January 24, 2012
As usual, up before the sun. From the casino parking lot, we catch the gold. A day well planned we head for Algodones, Mexico to finish my dental work. Denny Salinas has a new office from our previous visit for major work, in December/Jan. 2008/09.
Dentists here (not all) have shabby offices, as I understand it. And as many have studied and gotten their credentials in the U.S. Salinas guarantees his work, and did just that. An hour and one half the first visit, 3 ex-rays, a diagnosis and solution- no charge. Then over two hours today, and I was on my way with a cost of 200 dollars for two special made mouth guards, some cosmetic work and a prescription. RVers we have talked to claim the dentists here are very honest and Jim and I found that to be true.
We stopped for lunch at Birrieria, basically the same menu as a couple days ago, in a different place. Live musicians wander in with their tip cups, the kitchen out front. Same economical price as well.
This bashful lady kind of ducked when I took the picture. But, she made flour tortillas so fast it made my head swim. I saw her forming perfect size dough balls by hand and using a press to flatten them. The end product counts. Ah, fresh and delicious.
…and all the desert creatures like scorpions, turtles, lizards, snakes and road runners. It’s a pleasure to check out the street wares even though we have no room in the motor home to bring stuff home.
Back in Yuma, on the way to get the vehicles washed and waxed, I got a ticket for running a stop sign. It isn’t in my nature to plow through a stop sign in mid-day in full view of a policewoman. I’ve had four tickets in my life and I know it sounds ingenuous to blame my mishap on the intersection. The intersection was also an approach to a bridge and had two sets of double stop lines. It confused me. I started to stop, perceived the double lines an extra ten feet in front of me as the proper stop, and pulled forward. Realized my mistake instantly and stepped on the brakes-too late. Oh, well. Payback for those U turns I made when I shouldn’t have. I’m asking for a trial in absentia. I’ll keep you posted.
March 7, 2010
Jim says: Yesterday was a delightful sunny day with a temperature of 66 degrees…A great day to have a gator race. It’s an annual event and Mary and I were lucky enough to be in town for this exciting event of 5,000 Alligators racing down the Bayou Teche!
There were lots of friendly folks attending. The event was controlled by the New Iberia Police and very interestingly…New Iberia Parish Jail Trustees dressed in their black and white striped jail suits.
As usual, lots of beer and food. Mary and I are finding eating out in Louisiana to be quite an experience. As a rule, we do not eat fried foods and it seems almost everything food-wise down here is FRIED! We passed on eating at this event.
The announcer did a great job of calling the race with entries named,,,who dat, thibodaux, beaudreau, banana, skinny dipper, falstaff, miller lite, bud lite, drew breese. Needless to say, who dat was the winner!
We took a nice stroll in the historic downtown area. We’ve been on the go so much lately we decided to call it an early afternoon. We arrived back at the motorhome at 2:00 PM and enjoyed a nice laid-back relaxing afternoon.
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Oh, the great gator race is a fund-raiser for the Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc. The gators were little plastic guys about 18 inches long! Here’s a link about the Great Gator Race and the SHMA…
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