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Feb 17, 2014 - Going on down to los algodonas, mexico

Feb 17 - went to Los Algodonos, MX. We parked the car and Walked through the border, the first thing we saw was the purple building, the main pharmacy, where everyone go's. We just wondered all over the place, including the back alley vender's. We picked up a few memento's, and found some Hand cream($3.25 per tube) that is not available in USA or Canada. We had a Mexican breakfast, the eggs were fantastic for about $4. We continued on kibitzing with the vender's. Pat got a manicure, while i had a beer and enjoying live singing duo. We...

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Jan 20, 2014 - Fun In Mexico

We went back into Los Algodones, Mexico today, this time we took Jared with us. It was so much fun to see it with him, it's like seeing it again for the first time. :-) We all had a great time. We feasted on tacos at the same outside café Jerry and I ate at last time. The entertainment was wonderful. Jared also picked up his first geocache from Mexico, it is set up right in the restaurant behind the counter for a very quick pick up. Fast and easy, it doesn't get any better than that. :-) The line to return to the U.S. was quite long, it...

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Jan 30, 2013 - Los Algodones, Mexico

My (Mike)bridge fall out, it cost me around $3000 6 years ago, Dr. Carlos replaced it for $600, it is as good as the previous one, no wonder all the Snowbirds go to Los Algodones, Mexico for their dental, Optical and prescriptions. We ate lunch at El Parasio (The Paradise), the music, drinks and food was very good.

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Mar 27, 2012 - Dental Info Mexico

We are receiving a lot of questions about our dental work in Algodones, Mexico. We are very happy with all the dentist at Alamo Clinic. The prices are outstanding, they do awesome work. I am adding the link for information to both the Yuma, Arizona maps and Los Algodones so everyone can find the posted information. We highly recommend Alamo Clinic. Here is the direct link to the Alamo Clinic. It has a great recording to show you how to get there, all the phone numbers, pictures of the doctors and all the prices for services. Alamo Clinic...

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Mar 26, 2012 - Geocaching Mexico

We found our first goecache from Mexico today. It is located in the Pueble Viejo Restaurant....right across from customs. The name of the cache is : Pueble Viejo GCR10V. We walked in and checked out the counter, you will see an ammo box inside, just ask the lady for it. She saw us looking and handed it to us before we asked. :-)It was full of travel bugs. We didn't bring any back this time, but may go back for some later. How exciting to walk into a very nice restaurant and have good food, reasonably priced and pick up a cache. We found...

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Mar 20, 2012 - Mexico & More

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...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Shopping in Mexico

We had a wonderful time in Mexico today. We wanted to do a bit of shopping before the dental work. They have so much to see, every street is loaded with colorful goodies. We are finding the Mexican people to be so friendly and nice. Some have even offered to help us carry things back to the border if we buy heavy items. Speaking of crossing the border, this time we paid $5 each and rode the bikes. The lady pedaled us right up to the parking lot where our car was parked. It took us about 15 minutes waiting in line. The other line was at...

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Mar 12, 2012 - Los Algodones, Mexico

Today was very exciting, we crossed the border into Algodones for our first visit. We parked our car in a large paved parking lot run by the local Native American tribe. The cost was only $5. We walked across the border without any lines or checking the passport etc. Going in is easy, going back takes about an hour or so waiting in line. Algodones, Mexico is an unusual little border town. There are more pharmacies, doctors, dentists and opticians within a four block radius than anywhere else in the world! This area attracts thousands of...

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Jan 31, 2011 - Mexico & Casa Grande Gourd Festival

We headed to Los Algodones, Mexico on Thursday instead of Wednesday because the winds were so strong. We were less than 3 miles from the boarder so we drove down and parked in the fenced in parking lot on the American side of the border and walked into Mexico. Right across the boarder the first thing I noticed were all of the dental clinics and pharmacies, rows of them on every street. They had every kind of medicine you could imagine. You could get a couple hundred of 800 mg of Ibuprofen for only $2.75. That was a real bargain but we found...

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Feb 4, 2009 - Off to Yuma, Mexico, Quartzite and return.

We got up early Monday morning and headed for Yuma. The drive was pretty uneventful and took about 4 hours as we stopped at a place called Casa Grande for breakfast at a Cracker Barrel. Cheap breakfast but if you know these restaurants you know that there is a large store in the checkout area. So Doreen bought a half dozen or so shirts cause they were such a good deal! The desert was a bit different as we were travelling in a valley between some pretty large mountains. Just before Yuma we went up and then through a mountain pass with very...

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Dec 9, 2008 - Change in direction

In retirement nothing is set in stone. So, about mid morning our destination WAS Imperial Sand Dunes. California's agricultural green is beautiful to one's eyes. The fields are lined with rows of vegetables and grains, picture perfect. I-10 had taken us only as far as Blythe, California so we were glued to the new scenery. About half way there, Corky says how far is it to Mexico. Well, I'll be, there's a county road going straight south close to the border entrance. It seems Corky needs an adjustment to his new glasses. There are smaller(?)...

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Nov 11, 2008 - Yuma, AZ (Day 3) - Our New Mexican Dentist

(Ron Writing) This morning we drove about 20 miles southwest to the Mexico border at Los Algodones. We parked the truck at a lot on the US side of the border and then walked into Mexico. Many full-time RVers we’ve met go to Los Algodones for dental work, eyeglasses, and prescription drugs. Without exception, those we spoke to who had dental work done in Los Algodones were very pleased with the results. We’ve collected a few references from these folks and we decided to try getting our annual exam and cleanings there. Immediately after...

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