Yuma, AZ High 72 Low 48
There were six of us headed for Algodones. Five of us to visit the dentist and one (Jan) along for the fun.
Jim was going to drive and Wednesday morning he went out to put stuff away so there would be room for all of us. He got in to start the truck and it was deader than a door nail. We were short on time so Bill came to the rescue and we all rode with him.
There’s a huge parking lot at the border and it costs $6 to park. Then you just walk across the border. It’s that easy.
We found the dentist’s office only to learn she had a new office several blocks away. Wandered our way over and announced our arrival. All five of us had 10:00 a.m. appointments. They don’t do things quite the same as we do in the states.
Jan wasn’t having any work done but she kept plenty busy with her camera. All of these pictures are borrowed from her blog.
Tom and Diane came in for cleanings.
Bill needed a crown and some fillings. He had to go back on Thursday to finish up.
Jim thought he needed a couple of crowns and ended up with four of them.
Then there is yours truly. I ended up getting 8 crowns and a bridge. Jim and I have to go back on Saturday to finish up our work.
I’m going to do a separate post about the whole experience and the costs involved.
It was really fun to have all the company. Made for a great time.
Tom, Diane, Bill, Jan, Jim and me
Jim and I took a long time so the others wandered around and had some lunch while they waited for us. When we finished up we needed to get some food in Jim so we stopped at this little restaurant. Pretty good food but fantastic company.
Coming back across the border was a breeze. The last time Jim and I went to Mexico the line to cross back into the USA was looong and it took us about two hours. I added to this time because of problems with my passport. It took me about 30 minutes of answering questions before they let me through. Not fun. I got a new passport last month. This time there was hardly any line and we were through in about 15 minutes.
Got home and the girls were sure glad to see us. Toni and Doug took care of them for us while we were gone. Thanks guys.
As soon as we got back, Jim and Bill started working on Jim’s truck. Tried jumping it, charging the batteries, and finally Bill and Jan took Jim into Yuma and he bought two new batteries for the truck. Runs real good now.
Jan just loves the fact that the Dodge was helping the Chevy.
It was a very long day and we were sound asleep by 9:30.