Friday, July 20, 2012

So long, it's been good to know ya

This is just a note to let you know Rocky Point Tides (meaning me and Gypsy) is taking an indefinite hiatus. You know how it goes; life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. But I'll still be checking in on Facebook from time to time to say Hi and see what's happening.

Hopefully I'll eventually be back, maybe even bigger and better. If not, thanks for being here and I hope you find The Tides helpful (and maybe entertaining).

Hasta luego mis amigos, and keep your powder dry...

"La Huerita"

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Tunnel From Phoenix To Peñasco?

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

You may have read this week how Mexico’s Military found a short tunnel in San Luis that had electricity, ventilation, etc. and though the actual intent of the burrow was only speculative the article claimed its purpose was to smuggle drugs from the Mexico side of the border in order to meet the demand on the U.S. side.

Of course Fox TV News ran with the story complete with videos of ‘a’ tunnel and they claimed the purpose of the passageway is for both the smuggling drugs and “illegal aliens”. But unlike the printed newswire report that was circulating, Fox TV News did not inform their viewers that small cars could drive through the channel as well.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July's Magnificent Sky Show at Dawn

Look! Up in the Sky! It's a... planet? A star?

Science@NASA has released this video highlighting the early morning sky show put on by Venus, Jupiter, and a few other celestial objects. The video is self explanatory. Puerto Penasco area residents should have some excellent viewing opportunities, so I highly recommend you watch it, note some interesting dates and sights, and get up to view them. You don't even need a telescope, though a good pair of binoculars will make the viewing even more exciting.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Las Vegas Flights To Peñasco?

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

If it happens I’ll be the first to welcome the rumored new air service by AeroMéxico because marketed properly to the million+ folks living in the Vegas market it would be a surefire shot in the arm for our local economy and I suspect that, unlike the Phoenicians, visitors traveling from Vegas would be inclined to come down for a week or two ‘vacation’ and spend some big Pesos!

I did check with the AeroMéxico website and as of this writing there is no mention of service coming from Vegas to Peñasco (and back) and when I e-mailed them for more information that inquiry bounced back as not being deliverable.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Another Ambulance Por Peñasco?

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

No, I’m not talking about the most recent donation whereby an ambulance from the good folks at Life Line Ambulance Service Inc. will soon be parked at our International airport, but instead an ambulance strategically located in the center of town that will respond to specific medical emergencies for our visiting turistas and especially those of the Gringo variety.

Here’s how it would work--- but do keep in mind the incredible stressful lives that these poor souls from the ‘Old-Country’ live under in their mostly corrupt and crime ridden communities, etc., especially those residents under the false illusion that they are all living in freedom!
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
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~Mark Twain