As many of you know, I am a fair-weather fan. If given the choice between snow or the beach, I will choose the beach every time; a preference that isn’t always compatible with living in New Mexico. Luckily, over the past year we have rediscovered a beach that we used to visit more than 5 years ago when our first daughter was about 2; Puerto Peñasco, Mexico or “Rocky Point.” It is an easy drive from Arizona and San Diego and not an unreasonable drive even from Albuquerque. But, like much of Mexico, it is a community of stark contrasts with shacks and extreme poverty coexisting beside towering beachfront, luxury condos. It is a reality that has kept many would-be tourists away, which further hurts this struggling community.
But the winds of change have been blowing into this beachfront town recently and American tourism is picking up. And with their return many are asking, “What can I do to help here?” In this week’s episode we follow a Phoenix-based group called i6Eight that is answering that question in inspiring ways. Check them out here: i6Eight
Also, coming up on a future episode of New Mexicast, we will go inside one organization that is changing lives in remarkable ways.
Lots of Love,
Rosa Linda [codepeople-post-map]