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    Senior Member mmattalo's Avatar
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    Smile When the lights go out . . . paella must go on . . .

    Being a business owner in North America for the past 24 years, I have come to expect that things happen in pretty much real time. Being a home owner and frequent visitor to our happy island of Aruba for the past 5 years, I have come to appreciate every moment of interruption that life brings your way. Today is just one example . . .

    After enjoying our coffee on the back patio and a nice walk . . . the electricity went out at about 9:15am . . . we went about our daily life preparing for a dinner with 7 friends to prepare a paella together, share some wine, and sing and dance after a fill of the finest paella prepared by our good friend Manuel.

    The power went on at 2pm for 30 minutes, then out again . . . rather than sweat it, we just went out and bought several bags of ice so our Proseco would be nicely chilled . . .

    As we prepared our paella the electricity was still out . . . then . . . the electricity went on at about 7pm . . . and we just kept on with our plans as though nothing happened . . .

    The dinner has been a blast . . . . it has been raining as we dance to Spanish music on our back patio . . .

    Aruba seems to bring out the best in everyone . . . we enjoyed the evening that brought friends together from Canada, Venezuela, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina.

    This is why I Love Aruba.

    Michael
    Last edited by mmattalo; 01-06-2013 at 10:09 PM.

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    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
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    Thanks for such a feel good post. It's a great reminder to all of us about what is important.

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    Glad that even a small interruption did not ruin the dinner or the feeling of friendship and fun that you all shared.

    Happy New Year.

    Ed

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    Senior Member charles's Avatar
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    mmattalo,
    great post and excellent view on true island living.

    You are so very close to catching the essence of it all.
    Love it!

    be well
    charles
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