I know I am supposed to be talking about June, but I’m sitting here in May and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. Every night a little before sunset we grab one of our coveted bottles of wine from our Argentina trip last year and sit on the patio and remark how darn lucky we are. Maybe I will pen an article entirely of our Argentina experience…someday. While I absolutely loved Argentina and met many wonderful people, I found that the people in Rocky Point are much friendlier, on a casual basis. Like passing someone on the street, opening the door, buying items from the market – I always get greetings here in Peñasco, but not so much in Argentina. Granted, Buenos Aires is very busy and people are whizzing by, but in the hoods where we were among locals, many of my greetings fell flat. I also expected it to be a little more like home, but it has a very heavy European influence. Nonetheless, we absolutely had a blast and I would visit the Mendoza region again in a second.
Make sure you read all of the articles in each and every paper since we have many wonderful contributing writers that know all kinds of stuff. There is always an update or news about how the Home Port is coming along (or not), as well as news about infrastructure, events, charities, etc. For me to repeat it all here would be redundant.
Many fun things happening this month. We usually start with the Marina Fest which goes should go on through June 4th or5th. On Dia de La Marina, June 1st, watch all the shrimpers head out for a short cruise and try to catch a ride on one if you can. It is a pretty cool experience. There is always a ceremony and the carnival/fair that goes on at the same time so go scare yourself on the crazy rides.
Our 42nd El Golfo 4×4 Off Road Run was slated for May 12-13-14, and the people (about 50 of us) and the weather were absolutely perfect. Our 43rd “Run” will be planned for October 6-7-8, so please contact SandyO if you want to go. You must have an all terrain or 4×4 vehicle, and you must know how to handle it in the sand. If you do not have an off-road vehicle, you may drive to El Golfo in your car, and party with us there. There is no “entrance fee”, you merely make your reservation for the two nights in El Golfo, with the info we give you, and buy gas and food. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or hit them up on Facebook or call the office locally at 383-6325. Come on and sign up because we need some newbies for a few laughs…and to meet new friends of course. The Survivor’s Party will be at South Side Jillz at 5PM on the 8th.
I am personally thrilled about CIRCUS MAXIMUS with Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers live in concert. June 8th is start of their bi-annual Circus Mexicus concert. Go to their website to grab some tickets or check out their Facebook page. Get them as soon as you can because they do go fast. I seem to remember that I am getting VIP passes this year so woo-hoo for me!! On Sunday the 11th, be at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay to enjoy the Mañanathon – great bloody’s and you can get any RCPM loot you forgot at the concert. Before you head out to Cholla Bay on Sunday, head down to the Sonoran Spa to watch the Rubber Duckie Race. The little fellas should be coming ashore around 10:30 AM on Sandy Beach in front of the Sonoran Spa Resort.
This little shindig isn’t until July, but get your tickets early because everyone loves Las Vegas Night at the Sonoran Sky. Wear your finery and show up at the Sky on July 1st at 7PM, and let the games begin. It’s always fun to see what new games they have and all the great raffle prizes. If you want to find SandyO, just hang out by the free tequila.
A couple days ago, I was informed that Mayor Kiko has made the announcement naming some of the major roads to be re-paved, the first three will be Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, Revolución (Rodeo Drive), and Calle 13, east of the main Blvd where the street name is Miguel Hidalgo. And, finally, Blvd. Fremont (spelled Freemont on the street sign at Sinaloa) has been paved with a center divider planter starting at Blvd. Josefa west, towards town. Also, there is a brand new concrete road to the top of Whale Hill where La Casa del Capitan, Pane e Vino Italian Restaurant, and Pane e Vino Seafood Restaurants are located.
The parts for our second wind generator are arriving near the location of the first one, and to see them laying on the ground, they look huge. They look larger than our first, but maybe it’s because you’re seeing them up close and personal. Anyway that should go into the construction phase shortly.
We haven’t heard anything about our Home Port. We will tell you, when we do.
On a final note we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18th. We hope you come down with your families and spend your special day playing in the Sea of Cortez.