We were here almost 4 years ago to the day.
We parked in the parking lot and paid $6. It was about 200 yards from there through the border gate.
But we did have a bit of fun bartering/negotiating with a vendor over a metal sculpture/rock roadrunner. Started at $35. Got it for $15.
We found his store and Pam was looking at the workmanship and the rugs when he came over. This was not your average hawker, '!!Come over here, I have anything you want for a good price!!! guy'. We had already been past lots of stores and through gauntlet a few times, but he was different.
He is an entrepreneur and businessman. I was impressed as he was very generous with his time. He was glad to show and explain lots of things about his business and his rugs. As the owner and head of the family, he has 31 other people in his family to care for. Many aunts, uncles cousins etc have made things that he sells in his shop.
First the sheep, then making the yarn. He had about 10 photos.
I believe he said his uncle does the larger rugs. But the grayish one is a rug that Onesimo actually did himself. He said it took about 11 hours. And an average day at that time was about 7-8 hours.
In addition to showing Pam the different kinds of wool and the designs, he talked about how the dyed wool is washed a couple of times so the colors won't run. Still, he recommended washing in cold water and stretching it out tightly while it is drying.
It was still only mid-morning and we walked around a little more.
Next, we thought we would stop for lunch at the Quechan Casino. We dry camped here last time we were in the area.
On the way home, we saw a well done series of murals on the city water towers:
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time...