Last week we went to Mexico for dental care on a very cold, windy and blustery day. Even on good days there are specific reasons people visit Nogales Sonora, just across the border from Arizona. Dental care, UTEA duty free cigarettes and alcohol, drugs and vanilla. Very few people go as tourists. Any shopping is incidental. Such as the woman in the dental office who was wrapped in a woolen serape that she had bought because of the cold weather. Trees and awnings blow in the wind. Vendors huddle together with parks wrapped around them, waiting for the unlikely sale.
Nogales is depressing in today's economy and fear of crime. NOTE: there are more shootings weekly in Tucson that there are in Nogales, Sonora.
We finish the afternoon at the Old Tubac Inn with a bowl of green chile port stew and a Mexican Negra Modelo.