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, October 30, 2009

21 de Diciembre 2012 En Puerto Peñasco!

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

Unless you’re living under a rock, which might soon be a good place to be, most of us know of the Mayan Prophecy warning that on December 21st, 2012 the world is going to dramatically change, if not end, and if it does end many of us may be heading straight to hell unless we get some sort of direct redemption or intervention.

Of course not everyone is seeing the end times. Some are looking well beyond the Mayan date of doom, including Senor Daniel Chavez who has been the key player behind the newly built Mar de Cortes International Airport located just 20 miles south of Peñasco and which officials tell us will be “fully operational” in the year “2012”.

Hey, wait just a dang darn minute. Isn’t that the same Senor Daniel Chavez of Mayan Resorts fame who has been steadily building a chain of world renowned mega resorts strategically located throughout key tourist areas in Mexico? The one who not only decided a few years back to build a mega resort complex here in our obscure, out of the way little RP but tossed in a $45 Million dollar international airport too?

Let’s see now, ya got a whopper of a “Mayan Prophecy”, a ‘Grupo’ of “Mayan Resorts”, a big chunk of change (“$80 Million” invested when “fully operational”) and at each of the Mayan Resorts you’ll discover in the property’s common areas, the suites, restaurants and bars a vast array of “Mayan” artifacts, replicas and treasures from that era…

What could it all mean? Is it a coincidence? I’m not sure but I can tell you that in 1988 while on a three week vacation staying at the Vidafel Resort in Mazatlan (an early Grupo Mayan property), when we woke up one morning and headed for breakfast at their beachside Palapa restaurant we noticed there had been a stunning change every which way we looked.

Everything, and I do mean everything, from the way the tables had been set, the uniforms everyone was wearing, the music being played, the manner in which we were treated, the quality of the food being served, etc. was completely different from the days before. It was so obvious ‘something’ really very big was happening and I asked our waiter ¿Qué pasa?

The waiter leaned over to me and after looking stealthily around to make sure no one could overhear him he whispered with just a trace of levity, “God is here today. Senor Chavez, he here today.”

Perhaps it is just a coincidence that the real estate magnate’s airport project, which nearly adjoins his newest Mayan Palace mega resort project in Peñasco, will be “fully operational” in MMXII. Maybe it is just a simple fluke or twist of fate.

But on the other hand maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to be prepared, to perhaps pitch a tent on the main road between the resort and the airport a few hours before the strike of the first second of 21 de diciembre 2012. Just for the sake of caution, you know, because as Jim Morrison of the “Doors” once told us “the future is uncertain and the end is always near”!

¡Viva México y Puerto Peñasco!

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