Friday, January 4, 2019

Day Trippin’

Algodones, Mexico   High 66  Low 37

I finally got out of the house. It’s been so cold I’ve been hibernating. Paula was going to make a run down to Mexico and asked me if I’d like to ride along. So I said sure.

And I’m really glad I said yes. It’s about a four hour drive so that gave us a great opportunity to get completely caught up on our lives and solve all the world’s problems.

I was hoping to find some more roadrunners like we already have or some cute turtles. But I didn’t really see anything I liked. Paula checked out a couple of t-shirts but she didn’t find anything she wanted either.

By this time we were really hungry so we stopped at the Plaza to have lunch.


We were lucky enough to find a table in the sun because it was cold in the shade.


There was a band playing and this lady was dancing for tips.


We had a really good lunch. I have tacos with rice and beans and Paula had carne asada that she said was as good as it looked.

After lunch we headed to the Purple Pharmacy so I could get some prilosec and then we were ready to head back to the US.

This is only a small part of the line to get across the border that awaited us.


Things were moving slowly because of the Government shutdown. The Border Patrol agents were all working for no pay and there were only two of them. However, the line moved faster than I thought it would. It only took us about an hour. Paula was kind enough to do all the standing and let me sit as much as possible and I sure do appreciate that.

I had such a good time I think I just may have to do it again if Paula decides to head down that way.


  1. Good for you. When the weather is too hot or cold, it is hard to get us out of our comfy homes. Then when we do leave, we are usually glad - like you were this time.

  2. WOW! That was a day trip? Glad you had a good time. Sometimes a road trip can solve all types of issues. Glad yours was a good one!

  3. I know how you feel about going out in freezing cold or super hot weather. Glad you enjoyed your outing

  4. Now that was a fun outing for you both.

  5. What fun day , always enjoy crossing there , when we are parked just around the corner, and lunch at the plaza has always been fun and tasty.

  6. That sounds like a fun day, except the standing in line...

  7. Glad you both had an Enjoyable trip to Mexico.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  8. I so wish I could take a "run down to Mexico". I've been in Central America and other places throughout the world, but never to Mexico and I know I would love it there.

  9. And to think you survived with no Montezuma's Revenge. That would have made that four hour ride back very interesting. ;c)

  10. We had been contemplating a trip to Nogales, but with the shut down, I think we'll wait until there are more customs people on the job.

  11. With all the cool weather we have been staying inside too but plan a day out today for shopping and lunch.

  12. We used to go down to Mexico to buy prescriptions for my dad. One day there was a shoot out in Revolucion Square and police captain was killed. We haven't been back since. No Montezuma's revenge, thankfully.

    Tijuana can be such a lovely place, we have always enjoyed visiting there. We lived in San Diego and it was fairly easy to visit.


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