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[*] posted on 5-16-2009 at 06:50 AM

are you flying in mexico single eng VFR at night??!!
please go on. i wanna hear how this ends.

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[*] posted on 5-16-2009 at 07:12 AM

I've always been intrigued with the La Mision area--thanks Bernie for enriching our knowledge a little more...good story! I wonder how the Crostwaites fared under Pancho Villa? I suppose by then the family had been pretty well integrated into the culture so maybe it wasn't a problem (unlike the Nordhoffs and the International Company in Maneadero which was kicked out of Baja).
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[*] posted on 5-16-2009 at 02:35 PM

Interesting, thanks for the report.

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[*] posted on 5-16-2009 at 08:30 PM

Neat story Bernie , we used to camp at Arturo Croswaite's across the freeway from the beach. We would ride horses up the valley. He was an excellent vaquero . We would sit around the camp fire drink tequila and listen to his stories. He passed away a few years ago. Blue eyes and hair like a borrego.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2009 at 02:03 PM

Originally posted by DENNIS
That's really good, Mike. First time we've seen the poet in you. How about some more..........

I agree.

Very informative thread, Bernie, thanks for starting it. A little more about John and Eve Stocker, predecessor owners of La Fonda before the Dmytriw's, can be found here starting at page 103:

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[*] posted on 6-9-2009 at 02:24 PM

fishbuck!:bounce: Good story. You, Osprey and Bernie ought to write a book.:yes:
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[*] posted on 6-27-2009 at 11:40 AM

Rene Croswaite was a bartender at La Fonda's back in the 1960's and then he managed the hotel until he retired a few years ago. He still lives in La Mision. In the late 1950's and early 1960's we would rent horses from his dad.
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[*] posted on 6-29-2009 at 11:15 PM

I'm moving my story out of Bernie's thread. I didn't mean to hijack it. I was inspired by his writing and got carried away.
Thanks Bernie.

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[*] posted on 7-15-2010 at 04:39 PM

Great read Bernie,
Thanks for sharing.

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