Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico
Trip Start Oct 10, 2005
2Trip End Oct 17, 2005
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We got our key and within a few minutes we were driving up to our house. I immediately recognized it from the pictures, but was a bit nervous because I had made the decision on where we stayed and how 4 other people spent their money
We spent some of the next days exploring the town. A few of us rented quads to ride into the huge sand dunes, while others walked through the markets occasionally stopping in to a local cantina for another cerveza or margarita. We spent most of our nights either at a bar or playing cards on our patio.
We first learned of Puerto Penasco through Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. The Peacemakers are a band out of Tempe, AZ who play in Puerto Penasco twice yearly in front of thousands of loyal fans from all over the US. The show was Saturday and we got to the Sunset Cantina (the concert venue is next door) early so that we could park the car right up front. We spent the next few hours in various cantinas eating and drinking. The show started around 8:00pm and ended after 6 hours of music and fireworks. The band did not disappoint, as the show was great. A four hour set by the Peacemakers means hearing songs that you haven't heard in a long while or maybe ever at a live show.
All in all our experience here was amazing. It is a great way to experience another culture without going too far, and the concert will be talked about for a long time. The trip was very reasonably priced and other than the long drive there were no negatives. We will definately be looking to do this trip again!
For additional information please check out: www.azpeacemakers.com