This morning we made a trip into Mexico to the city of Los Algodones.
It was less than 25 miles from the campground. The actual crossing is at Andrade, California. We parked the car at a lot on the U.S. side and walked across the border. We were greeted at the Mexican side with people pushing dentists, opticians and pharmacies.
Every dental office we passed had waiting rooms with non-Mexicans waiting for their appointments. Sidewalks were filled with vendors selling jewelry, clothing, ceramic items, leather items and spray painters painting vases, plates, mailboxes, satellite dishes and any other items you may desire.
Of course, a trip into Mexico always includes checking out the liquor stores where we purchased Jose Cuervo tequila for $8.50 and a bottle of coffee liquor for $6.99, both for less than the bottle of tequila would have cost in the U.S. Crossing back into the US took almost an hour as there was a long line but it moved along and we enjoyed talking with others in the line. It was felt that because it is near the end of the season that many “snowbirds” were there making purchases before returning home. Returning back to Yuma we stopped for lunch at La Fonda Tortilla Factory, a restaurant we had eaten at last year. This restaurant continues to serve good Mexican food and has been very busy whenever we have been here. We made a few more stops before returning at Walmart, a discount grocery store that we were curious about, and finally at Fry’s grocery store. The weather is very pleasant with temperatures in the 70’s and lots of sun. Our campground is emptying out and we have learned that many Canadians have been here since October so they need to return to Canada so that their insurance is not compromised for being out of the country too long.