During our travels one of favorite places to visit was Aldogones, Mexico, a border town just across the border in Mexico near Yuma, Arizona. These pictures were taken around 1985 when friends took us for first visit to Mexico. We would park on the U.S. Side and walk across the border and brought a lot of useful items. Before we left we would eat a meal at the local restaurant. Late that day we would cross over the border again. The best haircut I had was there. The area has changed over the years. There are permanent buildings now. Many go for medical, dental medinces. I would suspect things are not the same now.


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  1. Great reminder of how much easier it was to be a tourist in the border towns of Mexico back then, BL. I grew up in San Diego, and we could easily drive across the border into Tijuana, shop and eat and enjoy the day (without passports and tons of traffic). My mom loved the Spanish style furniture and bought several pieces in the mid-1970s, which my daughter now has in her home. Thanks for a great post for #SundayStills!

  2. Lovely blast from the past. beautiful colours in the textiles too.

  3. Aixa says:

    What a wonderful collection of historic photos!

  4. lghiggins says:

    This is a great post. I imagine some things have stayed the same and many have changed. What a fun time you must have had! Interestingly, there is also an Algodones, New Mexico, but it is very different, of course.

  5. Loved the pictures and your telling, but the best part — the part that made me smile the most — was when you said you got your best ever haircut there. 😀

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