Mother woke me up at 8:20 a.m. knew I needed to get up but prolonged it until 8:30 a.m.
The City of Del Rio meter repair guys came at 8:50 a.m. I was pleasantly surprised at how polite and professional this young man and his partner were. They assured me that since the leak was on their side of the street, mother’s water bill would not incur additional charges and they answered all my questions. I was very pleased with the manner in which they conducted themselves and as soon as I get an opportunity I am going to write a letter to the City to let them know.
We had a nice leisurely drive to Eagle Pass and got there early enough so we could cross into Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico using Bridge #2. It took me a while to find it but by golly I did! The office of mother’s Podiatrist is much closer if I cross into Mexico at this point.
In the waiting room I was reading the local newspaper when I saw an ad for Gutierrez (a chain grocery store) and they had absolutely GREAT prices and you know how I like bargains. I had never been to this grocery store in Piedras Negras before and I believe I have only been to the one in Ciudad Acuna perhaps on two occasions. I think that may have to change, as we were both pleased with what we saw.
Today’s exchange rate was:
To Sell US Dollars 13.45
To Buy US Dollars 13.60
So you can get the feel for some of the bargains we purchased and their price in Mexican Pesos:
Lettuce 2.90 a head
Bananas 2.90 a kilo
Watermelon 2.90 a kilo
White onion 3.90 a kilo
Jalapenos 3.90 a kilo
Cabbage 3.90 a kilo
Cilantro 1.90 a bunch
When I came to the beverage aisle I saw Mexican Coke and could not help but think of Dizzy Dick as I once read on his blog how his wife and him enjoy purchasing one from time to time.
Since we ventured out to this store at a part of the city I was unfamiliar with I was not able to find my way back to Bridge #2. Not a problem as there are lots of signs pointing you to the downtown area I do know, to cross back to the USA at Bridge #1.
Gas was high at the name brand gasoline stations in Eagle Pass. We found it at a more reasonable price at Stripes.
All in all we had a very good day and we certainly accomplished a lot.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.