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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, March 18, 2021, 15:45 (57 days ago)

I just saw a painting of the “Golden Gate Bridge,” which led to La Noria years ago. Does anyone remember when it was replaced? I’m curious as it would help me figure out when our first trip to Zihuatanejo was.

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by Roberto!, Thursday, March 18, 2021, 17:31 (56 days ago) @ Timmac

Just a rough guess but I think it was 2000 or 2001.

I've got pictures of the remnants of the G. G. B. taken from the new bridge the year it was operational but that was pre-digital days and about as close as I recall.

Roberto!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 18, 2021, 18:07 (56 days ago) @ Roberto!

Just a rough guess but I think it was 2000 or 2001.

I've got pictures of the remnants of the G. G. B. taken from the new bridge the year it was operational but that was pre-digital days and about as close as I recall.

Roberto!

That sounds about right. It was during the trienio of Amador Campos Aburto.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, March 18, 2021, 20:01 (56 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks. I remember the old bridge from our first couple of trips and remember being surprised and a bit saddened when we returned and it was gone. Our first trip was actually to Ixtapa, to what is now the Tesoro. Our travel agent (remember them?) suggested we go there as it was half built at the time, so was very inexpensive. Following the instructions on how to take a bus which we found on Rob’s board at the time (I think it was on Compuserve) we crossed our fingers and rode over to Zihuatanejo and immediately fell in love. We had been to quite a few places “south of the border” before, but for the first time it actually felt like we were in Mexico. The love affair continues. Now that we are fully vaccinated, we’ll be back next month. We can’t wait.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Friday, March 19, 2021, 09:04 (56 days ago) @ Timmac

:megusta:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, March 19, 2021, 10:34 (56 days ago) @ Timmac

Thanks. I remember the old bridge from our first couple of trips and remember being surprised and a bit saddened when we returned and it was gone. Our first trip was actually to Ixtapa, to what is now the Tesoro. Our travel agent (remember them?) suggested we go there as it was half built at the time, so was very inexpensive. Following the instructions on how to take a bus which we found on Rob’s board at the time (I think it was on Compuserve) we crossed our fingers and rode over to Zihuatanejo and immediately fell in love. We had been to quite a few places “south of the border” before, but for the first time it actually felt like we were in Mexico. The love affair continues. Now that we are fully vaccinated, we’ll be back next month. We can’t wait.

Gee, that was back when I was learning my first HTML coding and using the free webspace from Geocities and called myself "Gator in Mexico".

Back when I lived here in '74, for 3 months we lived in El Almacén in the mostly open house that eventually became the discotheque at Puerto Mío. Everything we consumed had to be carried over that bridge. Huge blocks of ice. Garrafones of water. Tanks of cooking gas. I carried all of that and lots more over that rickety bridge without problem. Rain and shine. Day and night. At first my mother paid someone to carry a tank of gas, and when I saw the man she gave the money to order his scrawny son younger than me to carry it, I never again let her pay anyone to carry our stuff.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Friday, March 19, 2021, 18:27 (55 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

At the time of our first visit, we knew nothing about the area. We didn’t have a whole lot of spare change and the travel agent suggested Ixtapa since the hotel was under construction and cheap. Using my fledgling internet skills, after we got there, I did indeed find “gator in Mexico,” took the bus as instructed and found the perfect place. The bus was “interesting” as you could see the street through the floor of the bus in a couple of spots. Although I’m sure there are lots of others that have found Zihuatanejo through your board, there is no question that we never would have found it without gator in Mexico.

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Golden Gate Bridge - foto de Roberto!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, March 19, 2021, 20:18 (55 days ago) @ Roberto!

Just a rough guess but I think it was 2000 or 2001.

I've got pictures of the remnants of the G. G. B. taken from the new bridge the year it was operational but that was pre-digital days and about as close as I recall.

Roberto!

Here's your photo, Tocayo. Resized for convenience.

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Golden Gate Bridge - foto de Roberto!

by midalake @, Friday, March 19, 2021, 20:21 (55 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Just a rough guess but I think it was 2000 or 2001.

I've got pictures of the remnants of the G. G. B. taken from the new bridge the year it was operational but that was pre-digital days and about as close as I recall.

Roberto!


Here's your photo, Tocayo. Resized for convenience.

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Would be really nice if your website would be updated so some of us could post pictures. After all it is 2021.

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Golden Gate Bridge - foto de Roberto!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, March 19, 2021, 20:31 (55 days ago) @ midalake

Would be really nice if your website would be updated so some of us could post pictures. After all it is 2021.

You can post photos. I simply don't want them using costly space on MY server. I do so for Roberto! as a favor for a respected friend.

Golden Gate Bridge - foto de Roberto!

by catlover, Saturday, March 20, 2021, 06:37 (55 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta: