With passports in hand we crossed the border at Andrade, CA, on highway 186 off I-8, into the town of Los Algodones, a community of medical and dental professionals catering to snowbirds and seniors, and self-described to be as safe as Disneyland! We don't need convincing, we love this town.
|A typical street corner|
With about an hour and a half to kill, we wondered into BEST Optical for a quote on replacing the lenses in my old glasses with my new prescription from Kaiser with progressive, transitional and the new polycarbonate, ready in about 3 hours, a total of $230. Kaiser's charge was $345 with at least a week to prepare and then mail. We also picked up a hundred tab supply of Howard's blood pressure meds for $3.68 and a new leather watch band.
|Howard writes a check to BEST Optical|
|Colorful location in Mextlan Plaza|
|Lunch at El Paraiso|
|Delicious fish tacos|