Friday, May 13, 2011
Will “ET” Visit Puerto Peñasco?
-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"
I don’t know if the little green space traveler came here or not, but over at our sister city San Felipe on the ‘Baja’, which as we all know is a hop, skip and jump across the Sea of Cortez, “ET” and traveling buddies have apparently been dropping by and many eyes, cameras and backyard telescopes are now looking ‘upwards’ with hopes to catch another glimpse and some proof that they are being visited.
Naturally, this got me to thinking, and the first thought that came to mind was why would the distant travelers decide to visit San Felipe and then rudely turn their backs on us and not at least drop over here for a fast look-see before they continued on their voyage?
Perhaps San Felipe has ‘bigger’ fish tacos than they can get here or they feel it is safer to travel there than it is to PP? Maybe the immigration authorities over there aren’t as ‘regimented’? Or perhaps it is because in San Felipe you don’t get a ticket for ‘wild-parking’ or the Cerveza is much colder and cheaper and we all know how good that tastes after a long journey!
I don’t know what it is but I do know that if they’d be so kind as to give Puerto Peñasco a visit we’ll roll out the ‘Green Carpet’, give ‘em the Key To The City, so to speak, and really treat them well-- so long as they leave proof positive that they vacationed here with their loved ones.
Then, with that evidence in hand we can begin promoting Peñasco as the ‘new Roswell’ and terrestrial aliens from all over this planet would come to PP to see the verification of “ET’s” existence, of course then leaving behind of tons of ‘pesos’…
And as the popularity grows and more pesos pour into city coffers we could then build an observatory here so that all the local folks-- especially the kids-- (tourists too) can come over at night and get a real good look, for free, at the magnificence of the Cosmos…
Of course if we did that the downside would be that our ‘ranks’ would soon be swelled with residents (and visitors) who didn’t live in such a narrow minded ‘universe’ as so many others do, and where that would lead is anyone’s guess!
A Gypsy can always dream!
¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!
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