cover1116I have some great news for my reader peeps…the weather is darn near perfect. I am sitting here in my living room with the doors open and the air conditioning off. Okay, well it’s still on in the bedroom…the dogs like it cold! I am predicting a lovely winter and I know Sandy is looking forward to cooler temperatures so she can wear every pair of boots in her closet.

Last month there were a ton events, a lot of which took place on the same day. I think the powers that be secretly meet to conspire and see just exactly how many events can fit into a single day. While some of us were 4×4’n it up the beach to El Golfo on our 41st Run, others were 4×4 racing through the desert in the SADR Point to Point Desert Race. Boy, that does look like some fun! Our El Golfo Run had over 40 people this trip, but some of us had to come back to Peñasco on Saturday, so we could attend other events. Our 42nd El Golfo Run will be in May 2017, and maybe we can get Sandy to consult a tide calendar, and give us a date.

Speaking of events…we have two new celebrities amongst us lowly folk. Our own Cholla Bay peeps, Brian & Heather Hefferman, who not only competed in the North American Hobie Championship here in Peñasco mid-October, but they took home 4th place. How cool is that? Two of the nicest people you will ever be lucky enough to meet. This photo that I took (er, borrowed) from Heather’s Facebook page really nails them; always smiling, happy and just really kind and great people. So, a big congrats to Heather and Brian!

WELCOME BIKERS to our 16th annual ROCKY POINT RALLY, which is taking place this month over Veteran’s Day week-end, Nov. 11-13. Motorcycle events will be held throughout the town with the focus in Old Port, where the Malecon will be open only to bikers. The town will be filled with motorcycles from all over Canada, the USA and Mexico. It is a very fun week-end.

Looking forward to our very first (I think this is the first event of this kind ever to come to Puerto Peñasco) AIR SHOW in November on Saturday and Sunday the 12th and 13th. This AIR SHOW can be enjoyed from Sandy Beach and/or Old Port, from the Malecon, and will feature four of the best acrobatic flyers in Mexico, along with members of the Mexican Air Force.

Our favorite one-man band, Mark Mulligan will be back at the Pink Cadillac on November 4th at 5:00 PM. I urge everyone to go catch his show. Not only is he really a great singer and a great person, but the venue – out around the pool – was fantastic. And it will be even better in November when the weather is a little bit cooler. We are sure hoping that he makes the Pink Cadillac his new home, when he comes to town. Contact Dave Burns for tickets, Facebook Pink Cadillac.

Before we start getting ready for Christmas, (already, really?) we must enjoy the 15th Annual Big Wave Dave’s Chili Cook-off held at the Clubhouse in Cholla Bay on November 26th. Thanksgiving is on the 24th so you have plenty of time to finish the turkey and stuffing before diving into the delicious chili. The proceeds from BWDCC benefit the Animal Adoption Center of Rocky Point, which has been run by the tireless efforts of Nancy Phelan for some 15 years now. There is always a spot for new chili cooker contestants and donations of dog food (and kitty litter – slang for cash money) are more than welcome. Since you still cannot bring dog food across the border you can pick some up while you are in town; Sam’s Club and Welton’s carry the big bags of dog and cat food and most grocery stores carry smaller bags as well as cat and kitty food.

I need to mention Mark Mulligan again as well as Barb and Mark Olszewski, Barb Mamaugh of Barb’s Dog Rescue, and Rico Austin, author of Mexico got LUCKY. At his last show at the Pink Cadillac Mark donated a portion of his sales (CD’s, T-shirts and his book) to Adopt a Classroom, run by Barb and Mark Olszewski. This great organization not only rehabs schools, but provides school supplies to children as well as help and support for the local schools. And Rico Austin has written a book which includes mention of Barb Mamaugh and her dog rescue. The number of dogs our two shelters adopts out every year is crazy for a town our size. We really need to keep helping these people because it is their sweat and tireless efforts that really make a difference. Thank goodness for these kind, caring people. Donate a lot or a little – every little bit helps!

I really don’t want to talk about Christmas yet, but I must remind you not to forget to donate to the Santa Claus Club and help out the Children’s Christmas party in Cholla Bay on December 10th.To donate, e-mail John Fowler at

From all of us here at the Rocky Point Times Newspaper, to all of you, may you have a delicious and thankful Thanksgiving.