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Old 14th Oct 2022, 17:29
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wrong song......... another , later, famous singer also sang the ditty which will get you on the right track.
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Old 14th Oct 2022, 19:33
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Could be anything with a railway connection, Don't Fence Me In, Deep in the Heart of Texas etc.
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I was thinking of the (Blue) Canadian Rockies, but I can't seem to find one that matches.
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 07:04
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Originally Posted by teusje
I was thinking of the (Blue) Canadian Rockies, but I can't seem to find one that matches.
Maybe Lake Louise - but don't think we are in Canada !
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 07:16
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No airport at Lake Louise.
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 08:17
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Not Canada either - no obvious railway connection - Sinatra sang about it as well I think

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Old 15th Oct 2022, 09:50
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South of the Border - down Ciudad Juárez way?
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 11:30
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Just pipped me Shackman! Chorizo for lunch I think.
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 11:34
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here the stars above - came out to play

But not Cuidad Juarez


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Old 15th Oct 2022, 12:03
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Unfortunately I can't hear the mission bells, so have retired to the Cantina.
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 17:13
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in a very definite sense you are now very close - not the cantina I hasten to add................
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Old 15th Oct 2022, 21:30
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In a general way you have to look to the right channels.
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 08:31
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maybe peek over the wall......................
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 11:48
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Got there eventually - Aeropuerto Internacional General Servando Canales de Matamoros (aka Matamoros International).

My horse is plum tuckered out after all that searching, so it's back to the Cantina for another beer!
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Old 16th Oct 2022, 15:41
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On the strength of mission bells - & a complete guess - San Louis Obispo ?
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 07:48
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The song was indeed "South of the Border" - I'll wait till the sun reaches its zenith before commenting further

PS We had San luis Obispo last year IIRC?

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Old 17th Oct 2022, 10:49
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It looks like there is another disused airfield adjacent to the other threshold.
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Old 17th Oct 2022, 12:27
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"Aeropuerto Internacional General Servando Canales de Matamoros (aka Matamoros International)." is correct - Bear obviously got there earlier but Shackman named it

I saw the older airport - which looks very WW2 to me but know little about it. I had a US colleague from Brownsville and he used to cross the border and use it for onward flights via Mexico City to the outside world - far faster than going all the way to Houston or DFW.


Here are some pics of the good General, who seems to have been a decent enough bloke.

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Old 17th Oct 2022, 14:34
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Thanks for that Asturias, but unfortunately away from base for the time being, so will have to declare Open House.
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Old 18th Oct 2022, 23:00
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Long due
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