CIRCUIT LEADER – Adrienne Leibowitz, email@example.com, 805-458-2206
Something new! We are going to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico for the holidays this year. Our Thanksgiving in Puerto Peñasco was so successful, we decided to do it again and to extend it. We will be staying through New Years at our favorite place, Concha Del Mar Campground. It will be a great time to relax and enjoy seaside fun and views. And, if you want to stay busy, there are lots of activities including shopping, walking on the beach, karaoke, kayaking, sightseeing, fishing, kite flying, whale and dolphin watching plus the GREAT PIRATE SHIP where we have a lot of danscing, games and fun. Hopefully, we will also have our famous Annual Puerto Peñasco Hermit Crab Races along with a hat contest and parade for both the men and the women.
We will also be raising money to buy food to feed the poor in Puerto Peñasco. Since this comes close to the Christmas Holidays, if you want to bring down extra clothes, food, toys, etc., to donate to the various groups that are in need, please do so. Edgar will help distribute to those in need.
Being there for Thanksgiving, what recipes can we come up with? Be creative. Remember that shrimp and fish are plentiful there and fairly inexpensive. We can also get chicken there… but turkeys??? Tamales are wonderful, and I am sure some people could bring down a turkey breast or leg to cook or barbecue. Get creative and plan a little in advance. There is also a good possibility that we will have pig roast around the Christmas. There are tons of places to go out to eat with a variety of great food and reasonable prices.
Please note, you will need to be a WIN member by the stop in Organ Pipe to get our rate.
Adrienne Leibowitz, 805-458-2206, firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use this time to pick up any supplies we may need for Puerto Penasco, get our FMM card down in Algodones along with any other shopping. There is usually dancing at the VFW, , nike biking and hiking areas around
BLM land next to the VFW on Hwy 95
Coming from the Dance Rally at FOY, South on CA 111 to I-8 toward Yuma, exit S Ave 3E, turn left to US Hwy 95 north. About 11 miles, VFW will be on the left side. Go through the gate to the BLM land past the VFW.
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Adrienne Leibowitz – 805-458-2206, email@example.com
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument preserves the northern-most natural habitat of the Organ Pipe Cactus as well as amazing examples of desert plants, animals, geology, and human history. Enjoy the beauty in this desert oasis with great trails, scenic drives and star lit nights. From here you can make a short day trip to the border to get your insurance and FMM card if you did not get it at Algodones.
Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. $20 per night or $10 with senior pass. Dump, potable water, solar showers. Need to make Reservations at Recreation.gov
Hwy I-8E toward Phoenix, exit toward Ajo South on Hwy 85. Turn right onto Puerto Blanco Dr.
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Adrienne Leibowitz – 805-458-2206, firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need:
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
3. You will need to purchase minimum liability Insurance. We have found the best rates from www.portugalinsurance.com.mx, 602-445-6182 (US Line) This company provides the best rates for insurance in Mexico. Please arrange your insurance before entering Mexico. Let them know you are with the WINs.
4. Tourist Card (FMM) Forma Migratoria Multiple which you can get either in Algodones or Lukeville. Highly recommend you take care of this prior to going to Mexico. There are services that will do this for you that cost a lot more. You can also get it on line, but it is but highly suggested that you get this card at either Algondonis or Lukeville prior to going to Puerto Peñasco. The card isd good for 180 days
5. Vehicle Registration
6. Plenty of cash – We pay for camping in cash, no checks or credit cards. Some restaurants only take cash plus if you are going to have work done on your vehicles, you will need cash for that.
7. You may not take any guns, bullets, weapons into Mexico. There is a place to store those at the WHY NOT store in WHY.
Shop the Malecon and Shacks Fifth Avenue, visit the Biosphere, take a fishing trip, enjoy a sunset cruise and whale watching trip. Take a boat ride to Bird Island, including kayaking and snorkeling. Enjoy walks on the beach, kite flying, hiking, the fun PiritePirate ship ride with dancing and game as we watch the sunset, and s dancing, sand castle building and so much more. We may also have our famous Hermit crab races. This is also a good place to get work on your rig/vehicles. They do great work on the inside or outside of your vehicles along with some very creative painting. Whatever you need done, ask Edgar. He will also have your vehicles washed and waxed at a very reasonable cost.
Best of all we will be doing Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years down there so come up with your best recipes for a very different fun time. In the past we brought gifts for children as well as raised money to help feed the very poor. We start doing that at the dance Rally at FOY.
This will also be a great time to have to have a Christmas (Feliz De Navidad) gift exchange , $10 liomit.Bring gifts to donate and lets have a gift exchange, ($10 max)
Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Penasco) to pedestrian overpass, then turn right (west) 6 blocks to sign for Playa Bonita. Turn right (north) 6 blocks to stop sign, then turn left (west) 3 blocks and go thru gate at Concha del Mar. +/- $10 per night. Water and dump available for $. Laundry ($2.50 load, or wash and fold service available) and showers on site. (Last year reverse osmosis water was $.25 a gallon, dump free) Propane truck come through about 3 times a week.
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