We went back into Mexico a couple of times this week. I had two "painless" root canals, the cost was $200 each. I paid $1200 for one in the US. I am absolutely impressed with the dentist in Mexico, they are the best I have ever been to. I highly recommend the Alamo Clinic. I will be posting a link to them in another update for anyone interested. We were very happy to have friends recommend them to us. I am passing that information on to help others.
We have one more visit before having all our dental work completed. We are looking forward to doing some exploring of Yuma and the area afterwards. I am adding a few pictures of the All American Canal and our time in Mexico. We enjoyed watching the huge turtle eating his cucumber today. This fella is famous for walking around the restaurant begging for lettuce. :-) They also had some cool cockatoos and parrots for our entertainment. I hope you enjoy the photos.
Here is a paste of info about the canal: The All American Canal runs parallel to the Mexico California border for several miles. With over 500 people having drowned in the canal since 1997, it has been called "the Most Dangerous Body of Water in the U.S." It conveys water from the Colorado River into the Imperial Valley and to nine cities. It is the Imperial Valley's only water source, and replaced the Alamo Canal, which was located mostly in Mexico. The Imperial Dam, about 30 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona on the Colorado River, diverts water into the All-American Canal, which runs to just west of Calexico, California before its last branch heads mostly north into the Imperial Valley. Six smaller canals branching off the All American Canal move water into the Imperial Valley. These canal systems irrigate up to 630,000 acres of good crop land and have made possible a greatly increased crop yield in this originally semi-desert area. It is the largest irrigation canal in the world, carrying a maximum of 26,155 cubic feet per second. Agricultural runoff from the All American Canal drains into the Salton Sea.
Check back later for more from Yuma and Mexico.