Something new! We are going to Puerto Peasco, Mexico for Thanksgiving this year. We will be staying 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 much more. Hopefully, we will also have our famous Annual Puerto Peasco 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 Peasco. We do this every year and hopefully this season, we will be able to do this twice, at Thanksgiving and in February. 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.
No host needed, stop to pick up supplies for trip to Mexico.
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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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.
Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, First come, first serve, self register at that time of the year. $20 per night or $10 with senior pass. Dump, potable water, solar showers.
Hwy I-8E toward Phoenix, exit toward Ajo South on Hwy 85. Turn right onto Puerto Blanco Dr.
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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 online and print out, or get it as you cross the border. 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, but you can easily get this on line and it is good for 180 days.
5. Vehicle Registration
6. Plenty of cash – We pay for camping in cash, no checks or credit cards.
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, 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 down there so come up with your best recipes for a very different Thanksgiving.
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 $.23 a gallon, dump free) Propane truck come through about 3 times a week.
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