Safe travels Andrea and Paul. As others have said, thanks for the daily reports!! We all live through other's trip reports until we get to go ourselves - and yours were great! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Thank you so much for letting all of us share your Aruba vacation with you. Your detailed account of each day lets those of us who won't be going for a while experience our favorite island through you. Hope you had an uneventful flight home. THanks again!
1. Renaissance private island 2. Sunsets from our room 3. Baby beach 4. Alto Vista Chapel 5. Hiking Hooiberg 6. lighthouse and cunucu exploring 7. all the restaurants 8. Crystal and Seaport casinos 9. charlie's Bar 10. Downtown Orangestad.
Originally Posted by Andrea J.
Day 2 Saturday
Weather Breezy and Sunny. One of those kind of days where ArubaLisa's mom says "pray for a cloud now and again"
Paul's hiccups thanks to the Benadryl are gone!
Having hiccups for 20 hours was exhausting (for him) and annoying for those around him... ME
We spent the better part of the day at Renaissance Island, lying in the shade, snorkeling out by the rocks and reading. Yes, we still read with our ears. Both of us are hooked on audio books. So we are able to "listen/read" and still people watch. (he uses his ipod and i use my iphone and we both have lots of Stuart Woods books loaded in)
The snorkeling was very good at the rock wall at Ren Island.
On our way to the shuttle boat this morning we met forum member HuffDaddy and his lovely wife and 2 grown grandchildren. I am sure we'll be seeing them lots over the next couple of weeks.
Made a late afternoon run to Lings and to the pharmacy to buy more Benadryl, just in case! While we were out we discussed where we were going to have dinner and both came to the conclusion that we wanted to have take out and eat in. Choices choices!
He wanted Hollywood Smokehouse, I wanted King Ribs. We got both and omgosh there was way way too much food. Enough for dinner tonight and much leftover. Now neatly packed in the freezer, except the slaw. We decided that we like Both. King Ribs has way better chicken (in our opinion) and Hollywood Smokehouse has slightly better ribs (again opinion).
Of course there were mashed potatoes, baked beans and cole slaw. We feel like we are going to explode! They are only open on the wknds. Both are really terrific.
Tomorrow night and the next few nights wherever we go, we will be eating grilled fish and salad.
Took a walk after dinner and are calling it a night.
I hear some rumblings about a new downtown business hotel on Main St in the plans.
Anyone else hear or read anything about it? What i have seen has been on the local tv news.
Andrea-It was great meeting you and your husband. We just got home today. Missing our lovely island of Aruba so much already. Can't wait to get back!