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  1. We spend our winters camped at Huatabampito, on the beach below Alamos. I beg to differ with your assessment of the historical treasure of Alamos. A trip up the mountain to Alamos is always a highlight of our winter trip. I can find noting mundane about it, it has such an amazing history and is considered a great treasure by most Mexicans, especially those who flock to their world famous music festival. Americans from the southwest have been instrumental in encouraging the ongoing restoration of the many historic buildings. For a video about the music festival go to:
  2. Go to the San Carlos forum and ask there. They are much more in tune with what you want to know...
  3. True. And not everyone receiving a Residente Permanente is American so the use of the term Green Card is both confusing and inaccurate.
  4. We frequently drive down to Mexico from Vancouver Island at the time of year stated. Last winter it was the second week of December. We keep a close eye on the Siskiyou Pass situation. If there is snow or the threat of snow we head over to the coast on 101 and come down the Oregon Coast through California to Ukiah and then head over to Interstate 5. Just reverse for going north.
  5. Listen to Ferret and Sonia. I am Canadian and have been living part time at the Lake since 1999. It seems the ONLY valid reason for moving your dad down to Mexico is the climate. There are many smaller communities in BC where the weather is much improved over Ontario, and which are friendly and supportive communities with loads of activities for seniors. Consider this alternative. Your message reveals your complete naivite about Mexico and the difficulties that would face your dad.
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