Hey Curt, excellent report as usual, and your live broadcasts from Aruba were hilarious. That downpour that you guys got last week must have been a portion of what we got here in T&T. My trip is still several weeks away but I have been taking notes on places to eat on this trip, especially the places where my dollar can stretch and where the portions can sure as breakfast for the morning after. Hope that your remaining time goes well, safe trip back home.
Did a taco truck late night. 2 chicken tacos, 2 fish tacos and an order of chicken nachos were I think 16 dollars. No bad for the best Mexican food on the island. Hint: they are the same people from Chihuahuas in Palm Beach. Pretty sure taco truck money funded the restaurant opening.
Sunday morning we set out early to climb Hooiberg. One of us made it and the view from the top was spectacular. Had a couple of second thoughts on the way up but stuck to it and the payoff was worth it. After that, we headed over to Palm to relax. The heat and the climb must have taken its toll because I slept for like an hour right after I got out of the water the first time.
Went to get Sunday bbq from the New Wei Tai and it was huge and delicious. After that ,we relocated to Eagle Beach to watch the sunset from the beach. Could have been better, was a bit cloudy. Went home, showered and then went to dinner at Texas De Brazil. I needed the protein after my climb... plus I love beef. Had just the right amount, didn't overstuff myself. Also, Texas De Brazil has the Sangria and I was kicking myself for not having it last trip. After dinner, we stopped by that little McDonalds ice cream place since it was National Ice Cream day back in the states. It's not the Franklin Fountain but it was good enough. That was all for that night we just walked home and called it a night.
Monday we stopped off for breakfast and lunch supplies at a new place called Pikas Corner on Palm Beach road. It's near Wacky Wahoo. Its a small local place with tables inside and a couple hi-tops with bar stools outside. I got a couple of bacalao pastechi and maggie got a breakfast sandwich. It was so so. Since its convenient to where we stay I'd go again but there are definitely better places to grab a pastechi.
We took our grub to Manchebo beach, which to me is the most beautiful beach on the island. I love how wide it is in front of the Bucuti. Its a bit of a pain to get to but for me its more than worth the trek. We stayed there until about 2pm and then decided to make a beach switch. So we went over to Arashi for the rest of the day. Arashi is seriously giving Eagle a run for its money these days as my favorite beach. It seems as if Palm is being squeezed out as we spent the least amount of time there this trip than any other.
Since the plan was to take in one more comedy show we decided to Monday night was as good as any. They were making a comedian switch that night so it was actually perfect. We had dinner before the comedy show at Tango and our favorite waiter Rutger was working but was not waiting tables that night. He was on bar duty so we didn't get to speak with him as much as usual. Dinner was great as always. I'm normally a rib eye guy but wanted to keep my beef consumption reasonable so I opted for the 8-ounce filet.
The comedy show was fantastic as usual. Attendance was low but the crowd was phenomenal. Just by listening you would have thought there were many more people there. It really is a shame so few people know about Aruba Ray's Comedy. After the show we took advantage of our all you can drink package continuing in there. Maggie and I just sat at the bar talking and had a fantastic time. Decided to head home just after midnite since we wanted to have an early day the next morning.