The Twelve days of Rocky Point

Dec 9, 2013 by Anita Kaltenbaugh

It’s the holidays! time for ho, ho, ho, excited children and time spent with family and friends. With most companies slowing down and vacation days being taken, why not spend the season at the beach? Hotels and resorts are offering great rental rates, so instead of crowding everyone into your casa at the holidays; bring them down to a nice condo or rental house at the beach.

Walk the warm sandy beach on Christmas morning, cook a holiday seafood dinner of delicious Rocky Point shrimp, or spend Christmas Eve with the residents a local church. Better yet, volunteer some time or donations to those less fortunate down in Rocky Point and your guaranteed to have a warm Holiday of giving.

There are many organizations in Puerto Penasco looking for donations, your time and good spirit. Pick one you feel connected to and volunteer. The Santa Claus Club, fitting name for the holidays, can always use donations. This now year round organization is especially visible at the holidays where bikes and toys are given to children on Christmas Day at JJ’s Cantina. The Santa Claus Club has a web site www.santaclausclub.org with drop off information, pictures and totals of goods delivered into the barrios.

According to John Fowler, organizer of the club, “The Santa Claus Club has been providing food, clothes, toys, bicycles, school supplies, and household items to needy families in Puerto Peñasco for the past 31 years. For the first 24 years we held a Christmas Party in Cholla Bay on Christmas Day. In 2007 we changed our format to a year round program. We now provide our services door to door on a weekly basis. This also gives us a better understanding of the needs of the families we are trying to help.”

There are many ways to spend your holiday days, but as the golden rule reads which has been passed down in history, “Do to others what you would want them to do to you.”

Yes, there are many ways to make a difference, and when you do, miraculously; it makes a difference in you.

With the holiday spirit in mind, and speaking of giving, let’s look at the classic English Christmas Carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. It’s a story about a true love giving gifts at the holiday. It is a cumulative song, with each verse building on to the next. It is said that a leader started the song, sang it to the group, and as each verse was added the individual singing would have to sing until a player made a mistake, when a mistake was made, the player who erred would have to pay a penalty “offering up a kiss or a sweet”.

Well, while you are in Rocky Point, try out this song, here are some inexpensive holiday gifts ideas. If you are looking for some Christmas cheer, gather a group together, tear this out and sing along!!

Come up with your own penalties, if you miss a verse!

 

The Twelve Days of Rocky Point

 

On the first day of Rocky Point

My true love gave to me:

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the second day of Rocky Point

My true love gave to me:

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

On the third day of Rocky Point

My true love gave to me:

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the fourth day of Rocky point

My true love gave to me:

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the fifth day of Rocky Point

My true love gave to me:

Five golden beers

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the sixth day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the seventh day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Seven dolphins swimming

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers,

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the eight day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Eight succulent shrimp

Seven dolphins swimming

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the ninth day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Nine gringos dancing

Eight succulent shrimp

Seven dolphins swimming

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers,

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the tenth day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Ten fish a leaping

Nine gringos dancing

Eight succulent shrimp

Seven dolphins swimming

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers,

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the eleventh day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Eleven mariachis playing

Ten fish a leaping

Nine gringos dancing

Eight succulent shrimp

Seven dolphins swimming

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers,

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

On the Twelfth day of Rocky Point,

My true love gave to me:

Twelve gorgeous sunsets

Eleven mariachis playing

Ten fish a leaping

Nine gringos dancing

Eight succulent shrimp

Seven dolphins swimming

Six spouting whales

Five golden beers,

Four graceful pelicans

Three seagulls laughing

Two beach massages and

A boat ride on the blue sea

 

Happy Holidays to all and a great New Year of cheer!!

 

 

Anita Kaltenbaugh is the Mexico travel examiner at examiner.com and author of the book “Travel Secrets- Insider guide to planning, affording and taking more vacations” available on Amazon.com as an e-book or paperback. Create your travel bucket list today.

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