Friday - After a great welcome from Bully at the airport and our many friends at Renaissance (Valerie, Linda, Frans, Liliana) we had a quiet, relaxing evening and unwound at Plaza Café…
Saturday – Cindy and I walked to Hong King behind Renaissance to pick up $95 in groceries. Last trip, we spent $275 at Ling, so we obviously weren’t looking to buy that much and Hong King had all we needed. Went to Renaissance Island at 10:30 and met Jorge on the boat and Georges the boat driver. Ina was at her usual spot, as was Melushka. Beach was really quiet, at noontime counted maybe 20 people in water, 30 on beach and maybe 20 in restaurant. By the way…we’re thrilled with our new, highly portable SwimWays “Papasan” spring floats. Much easier than hauling the old 36 inch tubes.
Did some fishing behind the restaurant, but had no luck. After some lunch at the restaurant, the girls went back, Cindy and I stayed at island until 3:30. Then, back to the pool and getting ready for the evening.
Picked up by Bully and went to Wacky Wahoo. I had the “Catch of Day”, grilled Grouper…the best fish I have had in 14 visits to Aruba. Cindy was pleased with her shrimp. Girls aren’t fish eaters, but loved the fettuchini. Wacky Wahoo….we liked it and will keep it on our “places to go” list.
After dinner, we called Bully; he was there within ten minutes. He took us to the Hacienda Mall where we watched the water show to Christmas music. Then, walked around the mall and then through the high-rises down to the Westin. Cab ride back to Renaissance ended our day.