I was down to my last two pills so there was no way around it... had to make a trip to Ciudad Acuna to get my medication. For those new to my blog, I do not have health insurance so I go to Mexico which is about five minutes from my mother's house provided there is no traffic or surprise ICE (U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement) stings at the International Bridge.
As luck would have it there was a sting today but it was different from others I have experienced. Usually ICE stops you after you pay your toll at the bridge and question your reason for going to Mexico, ask you if you are carrying more than $10,000 U.S. dollars with you and if they so choose will search your vehicle. Mainly they are looking for weapons and/or ammunition.
Today the agents were right beside the toll booth operators but the agent I got did not ask me a thing or even spoke to me. Do not know if to feel flattered that I do not look like a gun runner or sad that since I was in dad's old car...he probably thought I was a deadbeat who could not possibly have over $10,000 dollars on me...jajajajajaja...I will go with the former rather than the latter :D
Went to Gutierrez (a grocery store) and got my medication, I was surprised to see the pharmacist from Aurrera (owned by Wal-Mart) and whom I had not seen in about two years now working here. This is also the store that sells the yummy chocolate cakes but I need a chocolate cake like I need a hole in the head...so today I passed on them. Aren't you proud of me?
Gutierrez had so many specials today that I pretty much got everything on my list here. I also went to Aurrera who do to their buying power usually have good prices but found their fruit and vegetables section to be rather high and with very little inventory, something unusual for them.
If you have to go grocery shopping in Mexico...I highly recommend you do so on a Monday or Tuesday. Since school started nationwide on Monday except for two states with worthless teachers who are always going on strike...I had a nice child free shopping experience.
The return trip to the U.S. took 35 minutes and it was HOT as dad's car has no air conditioning. I think I surprised the agent by handing him the grocery store receipts to the two stores I shopped today. He only asked me if I had other items with me that were not on the receipts and I told him NO. He asked me to open my trunk and when I turned off the car to get off...remember my dad's car is a 1982 Fairmont...he told me I could stay in my vehicle and just took the keys and opened the trunk himself.
I apologize for not taking pictures but I misplaced my camera and did not find it until this evening :-(
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.