Day 5: At last...back to Aruba!
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Aruba is, without a doubt, our favorite island. We love the heat, the beaches and everything else about it. Can we just stay here forever?
Today's plan is to get breakfast and head out to get our rented jeep for our own sightseeing tour. Except, Avis is not at the pier to meet
us as promised. No one seems to know anything, and a phone call yields a lot of red-hot nothing. Fortunately, another rental place
had a jeep for us, and without further delay, off we go. My husband hasn't driven a stick shift for a few years, so we tootle around
Oranjestad and onto some side roads so he can get the hang of it. We drove westward towards the California Lighthouse. We gazed
with longing at the Tierra Del Sol golf course and gated community.....SIGH! Up to the lighthouse for some photo ops.
to life at last, darting about looking for a cave they saw from the drive up. We got back in the jeep and headed along the north
coast, which was "off road". The kids were lit up like Christmas trees as we bounced around on the sand/lava rock. After doing this
for about 45 minutes or so, and praying that the transmission wouldn't fall out and leave us stranded, we came upon civilization
in the form of Alto Vista Chapel. This is a small church in a very picturesque setting. We were able to get some water here before
heading over to Palm Beach. We set up camp at Moomba's, a little place we found 4 years ago, and fried ourselves a lsome more.
Finally, we headed back to Oranjestad and gave the jeep back. We did some shopping and wouldn't you know, there's a Senor Frogs
right there! I wasn't going to argue having a cold Sol beer, since we can't get them in Ohio! We met a nice family from Maryland here.
They also had a 16 year old daughter. It wasn't too crowded or wild, which I do prefer, but they did start some silly games. Rob got
a free beer, Alex and I were given a Salsa lesson by the waiters, and then found ourselves in the conga line. Alex also got a couple shots
of Margarita poured down her throat, which I was not happy about, but I didn't want to make a huge deal about it, so I let it go after
telling her to "watch it".
the Sol he was having and so Alex could trade information with her new friend. Of course they were late. They came to dinner
little late and a little loopy. Glad our tablemates weren't there that night! That would have been fun to explain. Tonight was
the Love and Marriage Game Show. It was pretty funny, as usual. We finished off the evening with a slice of delicious pizza from
the Cafe Promenade and ate it out on our balcony. Tomorrow is a new island for us....can't wait to see Curacao!