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Old 10-06-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Thanks Deelighted, I need to take a trip down there, I've just been to Benson, Toombstone, St. Davids (I think it was), Patagonia, Bisbee and Nogales. I do like your climate better than the Verde Valley.

Do you still love it? Are rentals still reasonable?

Yes I still love it here! I've sent you a PM which I hope answers a few of your questions
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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I was curious about entering Mexico from the U.S. and returning to the U.S. after being in Mexico, which is discussed in posts #226, #228, and #229 in this thread.

If anyone is interested, here is current info on and requirements for doing so:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/documents-...travel-3150203

https://traveltips.usatoday.com/pass...ico-21665.html

https://www.bajabound.com/before/permits/uspassport.php

https://www.us-passport-service-guid...uirements.html

https://www.usa.gov/enter-us

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Old 10-06-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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From the USA Today upload: you May use your driver's license to return to the U.S. although it may take you longer.

Yes, when I crossed from Tijuana to San Ysidro there's another line for those not possessing passports. It may take an extra 10-15 minutes, but you pass through.

When I've crossed into Tijuana it's my understanding that if you go further than 16 miles into the country you need a passport. So, with that, Rosarito Beach is only 16 miles south. That limit was to help the Rosarito Beach economy. Ensenada is 70 miles south.

Flying into Mexico, absolutely, a Passport is necessary!

But I've stood in line at the Nogales crossing and ran into a number of American without a passport.

When it comes to Tijuana, you can legally drink over there at 18, and how many 18-21YO's from San Diego rush over there on weekends to party, and how many of those teenagers have passports? And I'm sure there's some 18-21YO's in Tucson that run down to Nogales to party as well.

Back in the late 60's, living in Rochester, MN, the drinking age was 21 in MN, 18 in Wisconsin, and we'd run caravans of cars down to La Crosse, Wisconsin to party on weekends.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I use my passport card for land crossings into Mexico. I have a dental cleaning appointment in Nogales MX later this month. The passport card fits into my wallet so I don't have to carry the larger passport booklet. ICE has a scanning machine on the re-entry line into the USA. My passport card gets scanned and my identity is verified a few steps before I get to the ICE agent's desk. They usually wave me on through, sometimes with no questions or nothing said. Very fast and highly recommended.

Now that October has arrived, I find myself suddenly liking Tucson better. My old uninsulated brick apartment with single pane windows and swamp cooler instead of AC just does not cut it for the hot weather. My lease expires at the end of November, and maybe I'll find a nicer place to rent that is well insulated with a good HVAC. I saw some nice places called Tucson Rental Homes in various parts of town, that look sort of like patio homes, all newly refurbished and insulated with double pane windows. It would be worth it to pay a few hundred $$ more in rent for more comfort.

TJ, what part of Tucson did you find a Mobile Home? I remember reading your comments about Tucson Estates, where my mom and stepfather lived in the 1990s. I like it over there, even though it's 6 miles to a grocery store.
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'm in a glorious location, near Swan & Grant, Far Horizons Mobile Home Co-op. Only 2 mobile home co-ops in Tucson. This is the better one. Lots of lush green grass, here and there, and vegetation and such friendly people.

Being a convenience junkie I relish this location. Tonite I rode my bike east to Target and Albertson's, roughly a mile, and last week I bicycled to the Wal-Mart Neighborhood grocery store on Alvernon & Grant, and I also rode the 7 blocks south to Sprouts at Speedway/Swan. Also within 2 blocks is a Trade Joe's, Fry's, and the Tucson Medical Center, and 10 restaurants to choose from. So with time on my hands, I can do a lot of "cherry picking" as they call it. Also 2 bus lines, one stop in front of the complex. It also speaks well of my laziness! Oh such grueling work: Putting the key into the ignition of my car, putting the car in gear, using my arms/hands to steer the car, using my neck to see what's in the rearview window, stepping on the gas, stepping on the brake, stopping at a gas station, and all that strenuous work of pumping gas into my car, Oh Lord, all that work I like to avoid!

There a whole array of brick houses and brick apartment buildings in Tucson, I always wanted a brick house as you have less fear of being engulfed in a fire.

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Old 10-07-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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That park looks great tij.
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Wanted to make sure you heard it snowed in Arizona today!
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Wanted to make sure you heard it snowed in Arizona today!
Not in my area.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Not in my area.
It was a place called Snow Bowl. I would guess close to Flagstaff? Saw it on the news and thought of you.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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A person doesn't live in a whole state. A person lives in one town or one city - not in a whole state.

(Or lives in one rural area, not in a whole state)

A whole state is not the same everywhere in that state. A state can vary a lot all over the state in many factors and aspects, including the weather.

(not just Arizona, but all 50 or 52 states)
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