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    Zeerovers today

    We have come down for an extended stay on the island for 3 months. At this time of year it is quiet. With the trade winds blowing, it has not been oppresively hot....in fact it has been very pleasnt.

    Today, we decided to stop by Zeerovers after picking up our 100lb container of gas from Arugas. When we arrived, the parking lot was beyond full. Cars double and triple parked. We went into Zeerovers and there were many Aruban people there chatting and mingling. In the centre of the restaurant were 3 religious statues..The Virgin Mary, Joseph and the Statue depicting the Bleeding Heart.

    I went to see about ordring some shrimp and was politely told I would need to wait about 30 minutes as a ceremony was about to commence. Of course, yours truly was really curious about all of this. I was told that today was the day on which the Sacred Heart was honoured and that the Aruban people attending were fishermen, family and friends and the ceremony blessed the fishermen and their boats.

    Within minutes, the whole group broke into song singing beautiful hymmns. Now, I am not super religious but I was moved. Men, Women and many children....a sight to see of families and friends truly enjoying life.

    How did we get so lucky as to stop there today??

    John
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    and you and bobbie undoubtedly were blessed too.


    excellent.


    pls post your aruba story here every so often while you are at your home away from home.
    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    We have come down for an extended stay on the island for 3 months. At this time of year it is quiet. With the trade winds blowing, it has not been oppresively hot....in fact it has been very pleasnt.

    Today, we decided to stop by Zeerovers after picking up our 100lb container of gas from Arugas. When we arrived, the parking lot was beyond full. Cars double and triple parked. We went into Zeerovers and there were many Aruban people there chatting and mingling. In the centre of the restaurant were 3 religious statues..The Virgin Mary, Joseph and the Statue depicting the Bleeding Heart.

    I went to see about ordring some shrimp and was politely told I would need to wait about 30 minutes as a ceremony was about to commence. Of course, yours truly was really curious about all of this. I was told that today was the day on which the Sacred Heart was honoured and that the Aruban people attending were fishermen, family and friends and the ceremony blessed the fishermen and their boats.

    Within minutes, the whole group broke into song singing beautiful hymmns. Now, I am not super religious but I was moved. Men, Women and many children....a sight to see of families and friends truly enjoying life.

    How did we get so lucky as to stop there today??

    John

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    That's an awesome story. I love stumbling on local events/ceremonies/things like that.

    Zeerover has become one of my favorite places on the island. Everybody is so friendly, the food is great, the prices are amazing, and great stories seem to come from anyone that visits.

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    Another reason why I love Savaneta and "the other side of the bridge."

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    Definitely making Zeerover a lunch stop next week. And I am going to drag my friends and family with me - even if they refuse!
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    The food is simple but great and the beer is ice cold. Couldn't eat this everyday as everything is deep fried but it is a nice treat.

    Our bill last Friday was Afl.46.00 ($26.00) which included 1kilo of large shrimp, one slice of barracuda, fries, plantains, corn bread and pickled onions - beers are extra.

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    Do they ever have cold boiled shrimp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Do they ever have cold boiled shrimp?
    Not that I am aware of. That would be a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Do they ever have cold boiled shrimp?
    We've been there many times and have never seen boiled shrimp. We do love their fried shrimp and fish. Its the only time I ever eat fried foods. I'm willing to take my chances at Zeerover, The Best.....

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    Your request to report the things that happen here

    Andrea

    As you know, we own here and have had many adventures and misadventures. Ii am willing to share, but do not want to bore everyone. Also, some are pretty graphic. Here is a sample:

    We arrived late at our home which is in a very quiet and secluded area. We took a bottle of wine out ot our porch with the view that a late night drink and then early to bed would be best. Well, things turned out anything but.

    On the porch we were met with the howling and barking of what appeared to be a couple of very distressed dogs. This went on and on. Finally my wife (who loves all animals) decided to check this out. She proceeded to the property where all the noise was coming from. There were 2 small dogs chained. She was mad and finally got the Animal rescue people to visit. In the process the Police were also called in.

    Well, with the law in Aruba the way it is, nobody could go onto the property. The Police left and Animal Rescue said they would be back and keep an eye on things. That was the end of the activity for the night.

    The next day and night were worse. Howling and barking non-stop. Early in the evening, my wife calls the Police again. She gets to make her complaint. After much discussion, the police officer resonds with: ": Well, Madam. My only suggestion is that you go and shoot the F*****g dog" (And that is the exact quote....only in Aruba!!!!)

    Well, we laughed and went to bed thinking no more of it.

    2 mornings later we had a meeting with our property manager. He looks at us weirdly and told us that the night brfore he had been out with his good friend who is a leading chef at a well known restaurant in Aruba, and his friend came come to find police and animal control at his home. He was distressed. Turns out he had taken the dog to the vet for a procedure and the other dog was not happy. He had no idea that they had gone beserk.

    The outcome:...the chef came to see us and apologized. No more barking after that. We struck a deal with the chef that when our home is empty he can use our pool.

    Alls well, end well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    and you and bobbie undoubtedly were blessed too.


    excellent.


    pls post your aruba story here every so often while you are at your home away from home.

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