Saturday, February 2, 2008

Mexico and Shirmp Tacos

Now for our trip to Mexico. It'll be a while before we go back there again. First of all, we had no idea what we were doing. We just went with everyone else. We parked way to far away. When we came up to the border, we just parked. Then came the walk to the gate. There is no sidewalk. The walk-way was just dirt and stones. just a little pathway between the parked cars and the fence. When you get there you just keep walking and your in Mexico. I've never seen so many dentists in one place. Again, it wasn't what we expected. Pharmacies, dentists, optometrists, and more of the same. Also lots of hats and purses. "Hey Lady. What you want? We have best price." Lot's of jewelry. Let me tell you....I just love to look at purses. I have had one purse since I left home. I've been so good. I looked but didn't touch. It was so hard to find a T-shirt for Connor. We finally found one. Not exactly what we were looking for, but OK.
The hit of the day was stopping for shrimp tacos. They were so good. As we stood in line we could watch them deep fry the fish and shrimp. They warmed the tortillas, and filled them up with the warm shrimp or fish. Then you go to the register to pay, and that is where you put on all the other stuff. Of course, you can make it as hot as you want. Tom and I each got 2. I had one of each, and he had 2 shrimp. Yummy!! They were as good as we had heard they are. I'm sure it would have been a better trip for me if I hadn't been recovering from that bad cold. But that line at the end did me in.
As we were getting ready to leave, we had to wait in line to get back over to the USA. I stress WAIT IN LINE!!! Wait till you see the pictures. The line went down the street, up the hill, and around the corner. Then it went down that street. It took us over 2 hours to get through the gate. Even if you don't buy anything, you have to wait in this line. I can't imagine standing in this line if you buy a couple bottles. Even if you have a few bags of things. There wasn't even any place to sit, until you got near the end. The cars were going through faster than the walkers. Anyway, it was interesting to see. We may go back again, but probably not Algodones.
We have been sitting here in this nice little park. We are finding out that we really needed to do just that. We have had to be somewhere ever since we left in June. We have enjoyed not having to get up, or set the clock, or even go outside. We are well rested, and are getting ready to be on the move again. We have a few days till we go to a Rally in Casa Grande. I have been reading, and Tom has been watching some TV and puttering around. It's not as warm here as we would like, but it is warmer than home. The other day we did our wash. It didn't take long, we had all the washers and dryers we wanted. It's the first time we've been in a laundramat in years.
Today we went out for bread, and also stopped at the Dollar Store because we are sending Connor a box. We like to get him little junk stuff that doesn't take him long to get rid of. Of course we will send him a rock from the Colorado River, and one from the desert in Quartzsite. (He has a rock collection.) We put them in bags and label them so he knows which is which.
Wait till you see the sheep. We are in sheep country. Technically, it is the desert, but they irrigate so much here, that it is green and lush. So many fields of hay growing. When we stopped to take the pictures of the sheep, they started to come up Baaaing at us. The little ones were so cute. I think they thought we had food for them. Not so. Tom will post the pictures tomorrow.

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