We dry camped out on Ogilby Road about a 20 minute drive to Algodones and the 300+ dentists that support the community. Joel was able to get in a see the dentist for a consultation on Wednesday with a minimal wait. The news was not good. Nine crowns were needed as well as two extractions. Och and oh my lots of $$$$$. The extraction took place that afternoon and then he went back the following morning for preparation for the crowns. Lots of grinding....5 or 6 hours worth! and was fitted for temporaries. I won't post the gruesome photos of after the grinding was completed. The temp looked pretty good!
The permanent crowns would not be ready until the following Wednesday. So we spent the time exploring of the area as well as met up with our friends Donna and Bob and Carolyn and Peter, all former WINS. What a treat to see them all!
Joel went back to get his permanent crowns on Wednesday, thinking it would be a quick appointment. Wrong. He sat in the chair another 5-6 hours but it was worth it. If you have had this type of dental work done in the states, then you know the time and money spent in Algodones was a fraction of the time that would have been spent in the States.
That's more like it!!! Yes, it was worth the $$$$$
Dry camping in the trailer for ten days was a good test in determining what we really need to get ready for this summer's adventures. Joel is now working on a few things in the trailer and we hope to get at least a minimal amount of solar to just maintain the batteries before we leave in April.