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I Walk Into Mexico And Come Back With Gold!

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The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here January 10th.


I expect to be in this area a couple of months 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.  🙂


Yesterday morning I drove the Bronco the 25 miles south of Yuma, Arizona to San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico for my annual visit with my dentist. I’ve been going to Dr. Sergio Bernal for about 10 years. I leave early so I can be first in line which means no waiting when he opens at 9:00 AM. The sun does not break the horizon until 7:40 AM which means difficult photo conditions with the sun so low on the horizon. (The below  photos are from last years trip.)



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…






Right at the border on the Arizona side, last year I parked the Bronco in a city park. This year it’s all changed. The park is now closed to vehicles and now San Luis has street parking meters…







Then walk across the border crossing. No cameras allowed beyond this point…







Once into Mexico, it’s only about a one minute walk…







Turn left and here’s his office…







Sergio has a nice two chair facility where he provides very good services (he’s a dental surgeon) at very good prices compared to the United States. A checkup and cleaning is only $20. Such a deal! Here he is with his dental assistant…




I was not overly surprised when he informed me that I had one tooth needing a crown. He recommend gold because he said a porcelain crown would eventually crack and break in this location in my mouth. So I wandered around while the crown was being made. Five hours later, done. It’s only my third crown.


Final bill for a cleaning and a gold crown was $160. Try that in the United States! It’s why I go to Mexico like many RVers for dental care.





About a one minute walk back to the border crossing to re-enter the United States took about a 15 minute wait in line…






Even with six lanes in progress, entering the United States by vehicle is about a two-hour wait in a very long line. The car line this year still looked very long…





I’m all set dental-wise (hopefully) for another year. Sergio told me that for an old guy, I’ve still got really good teeth!  🙂



I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was partly cloudy and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is partly cloudy and 59 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…


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


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…


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!

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There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

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