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    thanks for sharing your perfectly beachy day.

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    After a tough time at the airport, you're out and chillin' now. Thanks for taking the time to post.


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    I'm so jealous. Keep the trip reports coming, even if it's only about you sitting at the beach doing nothing.
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    Looking forward to hearing more about your lazy beach days! thanks for posting!
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    What a perfect first day, hope the rest of your days are the same (just like Groundhog movie) I agree

    Love that little mini-market next to casino, in addition to Dunkin of course.

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    Sunday - Super Bowl
    Sunday was another glorious, lazy beach day. I looked for Crimms on my morning walk, but didn't see them. A few hours later, I saw them walking down the beach, so I waved to them and they came and sat at our palapa for a nice chat. Realizing that it was noon happy hour, we all went up to the beach bar and got a nice table for drinks. We spent the time talking and laughing. Sean and Susan are such a fun couple. They have made friends all over the island, and it's easy to see why. They are so warm and outgoing that you want to be friends with them.

    After they left, we hung out at our palapa until the next happy hour. We went up to the bar area to scout our seats for the game, and found a table with a good view. As always, hubby parked himself in the chair to save our seats, and I went up to shower and change. He doesn't mind hanging out because he can start getting happy with happy hour. Usually when I'm ready, we switch off and he goes back to the room to clean up. Costa Linda does an outstanding job with the super bowl. We always order dinner and drinks throughout the night. They must bring in a tremendous amout of people to staff the kitchen because it never takes too long to get the food, which is always hot and delicious. Super bowl is always a great party here at Costa Linda.
    Afterwards, we headed back to the room and crashed - another hard day in paradise.
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    another hard day in aruba!!
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    Lazy beach (or pool) days are the best!




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    I love those lazy beach days. I've yet to stay until sunset but on my last trip I broke my record from 8am to 2pm. Usually 3 hours tops for me but if you give me a few drinks, I won;t notice the time go bye.


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    Monday - Lazy beach days continue.

    A very nice man dropped off a car for us from Jay's, Monday morning. When he arrived, he asked us to ride back to the airport to fill out the paperwork. Tom and I looked at each other and both thought "does this guy seriously want us to give up our lazy beach time to drive all of the way out to the airport and back?" Obviously, he has never met beach slugs like us before. We both said no, we weren't interested in doing that. We had only rented a car for three days, and if it came down to giving up our lazy beach time or getting the car, the beach time was going to win. He said fine, he could do all of the paperwork here, and call his girlfriend to pick him up. Well, ok then, let's go ahead and do this. But, seriously, when you rent a car and are told that they will deliver it to you at your hotel, wouldn't you expect that to mean that all of the paperwork would be done on the spot, and that they would have been prepared, and would have a ride back to the office? Anyways, we did the paperwork, parked the car, and went back to our loungers on the beach. We stayed there and procrastinated for most of the day. We really needed to go to the store. We didn't want to move from our chairs. Maybe, we can go to Superfoods after dinner. Nope, I looked up the hours and they close at 8:00, so we are going to have to get up and make ourselves go.

    Finally, around 4:00, we forced ourselves to leave the beach and go to the store. We had not been to Superfoods since they moved from their old location. Since Ling's had all of the road construction, and after reading reports of their remodeling of the store, and people not being able to find things, we figured that Superfoods was the way to go.

    The ride to Superfoods - WOW - so much traffic and chaos around those roundabouts. We have some roundabouts at home, and we drive them all of the time, but nothing compares with doing it in Aruba. It seems that tourists have no idea how to use them, and locals are flying around, on top of the fact that there are barrels and construction going on. It was quite an exciting ride. We saw a young couple with two kids in strollers, trying to cross the road at the crosswalk, and I have to say, I was worried if they were going to make it safely across the road. I saw them later in the store, and I spoke with them and told them that pedestrians had been hit there, and to use lots of caution when they go back. They said that the last time that they were here was 6 years ago, and that they had no idea what they were getting into when they tried to cross.

    Superfoods was crazy. I don't know if it is always this packed, or if a lot of people were avoiding Lings. We managed to find most of what we needed, plus some nice bakery items that Lings doesn't sell.

    We went to dinner at Zuzzuroh. This was also a first for us. Since we had the car, we drove, which seemed really silly since it was so close to Costa Linda. We walk so much further to restaurants in Aruba, most nights. We chose Zuzzuroh because of the new reservation policy at Azzurro, where we always get the pasta in the wheel, and we heard that Zuzzuroh also serves it. We found that Zuzzuroh has a great menu. We saw so many dishes that sounded appealing. They serve bread with three delicious spreads, which we could have made a meal out of. We ordered a greek salad to share and the pasta in the wheel for two, along with a side of three meatballs. The salad was an authentic greek salad. In Va. a greek salad consists of lettuce, some onions, some chopped up cucumbers, olives, maybe some chopped up tomatoes, crumbled feta, in greek salad dressing. This salad had no lettuce, just large slices of tomatoes and cucumbers, some sliced onion, olives, some spices and oil, with a large slab of feta on top. It was so good, and definitely enough to share.
    Now for the main event - the pasta in the wheel. After all, that's why we are here. The guy prepared it in the wheel, which is over by the door. At Azzurro, they prepare it tableside, which is no biggie for us, either way. It looked like he was preparing it the same way that they do. Did it measure up?? We'd both give Azzurro's dish a slight edge. It was good, but we both thought that it was better at Azzurro. Tom got a chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert, which was fabulous. We both just had water to drink. The total bill was $68.00, with no service charge, not including the tip. Would we go back? Definitely! There were so many other dishes that we'd like to try.
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