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Aruba

I know this post is about a month overdue but I've had my hands full. But better late than never right?

We had a fabulous week of warmth and sunshine.. just a tad rain and the waters could have been warmer but it felt good to shed our coats and sweaters and bring our flip flops out of hiding.


We spent time splashing in the pool, M had missed out on all of D's swim classes and the only splashing he had seen was in the bath so it was great to see father and son get in some pool time.


But D loved the sand so much more.. he was fascinated by the grain and texture, the way it fell from his fingers..


and the ebb and flow of the waves..


giving me a lot of time of just laying on beach chairs and enjoying him at play and reading..


We rented a car and toured the island which is not very big and covered with cacti.. millions and billions of cacti.. a light house, a few gold mine ruins, several beaches as well as dessert like terrain.




We took a semi submerged submarine.. it was when we were taking a boat to get to the sub that we encountered crazy rain and surprise surprise but that is also when D decided to nap. Yes, in the crazy cold rain and winds he fall asleep... naps through the submarine ride where we encountered the wreck of Antilla, a WWII German supply u-boat.



We had a few terrific meals..a Brazilian American Churrascaria, where meat carvers walkabout with tasty treats. It was a bit on the pricey side but the food and dining experience were worth it.


We ate a delicious breakfast at our hotel restaurant  La Vista just about everyday except for one, when we ate at Linda's Dutch Pancakes. These were less pancakes and more crepe like and so awesome. I had peanut butter and M had banana's and chocolate.


Then we had a few average meals at Tango Argentine Grill.. mine was better than M's and D enjoyed the live music.



And Gianni's Italian restaurant, where M's was better than mine..



But the worst of them all was the beachfront Hadicurari. Oh so bad.. I have no words to describe it. We had to buy some ice cream from our hotel lobby just to get the taste out of our months. 




But the trip was fantastic, D was a rock star, every maid and almost every other guest on our floor knew him. He was great on the flight and having him enjoy the trip made it just the more pleasurable for us.


p.s Getting Lasik done today.. so lets hope and pray for zero complications.





13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog - I had to check out yours! Your son is so cute! It looks like you had a great family vacation.

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  2. Aww your little boy is so cute playing in the sand. Aruba would be an awesome place to visit. Great shots!

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  3. thanks for visiting my blog. this looks like soo much fun!!

    www.theavenuea.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks like a fantastic holiday and a wonderful time spent with your family.

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  5. seems like u're having lots of fun! :)
    keep it up with ur photogrphy! :)
    feel free to follow and keep updated to my blog alwys <3

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my goodness, your wee one is gorgeous! Looks like you had a great time :))

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  7. oh my good im so jealous!!!it must be fantastic :)

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  8. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Visiting from TAG.

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  9. seems like you had a great time :)

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  10. Looks so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Thank you.. yes it was a great trip.. just what we needed.

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  12. looks like so much fun! I need a vacation :)

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