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    not at all. chicken.....chicken.....chicken

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    Sat 10/26...actually slept in till 8 this morning. Ate some snacks(cookies and other junk) and took the girls up the beach to look for shells and sea glass. Pulled back along the dirt roads by the lighthouse and got to see some different sights. There must have been 25 pelicans sitting on the rocks and diving right next to us. The waves at the north end are quite impressive smashing the jagged shoreline. We then drove down by Lings to checkout Waka Waka. They weren't open yet but let us in to look around and check out the menu. They didn't have a chicken dish on the menu so we asked if they could do a simple chicken breast for my BIL. The chef came out and said let him know what day we were coming in and he would make him chicken. We told him we could come in tonight and he said I'm going to the store now and he'll get it. We got back and on the beach about 12 and walked up to Bugaloe Bar for some lunch. This was our first time there and they have a very nice menu. My wife and I split a chicken wrap and fries. Nice enjoyable lunch, we will definitely go back. What a great sunny day AGAIN. The wind died down to more of the Aruba breeze we're used to. Wow is this weather spoiling us. Left the beach at 5 to get ready to eat. We got to Waka Waka at 7 and the waitress came to our table and asked who gets the chicken. They were ready for my BIL. They also have a great early bird special good until 7:30. You get and appetizer, entree, and dessert for $25 and they don't skimp on anything. PLUS a free bottle of wine for the table. My wife got seafood tempura and a salad that she said was great. SIL got the special with plantain chips, grouper, and brownie. She said the grouper may have been the best she's had on the island, EVER. I must say, coming from a non seafood eater, it was delicious. I was hungry for a burger and it also was very good. I highly recommend Waka Waka. Very clean, nicely decorated place with very good service and great customer service. Chef Andrew came to our table to see how everything was. Very well run place! Hurried home to watch the game. Right now Sox are in a 2-2 tie in a very big game. I'll let you know if I have an appetite in the morning. Happy Sunday to all! Good night!

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    Good night explorer and thank u!
    terrific report

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    I've read each installment 3 times.... what a wonderful vacation... thank you for sharing!

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    Enjoy reading your reports, especially about the restaurants. Don't let the Sox games dampen your vacation.!!

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    Sun 10/27...No I will not let the Red Sox ruin my vacation! Got up this morning at 7 and the four of us(yes my BIL too)went for a walk up the beach to check out the Ritz. I still can't figure out what they're going to do with the beach area. They brought in a huge amount of sand but there is still so much green out front. I don't know if they are allowed to take it out and what are they going to do with the boat loading area. Beautiful morning but by the time we had a breakfast sandwich and got to the beach the weather started to turn. For the first time on our vacation we had some rain. Started raining about 11:30 and lasted about an hour. It looked like it was going to be hit and miss rain for awhile so my wife and I thought we'd take off and do some shopping. Of course, it has to rain on the day most stores are closed. It was really kind of a wasted day because we didn't get much accomplished. Went back to the beach about 4 to take in some peace and quiet before getting ready to eat. We had a couple friends come it today so we'll probably start eating at some really good places. Not that we haven't already. Tonight we went simple and ate at one of our favorites. Smokey Joe's it is! DW, SIL both got pork bbq sandwiches, BIL got chicken bbq sandwich, and I got the dry rub ribs. I'm not much for bbq sauce but I love the dry rubbed. Got some ice cream at Baskin Robbins and came back to catch the game. This sure isn't the same Red Sox team I watched all year. Looking forward to my Linda's crepe tomorrow morning. It's been two days without! Hope your work week goes fast while my weeks crawls along. Good night!

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    I hope too that your week crawls and you have no more hit or miss rain showers. enjoy

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    Still loving your posts! Thanks!!

    I totally understand the chicken, chicken, chicken - that's me!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I too look foward to reading your daily activities. We will be coming back for our 4th year in a row. We stay at the Divi Golf Resort time share. 79 more days. Looking to try out some on the restaurants you have been eating at. Thanks again. :-)

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    Divi Golf was the first place we stayed on Aruba so they still have a piece of my heart. We were all set to buy there when we got a look at the Phoenix pre construction and decided we wanted to be on the beach. Love Mulligans!

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