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Friday, October 25, 2013

October 2013 trip to Ciudad Acuña

If you are new to my blog, I live in Del Rio, Texas across the border from Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico.  Every month I go grocery shopping and I also buy my prescription medications here. Lacking medical insurance I am able to purchased them at a highly discounted rate than if I were to buy them in the United States.

My uncle forgot to bring one of his medications so he tagged along.  We shopped at Gutierrez (two different ones) Bodegas Aurrera and Merco.  Every time I see a Coca-Cola display I can not help but think of fellow blogger Dizzy Dick and his wife who often enjoy a Mexican Coca-Cola.


This is Gutierrez where I buy a great deal of the fruits and vegetables I purchase as well as my medication.


This is La Presidencia Municipal the equivalent of our City Hall...today was the first time I saw police vehicles parked up front.  Perhaps they moved the Police Department here?  Will have to find out.


This is Merco another grocery store I frequent. If you look closely to the left of the picture you will see Bodegas Aurrera another grocery store we shop at and that is owned by Wal-Mart. Even with their purchasing power...this is the second month in a row that I come and have been disappointed with their lack of selection in the fruit and vegetables department.


Remember I take my mother to see her Podiatrist in Piedras Negras, Coahuila across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas?  Well her Podiatrist's daughter and her husband practice here on the weekends. May have to come check it out and save myself a 120 miles round trip.
 

Dollar exchange rates down Exchange Rate Alley...




Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

8 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your shopping trips into Mexico, they are just 'different enough' from anything in my life.

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    1. Glad you enjoy them Rob.

      I am always looking for ways to save money and shopping in Mexico works for me and my family.

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  2. Ms. B what do they aloud you to bring back into the state, and will your Mother and Father apply for the new health care?

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    1. Grocery stores have a list that tell you what you can bring back. Will look for an updated list on the internet since most that I have seen are pretty old and will leave a link.

      In the fruit department I buy bananas, watermelon, cantaloupes, papaya. In the vegetable department I purchase lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, nopalitos (cactus), garlic, jalapeños, serranos, broccoli, squash, acelgas, chayote, cabbage, cauliflower among other things.

      Citrus, potatoes and avocados are not allowed as well as some other items.

      My dad passed away a while back and my mother has Medicare so she does not need to purchase the new health care plan.

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  3. Enjoyed the trip.. And the savings.

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    1. The savings is the most enjoyable part for as you know I am a bargain hunter :)

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  4. Those Coka-Cola bottles are different than the ones we get. The ones we buy here are in tall glass bottles. It sure is GOOOOOD!

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    1. The tall glass bottles are for export to the US and other foreign markets.

      Coca-Cola for domestic consumption is mostly in plastic bottles. Well I will take that back there are some very small glass bottles but they are pricey.

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