Since we were going to be within a few miles of Nogales, Mexico on our way home, we stayed the night at the Holiday Inn Express in Nogales, Arizona. It was 90 degrees when we went to bed, but about 40 when we got up early to cross into Mexico to get our medicine.
The sun was up, but the many pharmacies and other vendors were still closed at 7:45 a.m. We found a patch of sunshine and waited for stores to open.
While waiting in the long line of people waiting to enter the US, we noticed a bunch of people ignored the line and went to the front. The authorities let about 40 people in at a time to stand in another line to have ID checked and to declare anything they were bringing into the US. I asked the lady in front of me about the line crowders, and she said that if you're over 60, you can go to the head of the line. Nice to know!
We bought about $30 worth of medicine - a year's worth for both of us, and declared it when it was our turn to be checked out. We were passed through without comment, and back on the road for home by about 8:30 a.m.
Looks like Mexico? Actually, it's Quartsite, AZ, where all the cars arriving from California on fumes stop to fill up on cheap gas. Likewise, all the vehicles heading into California stop for one last cheap gas fill up. It has developed into quite a haven for retired entrepreneurs who have something to sell who congregate there for the winter. RV's in a variety of shapes and sizes cover all the flat empty space for a long ways along I-10 just into Arizona.