Monday, March 05, 2018

The Malecón And More

The Malecón
This past weekend, Ed and I took a trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, more commonly known in our neck of the woods by its English name, Rocky Point.

I haven't been to Rocky Point in 35 years.  The only thing I remember about it is an abandoned wooden boat on the beach, and these sweet little bolillo rolls from a local bakery.  I was also 15 years old so had no control over where I went or what I got to see.

We had some time before we were able to check into our hotel so we drove around to see what was happening in town.  We had lunch, checked out the hotel zone, weaved through the streets of the Old Port Fish Market, and drove the street along the malecón (a word used in Spanish-speaking countries, and especially in nations of Latin America, for a stone-built embankment or esplanade along a waterfront).

We were there a few days before they were expecting students to arrive from the U of A, ASU, and NAU for Spring Break.  Rocky Point is known as "Arizona's Beach", as it's the closest beach to these three universities and major Arizona cities like Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma.  The stores along the malecón were ready, stocked with items emblazoned with the invidual college logos.

There were a lot of kids riding ATVs, quads, and side-by-sides.  I definitely wouldn't have wanted to be there for the entire week and the place was crawling with drunk college students, and although I wasn't blown away by the area, I think I might take another trip down there to take advantage of the Sea of Cortez once the weather gets warmer.

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The West Side

2016: The Populace Of Winter
2015: Two If By Sea
2014: Beauty And The Bleak
2013: Don't Even Ask
2012: Click Mouse, Make Money
2011: Buttons Beware. There’s Someone Cuter In Town!
2010: Eddie Dials Up The Lunch Order
2009: Trucking Superhere And Sidekick
2008: I’m Just A Goy In Love With A Boy
2007: When Pork Goes Pornographic
2006: Now Where Did I Put Those Underwear??
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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