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Friday, May 6, 2011

Caravans To Puerto Peñasco?


-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

I’m sure you all have read about the convoy services that are being suggested for ‘travelers’ crossing at Lukeville and wanting to come to Peñasco; apparently a service that will initially be offered on Friday’s and Sundays’ and I assume it is for coming down Friday and returning north at the end of the weekend.

Well, I want to go on the record and unequivocally declare that I absolutely oppose this ‘service’ because it sends a loud and clear message that “IT AIN’T SAFE TO DRIVE HERE’!

And statistically speaking, that is pure garbage!


People have been driving back and forth between Lukeville and ‘Da Rock’ for God only knows how long and just in the past five years I’d guestimate (including all the delivery trucks, passenger cars, motor-cycles, buses, etc.) there have been hundreds of thousands of vehicles (and drivers) who’ve done so without so much as a mosquito hitting their front windshields…

There are even people who I’ve seen, over the years, bicycling down here (and back, too) and this ‘convoy’ approach to bringing people to Puerto Peñasco needs to be stopped before it gets started.

If not, I fear that once it does get going the word will spread throughout the S.W. (USA), the media fear mongers will pick up on it and use it as yet another sign that it isn’t safe to drive (or be) here and all that is going to do is make a non existent problem even bigger in people’s minds.

In fact, I’m so against this ‘convoy’ deal I don’t care if they gave out all the free fresh fish tacos a person could consume with lots of ‘cold-ones’ (cervezas, preferably Pacificos) and Don Julio tequila backs during the trip (both ways).

That said, for those who know El Gitano, you now know just how damn serious and opposed I am to this caravan thing!

A Gypsy can always dream!

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!

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