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    Adventures in Aruba

    many folks when visiting aruba try to participate in new things/new adventures.

    here are some:

    parasailing
    kayaking
    sky diving
    snorkeling (from a boat)
    snorkeling from shore
    SCUBA
    fishing from shore
    fishing (from a boat)
    surfing
    wind surfing
    wind sailing
    cave visits
    atv/jeep tours (organized)
    atv/jeep tours (self)

    recently waltvb and burghboy (curt) jumped from a plane in aruba and loved it.

    i mentioned to curt that i have a better chance of "getting into heaven" than to jump from a plane.

    when in aruba, do you ever acquire a newfound bravery that let's you participate in something that you would never try at home(if home had these activities) ?
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 03-15-2017 at 11:08 AM. Reason: thank you tracey and hockeymom

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    Parasailing! Can't say I loved it, but glad I did it. Actually the ride out to the parasailing boat from Eagle Beach was scarier than parasailing!! A bit seasick from that which I think made me not love parasailing. Would I do it again...maybe... This year we are going to try horseback riding!! I use to ride when I was younger - way younger - and boyfriend is not a fan, but is doing it because it's on my bucket list. I told him we'd ask for Tony the Pony for him. We'll see how that goes.....of course, sometimes once we hit the lounge chairs and cocktails it's tough to move!!
    Hopefully we'll be back in Spring 2018

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    We have done a lot of what you have listed and this year Jon will likely join the jumpers. It is UNLIKELY that I will join him.

    There is a pedal kayaking tour that I really want to try. I've never kayaked before. http://www.arubaoutdooradventures.com/our-tours/

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    DW did the parasailing thing... and would never do it again. We frequently rent a Hobie Cat and sail.... but beyond that, our adventure is trying new cocktails....!

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    I'd like to remind everyone that if you are planning on sky diving, snorkeling or doing anything on the water and have the slightest problems with motion sickness to take something for it before you go. Mrs. VB has this issue so bad she will take something before getting in a hammock (or a shaky barstool). It will make whatever activity you decide on much more enjoyable.

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    yes hockey mom Parasailing! i will add that to my listing.
    kayaking and pedal kayaking too tracey!

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom23 View Post
    Parasailing! Can't say I loved it, but glad I did it. Actually the ride out to the parasailing boat from Eagle Beach was scarier than parasailing!! A bit seasick from that which I think made me not love parasailing. Would I do it again...maybe... This year we are going to try horseback riding!! I use to ride when I was younger - way younger - and boyfriend is not a fan, but is doing it because it's on my bucket list. I told him we'd ask for Tony the Pony for him. We'll see how that goes.....of course, sometimes once we hit the lounge chairs and cocktails it's tough to move!!

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    I have never had a problem before with motion/sea sickness, but I will definitely take your advise in the future!! That is not a great feeling!

    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    I'd like to remind everyone that if you are planning on sky diving, snorkeling or doing anything on the water and have the slightest problems with motion sickness to take something for it before you go. Mrs. VB has this issue so bad she will take something before getting in a hammock (or a shaky barstool). It will make whatever activity you decide on much more enjoyable.
    Hopefully we'll be back in Spring 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post

    when in aruba, do you ever acquire a newfound bravery that let's you participate in something that you would never try at home(if home had these activities) ?
    Yes: I once made shaken margaritas instead of blended. In retrospect, I should have just jumped out of a plane without a parachute.

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    Yes, I drink from 5pm till 2 or 3 am daily and push repeat the next day. I don't drink in the states unless we have "date night" and go out to dinner.


    when in aruba, do you ever acquire a newfound bravery that let's you participate in something that you would never try at home(if home had these activities) ?

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    Adventures in Cocktails! I would love to know where you have gone for these adventures and that you consistently enjoy.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    DW did the parasailing thing... and would never do it again. We frequently rent a Hobie Cat and sail.... but beyond that, our adventure is trying new cocktails....!

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