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, January 21, 2011

Brace Yourself Peñasco!

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

I learned long ago that most people never plan to fail but do fail to plan, and with that in mind, unless something doesn’t change (which IMHO it won’t) PP is heading to a very long, hot and potentially dry summer ‘season’ when it comes to our overall tourist economy.

Many of you probably aren’t aware but back in 2009 OPEC went on the record with the determination that the base price for a barrel of oil should be in the $100 range. In those not to distant days oil was mostly in the $50-$70 dollar neighborhood.

Many of you probably aren’t aware but back in 2009 OPEC went on the record and decided that the base price for a barrel of oil should be in the $100 range and in those not to distant days oil was mostly in the $50-$70 dollar neighborhood.

Today, the ‘black gold’ is hanging in the $90 area so it would be a safe bet to suggest that even if OPEC doesn’t reach their stated objective, gas (oil; and all products dependent upon the crude) will not be getting cheaper any time soon and that will spell more financial woes for this community.

And don’t bother writing me saying I’m a gloom and doomer because if you’ve read my weekly spiels this past year or so you know that I’m ‘high on’ and all about promoting Peñasco to both the National and International (prospective) visitors.

That said, make no mistake about it: Summer may very well be another dismal ‘season’ and unless y'all (business owners, etc.) don’t start an aggressive and interactive workable plan here and now to stimulate tourism then don’t weep when it is the middle of July and things aren’t ‘right’…

All I’m saying is that forewarned is forearmed and only fools will keep those blinders covering their little itty bitty eyeballs and just sit back hoping the bogeyman leaves ‘em alone.

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!

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