Back from Vacation
Our annual pilgrimage to Aruba has sadly come to an end.
Two weeks of perfect weather, good friends and family, great restaurants and no responsibilities has all been replaced by sub-freezing temperatures, 10-hour days of infant care and a Valentine Day snow storm. Yippee!
Not much has changed since our last visit. It was a little quieter and less crowded.
We had a Super Bowl party with about a dozen friends on the 4th. A local jeweler brought his 42Ē wide screen for the game (one of our friends buys a lot of jewelry). We set it up on the deck by the pool. We had wings, poppers, brats, sausages, guacamole, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad and various and sundry beverages.
Cooking at the timeshare is always and adventure. I bring my own knives but the rest is pretty low budget. A rickety old electric stove, thin stainless steel pots and a couple of thin Teflon pans that have warped. The cooking utensils are all flimsy plastic that bend when you try to use them.
We ate in more this year to save some bucks. However, we did visit our favorite restaurant, Hostaria Da Vittorio, a great Italian restaurant that serves the best osso buco with risotto Milanese! We also did a dinner show that was a tenderloin dinner and a Latin musical review.
We celebrated a daughterís birthday at a seafood restaurant, Pinchoís, on a pier with an outdoor table that gave us a birdís eye view of the sunset over the water.
We did the usual walking on the beach, swimming and sunning stuff. Boring to talk about. I read a bunch of cooking magazines (see earlier thread on the outrageous cost of magazines).
So we left Aruba on Sunday, fatter, browner, and more mellow. The mellow is disappearing rather quickly, the brown will last longer but the fat is here to stay.
Iíll post some pics when I can.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan