Our RV resort is 20 minutes away from the Gran Plaza outlet mall in the southern California border town of Calexico.
Gran Plaza looks like many other outlet malls in the USA, except for the 15 foot high wall at the back of the parking lot. This is the border wall separating Calexico, CA and Mexicali, Mexico.
Over the years, we've seen the international border fence in different parts of southern Arizona and California. But I've never seen the wall painted before, so I googled it. Here's a great article explaining when and why this section of the wall was painted.
The Mexican flag in the pic below (far left) is flying over the Calexico/Mexicali border crossing, just a few minutes away from the outlet mall. It made me wonder if the two women pushing strollers (bottom right) crossed the border to do some shopping, and are returning home to Mexico.
We didn't buy much at the mall, but found some good deals at the Nike store where My Fella picked up golf shoes for one of his work buddies. The Nike clerk told us there wasn't a big demand for golf shoes around this area so he was glad to finally sell a pair.
In case you can't see the price tags on the box... the golf shoes were discounted from $150 USD, down to $110, then $70, $42 and finally $30.
And then the cashier took off another 20% at the register, which made the final price only $24 dollars!!! $24 bucks for new Nike golf shoes. Still can't believe what a great deal that was!
(hope they fit you, Farmer Dan... they won't help your game much, but at least you'll look good on the course :)