Besides, Craig wanted to get a Shields date shake. No objections on my part.
Sunday saw us tootling along for the last 170 miles to Winterhaven CA. We stayed at the River's Edge RV resort. Not fancy, some train and highway noise, but it is one exit away from the Los Algodones border crossing. This is where there are dozens of dentists, pharmacies, doctors, opticians and many other medical services pandering to the elder "Snow Bird" community.
Had Craig not done some research and made an appointment for his laser periodontic (LANAP) procedure, it would have been quite daunting to run the sidewalk gauntlet of service hawkers.
"Looking for a dentist?" "Come right in." "Compare our prices."
"Eye glasses?" "Prescriptions?" "Come in!" "Lowest prices here!"
"Gold chains? Rugs or blankets? Purses or leather belts?" "Come right in, compare our prices!"
I insisted we go over early so we could find the dentist and take a look.
That took no time at all, so we walked around for a bit and had an early lunch.
As far as I know, things went fairly smoothly. Craig is a bit uncomfortable tonight, but he would be if he had gone to a California periodontist too. He will take antibiotics for a week, and we may drive back for a checkup appointment in two weeks. It is about three hours from San Diego. We would come over in the car not the Alfa.
As we were waiting in line for re-entry, I had a conversation with a nice Canadian couple. We discussed getting glasses in Los Algodones. The wife said you could see an optometrist in the morning and pick up your glasses in the afternoon. I am thinking about doing that when we come back for Craig's checkup. It has been a long time since I have had my eyes checked, and I think I need new glasses. If they are good, it would save a couple hundred dollars, and if they were not good it wouldn't be a big loss.
I think of this as being one of the advantages of being a full-timer.
We will see. Have you had experience with Mexican medical/ dental/vision/pharmacies?