Vamos a Mexico!

LOCATION:  Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Very nice.  High 80

We are taking care of our neighbors’ dog, Bella, all week.  This means we walk around the neighborhood with her at least twice a day.  Almost everyone else  has a dog, so people stop and talk to us about her.  We certainly don’t get a lot of exercise this way! 

I did get some exercise line-dancing for two hours.  The instructor is traveling this week, and asked me to sub for her.  I was a little nervous, but it went well. 

Today, we were off to Mexico.  The closest safe border crossing is about an hour from our house.  Whenever we say that we are going, neighbors ask us to pick things up for them.  Today, we were picking up some medicine for a friend, and other friends asked if they could accompany us to buy meds for their dog.  George was going to get a tooth fixed.

Crossing the border into Mexico is a breeze.  Pay a dollar and you are whisked through – no passport or anything.  We always park on the US side and walk across the bridge.  After the bridge, you are assailed by hawkers shouting…..”Lady….Manicure/Pedicure”!  “Viagra, opiates, morphine”!  “Cheapest pharmacy in the world!”  and on and on.  You just have to plow your way through the narrow path with stalls on either side selling hammocks, belts, souvenirs, t-shirts, you-name-it. 

George likes going to the dentist in Mexico.  He LOVES the cheap price and feels that he is getting quality service.  I will stick with my dentist in Minnesota.  The lobby was overflowing, and they told him to return in 2 hours.  So, we went medicine shopping, and then found a restaurant for lunch.  Our friends shared a seafood platter while George and I split the “Deluxe Mexican Platter” which was 2 tacos, a tamale, an enchilada, a big pile of beans and rice, guacamole, and chips/salsa.  All for $7.95.  Of course, we had to have their 2-for-1 margaritas. 

While George went to his appointment, we shopped and browsed.  I bought a Mexican flower pot.  I love the talavera pottery. 

We got home late, so I wasn’t able to do any of my planned chores.  No worries….I have plenty of time to do things. 

DINNER:  Whole trout on the grill.  While I was in Puerto Rico, George went fishing on South Padre Island.  Dinner was one of the fish he caught.  He split it down the middle, and grilled it with salt, pepper, and squeezed lime.  Very tasty!  Sides were steamed rice, and a salad. 

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