Everybody’s welcome! No ID required if you’re on foot. Just walk on through.
Passport recommended to get back into the US, though.
We found the dentist’s office, had my initial examination and mold made, then spent a few hours shopping the bargains before heading back to Yuma for the night.
The next morning we did the same, had a fantastic breakfast on the Mexico side, showed up at the dentist’s at 11:30 am, and shortly after noon my three bad teeth had been pulled and my new partial plate was in, and fit and looked great ($300).
Because I didn’t feel 100%, we decided to return to our motel in Yuma for the rest of the afternoon.
Larra: On Friday I drove us back to the hotel, Jim slept for two hours, then he wanted to fool around before supper. He had three teeth pulled three hours ago, and he was already frisky? I think I fell in love with the Energizer Bunny!
La Paraiso – good food, live music.
Dollars are accepted everywhere; we never bought any pesos.
At the border crossing. “No pictures, senora!”
“Is he going to shoot me?” Larra wondered, as she hid behind me.
It’s easier and faster to walk across the border than to drive.
As you can see, half of the town is dental offices.
The rest is optical, doctors, pharmacies and liquor.
You’ll see a lot of poverty and beggars near the border crossing.
I suggest taking a pile of $1 bills.