then mission accomplished.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #16620
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Roy (RW66) bought me breakfast (again!) this morning then we were off. Had a great time chasing Roy through the mountains and really appreciated his local knowledge and easy manner. Must do this again. We split up just south of Galeana and I slabbed it south on the Panamerican Hwy to purchase my favorite producto de Tamaulipas.











When I arrive at La Picota Sergio is not there but the young man remembers me. And tells me that he can't sell me any because tomorrow is Election Day. But I'm Texan, I say, and cannot vote here. And tomorrow I return home with no La Picota. ¡Que lastima! Shortly after I'm backtracking north to Cola de Caballo to grab more pix of the falls, the oldest Magnolia tree in Mexico (100+ years), and a bungee jumper.





From my table in the restaurant











Did I mention this is advertised as Mexico's highest bungee jump?

Then camarones al mojo de ajo aaaaanndd


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