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    Aruba in Your 70s

    Hi Everyone:

    I've read (and contributed) lots of posts about things to do on island. I'd like to get a focused perspective on what to do in this situation:

    We're going to be sending my in-laws down for a few weeks in the coming year. My mother-in-law has arthritis where the symptoms are negated by warm weather. My father-in-law is a bit of a homebody who goes stir crazy which can be a tad daunting for finding the right excursions.

    They won't snorkel and the jeep tour would be too much for them. They're more "walk-on-the-beach" people and a half day excursion would be the most they'd be interested in. They're not golfers. They're not "event diners" (they wouldn't be comfortable at Carte Blanche). My mother-in-law will gamble her last penny away but my father-in-law gets bored in the casinos after fifteen minutes.

    We're thinking a visit to Alto Vista, Baby Beach and the Lighthouse. What else would you recommend. We're considering surprising them with an overnight in Curacao.

    So, I'd like to hear from people in the 70s or people who have sent their parents down: what typical activities would you recommend or have you liked in Aruba?

    Thanks!

    Stephen

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    How about booking an island tour with Bully? Then they may find other things they would like to do/see during his tour.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    although paul and i are not in that age group (yet) we do have a number of friends in that age bracket and here are some things they like:
    -gambling
    -visiting the cemeteries (human and pet)
    -the submarine ride and the other boat that is sort of like a glass bottom boat...able to see underwater
    -sit and vegetate on the beach and play in the water (#1 activity)
    -non event dining and their favorites are Barefoot, MJ, Old Conucu and Papiamento

    i would also suggest a few hour taxi tour with Bully, a tour of the Balashi place, and Aloe factory tour.
    How about a wedding vow renewal?

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    oops sorry jacki...i did not see your bully suggestion
    (great minds think alike? )

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    Good one. Thanks, Jacki!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    How about booking an island tour with Bully? Then they may find other things they would like to do/see during his tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    although paul and i are not in that age group (yet) we do have a number of friends in that age bracket and here are some things they like:
    -gambling
    -visiting the cemeteries (human and pet)
    -the submarine ride and the other boat that is sort of like a glass bottom boat...able to see underwater
    -sit and vegetate on the beach and play in the water (#1 activity)
    -non event dining and their favorites are Barefoot, MJ, Old Conucu and Papiamento

    i would also suggest a few hour taxi tour with Bully, a tour of the Balashi place, and Aloe factory tour.
    How about a wedding vow renewal?
    Thanks, Andrea. They'd really like the cemeteries and possibly the submarine ride.

    And we may arrange a Bully tour for them ("JUST GET IN THE CAR!!!") LOL

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    We are not in our 70's (my husband is close though)
    We actually sat in the Renn. downtown marketplace.... having a snacks, desserts with a drink.
    Listening to music and talking to the locals that were in their 70's.
    I actually looked forward to meeting up with them a few times... nice way to end the evening.

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    Drive to light house

    water show at Harencia Mall and ice cream

    Black Pearl is a perfect boat, they don't have to snorkel

    drive thru Tierra Del Sol and lunch at Ventana's Del zmar

    super Food store, fun to see Dutch foods

    Brite Bakery and coffee

    Bingo afternoon

    volunteer at orphanage or dog shelter

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