Yuma, AZ High 81 Low 52
Thursday night we went to the Quartzsite Yacht Club (yes they have a Yacht Club in the middle of the desert and Jim is a member) for karaoke. One our group, Ed, is a fantastic singer and loves to perform. Only problem was, there were so many folks there who wanted to sing that Ed only got to perform one song. (Jeri’s picture turned out much better than mine so I used hers.)
Friday we went back down to Yuma and are parked next to Toni and Doug at Pilot Knob once again.
We went back to Algodones so I could have a little more work done on my bridge. That didn’t take too long so we were able to spend some time wandering through the town.
I wanted to show you some of the pictures I took in Algodones just to give you an idea of what the town looks like. It definitely exists because of tourists.
These are the restrooms that are the first place you come to when you cross the border.
Casa del Sol – this is typical of the stores and what they are selling.
One of the things you have got to know, is that you do not pay the price they ask for. I have never been one to negotiate on a price but you are crazy not to down here. We bought a Kokopelli that started at $70 and we paid $35 which was probably too much but I love it.
Their electrical standards don’t quite meet US code.
The main streets of the town are filled with vendors all hawking their wares. You will soon get tired of saying “no thank you” and find yourself just not responding to them.
This is the view as you first enter Algodones after crossing the border. That’s the Purple Pharmacy on the left which is one of the best known of all the pharmacies.
Shoe shine anyone?
I am going to do another post on our visit south of the border because this one is already too long.