Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and look at us now! Hard to believe where we were a year ago! And the simple fact that one year has already slipped past…WOW! The State of Sonora just hit green on the covid map, so that’s great news, and businesses seem to be slowly recovering as you are all being very generous. I would like to thank our Mayor, Kiko Munro, for fighting for Peñasco. Obviously, everyone has their own opinion about how this pandemic has been handled and is being handled, as do I, but Puerto Peñasco needed tourism to return and our Mayor got that done, so thank you on behalf of everyone that is breathing a little easier today than they were last year. That includes all of you who are able to come down and are out enjoying the beach and our fantastic restaurants and shopping. Life is definitely better at the beach!

As you may have noticed, we have added the Events back into the paper…yay! A sign that things are getting back to normal, and people are having confidence and planning events. We still have poor planning and last-minute announcements, but that’s what social media is for. Hey, we live in the moment down here in Mexico! If you’ve been missing out on concerts, as I have, we’ve got lots of great musicians playing in the next few months and some local bars/restaurants feature house bands during the week and on the weekends – more reasons to come down to Rocky Point – as if you needed them! If you’re a local business owner, event planner or anyone who organizes local events, shoot us an email or give us a call and let us know about your event.

If you’ve ever wanted to go camping and explore the Pinacates and sand dunes north of town, I highly recommend expert guide, Israel Nava, who is from Caborca and is an expert on all things “Sonora”. He has a trip planned for May 1st and is so knowledgeable about everything – and I do literally everything. Not only is he a great guide, but he is a killer cook as well. And if you’re not one for setting up and breaking down camp, then he is definitely your guy. You worry about nothing – and the food was amazing. Hopefully I’ll get my article written for next month’s edition about my camping and exploring trip with Israel Nava. He is fluent in English and Spanish and you can find him on Facebook and/or WhatsApp and call him on his cell at (+52) 637-104-5887.Great, affordable adventure for the entire family. Look up his name or visit his Facebook Page: Ecoturismo Caborca Pinacate. And he doesn’t just do the Pinacates! If you have an adventure/exploration in mind, hit him up and I bet he’ll accommodate you and you’ll have an experience you won’t forget. If NASA and National Geographic call him for his expertise and guided tours, you can rest assured that he is the go-to man! I can’t wait to go again!

This has to be the shortest Editorial ever…except maybe when my Dad was writing haha! I have many adventures to get on with and the beach is calling my name, so we’ll just fill up the space with lots of photos. Oh, and check out my article about Santo Tomas – the Crewse Family is fascinating!

(I’m in such a good mood today – I’m not even going to complain about Sonoyta, but a BIG thank you to everyone I see going 40kmh and NOT paying bribes.)

I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter and Semana Santa and we hope to see you this month in Rocky Point!