Thursday, February 16, 2017

Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico…

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We sure have been enjoying the weather  since our arrival down here in Puerto Penasco in the Sonoran state of Mexico . Like most desert climates it chills down at night but we have not had to run the heater or our A/C despite temperatures reaching the 80’s since it cools down so fast in the evening. The sunrises and sunsets are to die for as each and every one of them has been spectacular!

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We have fallen into a bit of a routine lingering over our morning breakfast waiting for the overnight chill to subside. By 11:00 we have the front door and all the windows open as it begins to warm up dramatically. Following breakfast and lunch we usually take a long walk on the beach going west one day and east toward town the next.

We meet for a daily happy hour with Steve, MonaLiza, Matt, Gloria, DeeDee and Bob  but  have also made a few new friends with folks at the Playa Bonita RV Park who come down here very often. It has been extremely helpful getting to know the “regulars” as they have shed some light as to what life is like in this small town just south of the Mexican border. We have learned what places to eat at, what stores to shop at and which vendors who cater to the park are reliable.

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imageAs a result we contacted one of the services to  have some painting and minor body work done on our RV. They call themselves Premier Painting and I looked at some of their work deciding they were very good considering the conditions here. I had the fellow give me an estimate and figured the cost to be about half of what I would pay in the USA so needless to say I gave it a go. My biggest worry was matching the metal flake in our paint but they matched both the gold and the black perfectly! I did have them redo a bit that wasn’t perfect but they readily did so, were very efficient and worked hard.

It has been interesting being so close to the ocean and yet in the midst of the desert. We enjoy this park and every morning the vetted vendors come around so I often purchase shrimp, red snapper, flounder or grouper as well as fresh asparagus at really low prices. Eating fresh seafood daily is one of the best things about staying in Puerto Penasco.

After happy hour each evening we stroll over to the waterfront for the evening sunset “ceremony” and are  joined by many others drawn there for the same reason. The sunsets and sunrises seen here have been some of the best I have encountered during our travels…

NOTE: We left Puerto Penasco Mexico on February 15th and are now in Ajo, Arizona once again…

8 comments:

  1. Glad you are enjoying your time in Mexico. Perhaps next year you will head even further down the coast and maybe even inland to see some of the wonder towns and cities and soak in some of the wonderful history.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed your time there, our 3 months travelling down the coast and back to Mazatlan was wonderful too.
    We had some body and paintwork done on out coach there as well, perfect match and the price was less than the deductible on our insurance.

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  3. Looks like a wonderful, fun-filled time in MX. Welcome back to the USA.

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  4. As Ruth says, you would love the Colonial areas of mainland Mexico if you let yourself wander a little further. In the meantime though, you have discovered i unique little town.

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  5. So glad to see Steve and Mona Liza there. I've been following your blogs for years and haven't seen her post for a awhile. Happy you enjoyed Mexico! Welcome back!

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  6. Sounds and looks like a great time on the beach. Did you bring a kilo of their great shrimp back?

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  7. Glad you enjoyed your adventures into Mexico.
    Welcome home!!

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