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 1, 2010
¡La Gema Puerto Peñasco!
-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"
With the renovations taking place once again along the Malecón and being that Puerto Viejo is one of my favorite areas in Peñasco (as it is for so many others) I surely hope the plan and funds are in place to convert all of Old Port into the flawless gem that it is, just sitting there waiting to be ‘cut-and-polished’!
I wrote long ago that Old Port could be the Mother of All Attractions if promoted properly. Especially when turistas return home and share their video/vacations to family and friends, etc. More and more folks would yearn to come here, have a great time, spend their Pesos and maybe stay for longer than a weekend or even retire.
From what I understand there are some good plans on the table and in motion at this very moment, but I also submit this is the time for the powers that be to pull out all the stops and the tricks out of their bags and really convert that entire Old Port area into a place that locals and Turistas alike will flock to in droves!
Perhaps they could also put up a website that shows the ongoing construction efforts in ‘real-time’ as well as seek ‘comments’ (ideas) that can be posted so that they could get feedback from everyone with an interest in the project…
For me, I’d like to see a lot of outdoor sit-down eateries, taco stands, more ‘cantinas’, Mexican Art galleries and shops selling traditional products made in Mexico. And a lot of ‘Mom & Pop’ hand-crafted shops selling their ‘stuff’ too…
Oh, and while I’m at it: Manny, move that tequila factory to Old Port, too (or open up another shop there) because with that accomplished I alone will guarantee a financial boom to the area unlike any ever witnessed before!
Hey, a Gypsy can always dream!
¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!