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LA BUENA VIDA NEWSLETTER June 2005

LA BUENA VIDA EN BUENA VISTA

"The good life in Buena Vista........."
Saludos from the Valdez Family!

July 2005

 

June was spectacular in every way here on the East Cape. The hotel was amazingly busy all month long, and good times were had by all. The water finally began to warm up (a little late this year) and was in the low to mid-80s all month. Daytime highs ranged from the high-80s to the mid-90s, which as we all know, is perfect fishing weather down here! The fishing was awesome all month long. The tuna arrived big time, with a total caught of 820! (Think lots of sashimi!) The striped marlin were prolific also, with 444 caught (and 95% released). The first three blues of the season showed up mid-month and we are their way expecting a lot more to find our lines throughout this month. Wahoos came in early this year, with six nice ones caught. Our anglers reeled in over 150 dorado in June, more than 40 roosters, 13 sailfish, 90 snapper, 25 Jack Crevalle and over 100 other fish. It was quite a month!

 

So many special friends returned to stay with us in June that there is no way we could list you all here. Besides, we would likely forget someone, and we don’t want to do that. Suffice it to say, we enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces and getting to know so many new people too. Thank you all for coming!

 

As always, we greet you with open arms and wide smiles and look forward to your next visit to the

Jewel of the East Cape. And of course, we appreciate your continued patronage over the years, and hope to see you very soon!

 

The Valdez Family

 


In the News

We are all excited about the summer, big tournaments, big fishes and to support this, we invite you to read this wonderful story

Three men, blue marlin set regional record of 950 pounds. Click here to ready it



Special Deals and Events You Won't Want to Miss!

 

JULY 28th TO AUGUST 1st … TWELFTH ANNUAL SPORTFISHING WITH DAN HERNANDEZ EAST CAPE TRIP

Join Dan Hernandez and his TV crew on their 12th annual East Cape trip. Sponsors prizes and a chance to be part of his famous TV show.  Sign up early and get great upgrades.

 

AUGUST 2nd TO 6th … SIXTH ANNUAL BISBEE EAST CAPE FISHING TOURNAMENT

Be a part of Hotel Buena Vista’s Team in the $300,000 cash prices in the East Cape Bisbee’s 6th Annual Tournament. Call for details.

ALSO, AUGUST 12th – 16th: STEVE CARSON'S PENN FISHING UNIVERSITY.

Relax and learn with Steve Carson the Fishing Encyclopedia of Fishing Knowledge and enjoy a great fun and lot's of prizes.

AUGUST 10th TO 18nd:  KYA ROD & REEL RADIO

It’s already a tradition. Join BIG TUNA BILL GHISELIN’s KYA fishing party and learn what KYA stands for and why it has continued on. Great fun, a lot of friendship and of course a lot of fishing.  

 AUGUST 24th TO 28th: MONTEREY BAY TROUT & SALMON PROJECT SUMMER TRIP

Join group coordinator LARRY WOLF for some serious fishing. Help support the conservation and restoration of trout and salmon in a relaxing atmosphere. 

 

OTHER SUMMER SPECIALS'

August's Special: Stay 3 Nights and get the 4th free! Or Stay 5 Nights and get the 6th and 7th nights free. Book Now and Save Big!

September's Special: 2x1two stay for the price of one. Book Now and Save

You can see this specials and more in our 2005 calendar of events and promotions click here to visit

Or click here to book your reservation on line

 


Did You Know?

Little known tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History

 

Did you know?

 

The question for last month’s contest was: How many rooms did the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort have when it opened in 1976? The answer is 13, although Chuy didn’t (as is typical in the hotel business) use the number 13. The numbers on the rooms were 1 to 14. The policy for guests at that time was this: “Just look for an empty room and let us know which one you’re in!” Very laid back for sure. The rooms were located in three different buildings on the upper portion of the property. (The lower portion was vacant back then.) There were three rooms in the main house, six in the back where the administrative offices are now (behind the reception area). The last four rooms were in the building that now houses the massage and spa services. Things have definitely changed in the last 29 years….

 

Contest of the Month!

 

As you already know our resort was started by Jesus “Chuy”Valdez and wife Imelda with great help from Chuy’s mom, Rafaela Valdez. Also involved on the ground floor were Melecio and later Cirilo. The question was how many rooms did Chuy start with and how were the rooms distributed?  The winner was Cynthia Marcum and the answer was 13. Congratulations Cynthia! You have won a seafood platter for two and a bottle of wine to enjoy on your up coming visit with us.

 

This month’s question is: The resort’s two major bartenders, Ricardo and Ramiro, have been with the hotel for a long time. What is unique about their relationship and how long has each of them been with us?

 

Get this one right and you will win an evening of an open tab at the bar for two! Email your answers to: webmaster@hotelbuenavista.com


 
Fish Stories & Adventure Stories

 

Because June was such a busy month, we have four Fish Stories this month instead of the usual one.

 

From June 2nd through 6th, Reese Allen, Pat Lowery and their group from Burlingame, CA hosted their first-ever BASFT (Ba... As... Fishing Tournament). Fifteen of them put together a small three-day tournament. They had paintings, professional pictures and other art for prizes and the hotel donated a free vacation at the resort for the tournament’s winner. We did this because these “bad as...” raised $1600 in entry fees for their tournament and donated it all to the Orphanage in Santiago. It was an extremely emotional experience when the guys arrived to the orphanage to deliver the donation to the kids and the administration personal.

 

Brian Bisk has been coming here for about seven years, he started with his dad. This year he brought a group of 24 from his now home state of Utah. They stayed with us for four nights, from June 3rd to 7thy and fished their brains out. To accommodate their party, we set up a private dining area for them on the patio in front of the bar.

 

Then there was the wild bunch from Los Mochis. Twenty people came over across the Sea of Cortez on their own boats, although a few fished on our boats. The day they caught their 350-pound blue was the day the party really got going. They hired Mariachis, threw them in the pool and were serenaded by wet, semi-submerged musicians while they hooted and hollered and sang along from their perches at the swim-up bar. Outrageous. You bet!

 

June 27th to July 1st Ronnie Kovach and his TV crew,  were here to film Kovach’s famous “Fishing Expedition School.” The footage from this has been airing all over Southern California recently. More footage will follow this month. The guys also gave several seminars and he implemented the use of the a Megabite lure to bottom fish, which is now being picked up by some of our best captains.

 


 

Click Here for June 2005 Total Fishing Count

 

 


La Cocina

PASTEL DE TRES LECHES — THREE MILK CAKE

 

This very traditional Mexican cake is not only delicious, but elegant. It will make a perfect ending for any special dinner. Rafaela, our famous pastry chef provided this recipe for you. It’s one of her most requested, and it rocks! Serves eight and takes about two hours to prepare.

 

Cake

10 eggs, separated

¼ cup sugar

2 cups flour

2 tbsp baking soda

¼ cup warm milk (microwave for 20 seconds)

 

Crema de Tres Leches

10 oz can evaporated milk

10 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

10 oz. can crema media ácida (no substituting on this one; try Nestle at www.mexgrocer.com if you can’t find it)

1 tbsp vanilla extract

¼ cup brandy

Whipped cream for topping

 

Preheat oven to 450°. Cream the egg yolks with sugar in medium bowl. Mix in flour and baking soda, then the warm milk.

 

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. Mix with other cake ingredients. Place in a greased angel food cake pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

 

Put all ingredients for tres leches except whipping cream in blender and blend until creamy. Remove cake from pan and place on platter. Drizzle the crema de tres leches over the cake. Top with whipped cream.

 

 

This recipe will be featured in Ann Hazard’s new cookbook: COOKING WITH BAJA MAGIC DOS. Look for it in the fall. It will contain 80 new recipes, eight years’ worth of new Baja adventures and all new art! Visit Ann online at http://bajamagic.com

 

 

This recipe will be featured in Ann Hazard’s new cookbook: COOKING WITH BAJA MAGIC DOS. Look for it in the fall. It will contain 80 new recipes, eight years’ worth of new Baja adventures and all new art! Visit Ann online at http://bajamagic.com    

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