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I’ve mentioned before that the “cab air-conditioning” hasn’t been working and ever since we’ve worked our way south of Los Angles, California, we’ve suffered “terribly”… We tried to have Freon put in while in Indio but the cost of $100 a pound (and we need 4.5) plus labor, AND the great possibility that it would just leak out again before too long made us think that if we could suffer long enough to get south of the border maybe we could save a little CASH… Well yesterday, our host Edgar made a call and found two fellow Mexicans that would fix us up… It turned out that there was a fairly large hole in one of the high-pressure air-conditioning lines that they could weld while still on the van. All said and it was done. For $130 we had a welded line, 4.5 pounds of Freon and COLD AIR coming out of our vents for the first time and making us HAPPY CAMPERS once again. This morning we were once again on the move. We said our thanks and good-byes and headed to Hermosillo. In Hermosillo we found both Wal-Mart and Costco… what a gold mine for us and the locals. They were busy!!! And, the city of Hermosillo was busy with cars and trucks everywhere and in a hurry. Hermosillo has a population of approx. 300,000 people and I think they were all on the roads that we wanted to travel on. It kind of reminded me of driving in Istanbul, the leading fender wins… I loved every second of it and it drove Louise crazy. After having a quick slice of pizza at Costco we drove west to Bahia Kino.