"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Aruba Bound!

Wednesday, February 8:  We drove down to Atlanta tonight with our friends, Danny and Brenda, in preparation for a quick trip to Aruba over the long weekend.  Also joining us on the trip would be our friends, Chris and Tarryn, as well as John and Monique.  We met our friend who lives in Atlanta, Rex, for dinner north of downtown in Marietta at Pappasito's Cantina, a wonderful Tex-Mex grill.  We got a cheap room at a Best Western near the airport and flew out the next morning around 10 AM.

Thursday, February 9:  We got a great deal on a direct flight to Aruba out of Atlanta on AirTran Airways.  At only 3.5 hours, the flight down was easy and perfect for a short trip out of the winter blues of Tennessee.

The flight down offered some amazing views below.
Here a long, thin island in the Bahamas stretches out from under the plane wing.

An incredible  view of Haiti also came into view.
Here's the whole crew on our first night in Aruba
after dinner on Surfside Beach at Barefoot Restaurant.
The food and company were fabulous.

Another amazing view out the plane window of Aruba on approach to our landing.

We all stayed in a four-bedroom house inside the gated Merlot Villas complex.
The cost was very reasonable and we couldn't have been happier.
We all have private baths and a great pool to hang out around.
We were about a five-minute drive from the beach.

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