It seems I always start off with the weather and, just like last year, we are seeing cooler temperatures but are not quite into jacket weather. It is a great time to take a stroll along the Malecon, through town or down the beach – buildup endurance for all of the Posadas you’ll be invited to this year.
Reports from the Motorcycle Rally last month say we had about 7,000 bikes officially register, but everyone is saying that there were close to 10,000 bikes in town for the Rally. Good news and it’s always great to have them come to Rocky Point!
December puts charitable donations into full swing and there are so many great organizations that help feed, clothe and provide for the residents of Peñasco. If you are having trouble deciding on where you would like to donate this year, please feel free to contact Sandy or Alicia at the office and they will let you know who needs what. If you want to get out on Christmas Day and have an unforgettable experience, plan on attending the Children’s Christmas Party in the barrios. Anyone who wants to join in please meet at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay at 9:00 AM on December 25th. It’s a great event for the entire family. Plan on being in Cholla Bay on December 12th for a Children’s Christmas Party, pot-luck for the adults and a Christmas light parade that starts around 7:00 PM. These events will center around the clubhouse.
The entire month of December is always packed with fun and festive activities. And Rocky Point is an excellent place to do all of your Christmas shopping. Come down for the weekend, have a bit of a vacation and get all of your holiday shopping done.
Since it is the holiday time (and traffic is heavy) I want to remind you once again to obey the speed limits in Ajo, Sonoyta and Rocky Point. And if you get the green light while crossing the border you can still be pulled over and inspected. Finally, know what you can and cannot bring into Mexico as far as food, beverage and agricultural items go. The easiest way to get this information is to go to our website at www.rptimes.com and look on the right-hand side of the page, toward the bottom, for the logos of the U.S. Customs and Mexico’s SENASICA. Clicking on the U.S. logo will take you to everything you ever wanted to know about bringing stuff into the United States. Click on the SENASICA logo and you get into Mexico’s site of same. The page is in Spanish but go to the top upper right-hand side of the page and click ENGLISH. This will take you to pages, Word docs and PDF’s full of information about food, plants, animals (and pets), herbs, etc.
Beginning this month, start watching for whales. I am definitely getting out there this year since it has been a few years since I’ve been up close and personal with the giants. And I must say I have been very jealous of all the great shots and videos that came across our desks these last two years – absolutely amazing. Check our Facebook Page and our website for current events and where to eat and the latest information this holiday season.
If you haven’t heard yet, the overpass is open and was open for the first bikers to cross. Yay! That engineering and construction team deserves a prize! I think there may be a few switch-a-roos with stop signs and yield signs down below around the traffic circle, so just drive like a tourist (haha) and look all ways before proceeding.
All of us here at the Rocky Point Times Newspaper want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and happy holidays for whatever you celebrate. And thanks to our advertisers and readers we get to hang out on the beach for another year and hopefully make the Editorials more interesting! May you all have much love, joy and excellent health this holiday season.