Pilot Knob RV Resort, Winterhaven, CA
never be a prediction of what a day in Algodones will be like. It never stops
us from finding out though, as Bill and I just love the adventure. On Thursday,
Dec. 19th, our plan was to get up and on the road to Mexico by 9. It
wasn’t in the plan that we slept in until almost 7. We weren’t rushed but it
was a little more of a push than we’d expected.
|Waiting for the sun to rise over the mountains|
Bill wanted to shower before we left, he had his coffee and I headed out for my
walk, alone. It was a calm day, no wind for once, and even though only 45F, it
was a lovely walk. I bumped into Jo-Anne and Higgins along the way and we
walked back together. At 9, Bill drove Black Beauty and we picked Ken and Kim
up along the way. Bob and Jo-Anne followed us in their truck.
Higgins was very playful on his walk
at the Quechan casino lot for $6 and walked across into Los Algodones. It wasn’t
very busy – yet – so the first thing was to go find the Meyer Optometrist
office. Bob and Jo needed some eye glasses. We hung around together and Bill
and I enjoyed seeing Andy and a few of the regular Mexicans who help us get
what we need each time we come. We really get a kick out of this experience.
|Bill could walk right in for his haircut|
|There's my 'new' guy|
they were busy picking out glasses, Bill went next door and got a $6 haircut.
From there, we all went to have breakfast/brunch. Not sure what the name of the
place is but it is a yellow courtyard surrounded by vendors. I forgot to get a picture this time. The
omelettes are the best and they were only $8 with refried beans and rice and you get free salsa and chips while you wait. We all
enjoyed them and while waiting for the bill, Bob went in a side vendor for his
haircut. You can’t beat the prices here.
|These were yummy omelettes|
walked to Dr. Eva Urena’s office. B, J, Bill and I made an appointment for a
cleaning. They filled out the ‘first-time’ client information and then we
headed into the streets to shop. The fun stuff, as Jo-Anne said. Bill and I took everyone into Snowbird Alley
where we found Marlon the Artist and Israel ‘el Cheapo’. They are the ones who
get your signs, mailboxes, satellite dishes and whatever else you want painted.
We ordered a mailbox and watched as Marlon turned it into a masterpiece.
|Marlon's finished products waiting for pick up|
|Bill was the only one with leather shoes|
so he got them shined for $3 + tip
|Look at that shine!|
and Bob enjoyed this vendor as well and ordered a sign and a satelittle dish. Because we had to wait 2 hours for our finished products, we all agreed
to go to Paraiso for margaritas.
|Ken and Kim enjoying drinks with us|
That is a big ass margarita!
|Jo-Anne and Bob taking it all in too|
|We visit this cafe every time we come|
Bill and I sort of had a Miami Vice. The
bartender mixed ½ pina colada and ½ strawberry daquiri for the effect and
although it wasn’t exactly a M.V., we enjoyed it very much. We took some
pictures and after picking up our goodies, we headed to the lineup to cross the
|Starting with a blank slate (mailbox)|
|The moon takes its position in minutes|
|In no time, Marlon has a lovely scene of our choice|
on one side - all from memory
|Our coyote howliing at the moon on one side|
|And our daylight picture|
The quail family I requested is hiding behind the flag
|Only a few people in front of us|
Surprise! It was around 2:45 and there wasn’t a very big line up. Just 20
people or so and therefore it didn’t take long at all getting back into
|We all agreed that this was the weirdest rv that we've|
Back in the park by 3:30, our friends, Tom and Deb had arrived in their
Singer ‘B’. They were enjoying Happy Hour at Dave and Cheryl’s so we made a
drink and took our chairs back to join the group. Cheryl was sweet enough to
share her baked goodies with us all. Yum!
|Looking into the sun, Tom, Ken, Kim, Bill|
|Dave, Deb, Tom|
|Bill, Bob, Jo-Anne and Higgins (looking at the photographer), Cheryl|
there are 10 of us and this is wonderful! It was 5:45 when we walked back to
the Suite and since we weren’t too hungry, we had a simple meal of Clam
Chowder. We watched a Christmas movie together while I wrote today’s post. The
rest of the evening was a quiet one together. I felt exhausted so make no
excuses if I fell asleep in my new chair. I hope you had a great day. Mine was second to
|And the sun began its disappearing act|
|Good night y'all!|
for stopping in!
The new mailbox looks awesome. Such a work of art.....and practical too!ReplyDelete
The HH's are sure fun. Looking forward to more. I just wish it would warm up ten degrees.
Thank you! Even nicer in person. :) He was amazing to watch!Delete
The HH's definitely are a fun time and I agree about the temperature!
I love the mailbox!! I bet your mailman will deliver to you a couple times a day now!!! Mexican food is the best isn't it. Keep on keeping on!ReplyDelete
Ha ha, yes, I know we'll have the prettiest one for country miles! :)Delete
We do enjoy the Mexican food. The drinks are pretty good too!! haha
They do excellent work on that mailbox. All their examples looked great. Do I need a passport to go there? I would like to go there but I don't have a passport. What a pack of friends all in one place. That makes for a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
They do excellent work on whatever you want. It took 20 minutes to do our mailbox and then he added a quail family last minute. So good!Delete
Us, as Canadians need a passport to return to the U.S. and most Americans too. However, perhaps a driver's license for Americans is enough. We'll try and find out because you would love Algodones. :)
For us Americans you either need a passport or passport card for travel. (by car)If you fly in and out you need a passport.Delete
Your new mailbox is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Always fun time there in Algodones good food , reasonable and love the artwork that Marlon does and of course ya gotta do Happy Hour with the bunch.ReplyDelete
It is always a good time, we love it. Marlon Brando is very talented as were the two other painters in that area. H.H. with the now larger gang is great fun!Delete
Your mailbox is fantastic! That was a great idea. Another piece of Mexico to bring home to Ontario. Maybe some day we will be in that area and cross over with you.......you never know.;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks sis. We were first going to do a Canadian scene on one side and Arizona on the other but decided on the day/night instead. We love it!Delete
You two would have a ball with us!!
The painting they do is absolutely fabulous. I love watching them work their magic. Glad to see them wearing respirators. Your hubby's looking good with his beard and new haircut. Algodones is always good for food, drinks and entertainment, not to mention glasses, haircuts and meds.ReplyDelete
The painters are so talented and a hoot to watch and joke around with.Delete
Bill does look good with the lower ears and his beard. :) He says thank you!
We do love Algodones and will visit a few times over the next 2 months.
That mailbox is amazing! Merry Christmas to you and Bill! We are heading off to Virginia tomorrow so will be out of touch for a while but hope you have a safe and wonderful New Years!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well! Safe travels and will catch up in 2020.Delete
Oh my gosh I love, love the mailbox!! They are really talented painters for sure! Love the beard on Bill, he's extra cute! Food and margaritas look amazing! Guess we're going to have to work on a passport this next year! What a wonderful happy hour! I'm so jealous...ReplyDelete
Thank you! The mailbox is really nice.Delete
Bill also says Thank you. You made him smile. :)
The food and drinks never disappoint - yes, you need a passport!
Will we see you in the Q area in January?
Goodness you got a lot accomplished in just a few hours. A margarita would be wonderful and the mailbox is spectacular.ReplyDelete
I guess we did. Our friends especially, with a sign, a dish, eyeglasses and dental appt. :)Delete
That's quite the new look for Bill.ReplyDelete
Your day sounds like fun!ReplyDelete