Finding Paradise

Jul 4, 2015 by Sandy Spain

Once Again

Once again it is Rocky Point Times news deadline and I am out of ideas. Guess the inspiration I was looking for just wasn’t looking for me. So I still don’t know what the focus of future articles will be. Summer is in full swing as you read this and we will have had the last Mermaid Market until September and another successful Charity Rubber Duckie Race. Thanks to all of you who provide such awesome support for the needs of our community. Look for the big event on July 4th, the Sonoran’s annual Las Vegas Night.

Summer Schedules

Keep in mind that many of our restaurants and other businesses close in the summer to take some time off and vacation themselves or do alterations at their business. Some take a couple of weeks and some take a month in either August or September. I do know that Mariachis y Tequila will close for all of August and September to complete the second floor of the restaurant. The downstairs is so nice, I can’t wait to see what they do upstairs. Rocio’s and Pedro’s have advised that they will be open all summer. Rocio’s just completed a remodel that enlarged their place and it looks great. Other places that I talked to, were not yet sure of their summer schedule. Some will have reduced days/hours rather than close completely – so be sure to check first so that you won’t be disappointed.

Road Construction

If you have been on the Sonoyta highway north of town in the last 10 days or so, you saw that construction. For those of you who have not been, there are graded dirt detours on each side of the old roadway to take you around the construction at the El Gulfo-Caborca intersection. They are constructing an overpass in place of the circular intersection.

Bits and Pieces

I was visiting Jill at Consign and Design and she left me know that they were moving from the front showroom to operate out of the large storage area in the back. Take the driveway on the West side of the front building and drive to the rear, or park in the front and walk back. They will still display some items in the front. The original Hacienda Las Fuentes became Don Julio’s and is now once again Hacienda Las Fuentes with the original chef. Be sure and try it out.

Sharing

I asked in my last article for you to share what you love about Peñasco so that we can give readers a wide perspective of what is available. I received several comments on the usual – our beautiful beaches and sunsets and our friendly community. A couple of you commented on the new pavement around town really improving your experience. So remember to be patient with all the road construction, it sure is great when it is completed. Not surprising I received some comments on your favorite restaurants and food items (seems eating out is a focus for many of you when visiting or living in Peñasco). Comments included Las Brisas’s stuffed potatoes, La Curva’s drink the especial, any shrimp or fish at Pedro’s, chile rellenos at Rocio’s, spinach omelets and tortilla soup at Xochitl’s and coconut onion rings at Beach Bum. Also mentioned was the great food at the recently reopened Friendly Dolphin and the coconut shrimp at Maria Bonita’s. A full-time RV-er commented on the great activities and sense of fun at Playa Bonita RV Park. Another mentioned the increase in the entertainment options with more live music and the movie theater.

Taking a Break

I will be taking a break. I won’t be traveling in Mexico this year but am making a trip to Scandinavia and then have a big personal project to take care of so I will be spending August and September mostly in Puerto Peñasco but will not have articles for a few months. Let me know your favorite things about visiting or living in Puerto Peñasco as I am planning a future article entitled – “A few of our favorite things”. Enjoy your summer and keep coming back to town to experience all this paradise has to offer.

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