Los Algodones, Sonora, Mexico…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres Mobile Home and RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here a while hiding out from the cold, wet weather. Average temperatures in January are high 69.6, low 47.6. In February, high 73.8, low 50.1. As nice as Yuma is, I wouldn’t want to be here in August.  🙂

Los Algodones, Sonora, Mexico is only a few miles drive from Yuma, Arizona and every day during the winter season, thousands of snowbirds go there.

Back in 2012, Mary and I walked across the border into Los Algodones, Sonora, Mexico. Why did we do that…you ask? So Mary could visit her dentist.

It’s reputed that within a four block radius there are more pharmacies, doctors, dentists and opticians here, than a similar four block area anywhere else in the world! Daily thousands of American and Canadian Snowbirds visit Los Algodones. I’ve been here a number of times…Mary first went there with me in 2009.

It can take as long as 2-3 hours later in the day to wait in line to cross back into the United States. The secret is to go early…get your business done…leave early. I abandoned Los Algodones dentists a number of years ago. My dentist is now in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico…about 20 miles south of Yuma, Arizona. I visited him about two weeks ago.

Here are some photos I took while in Los Algodones…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

Walking towards the border crossing…

 

 

If you bring guns or ammunition into Mexico…you may never be seen again…

 

 

Immediately after crossing into Los Algodones…

 

 

 

 

 

There are LOTS of signs like these all over Los Agodones…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s photo of Mary in 2009 standing in front of her then dentist’s office…

 

 

Thanks to Mary and her oldest son Ken, her dentist now has a nice, new office…

 

 

Right next door to her dentist’s office is Maria’s Factory…

 

 

A pretty painted restaurant…

 

 

With a nice courtyard…

 

 

A typical street scene…

 

 

In a small central plaza…

 

 

Trinkets of all sorts can be found…

 

 

You can also watch artistic painters working with spray cans painting pretty scenes on satellite dishes…

 

 

We stopped at our favorite eating place. You can see Mary in the background…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You cannot beat the house policy…

 

 

After you are done eating you can step in the back to wash your hands…

 

 

Lots of places to buy booze…

 

 

 

Lots of pharmacies…

 

 

Another typical street scene…

 

 

And then you get in line to return to the United States. It wasn’t too bad…only about a twenty-minute wait…

 

 

 

Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with Yuma area blogs.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 62 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2016

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