SAM_0139People ask me all the time, “What is there to do in Rocky Point?” Well, these are a few of my favorite things: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…Waaaaait a minute. That’s from The Sound of Music. Don’t need no stinking warm woolen mittens in Rocky Point. Here’s a list of stuff to do.

1. The ocean—Swim, jet ski, pleasure boat, fish, water wienie rides, whale watch, bird watch, scuba dive, at low tide search the tidal pools for sea life, sand dollars and shells, take a sunset cruise.

2. The beach—Get a tan, fall sleep, get sunburned, read, girl watch, boy watch, lose your watch, get sand in places you never knew existed.

3. The bars—Refresh yourself with various bottled beverages or fancy mixed drinks, do shots, get stupid, get lucky, get unlucky, get over-served, and get out of there before her boyfriend comes back from the bathroom.

4. The restaurants—Sample delicious fish dishes that were swimming a few hours ago, try tacos and enchiladas and burritos featuring pescado (fish), pollo (chicken), el pastor (pork), camarones (shrimp) and an assortment of carne (beef) tacos that use every part of the cow except the moo.

5. The Malecon—Great views of shrimp boats coming and going, Sandy Beach condo towers, the under-construction cruise ship port, and Pelican Point in the distance, strolling musicians, families, trinket salesmen and little kids selling gum and tiny bubble-headed creatures.

6, Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that melt into springs.These are a few of my favorite things. And Rocky Point.