November 28, 2006

Welcome to Los Algodones, Mexico!!

Another busy day as you can see here in this photo. This is a taxi and driver just relaxing on the streetside.

But it isn't always like that. We were into Algodones last Saturday and it was like a zoo!! I wished I had brought my camera that day - the lineup to leave at the border crossing was unbelievable. People, including us, were backed up about four city blocks. We were in line for 2 hours.

Anyway -I did bring the camera yesterday (Monday) and this is what the streets looked like then. But still a busy place. The streets are lined up with pharmacies, dentists, and optical. Michel got 3 crowns done and we each got new glasses (progressive glasses with transition lenses only $125.)

There are vendors everywhere, and every square inch of the sidewalks are used up for something. This was interesting: Artists who paint on ANYTHING with cans of spray paint. The work they do is awesome. We use brushes and knives to get the same effects. You can enlarge the pictures by double clicking on them. Check out the paintings - they are really something.

November 26, 2006

Here is a picture of our home and our car.

November 23rd - American Thanksgiving. We went golfing today - the second time in two weeks. This could become a habit ! We didn't keep score, but both of us had some pretty good shots.

THEN we had a BIG Thanksgiving dinner at Catalina Resort - turkey - dressing - potatoes - gravy - candied yams - yummmm - right down to dessert - a choice of pumpkin or apple pie. We both ate way too much. It's a good thing we only had a few miles to drive afterwards. About 16 miles. We spent Thursday night at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Indio - and we missed Survivor!! Can anyboy out there tell me who got voted off???All kinds of tv's in the casino - ALL of them with a football game!! Imagine that????

This is what it's like to camp in the desert. Lot's of open space and motorhomes scattered everywhere.

We met a couple from Salmon Arm who pulled up just behind us and camped. Nice folks. Helen and George are their names. They are also going to Cabo St. Lucas, and we're suppose to get together this week.

Happy Hour - November 22, 2006

November 22, 2006 Catalina Spa resort

Today is our last day here at Catalina Spa Resort. Tomorrow we'll be moving souther - we'll be staying in Winterhaven, which is just outside of Yuma. We plan to cross into Mexico on December 1st.

We met up with Ron and Ann last week and we've spent quite a bit of time with them - we met them here last year and they introduced us to a few of thier friends. We've had a few 'happy hours' with them. Today we joined them and their 'gang' at the VHW for tacos and beer for lunch. There were about 12 of us, and it was a good time.

In the following picture are: Ron, Don, Sandy, Michel, Ann and Joan

Palm Springs - November 21, 2006

November 21, 2006
Sitting at a Blogging class here at Catalina Spa Resort. This is my first blog attempt.
We've been sitting around the pool for a couple of weeks now - tough life I know! We've been visiting with friends we met last year.
In this picture are friends from Escondito CA - Mike and Chris and Michel playing with their noodles!!!