Friday, January 13, 2012

Whirlwind of activities

 Wednesday Jim had a followup appointment about his acid reflux....bad news is he'll be on Nexium for a long while.  Since a 30 day supply cost almost $200 we asked about picking it up in Mexico and the doctor said yes.  When we left the office we headed to the ATM to make a withdrawal and started towards home. Jim was hungry and I wanted something so we stopped at Jack in the Box.  I've never been to one and I probably won't go back.   Not much on their menu I want to eat.  I did have some pancakes but even Jim could smell how sweet they were and I hadn't put syrup on them!

The weather was gorgeous and we both sat outside reading for a bit.  I finally broke down and trimmed Boo's face, the poor little guy could barely see!  He really needs to be groomed.

We decided to head into Mexico on Thursday to pick up some Advantix for Boo and Nexium for Jim.  Overnight the weather changed.  A cold front came through with winds and low temperatures. So we bundled up and left around 1000.  We had to make one quick stop for a blood test for Jim, something about his red blood cells and B-12.

  I think the forecast was a  high of around 58 and that wind certainly was chilly!  On the walk across the bridge the back of my head was frozen!
Once on the Mexican side this is what greets you

 By now it was close to lunchtime so we just headed down the right hand side of the street telling everyone 'no, gracias' to everything from bracelets, movies, drugs and pedicures!
this lady would not move and I cropped her out in Picassa but here she is!
everyone knows where this is and it's always good for laughs and a cold drink

 We headed to the Red Snapper where we know we can get good food with good prices

It's a cheerful, colorful place to hang out!

the menu is quite varied

the staff is polite and well dressed

a mural on the back wall

the entertainment is pretty good too
 Jim had a large margarita and I had Dos Equis.  I broke down and ordered tamales which came with beans and rice.  Jim had a mixed platter of tacos, enchilada and tamale.  Chips and salsa too!

As we strolled back towards the border we stopped and picked up the flea medicine which was around ten bucks a dose and stopped at a pharmacia for the Nexium.....100 pills for $23.  Each pharmacia says they have the lowest prices but we didn't check to see if that is true
the buildings are so interesting. different colors, different heights

how about a pinata?
this plaza is on the right as you leave Nuevo Progresso is always playing lively music

This morning we were up bright and early for another appointment for Jim.  This time the dermatologist.  He's got various bumps, tags and moles that we wanted to have checked.  She did take a couple shavings and we'll get the results in a couple weeks.

Not sure why we had to be there at 0900 because we didn't see the doctor for about an hour and a half.  Since it was lunchtime we stopped at Olive Garden for some soup and salad.