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Post# 1158236   8/30/2022 at 02:43 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

I was looking for some Lavadora redondas and found this cute little portable pair instead, Iím throwing it up here because I am literally on the other side of the ocean and I think this would look good in someoneís home

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Post# 1158269 , Reply# 1   8/30/2022 at 16:00 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        
Nice Set

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I wonder if customs at the border would pull both machines apart looking for drugs.


Post# 1158283 , Reply# 2   8/30/2022 at 20:47 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
You never know, the only way is to try out and find it,

Although they will probably try the detector dog first and go from there

Post# 1158294 , Reply# 3   8/30/2022 at 22:10 by CorvairGeek (Gem State)        
I have the set in Almond

Look exactly like the 1994 models in my motorhome. They have been excellent.

Post# 1158336 , Reply# 4   8/31/2022 at 17:14 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        
Wow

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awesome colour!

Post# 1158337 , Reply# 5   8/31/2022 at 18:09 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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I would love to add those to my collection! My daughter and son-in-law live in Imperial Beach (San Diego) and are terrified to go across the border, otherwise Iíd ask them to get them for me. I donít have the time to drive from Northern California to get them. Do we have any Mexican automaticwasher.org members?

Post# 1158377 , Reply# 6   9/1/2022 at 04:36 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
We probably mate, weíve got them from South America

So Iím sure that somebody had joined it from just south of the border

Post# 1158430 , Reply# 7   9/1/2022 at 13:28 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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What's so terrifying about Tijuana?  Not only is the immediate border area an entertaining curiosity, but seeing as how it's one of the largest metro areas in Mexico, it has art and cultural offerings if you venture into the actual city.


Post# 1158503 , Reply# 8   9/2/2022 at 10:36 by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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I hear they have a pretty interesting donkey act.

Post# 1158507 , Reply# 9   9/2/2022 at 11:11 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
Whatís So Terrifying About Tijuana?

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Ralph,
The news lately has been filled with the drug cartel violence in Mexico, and its found its way to Tijuana now too. Its not like the old days anymore when you could take a leisurely walk across the border and spend the day walking around Tijuana unmolested. Even though the border has remained open it doesnít seem like its the best time to visit Tijuana right now.

Eddie

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Post# 1158509 , Reply# 10   9/2/2022 at 13:58 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        
Thanks Eddie,

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I had heard about trouble down towards Ensenada but nothing about the cities and towns closer to the border.  I do know that the stretch along the coast between the border and southern Ensenada has exploded with vacation homes belonging to gringos from SoCal, which are far more affordable than any coastal properties in Alta California.

 

I have not been inclined to venture too far into Mexico for many years now, but I thought Tijuana was relatively safe.  At this point it sounds like there's no place safe in Mexico, which is really tragic.  I've been to both coasts and several inland destinations, including attending summer school in Guadalajara after graduating from high school and hopping our way from the Bay Area down to Oaxaca in a single engine plane with a pilot friend and two others in late 1981.  At least I have some great memories from my various travels and experiences down there.



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