Let us all sing together, “May! Oh May, Glorious May!” May has always been my favorite month of the year, that is until this year. April rocked! The weather was awesome, the wind was mild (except right after we landscaped the yard), and I wanted to spend every moment outside (on my patio with a glass of wine, of course). I think I’m really starting to sound like my Dad, Tom, except he would say… “In my buggy with a Tecate”. And for a guy who never really liked the sand, he sure did spend a lot of time in, on and around it. Ah, the good ole days. I remember one time he wanted me to drive his yellow buggy into town, and he would follow, only he failed to tell me that the brakes had gone out…hence the trip into town. Luckily I figured it out almost as soon as I turned off of the ranch road onto the highway. It would be fun to put together a coffee table book of the Rocky Point Times shenanigans from day one. You can bet a lot of our readers would see themselves in print. Oh, that would be fun.
I wanted to give a quick shout out to Pat and Les Foss, pictured here on their 50th Anniversary Cruise with, what else, the Rocky Point Times! They are long time Rocky Pointers who’ve just recently sold their rental condos and home in El Mirador to finally retire in New Mexico. Pat is the one who taught me how to be a real beachcomber and shell collector. I have to say it was really hard to try and beat her down the beach to the best shell. Lots of great memories and all of us here at the paper would like to wish them a long, healthy and happy life and hopefully they will be back to visit and we will get out that way sometime.
Lots of great events this month, as always, so be sure to read this entire issue and check the calendar of events. The month starts out with The Hobie Piñata Regatta, at Playa Bonita, May 5. Also on May 5, is a Cinco de Mayo Festival and celebration for Shayna at Tekila Bar on the Malecon in Old Port. Jill’s BBQ Contest will also be on May 5th. Sign up at South Side Jillz at the end of Calle 13, before the contest. Don’t forget Mother’s Day and, if you’re like my Mom, Sandy, you try to score on Mexico Mother’s Day (May 10th) as well as U.S. Mother’s Day (May 14). Not to mention that she thinks the entire month of May is her birthday celebration. Tough life! My Uncle Pat will be in Rocky Point the latter part of May, so all you single ladies have been warned. He’s a handsome and very funny dude. I’m sure you will be able to find my Mom and my Uncle jammin’ to Mark Mulligan at the Pink Cadillac on May 27th. Only a $5 cover and $10 if you want VIP seating. He sings out by the pool and there is lots of seating around a large bar as well as tables and chairs. Great food and drinks too.
We have a Charity Pancake Breakfast at Latitude 31° on Sunday, the 28th, so you don’t want to miss that. The proceeds benefit the Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center.
Rocky Point’s own baseball team, the Tiburones, began playing last month and the home games are open to everyone. I believe the stadium has been fully renovated and a game is super cheap – like $60ish pesos ($3usd) and there might be some cheap seats. They are the Tiburones de Peñasco and their website is tiburonesdepenasco.com for their schedule… Oh, and the baseball stadium is located at the corner of Calle 26 and Benito Juarez, on the right hand side going north.
I keep forgetting to let you all know that the Zipline is now open. It touts itself as the 2nd longest zipline in Mexico and you can go 150’ over the desert. They have not 1, not 2, not 3, but 5 different lines. It’s located on Cholla Mountain, zipping over Competition Hill. Ages 3 and up can ride…Good Lord, if there is a 3-year-old that is that brave I want a photo! (Yes, there is no ziplining in this chicken’s future!) Oh, and you have to be under 250lbs. If you would like more info or reservations call in the US (928) 304-0953 and visit their website at www.rockypointzipline.com.
Let’s not forget that the El Golfo Run is May 12th through the 14th so get in touch with Alicia or Sandy, or Mario, at the office 383-6325, or firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be joining us this trip. It started out as a 4×4 trip, but nowadays you don’t need a 4×4 if you take the Coastal Highway to El Golfo. The beach part of the trip is the most fun for me, and there are plenty of shenanigans that go on over the couple days there.
A reminder that Circus Mexicus is upon us once again June 8th through the 11th so make plans to attend this fun music festival. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers head up this fun 4-day event full of charity events, food and drinking Mexican Moonshine Tequila. Oh, and music too!