The longer we are on vacation the lazier I am getting. All I want to do is eat, sleep, go in the water, gamble a little and repeat! We did take a drive to check out Baby Beach. It is a long way to go and, although it is a very pretty cove, I think the water and beaches in our area are just as nice. I guess if you are a snorkler, that would be a good place to do it. The road takes you through San Nicholas and past the oil refinery. On the road leading to Baby Beach, in the middle of nowhere, we saw a little old man selling candy, his only company a lone chicken. I stopped to take his photo and gave him a few bucks to thank him. He didn't speak, or maybe didn't speak English, but he had a sweet smile on his face. It was very hot and all we could think of was to get back to our villa and the pool. So on the way back we drove through Oranjestad, but didn't stop to explore.
Our last night on the island we went back to Madame Janette one last time to experience their first ever Oktoberfest. I posted a review of that on the Culinary section of this site. The food was beyond great, just as before.
This will be my last post, so I would like to summarize my feelings about our Aruba vacation. We were very impressed! I liked that we could speak English, use our American money, drive on the right, the weather was great (despite a little rain here and there), no hurricanes, a wonderful huge supermarket and it's not exhorbitantly expensive, like some islands. The people were helpful and friendly, service was very in large part good and efficient and the casinos were an added plus. What's not to like? It's been funny chatting with all of you. Thank you so much for all the advice. It really helped us!
I have so enjoyed the reports and the pictures. I think you must have had a marvelous time. For first time visitors it is to great to hear all the fun parts of the trip and the good food. Did you find the driving at all difficult?