The mexican vendors in Los Algodones are like drooling, feral dogs watching people eat steak. We're a dollar bill to them... nothing more. Their extreme pushiness was annoying at first but then it became comical. It had to or you'd SCREAM. One vendor pushes his cheap wares up in your face and you say "no thanks". Literally, 10 feet away on the same sidewalk, another vendor thrusts the same exact cheap jewelry, maracas and gum at you and again you say "no thanks". It's like a Benny Hill skit. If you ask "how much", the price is high at first but rapidly goes down the farther you walk away. It's like that over and over and over all day long.
Americans mainly go here for cheap eye glasses, dentistry & prescription drugs. The doctors are supposedly schooled in America and the services top notch. I honestly couldn't trust my vision or my mouth to a mexican dressed in scubs yelling from the sidewalk, asking me if I need a dentist or eye glasses. It just seems very wrong to me.
|This line back into the USA goes as far as you can see and then wraps around the corner and goes that far again|
|I took this pic for my mom. She loves T.C.|
Evidently, you can look like Tom Cruise circa 1999 if you get your hair cut here.
|Everyone raved about these fish tacos but I thought they kind of sucked. 7 hours later & I'm still burping them up.|
|Me having a Dos Equis in Mexio. There are worse things!|
So we're broke down now. In over 10k miles of driving we have never had a problem with the View. Today we found ourselves at the "Q" casino near Yuma. We went in for 15 minutes... made sure all of our clothing was completely saturated with 2nd hand cigarette smoke and then left. I put the key in the RV and it wouldn't turn. Huh?!
Not sure exactly what's wrong but the key won't turn to start the RV. We have tried everything. Wiggling the steering wheel, the shifter, the brake pedal. Heck, I even unhooked the battery cable to hopefully reset the computer. Nothing works.
Googling the problem shows that there's an issue with the ignition control module in some of the 2007 - 2008 sprinters that cause the key to not turn. No amount of banging on it with a hammer will work.
We will call the good sam RV club tomorrow morning and get towed to a dealer who can fix the problem. Being immobile is a royal pain in the arse but I should be happy that this is the 1st issue we've had.