thanks andrea! won't be on too often. as you know, moderating can take bunch of time but i just couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk about the fun we had. the entire vacation (when you weren't feeling ill) was great. we were together for all the misery before aruba. at least we got to enjoy the good times together too.
oops, thank you too lisa!
the big old sign said something like.......
entering firing range
keep out when lights are flashing.
sherry and i kept saying "what lights?" "do you see any flashing lights?"
the husbands, just sat and laughed. ommi was laughing. sherry and i were a bit nervous to say the least.
we were envisioning the headline on the Aruba Today or the Amigoe.com
"2 stupid bullet riddled american women found in arikok clutching to go margarita cups"
Sounds like many outings my husband and I have had over the years. Usually we get bored of the beach after a couple of days and that's when we hop in the car and explore through the park, Rodger's Beach (which has been one of our favorites since our second trip to Aruba), the lovely firing range (LOL!), stop for a drink at the "oasis" (Boca Prins Bar), enjoy a bite at one of the local roadside restaurants, etc.
Of course, Arikok isn't as much fun in a Yaris now that they've paved the road. Makes it too easy and we won't have any fun stories to tell anymore. LOL!!
Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the same things! Everyone should get "out and about" and enjoy all of the island. It's fun!
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - - Marcus Aurelius
33rd trip to Aruba - May 2016
San Fran/Napa Valley - Sept. 2016
Barcelona, Mallorca, and Andorra - Nov. 2016
Good day everyone.
I am a new comer to this forum and hope to meet all of you. My name is Ommi and I am the guilty one who took Andrea, Sherry, Paul and Murray on this wonderfully scary trip thru Parke Arikok.
For a minute there I felt like one of the ducks on the firing range at Disney World. Lol. I'm glad all had fun regardless. Next time we'll have to go thru the next part of which I know you all will love it.
I'm also glad you all enjoyed the homemade burgers at Urataka Center. They are the best. They have the best pizzas in my opinion as well.
Too bad we couldn't make it to the reef. It is a nice place where the water is shallow and very clear with lots of fish, but on that day it was very hot and I'm not sure if you all would have enjoyed it as much as the trip.
I can't wait to see you all here again so we can do the part 2 of the trip.
Btw Andrea, I still can't find those lights.
I would be happy to show anyone arround these roads if time permits. I like doing it because it was one of my favorite hobbies.