After a night of dreams, one very unpleasant one, I woke on Wednesday, Feb. 13th to the sound of Bill’s phone alarm at 6 am. He was up out of bed right away and went downstairs to turn the furnace and hot water heater on. He knew I was going to hop in the shower when I got up. With my shower done, we had our morning drinks and some cereal for breakfast.
|This is our morning sky today|
We met Rob and Pat at the truck at 8:15 and Bill drove to the Quechan Casino, west of Yuma. The plan was to meet Ken and Kim at 8:45 and yup, there they were. They followed us to the parking lot along the Los Algodones border. This would be their first time crossing into Mexico here and as I’ve said before, it is always nicer to go with friends who have already been. We were all excited to share this morning together.
|On I-8 to meet our friends, I love this RV park setting|
Back in off the road and surrounded by tall palms
Money was spent, we all found something that we were looking for and then we met at the indoor courtyard restaurant for a real breakfast. None of this toast and cereal stuff, let’s get real. This place was recommended to us and as many times as we’d walked through and past it, we’d never once stopped for a bite to eat. Today, we did and we all thoroughly enjoyed our omelettes.
|Ken and Kim followed us to the border|
I had the Ranchero and the plate came with a huge omelette, refried beans with melted cheese and Spanish rice. Oh, and toast. We parted ways after we ate and made the trek back to the entrance.
|We're all looking pretty serious here, as we enter Mexico|
They muse be listening to the tour guide (Bill)
With a quick stop at the Purple Pharmacy we were pleased to see that the lineup back across the border was not that long. It took us about 20 minutes before we were through the line and on our way back to the truck.
I liked the Ant ferris wheel
|Dental, optical, pharmacy?|
No matter which way you look, there was no shortage
|There is also no shortage of brilliant Mexican colours|
|We all loved the bright yellow courtyard for brunch|
Notice the hanging noose in the tree?
Rob said that is what happened if you don't pay your bill
|One to include Rob as well|
|My mouth still waters when I look at this picture|
This was and AWESOME meal for $5
|And then we are in the short line to cross back into the U.S.|
Back home, Bill and I sat for a while together. He worked on his model and I did some crocheting. Clemson had been sleeping up on the bed and was happy to come downstairs to greet Mom and Dad. At 2, Pat and I walked back to the Clubhouse to work on a puzzle. This was a fun couple of hours too and we walked back home around 4:30.
|We watched this Boeing C-17 Globemaster cargo plane circle over us|
preparing to land
(it helps to have an airplane enthusiast in the family)
|With my camera at the ready, I said come closer please|
|And he did|
He was so big!
Bill turned our electric back on and I started prepping supper around 5. I made up some Cheddar tea biscuits to have along with our leftover meatloaf stew and because there were enough to share, I slipped next door with 4 for Rob and Pat. Just in time for their supper too. We cleaned up dishes and I went for a walk around the park before it got dark.
|It's a pretty picture|
Bottom right hand corner missing piece, drove Pat crazy
We hope someone found it
|Meatloaf stew was wonderful even the second time around|
While I caught up on my blog post, Bill turned the tv on and we watched some of the recorded programs from the past couple of nights. We had a great day and look forward to more of the same.
|This guy beside the Clubhouse has his place|
and birch tree all lit up
|When I returned to our street, it was Bingo night|
and I got a kick out of the golf car parking zone
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