Monday morning we went to Algodones with Jim and Sandie. Sandie needed a little tune-up on her new smile. For any of you who have never been to Mexico for dental, you may be quite surprised with the quality of the work and how modern the offices are.
This was a quick visit. We had time for some shopping (mostly browsing) and lunch. Algodonese is very busy and very noisy. There are hawkers every few feet offering every enticement you can think of ie. “Hey lady – 99% off.” The hawkers are not supposed to touch you but many do. Bartering is expected and is sometimes ridiculous. This burro started at $28.00!! but I got him for just $10.00. I got him home and decided I didn’t like him so glad I didn’t spend much.
I did get a really nice pair of silver Kokopelli earings. Again, they started at $25.00 and I got them for $10.00.
We went to lunch in the courtyard. The food was passable and the price was right. $12.00 for this platter for two. We were quite annoyed with the fact that we asked before we sat down whether Visa was accepted and were told – YES – and when we got our bill, it was not so. Thank goodness our friends had some cash to lend us.
The very best thing to come out of our day was this great shot of Sandie with her new smile. Beautiful!
I’ll leave you with a few more shots of Los Algodones. I will say that I don’t think we will be going back any time soon.