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Italian Meet-up Party

Saturday night we attended a party with the Italian Meet-up Group of the Desert. This group was started about four years ago, and had a great run with lots of activities, but lost steam last year, and almost ended when our past leader resigned. Thankfully, someone stepped up to the plate, and a new leader, Chris, stepped up to the plate and took the reigns. Myself and a couple more people helped plan a party to "get some new blood" into the group. We had a nice turnout of about 20 people at Saturday evening's event. Federico voluntarily joined us and became a guest of honor! He spoke of his experience in American high school, and about his school in Italy. He also answered questions from the group. He was quite a hit!

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Our gracious hostess, Clarissa, turned her home into cruise ship for our theme of "Cruise into the Season with the Italian Group of the Desert".

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We met some great new friends, with excellent Italian language skills. Pam just got back from studying for her Master's degree for a year in Rome. Laura was an au pair in Italy for Princess Borghese! John's family is from Federico's region of Abruzzo, and Sebastiano, a native Siclian, and Marcus are new to the area and have opened a B&B after living in Puglia for five years. They will be hosting an October event. Here are a few photos of the festivities:

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Comments (2)

Barb Cabot:

That was such a clever theme and the hosts really were so creative. What a nice event and a wonderful chance for everyone to meet up.

Love the photo of you and Dino!

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