Walking Sideways In Aruba!
I spent the first part of my morning enjoying a crepe. I have always thought of crepes as a pancake stuffed with chocolate, fruit, or some sort of delicious cream. But not on a Dutch island like Aruba, no they put everything in crepes! I had a country crepe which is much like a farmer’s omelet. This thing came out of the kitchen the size of an 18 inch pizza smothered in cheeses, ham, mushrooms, and few other things that I didn’t recognize. Having so many flavors mixed together with the crepe batter it blended the perfect amount of sweet and salty to give you a real taste of the old country! After breakfast we walked about two miles to the bus stop and took a ride across the island to get more repair parts for Dragonsbane but enjoyed the sites. I was amazed to see the island under so much renovation and new building. Aruba has a very beautiful landscape and it is very obvious that the island is doing very well. The prices are not to expensive and after talking with a few tourist the cost of renting a time share with all its accommodations are very cheap. I would come here for vacation to only sit on the beach, drink, and dance.
One funny story of today’s travels is, as we were looking for the super market I decided to stop somewhere and ask for directions. I decided to go with this broken, dusty, rough looking building that had a sign that said RUM and MORE. I figured it says RUM so it must be a creditable location. I walked into this huge building like the size of a Target store to be very shocked when it was a small room maybe 10 by 15 feet. I asked the old lady behind the counter where is the super market, she told me and then told me I was in the Aruba Rum Factory store and this was the plant. Dear diary, JACK POT! She told me I could try anything in the store so I tried everything. I had chocolate, cherry, long island ice tea, coconut, and something called the sniper out! After buying a few bottles of my favorites I walked to the super market sideways and bought a lot of stuff I don’t think was on the list but sounded good. Best morning ever!
Few Photos from today by Dale!