What is your “daily routine” in Aruba?
Has your "daily routine" changed much from one visit to another?
We (Paul and I ) are somewhat creatures of habit.
Our daily routine in Aruba is similar to that of being home (with the exception of casino often in Aruba)
Typically we are up rather early, sip coffee for a while and make our way to the pool or to the beach. We swim for about 45 min and then walk in the water for an hour……..then breakfast. Usually it is an apple or an orange and a bagel. Occasionally it is the breakfast buffet at the Renaissance Ocean Suites or Lacabana at the restaurants by the pool. YUM.
We try to get in at least 3 activities that increase our pulse, in the mornings while on island for 2 weeks. Our favorite is snorkeling and that we do usually at Catalina Cove or Beach. In past years, I used to go horseback riding in the morning every other day. These days, not at all as I ride often at home.
Lunch, pretty much is non existent and consists of usually fruit and cheese and crackers later in the day with a frozen drink for me and a beer or scotch for Paul. Often times, one of us will not have a drink due to the designated driver clause in our “pre nup”
We spend most of the afternoons in the same spot where we began our day, under a palapa at the beach or pool and we exhaust ourselves with frequent dips into the water and reading or playing on the internet depending on if there is wifi.
Evenings are usually dinner at around 6:30 or 7. We are not late diners or "gourmet dining event people", so we try to keep it simple like Hung Paradise, Barneys, Wacky Wahoo, Lindas, Matthews and those kind of places…..leaving a Madam Janette or Barefoot kind of places for just once per 2 week visit. We also eat in 4 or 5 times per 14 night stay. Going out to dinner every night is just something that grows tiring after a while. When we were Aruba newbies, going out to dinner every evening was part of the whole experience. Now, not so much.
The casino is a place where we visit at least every other night.
Sometimes lucky, other times (most times ) Unlucky.
Depending on how we do, dictates our favorite casino.
He likes craps and poker machines, i like slots and craps.
We bring only enough money that we are willing to lose.
We consider breaking even a win.