Really enjoying your blog, it's getting me more and more hyped for my upcoming trip in September, will be celebrating my 43rd Birthday (11/09) on Aruba. Spent the greater part of my 41st birthday in transit to Aruba back in 2014, looking forward to being there for it.
I could imagine how the check in might have been a heart stopping moment for you. Thank goodness it all worked out and that you made it all in one (tired) piece to Aruba. Your first 48 hours must have seemed like heaven, even grocery shopping must have been fun. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.
Your first week has gone well all things considered, even with the delays in your dog getting to the island and your vehicle and house hold items still sitting in Houston. Being as you are on Aruba you took those lemons and turned them into lemonade.
BTW in the Caribbean Soccer is referred to as Football. Aruba may not be a powerhouse in it as yet, but give them time. It won't be long before the Aruban national team will be taking down Concercaf teams like Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatamala etc to qualify for the World Cup.
Keep the blogs coming, they make for an enjoyable read and a great way to get hyped for my next trip to Aruba.