I think I have mentioned on at least the two prior posts of our monthly shopping trips to Mexico...how disappointed I have been with the limited selection of fruits and vegetables at Aurrera (owned by Wal-Mart). Yesterday's trip was no exception. The few things they had in the produce department were of poor quality and exceptionally high prices. Something one would not expect with Wal-Mart's buying power.
One grocery chain in Mexico started an event loosely translated as "Tuesday of fruits and vegetables" and upon seeing their success, other groceries stores followed suit. We did not even bother with Aurrera today and went right to Gutierrez.
While I can not say I found great bargains to brag about at least the fruits and vegetables I found were of good quality and reasonable prices.
Today I bought.....
- white onions
- nopalitos (cactus)
- Sidral Mundet (a soft drink Mom likes)
- the generic store brand of Nutri Leche (Mexican milk that lasts up to 4 months without refrigeration)
- bananas (the bargain of the day at $3.90 pesos a kilo)
- tortillas made of cactus flour
- pork rinds
I probably left a couple of things out as I am working from memory...and we all know how bad mine is :-(
I also longingly looked at some Betty Boop purses and wallets but decided I really did not need them...this is me shedding a tear... :-(
Encounter a little longer wait time to cross back to the U.S. but got a cute young agent with a great sense of humor. After declaring what I brought back, he jokingly asked...are you bringing back any medication, marihuana, liquor or cocaine? jajajajajajaja...I thought it was hillarious, finally an agent that is not bitter! Mother was not so impressed, lol!
I had my purse in the back seat so was not able to snap any pictures of the exchange rates down Exchange Alley...but they did go up. The rate to buy dollars went to $13.25...five cents more than yesterday.
Been a while since I have been to a Bar/Disco but a bucket of 8 beers for $100.00 pesos does not seem like a bad deal. 100.00 pesos divided by 12.90 exchange rate = $7.75 US dollars.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.