Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mokil or Puerto Penasco?

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

I suppose if I wrote about a “quaint little seaside fishing village” where I once lived, worked and played some people might be inclined to consider the possibilities… and maybe even go have a look-see.

And if I included in the story a lot of high resolution (large) photographs of the incredibly beautiful beaches with breaking surf from the Pacific ocean and a backdrop of crystal clear blue skies with enormous snow-white cloud formations scattered about to tingle the imagination… plus mentioned the nightly celestial events that would surely make their hearts beat at an unusual rate, I might increase the curiosity level…

Heck, even more people might be interested in visiting if I included information (and photos) detailing the rare and tropical cuisine, the indigenous (adult) beverages that date back some 800 years and which, when consumed in moderation, stir a ‘feeling’ never before experienced and the pleasure of enjoying the lively nightly entertainment and specialty barbeques that spot the beach areas of this tropical paradise.

But what if I told readers they’d have to make their way to (approximately) Latitude: 6° 40' 14 N, Longitude: 159° 46' 60 E to enjoy this experience?

Would that deter these once eager travelers or would they take the plunge?

And if you might be wondering what does this have to do with Rocky Point then stay tuned for next week’s ‘Gypsy’ as la Segunda Parte of “Mokil or Puerto Penasco” explores how the Penasco community (that would be business and civic leaders) need to get off their ‘taco-stands’ and play hard-ball when it comes to telling the traveling community about this little slice of paradise.

Viva México!

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