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Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by CountryDancer @, Vancouver, Washington, Saturday, October 07, 2017, 01:17 (12 days ago)

Heading down end of November.

I'm wondering if the big celebrations (music/dance etc) on Sunday afternoons at the basketball court are still taking place.

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Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by katherine @, Saturday, October 07, 2017, 06:38 (12 days ago) @ CountryDancer

They are still happening. Not as much fun when they involve dodging electric cars being driven by 3-year olds.

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by wisconsinjuan, Saturday, October 07, 2017, 17:47 (12 days ago) @ katherine

Maybe not as much fun for you, but didn't you see the huge smiles on the kids faces?

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by Mork, Saturday, October 07, 2017, 22:01 (12 days ago) @ wisconsinjuan

I'm with you...the gatherings at the basketball court is meant for the kids and their families. It is not and never has been designed to please tourists. Don't want to deal with 3 year olds in their 3 foot cars...arrive early, get a seat and enjoy the show.

M

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by Canada1 @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 03:20 (11 days ago) @ Mork

I'm with you...the gatherings at the basketball court is meant for the kids and their families. It is not and never has been designed to please tourists. Don't want to deal with 3 year olds in their 3 foot cars...arrive early, get a seat and enjoy the show.

M

:megusta:
We tourists are lucky to attend this weekly event....don't we wish we had an electric car when we were kids.....or now lol

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 04:03 (11 days ago) @ Canada1

I'm holding out for a solar car. Where's all the electricity come from? The Chinese have told car manufacturers that all cars will have to be electric in the near future (2020?). 6 billion cars plugged in....where's all that electricity come from? I don't understand no one is going solar on the cars.....

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Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 07:33 (11 days ago) @ islandgirl

I doubt that there will ever be solar cars. Where do you put all the PV panels? A friend of mine in San Francisco Has a hybrid. He has PV panels on the roof of his house that help charge the batteries in the car.

Our house here in Montana has 4 solar hot water panels that provide domestic hot water, including the radiant floor heat, as well as 30 PV panels for required electricity. We're hooked to the grid, so we take out power when needed, but put more back in than we use. Our monthly bill is $4.10; the connection charge.

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so funny

by katherine @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 07:38 (11 days ago) @ frostbite

So funny how these comment threads take on life of their own!

solar power

by katherine @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 08:13 (11 days ago) @ islandgirl

Electric cars do require being plugged in to recharge the batteries. The electricity that they are plugged into can come from many sources. Including solar power. In the not-so-distant future, fossil fuels will no longer be used nor needed.

solar power

by ZihuaRx, Monday, October 09, 2017, 09:25 (10 days ago) @ katherine

Not so sure on the not-so-distant future with air travel, but cars is sure a good start.

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by Mexalberta @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 09:32 (11 days ago) @ islandgirl

Better move somewhere with sunshine.

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by ZihuaRx, Monday, October 09, 2017, 09:22 (10 days ago) @ islandgirl

In China the electricity comes from coal. In Eastern Canada the electricity would come from solar, hydro and oil shipped in from United States and countries like Saudi Arabia, Libya and Iran. I'm not sure where the lithium and cobalt comes from for the batteries or where they dispose the batteries. Happy Thanksgiving Canada.

Sunday Celebrations at the Basketball Court ?

by Mexalberta @, Monday, October 09, 2017, 09:34 (10 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

The environmental footprint of the batteries is huge. A few years ago the negative footprint of a Prius was larger than a Hummer.
Perhaps things have changed. The oil from Saudi will always be in thin hulled tankers on the St Lawrence , it appears to be the plan.

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Prius vs. Hummer ?????

by CountryDancer @, Vancouver, Washington, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 01:27 (9 days ago) @ Mexalberta

"....CNWMR revised their numbers in 2008;
The Prius cost fell to $2.191/mile while the H3 cost rose to $2.327/mile.
This reversed the position the original paper stated and instead showed that SUVs cost more than hybrid cars."

I'm sure that buy now, the Prius scores even better.

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just wondering

by katherine @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 07:43 (11 days ago) @ Mork

Why do you assume that I am a tourist?

3 year olds

by katherine @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 07:47 (11 days ago) @ wisconsinjuan

3 year olds might enjoy doing many things that are dangerous -- that is why they require adult supervision. Also, I have seen children younger than 3 on those cars -- children so young they have no idea why they are sitting there. Last summer during the Mexican vacation time, the zocalo was so crowded with vendors of all kinds that there was barely room for the cars to drive through the crowd. Everyone had to move aside for them.

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3 year olds

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 10:27 (11 days ago) @ katherine

3 year olds might enjoy doing many things that are dangerous -- that is why they require adult supervision. Also, I have seen children younger than 3 on those cars -- children so young they have no idea why they are sitting there. Last summer during the Mexican vacation time, the zocalo was so crowded with vendors of all kinds that there was barely room for the cars to drive through the crowd. Everyone had to move aside for them.

You are absolutely right. Most of the longer-time locals and original families (except those who sell their own wares at the zócalo) have also been complaining that the zócalo has become invaded with vendors and the stupid inflatable playhouses and even a portable restaurant, many who use the public electricity for their personal profit. Makes lots of us wonder why any of us bother having established businesses where we pay taxes and services? Why not just claim a space at the zócalo or nearby on the beach or the walkway and just plug into the public grid and to hell with taxes or accountants or business licenses. Just spread a sheet on the ground and sell stolen jewelry, computers and cellphones!

This is NOT what our main plaza has historically been used for. It has always been an open space with places for sitting in the shade and enjoying the tranquility and the beauty. Sunday nights used to be the ONLY nights there would be a dance or some form of entertainment. Now it's every night, and the corrupt Reglamentos office simply charges everyone a fee and pockets the money with no transparency, no rendición de cuentas. Locals are not happy with how the current municipal administration has allowed problems such as these to worsen. This has been the subject of numerous articles in the papers and is commented on frequently in our radio talk shows.

Thank you, Rob

by katherine @, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 11:30 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks for that response. I knew I was not the only one bothered by the current situation in the Zocalo.

3 year olds

by Sandy feet, Sunday, October 08, 2017, 16:19 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I miss the way it used to be, too.
Pretty woman dressed in traditional clothing, music, and families enjoying themselves.
Now, it's just a crowded mess.

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3 year olds

by CountryDancer @, Vancouver, Washington, Monday, October 09, 2017, 01:17 (10 days ago) @ Sandy feet

May I ask for clarification?

I bringing a friend who's never been to Zihuatanejo. Should I not make plans to visit on Sunday (we're staying on LaRopa). I was looking forward to seeing the families and the entertainment.

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3 year olds

by Sandy feet, Monday, October 09, 2017, 01:28 (10 days ago) @ CountryDancer

I'd go to the beach on Sunday to see families out enjoying themselves, over the Zocalo.
IMHO

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3 year olds

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, October 09, 2017, 08:53 (10 days ago) @ CountryDancer

The activity at the zocalo seems to be on Sunday evening. Enjoy the beach during the day and check out the zocalo in the evening. If the goings-on are not to your taste, go somewhere quiet for dinner.

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3 year olds

by midalake @, Monday, October 09, 2017, 08:21 (10 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

3 year olds might enjoy doing many things that are dangerous -- that is why they require adult supervision. Also, I have seen children younger than 3 on those cars -- children so young they have no idea why they are sitting there. Last summer during the Mexican vacation time, the zocalo was so crowded with vendors of all kinds that there was barely room for the cars to drive through the crowd. Everyone had to move aside for them.


You are absolutely right. Most of the longer-time locals and original families (except those who sell their own wares at the zócalo) have also been complaining that the zócalo has become invaded with vendors and the stupid inflatable playhouses and even a portable restaurant, many who use the public electricity for their personal profit. Makes lots of us wonder why any of us bother having established businesses where we pay taxes and services? Why not just claim a space at the zócalo or nearby on the beach or the walkway and just plug into the public grid and to hell with taxes or accountants or business licenses. Just spread a sheet on the ground and sell stolen jewelry, computers and cellphones!

This is NOT what our main plaza has historically been used for. It has always been an open space with places for sitting in the shade and enjoying the tranquility and the beauty. Sunday nights used to be the ONLY nights there would be a dance or some form of entertainment. Now it's every night, and the corrupt Reglamentos office simply charges everyone a fee and pockets the money with no transparency, no rendición de cuentas. Locals are not happy with how the current municipal administration has allowed problems such as these to worsen. This has been the subject of numerous articles in the papers and is commented on frequently in our radio talk shows.


So people pay a "fee" to do vending there...but "somehow" they are squatters and receive "free electric"........

OK

You know, some of us do like to go there just for the food..............

D

3 year olds

by Canada1 @, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:27 (8 days ago) @ midalake

3 year olds might enjoy doing many things that are dangerous -- that is why they require adult supervision. Also, I have seen children younger than 3 on those cars -- children so young they have no idea why they are sitting there. Last summer during the Mexican vacation time, the zocalo was so crowded with vendors of all kinds that there was barely room for the cars to drive through the crowd. Everyone had to move aside for them.


You are absolutely right. Most of the longer-time locals and original families (except those who sell their own wares at the zócalo) have also been complaining that the zócalo has become invaded with vendors and the stupid inflatable playhouses and even a portable restaurant, many who use the public electricity for their personal profit. Makes lots of us wonder why any of us bother having established businesses where we pay taxes and services? Why not just claim a space at the zócalo or nearby on the beach or the walkway and just plug into the public grid and to hell with taxes or accountants or business licenses. Just spread a sheet on the ground and sell stolen jewelry, computers and cellphones!

This is NOT what our main plaza has historically been used for. It has always been an open space with places for sitting in the shade and enjoying the tranquility and the beauty. Sunday nights used to be the ONLY nights there would be a dance or some form of entertainment. Now it's every night, and the corrupt Reglamentos office simply charges everyone a fee and pockets the money with no transparency, no rendición de cuentas. Locals are not happy with how the current municipal administration has allowed problems such as these to worsen. This has been the subject of numerous articles in the papers and is commented on frequently in our radio talk shows.

So people pay a "fee" to do vending there...but "somehow" they are squatters and receive "free electric"........would the use of power not be included in the rental Fee??

OK

You know, some of us do like to go there just for the food..............:megusta:

D