Day trip to Los Algodones, Mexico, near Yuma

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LosAlgodones_music_JimmySmith_JulianneGCraneOne recent Saturday, we visited the Mexico boarder community of Los Algodones, near Yuma, Ariz. — known for its scores of dentists and optical outlets, in additions to its pharmacies with modestly-priced medications.

It was a day warm enough for Jimmy to wear shorts. (Sorry everyone where it is cold and snowing. However, we ARE snowbirds that travel south in the winter to rest and fatten up before heading north in the spring.)

We were under the watchful care of new RV friends, full-timers Donna Huffer and Bob Parker, and their friends Don and Glenda Wicks of Calgary, AB, Canada (see picture below).

LosAlgodones_LaParrilla-group_waitStaffAfter walking through the small downtown, we ate a delicious lunch at La Parrilla’s, stopped by for our one bottle of liquor each, then stood in line for about an hour to pass through customs.

Read about Jimmy’s reaction to some of what he witnessed during our brief trip into this  Mexican town by clicking on: “In gratitude for the accident of my own birth” in ‘Jimmy Smith’s Another View.’

–  Julianne G Crane

Photos: (Top) RVer Jimmy Smith walking along Algodones’ main street, through the temporary music venue. (Julianne G Crane) (Bottom) Lunch at La Parrilla’s. From left, counter-clockwise: Julianne G. Crane (neon green cap), Donna Huffer (blue shirt), Bob Parker (yellow shirt), Jimmy Smith, and Don and Glenda (pink) Wicks of Calgary, AB, Canada.)

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  • Rick De Young

    Your blogs are interesting. Thanks. Rick De Young, Escapees Chapter 9, Oregon Trails

  • Julianne — Another great write-up of a must-see in the area!
    How does Algodones compare to other border towns nearby (like San Luis Colorado)?

    Your helpfulness to other bloggers has gotten you nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award (details at https://bobandellen.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/were-sunshine-bloggers/). Congrats!

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