February15_coverIt’s February and though we have had a pretty good winter so far, I am ready for May to come. Can we have an entire year of May? This year the afternoon temperature seems to be hovering in the mid-to-high-60s and even jumps into the 70s now and then. Last year (in late January) we were about 77-degrees. Ahhhh. And in 1950 Rocky Point hit a high of 83-degrees. Now that’s what I’m talking about! The weather has been pretty ideal for whale watching (if I must say something nice about winter weather), and we have sat outside on many restaurant patios having food and drinks with the sun shining down on us. We are more fortunate than not.
Speaking of food and drink. Sandy was worried she was bombing our Facebook page too often with all of the places she goes out to eat – showing all of the dishes they order. Everyone she asks loves seeing all of the photos and getting info on the restaurants and I agree. Bomb the heck outta it, Mom!

I am very happy that Ramon Ramos (formerly of Old Port Galley and La Cocina de Ramon) will be opening a new restaurant on Cholla Road called Mariachis & Tequila Bar and Grill sometime this month. I have very much missed La Cocina de Ramon and know this one will be just as great. And you will be sad to know that Dolce Vita Restaurant will be closing soon – or may be closed by the time you read this. Not to worry though, you can always see Chef Luca at Pane e Vino.
And speaking of Facebook…most months I feel like the Editorial is redundant since Sandy and Alicia have the advantage of daily scoops and can post right away on Facebook. Yes, I know some of you don’t have Facebook, but I’m sure you peek on your spouse’s, kids or grandkids page so at least you have access. Not to worry, I will scoop them one of these months!
If you are one of the few that does not have FB then you missed the photos of Sandy O’Hare receiving a 2014 Eddie Award, which was very cool. A huge party with lots of people – like Oscar night. Eddie presented her a special award for promoting Rocky Point and all that she has done for the past 20+ years. So nice for her to be recognized and appreciated.

A couple things to remind you of…
One of our loyal readers, Connie Norsworthy sent us a note about passport/passport card renewals. Be sure to check the expiration date on yours and renew it ahead of time.
The next El Golfo Run will be May 1st, 2nd and 3rd this year and you can email Alicia or Sandy at rockypointtimes@yahoo.com to get your name on the list or questions answered. Lots of photos of past trips on Facebook, but still so many years to add!
If you get a change take a look at Eric Brown’s photographs on our Facebook page – they are really awesome.
Information on Private Contracts and Corporations is coming your way. Everyone is so busy and we want to make sure we get you accurate information and all of the information so that you can make an informed decision. Like I said before, there are a few interpretations, but at least you will be armed with knowledge and can speak with someone you trust to point you in the right direction.
The annual Cholla Charity Rummage Sale will be held on March 21st the Clubhouse in Cholla By. Please be collecting your good “junk” (treasures) for this sale. If you don’t have a place to store it you can email Nancy Schmidli at nschmidli645@gmail.com and they will find a place for storage. Gives me a good reason to finally clean out our garage so we can maybe, I dunno, park a car in it! So, mark it on your calendars and come shop – it’s all for a good cause

On a final note don’t forget Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14th, also known as Valentine’s Day in the U.S. Lots of special dinners going on at local restaurants and lots of great places to shop for your loved one (and friends). I always like the Mexico (Amor y Amistad) version better because it has friendship in the title. Seems much less demanding (haha). Plan on going out with friends and loved ones on February 14th and have a great February.