Today I've got good news and good news. And some good news just to finish it off.
As I wrote back in April, 2009 (Tessoro at Las Conchas Plugging Along): "One potential bright spot in all the mess is the Tessoro at Las Conchas project, a high-end condo development located at the end of Las Conchas on a peninsula surrounded by the Morua Estuary. Construction there has continued throughout the turmoil of the last year or so."
I'm pleased to report that not only have they been plugging along, Tessoro began delivering in August 2009, began operations as of Labor Day 2009 and will open for rentals on October 1, 2009. A round of applause, please! You can see the construction photos, take an online tour, meet some of the owners, etc. at their Web site
With the real estate market in its current collapsed condition, this can only be seen as a positive development, whether or not you think it was a good idea to build such a project in that particular place. So kudos to Tessoro at Las Conchas for delivering on their promise!
Meanwhile, back at Camel Toe Cantina in Rocky Point, the Labor Day Tricycle Races went off not quite without a hitch, but they did go off. Thrown together on a moment's notice, they were scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. Tricycles were gathered, competitors were lined up, prizes were offered. Alas, no one had anticipated the effect of a major soccer game being televised at Camel Toe that day. The place was packed with locals enthusiastically cheering for their team. When race time came, it became evident that to interrupt the game so a bunch of grownups could race their trikes would cause a riot, so it was postponed to later in the day. But Mexico won, the locals were euphoric, more celebrations ensued. In the end, the race was held on Sunday, a good time was had by all, lessons were learned (like, the seats on the trikes need to be reinforced to hold the weight of adults), money was raised for charity and they're already planning a NEW official Trike Race event. More lead time should make this impromptu event more better. I understand that The Rocky Point News Online will be posting photos of the event in their next edition, so along about Friday morning (Sept. 11), point your browser to http:rockypointnewsonline.com to live the hilarity vicariously!
Saving the best for last (I kid), I'm happy to report that I have joined the illustrious ranks of contributors to Mexico Living, a magazine covering northwestern Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora). You will find my humble little monthly column in the Puerto Penasco section of the magazine, beginning with the September edition. You can pick the magazine up at many distribution points in Mexico (free for nothing), or you can download the PDF version online. Also free for nothing.
Mexico Living has changed its format, too. It is now being printed on a sheet called HiBrite, which means the paper is bleached and bright white. Most tabloids only use this on the cover but Mexico Living is going to use it throughout, the reason being that they are going to remain FULL COLOR cover to cover and they want the color to pop. They are also not going to be loose leaf, but rather are going to stitch (staple) and trim (cut the side smooth). May I say it looks great?
There's lots of great stuff in that magazine, besides MY column I mean, so be sure to pick one up-- either physically or virtually. You won't be sorry!
And that's all the Buzz on the Beach for today.
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