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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Algodones Mexico for a fun few hours.

Where are we today ?
       We took it easy yesterday and our plan today was to wander over to Los Algodones Mexico. Only about 10 minutes away. A bit cool this morning but still gonna be a nice day. So about 9 am we hopped in the car and we paid our $6.00 to park and wandered into Mexico. No check points just walk over the border too easy.
        We like to get here early and just take in the atmosphere. Chat with the vendors , always in your face. Some people find it annoying but I actually enjoy these people trying to sell you something. They always have a line, "You from Canada? special discount" "You must be French if you from Canada" "Almost Free today" "Come looking thats free" "Buy your Lady a nice necklace" "Wanna Buy my sister?""I have something you don't need, good price", "Free dental checkup or half price only 20 bucks" and the comments go on and on. They are all friendly and we answer it no" Gracias", Maybe later, not today, still part of what we enjoy here. Stop and look at something and wow they are all over you, then if you want it negotiate, your price, if not walk away.
        Nothing we need our want but still is a fun outing. 
drugs good prices
       Always love visiting the square where the artists are  doing some amazing artwork, on anything you want, great prices too.
clothes
     I got new glasses here about 3 years ago 2 pair $69.00 (trifocals) still using the first pair. Work great.
     Dental work? Great prices as well.
prescription Glasses, good deals
some wonderful artwork too
      Now a few vendors on the street selling fresh shrimp,(huge) and good prices too.
look at the size of these shrimp
          On our way to the border picked up a pound for $10.00 about 1/2 of them for supper tonight. Another line from the vendor "Mexican cooler, free ice!" That a plastic bag full of ice for our shrimp. They do the same if you buy a 6 pack of beer, in a plastic bag and fill it with ice.
hair cuts good prices too
        By 10:30 we saw what we wanted and decide to stop by the food court that is located kind of in a back alley, its Huge. Ww have been here before and the service and food is pretty good, very reasonable prices as well.
bar not open until 11 am but thats ok
Suzie had a Mexican omelette 
my Mexican eggs, salad, refried beans, tortillas and salsa
       Including a large bottled water, breaky came to $8.00 pretty decent price.
      After here stopped and picked up the shrimp, and a bottles of Creme Agave Liquor. Nobody at the border crossing so was a 2 minute crossing.  Gotta love it, we have spent hours in that line for US customs years ago.
       Back home by 11:30 and now we have the rest of the day to relax and walkabouts here. Just the way we love to explore.
Our Roadrunner came back to visit on our Patio
      Just an great afternoon,  some sun but mostly cloud cover, temps in the high 60's but thats alright to, we can play and read outside with a great view of the desert.
      Soon time to prep supper, so I made our salad cleaned a few shrimp and made a couple shrimp kabobs.
used 1/2 f these for supper, froze the rest
ready for the Weber Q
just about done
gotta love these huge fresh shrimp
     That was it for a fun day wandering about Algodones, not real Mexico but still gives us a bit of a taste of what we are missing. Then we can enjoy some reading, walking and chatting with this pretty decent weather. Not too cold and none of that white stuff on the ground.
     Thanks for joining us here again.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

27 comments:

  1. Shrimp look good ! How long are you going to be at Pilot Knob?

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    1. Excellent shrimp, We are leaving here monday morning for DHS.

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  2. Good looking shrimp. Are you still cleaning them the way I taught you?

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  3. Hey - welcome to Mexico! Ya - great looking dinner - makes me miss our Weber…...

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    1. Thanks, can't imagine life without my Weber Q.

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  4. Algodonas certainly pulls people across that border. It's probably home to much of the stuff sold at the local markets in Yuma. Love the nice weather but wish it'd warm up just a little more but it's nicer than where we left a couple months ago.

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    1. A little warmer would be nice, but we will take this for now. Yes we are glad we left when we did too.

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  5. We'll be headed to Algodones in January. I agree, just a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

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    1. I assume you will going to the Q as well.
      Yes we enjoy the atmosphere.

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  6. It will be nice to visit Algodones again. We want to compare it to Progresso.

    The weather looks awesome. Glad you are enjoying the good life.

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    1. We sure do like living the good life, have not been to Progresso so cannot compare.

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  7. We have had dental and eye glasses there too. It is so colorful.

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  8. Do you have to bring your prescription for glasses or can they make them from you current ones?

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    1. Last time they did an eye test for free, of I bought glasses from them and made my new glasses from that, or they can make them according to you old glasses as well, worked for me.

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  9. We haven't been over to Algodones yet in our travels - one of these years we'll have to check it out, I guess.

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    1. Its an interesting outing that we always enjoy.

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  10. Looks like a well spent morning but I don't care for the high pressure sales pitches. Los Algodones must be the place to go for dental work as several of my blogger buddies have been there with good results.

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    1. It is the place to go for dental and glasses, but check out before you go, recommendations from others are always the best choice in our experience. Just get used to saying "no thanks Gracias" and keep walking, even chatting with some of the vendors is fun too.

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  11. I think their favorite line is "almost free". I usually reply "but not quite". It's easy to say no and they really don't push it.

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    1. We don't have a problem saying no and like you said they don't push it.

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  12. Ah, yes, Algodones is always a test in patience from the street pedlars. They all mean well and it is their way of life. If one does not like the sales pitches, one should avoid Algodones.

    The temperatures have cooled a lot. Here in Las Vegas, the temps might have reached the high fifties today. In the last 24 hours, Jeanette and I must have walked 50 miles.....or it sure feels like we walked 50 miles.....LOL. We're getting in shape for Christmas gourmet foods, I suppose!

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    1. We have been here enough to know how to deal with the vendors, no problem for us. Yep its cooler but we can still deal with it.
      Keep up the walking is good for you. The feasts will replenish that energy spent.

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  13. Haven't been to Algodones yet this year but always enjoy a few hours strolling around there each year. I just keep walking past the annoying street vendors.

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    1. We always enjoy wandering around taking in the sites,

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  14. Great looking shrimp and a great price as well. We have bought almost all our glasses in Algodones over the years. They have always been good. Cool here in DHS as well but the water is warm!

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