Let's talk hot and dry. Yuma gets an average of 3.5 inches of rain per year. It is also 94 degrees today. Can anyone explain why people here are allowed to have real grass in their yards? When I had grass I was told it required 1.25 inches of water per WEEK when it was growing to keep it nice. That would be approximately 37.5 inches of rain per year. But wait, how many inches does Yuma get? Answer - 3.5 inches and some years less. There is a disconnect here I find disturbing.
With that being said, Yuma is the winter fruit and vege capital of the country and fresh produce is plentiful and inexpensive. I see why people come here. Winter weather is beautiful and nighttime temperatures are perfect. I haven't slept better, and with the windows open, in months. I was able to walk every day and Jim went for several bike rides. You can't beat it, but by the end of March with temps in the 90's it is time to go.
Having said all this I come to the primary reason for our visit - Jim's dental work and my new glasses in Los Algodones, Mexico.
Let's talk about the dentist - Dr. Juan Bernal, DDS. When looking for a dentist we had several requirements including knowing others who go there and had a good experience, only positive reviews and ADA recognition. For 3 crowns and a mouthguard we paid 20% of what it would have cost in the US so for anyone with a budget it is an excellent option.