I keep reading how ChatGPT is being used to plan travel itineraries and thought I'd give it a try to see if it could help plan my upcoming trip next week. Without knowing too much about the city, it seemed to do a decent job of grouping attractions together and keeping things centered on the neighborhood where I'm staying (a friend's place in Roma Norte), though I'm not crazy about the fact that it budgeted an entire day to shopping — not my style. I'm not intending to have it replace the plans I;ve already made or the recommendations I've received from actual people, but I thought I'd share it here anyway. How do you think it did?
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Make me a seven day itinerary for visiting Mexico City for the first time, including places to eat each day. I am staying in the Roma Norte neighborhood and arriving the evening of Tuesday April 4 and departing Tuesday morning, April 11. I like museums, cultural attractions, and historical attractions. I want to drink good coffee and eat at vegetarian restaurants.
Great choice to visit Mexico City! Here's a seven-day itinerary for visiting Mexico City, with suggestions for places to eat:
Day 1 (Wednesday, April 5):
- Start your day with coffee and breakfast at Café Avellaneda, a small and cozy coffee shop in Roma Norte.
- Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the largest and most important museums in Mexico.
- For lunch, head to La Pitahaya Vegana, a cozy vegetarian spot with Mexican-inspired dishes.
- After lunch, explore the nearby Chapultepec Park, the largest urban park in Latin America.
- For dinner, try Por Siempre Vegano, a vegan restaurant in the Roma Norte neighborhood.
Day 2 (Thursday, April 6):
- Grab coffee and breakfast at Chiquitito Café, a cozy cafe with great coffee and pastries.
- Spend the day exploring the historic center of Mexico City, including the Zocalo (main square), the National Palace, and the Templo Mayor archaeological site.
- For lunch, head to Pan Comido, a vegetarian restaurant with Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
- After lunch, visit the Palacio de Bellas Artes, a stunning cultural center with murals by Diego Rivera and other Mexican artists.
- For dinner, try El Jardín de Pulpos, a vegan seafood restaurant in the Roma Norte neighborhood.
Day 3 (Friday, April 7):
- Start your day with coffee and breakfast at Blend Station, a specialty coffee shop in Roma Norte.
- Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum (also known as the Blue House), the former home of the iconic Mexican artist.
- For lunch, try Los Loosers, a vegetarian restaurant with creative, plant-based dishes.
- After lunch, explore the Coyoacan neighborhood, where the museum is located.
- For dinner, try La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill, a seafood restaurant with vegan options in the Roma Norte neighborhood.
Day 4 (Saturday, April 8):
- Spend the day exploring the trendy neighborhoods of Condesa and Roma Norte, known for their beautiful architecture, cafes, and shops.
- For breakfast, try Lalo!, a popular spot with excellent coffee and vegetarian options.
- For lunch, head to Niddo, a vegetarian cafe with fresh, healthy options.
- After lunch, stroll through the neighborhood's parks and boutiques.
- For dinner, try La Pitahaya Verde, a vegan restaurant with Mexican-inspired dishes.
Day 5 (Sunday, April 9):
- Take a day trip to Teotihuacan, an ancient Mesoamerican city known for its impressive pyramids.
- For breakfast, grab a coffee and pastry at Rosetta Panadería in the Roma Norte neighborhood before heading out.
- For lunch, try La Gruta, a restaurant located inside a natural cave near the pyramids. They have vegetarian options available.
- After lunch, climb the pyramids and explore the archaeological site.
- For dinner, head back to Roma Norte and try Por Siempre Vegano again, or visit Sartoria Vegetariana for Italian-inspired cuisine.
Day 6 (Monday, April 10):
- Start your day with coffee and breakfast at Fábrica Social, a social enterprise that supports women from low-income backgrounds.
- Visit the Casa Luis Barragán, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former home of the influential Mexican architect.
- For lunch, try La Pitahaya Verde, a vegan restaurant with Mexican-inspired dishes.
- After lunch, explore the nearby Colonia Roma neighborhood, known for its beautiful architecture and cafes.
- For dinner, try La Xampa, a vegan restaurant with Mexican-inspired dishes.
Day 7 (Tuesday, April 11):
- On your last day, visit the Museum of Modern Art and the nearby Chapultepec Castle, a former imperial residence with stunning views of the city.
- For lunch, head to El Califa, a popular taco spot with vegetarian options.
- After lunch, take a final stroll through the Roma Norte neighborhood and enjoy a coffee or tea
Patricia Schneider was a 25-year-old waitress that disappeared from an unincorporated part of Riverside County called Pedley. She got off work from the Palamino Station in the early morning hours of Sunday August 1, 1982. Having car problems, she stopped at a Circle K mini market near the cross streets of Limonite and Van Buren. She was seen talking with two men with Sandy hair who were apparently assisting her with her car. She called her boyfriend twice while at the mini mart with the last call being around 3 am. She has never been seen since. However, her car was found about 2 miles away from the mini-market near Van Buren and Dolittle in the city of Riverside. It had been set ablaze. Police found her purse in the car.
Patricia was survived by her mother who lived in Banning California and did not have a phone and her aunt who lived in Laguna Hills California.
Patricia’s disappearance has at times been associated with the Disappearance and murder of Dorothy Jane Scott (1980, Orange California). The primary reasons for this is that the cars of both women were found burning hours after their disappearance. Additionally, a story about Patricia showed up in the Orange County register, due to her aunt and friends living in Laguna Hills.
What I have not previously seen noted is that Patricia was not the only disappearance on Limonite Avenue on that weekend in 1982.
On Friday, July 30, 1982, at around 4 pm, two miles from the mini market Patricia was last seen at ten-year-old April Irene Lamont was kidnapped while riding her bike to the Stater Brothers grocery store on the corner of Limonite and Etiwanda in the unincorporated part of Riverside County called Mira Loma. A search would be conducted for April and her bicycle would be found four miles North near Etiwanda and the 60 freeway in an industrial area called the Mira Loma Space Center. The following morning her body would be found dumped behind a Mobil gas station on Valley Blvd and the 60 Freeway in the unincorporated part of Riverside County called Rubidoux. The cause of death was believed to be asphyxia and their reports were in contradictory as to whether she had been sexually assaulted.
Media reports of April’s murder quickly disappear with only a blurb appearing the San Bernardino Sun a few articles in the Press Enterprise and a couple of articles in The Record a small newspaper published in the area.
Despite many search efforts, I have never been able to find any stories regarding a resolution to April’s murder in the media. I have also been unable to locate any court records regarding anyone being charged with the murder of April. However, April’s does not appear on any of the unsolved sites.
At first, I thought this may have been because of the father’s attitude as portrayed by an interesting quote in one of the articles. The only quote one I found. A report apparently caught him on his lawn within a day or two of the murder. He was quoted as saying, “I had three children. Now I have two.” I can only interpret this as being the words of a broken man. There was no doubt based on witnesses statements that April was abducted, so the father would not have been under suspicion. He did not appeal for the perpetrator to be caught and hanged or have any other cries for justice. He seemed to simply have accepted nothing would return his daughter to him.
Reading through the articles of the time in that area, it seems that the unincorporate areas of Riverside County known as Rubidoux, Indian Hills, Glen Avon, Pedley, and Mira Loma were striving to become a striving blossom into a booming city. However, those efforts seemed to be foiled by a scandal called the Stringfellow Acid Pits, which involved the dumping of toxic materials in the Jurupa Mountains which was found to have leaked into the Pyrite Creek and ran down to the Santa Ana River. Today, all of those communities are known as the City of Jurupa Valley.
So, the question remains, why is April’s murder not a cold case listed like that of Patricia’s?
I believe the reason is because they know who killed April and it is highly likely that the same person killed Patricia as well.
In 1982, there was a child rapist abducting and sexually assaulting young girls in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. He was known as the Lost Dog Rapist, because he would ask children to help him look for his lost dog, snatching them. He would take them for a long ride in his car and then sexual assault them in the car or a motel room. Later releasing them by dropping them off at some other location.
Though he had been preying on girls for some time in the area, as things seemed to heat up in Los Angeles and Orange counties, he moved to San Diego County. There he picked up a girl and kept her overnight in a motel. However, he slipped up as the girl was able to lead the police back to the motel, he had taken her.
Within a couple of month’s Los Angeles Police Investigator would fly to Kansas and working with Investigators there, discovered that the address used to register at the Mission Valley Hotel in the San Diego area was one that had been frequented by a man who had been arrested for indecent exposure and then jumped bail. Shortly after that arrest in 1977, a series of rapes occurred in the Kansas City area. They involve home brake-ins as well as at least one rape on the streets. Most of the victims were girls around 9 to 12 years old, but one was 17 and another 20 years old. Victim identified the photo of the man who had skipped bail as their attacker. The name he was known as was Roscoe James Short.
Soon, a connection was made to an incident in Albuquerque New Mexico in 1974. There a man identified as James Henry Ginn Jr. also known as Patrick James Kerwin was arrested after being pulled over for a traffic infraction. As the officer was speaking with Kerwin, two women approached them and indicated that the man had just attempted to abduct one of them. One of the women said that she was leaving her place of work when Kerwin grabbed her and put a knife to her thought. He forced her into her car, but she was able to escape when the car would not start. The second woman came to her rescue as she screamed and the man fled to another car where he screech out of the parking lot. Investigators connected Ginn with a number of other attack on girls aged 14 to 16 years old. Eventually, Ginn would be charged with seven counts of aggravated assault, five of sodomy, and one count of kidnapping for crimes he was identified to have committed in the area. According to media reports, Kerwin would escape prosecution after unwittingly being released from a psychiatric hospital.
Between his activities in Kansas City and Alburquerque in 1976, Ginn would be arrested in Azusa California under the name Patrick Kerwin as part of a part of a drug bust involving 4,400 pounds of marijuana. The drugs were found when police responded to reports of a burglary. There they found 400 crates of onions each of which contained 11 pounds of marijuana underneath them in a truck at the house. The marijuana had a street value of more than $250,000 Ginn was arrested with two other accomplices at the time.
In 1979, Ginn was active in Corpus Chirsti, Texas where a 10 year old girl was raped. In that case, a man and a woman lured the girl to the car telling her they needed her help looking for a lost dog. They then took the girl to a motel in Victoria where she was tied to a bed, blind folded and gagged. The man then raped and sodomized her as the woman took photograph of the act. The girl was then dropped off at a restaurant in Corpus Christi.
In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Ginn would be active in Denver Colorado, where he was known as the Baby sitter rapist. Twenty-two attacks on girls ranging from age 4 to 15 would be attacked. In these attacks he would force his way into a home at assault babysitters and the children they were watching.
In May of 1982, Chief Darryl Gates would announce that they had identified the Lost Dog Rapist as Roscoe James Short. At the time they list a series of aliases that the man was known to use and stated that did not know what his true name was, but that the were sure who was committing the rapes. They also indicated that the individual was a known drug trafficker. Within a couple of weeks, the LAPD would indicate that the man’s true identity was James Henry Ginn Jr.
Attacks had gone quiet in Los Angeles, Orange and Sand Diego Counties after the March 1982 abduction of the girl in the San Diego area. That same month a 9-year-old girl named Jenny Kao was murdered at a Pasadena Mall while selling candy and the Lost Dog Rapist was considered a suspect. Another girl was attacked in Venice, a Beach area of Los Angeles, but some of the details of the attack were different, so police were skeptical.
After the May announcement of Short being the suspect and the clarification that his real name was James Henry Ginn Jr. things were quiet in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties in the months of June and July. However, in Riverside County April would be murdered on July 30th and Patricia would disappear on August 1st.
On August 18, 1982, Ginn would be arrested by the FBI in a restaurant in Denver Colorado. By October, Ginn would be charged with 37 counts in four states and in a plea bargain be sentenced to 83 ½ years to be served in Colorado.
So, recapping what we know about Ginn:
- He is a rapist that has been active since at least 1961.
- He committed a series of rapes in multiple cities.
- He used different methods of operation, including abducting children from the street and forcing women into their own car.
- Has attacked waitresses as they left their jobs.
- He known to have attached girls and young women.
- He is known to have had accomplices in abductions.
- Possibly involved in child pornography.
- Involved in drug trafficking.
- Skipped bail repeatedly.
- Used over 10 aliases.
- On a couple of occasions, he was described as having blonde hair.
When investigating the Dorothy Scott murder, I uncovered four men who were involved in a kidnapping and rape spree in Orange County at the time of her abduction in 1980. Those four men were involved in sexually assaulting seven young women, mostly teenagers, raping them and releasing them. Four their crimes they were sentenced to 400 years in prison. It is curious to me that a man involved in the molestation of so many children, with a knack for escaping justice would get such a sweet deal that has him on the streets today after serving forty years of his sentence. I tend to wonder if some additional information came along with Ginn’s confession as he was clearly involved in organized crime of some fashion.
Interestingly, enough a little over a week before Ginn’s plea bargain would be announced, four agencies would raid a property in the unincorporated part of Riverside County called Glen Avon where they would find over $100,000 in stolen cars. According to media reports, they uncovered the location where a truck load of soap bound for Burbank (neighbors Van Nuys), was stolen. When the incident was reported to the Riverside FBI office, an agent there remembered the truck as being one he had seen at a Glen Avon address. It does not say why the Special Agent had been checking out the address.
It is my belief that the murder of April and the disappearance of Patricia may likely be the work of Ginn. Although Ginn had not been identified a murderer, it is very possible that with the heat on him he could have opted to kill April rather than leave a witness in the area he was hiding out. It is also possible that he involved accomplices that preferred that no witnesses remain. April also could have accidentally been asphyxiated as part of the act. As for Patricia, it is likely that her remains are somewhere between Riverside and Denver Colorado.
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This is an alt account as people I know follow my main and this isn't a story I tell but I need to get it off my chest.
This all happened about 10 years ago during the last weekend of my seventh grade winter break
Some background. I have ADHD and have been on a multitude of different medicines for a long time so taking medicine has been a pretty routine part of my life. At this point in time I was on a stimulant I took in the morning and something to help calm me down at night. My family lived in the suburbs about an hour away from a major city. My parents decided that on Saturday we would go into the city, spend the day together, they would drop me and my sister off at my aunts house (She lived in the city), we would spend the night and meet for dinner the next day where they would take us home.
While we were in the city with my parents I realized that I had forgotten to pack my medicine. This made my parents a little upset as I was pretty forgetful as a kid and it would be really annoying to solve this. We decided that I wouldn't take my medicine that night or the next morning and they would bring me my night medicine to dinner.
The next day at dinner I asked my Mom to give my pill. My Mom had just taken the pill from the bottle in my room at home and put it in her purse. When she gave me my pill, I said that it felt too big but she said it was my pill and I swallowed it. I want to mention here that this was for a fact accidental. The pills looked incredibly similar and were similar sizes,the only reason I knew they were different is I had been taking it for so long I knew what it felt like in my mouth. In addition, given the fact that I was off my morning meds I was saying a lot of crazy things so my trustworthiness was very low this night.
Anyway, it turns out my Mom accidentally gave me 100mg of her anti-depressants. I didn't realize this until about 20-30 minutes later when I started feeling nauseous and ran downstairs to the bathroom. I was in there a while and my Dad came to check on me (It was a single person bathroom so he just knocked on the door). I came out of the bathroom a little woozy and my Dad took me back upstairs to the main restaurant. As this was happening I was becoming incredibly more paranoid. At some point, I don't remember when, the room started spinning, but it wasn't the room. The best way I can describe it is when you are having a dream and in the dream you're in a place and even though the details of the place you are in are wrong you know exactly where you are. When I woke up, about two minutes later, I was outside and my Dad was asking me what year it was, who was the president, what day of the week it was etc. While I was having what I would call "tunnel vision" my Mom realized she gave me the wrong medicine.
My family called my pediatrician and was told by him that chances are it would be a rough night for me but there was very little chance I wouldn't be fine after a couple hours, but if they wanted they could take me to the ER just in case. My parents asked if I felt liked I needed to go the ER and I said yes. My parents loaded me, my sister, and our cousin who was at dinner that we were dropping off and left. My parents dropped off my cousin and then took me to a hospital near our house. The ER said there wasn't much they could do for me and to just let my body filter it out. My parents took me home and I ended up going to school the next day.
There are two things about this event that scare me to this day that I have never told anyone. The first is that while I was having the tunnel vision, something else was in control of my body. According to my parents I was talking about how life was a cycle, and I needed to end the cycle by killing myself. I have no memories of this. I remember having tunnel vision, I remember crying in the dream, and whatever was controlling my body was not me.
The second thing is that I remember getting in the car and thinking about how life is a cycle and to end it by killing myself and for some reason this made sense in my head. I have not had self unalivement thoughts since or anything like it but just thinking about how much it made sense in my head scares me to this day.
I haven't been able to tell anyone how I really feel because I know it would crush my Mom. She has self-esteem issues and blamed herself really hard for this. At no point in my life have I ever blamed her for this, it was a common mistake and I probably wouldn't have listened to me either. I knew my Mom was really upset so I chose not to tell anyone how I really felt but that moment changed my life. I don't know if that change was for the better or the worse but my mind isn't the same after that night