By Cacinda Maloney
Once all sunned out and beached out, we head to the room for some R & R.
The boys, by now, are wanting to go out and pop the firecrackers that they bought at the local stores and so off we go into the night, because one thing I know, teenage boys like fire.
Mexico is such a mix of good and bad, yet it wears this on its sleeve. It is so blatantly obvious that its’ people and its culture are vibrant and warm, yet its people struggle in day to day life.
Buildings are blown out and trash is strewn about. When we (America) get hit with bad economic times, they get hit a hundred times worse. I honestly don’t know how they do it.
But the people are strong and I can see that they are proud. You would think that we would eventually tire of this place from all the dirt and trash and now expensive meals, but I have to tell you, it always brings us back.
And one more thing: The best street tacos are along the ride down there.
Carne asada on flour or corn tortillas with pico de gallo and cabbage We all stand there, our mouths a watering, waiting for the next bite. At only a buck apiece, we could hang out here for a little while, but instead we grab it to go and pile back into the car for the four hour trip home. Thanks Mexico for all that you are, we can truly say as a family,
“We love you!”
- Where: Puerto Penasco, otherwise known as Rocky Point, Mexico
- How to get there: Take I-10 West out of Phoenix to State Highway 85 South. Follow 85 through Gila Bend, Ajo and Why until you reach the Mexican Border. From there, stay on the same road and watch for signs to Puerto Penasco. Drive time: approx. 4 hours
- Cost: I would say to start for a family of four, $150/night and up
- Amenities: It is pretty rugged and off the beaten path, so don’t expect too much glitz and glamour, this is, after all, Mexico and it is by no means a high end resort town.