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    I've taken maybe 3 non-Aruba naps in the past decade. While on the island I sometimes nap twice in a day. Also I eat BAD while on Aruba. I probably consume a month's worth of red meat in a week, junk food, sometimes I'll stop at a food truck on the way home from a restauarant... hell I even went to McDonald's for fries one night on the way home from the Hard Rock because I caught a whiff of them. I figure I tell myself no enough at home, can't do it on vacation.











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    Quote Originally Posted by burghboy View Post
    hell I even went to McDonald's for fries one night on the way home from the Hard Rock because I caught a whiff of them. I figure I tell myself no enough at home, can't do it on vacation.
    The Aruba McDonald's is much better and more wholesome than at home


    We harvest and eat native Aruba food.

    We pick grapes at a confidential location located along the north side (starts with the letter "D"). This cluster (in image below) needed ripening so we let them rest on the jeep's hood for a few days. Ever have the wine made from these grapes? Once bought a bottle from a Hooiberg market vendor. We were supposed to bring it home, but I had to drink it in need of luggage space. The wine's taste is a little earthy at first.
    Quirky Aruba habits-grapes.jpg

    We also foray mango and tamarind trees noticed along adventures (but only from branches which hang over on public streets). We also raid my mother-in-law's garden for other hidden treats, including the Guyana wiri wiri pepper (100 - 350 Kiloscovilles). These seeds have generated many pepper plants at home (re: potential customs BPO board members - not based on actual events), for which I make my own tasty sauce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burghboy View Post
    I've taken maybe 3 non-Aruba naps in the past decade. While on the island I sometimes nap twice in a day. Also I eat BAD while on Aruba. I probably consume a month's worth of red meat in a week, junk food, sometimes I'll stop at a food truck on the way home from a restauarant... hell I even went to McDonald's for fries one night on the way home from the Hard Rock because I caught a whiff of them. I figure I tell myself no enough at home, can't do it on vacation.
    I got my first Aruba nap of the trip. I am surprised it took until day four, but the two hours from 1p-3p this afternoon were much needed!

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    1.I always sleep in the morning after I arrive, only getting out of bed around 9:45am. 2.Have to go to New Wi-Tai Chinese restaurant out in Noord to get Sunday Barbecue. 3. Grab a copy of the latest edition of "Island Temptations Magazine." 4. Pick up a twelve pack of Cherry Coke. 5. Try to use a few phrases in Piapemento during the course of my stay. 6. Take some quick naps throughout the day which somehow always make me feel refreshed.

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    I'm jealous of all the naps! Someday when the kids are bigger. I say every year that I'll be able to nap on the beach this year, but then I wind up listening to music (with headphones) and closing my eyes, but still have to have one eye half open just in case...
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    A few years ago i was "critiqued" by a forum member for "taking naps while in aruba".
    The person said that there was plenty of time to "sleep when dead" and aruba vacation is not the time or place for naps.
    I disagreed then and still to this day disagree.
    What one does on their own time is their own business.
    As far as naps go, i envy those that can take a nice afternoon snooze in Aruba or wherever.
    I love to shut my eyes and grab an afternoon nap.
    I remember the days of long ago in Aruba when places were closed for extended lunch hours for "siestas".

    Enjoy, and sweet dreams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    I'm jealous of all the naps! Someday when the kids are bigger. I say every year that I'll be able to nap on the beach this year, but then I wind up listening to music (with headphones) and closing my eyes, but still have to have one eye half open just in case...
    Daytime naps are something you earn over time. No kids can be present. They mess up naps, it's their job.

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    I guess my quirky habit is breakfast everyday. I rarely eat breakfast at home, but enjoy a nice breakfast every day before hitting the beach.... and, oh yes, the after breakfast nap and the after lunch with Amstel Brights nap and an occasional really short one while DW gets ready for dinner.

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    What did I see on some signage-----"At my age happy hour is a nap"

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    perfect!
    Quote Originally Posted by MAZOO-2 View Post
    What did I see on some signage-----"At my age happy hour is a nap"

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