Sailing Around The World

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!

Thanks,

Jacques

Few Photos from today by Dale!

Why walk to your hotel when you can drive your boat into it!

Why walk to your hotel when you can drive your boat into it!

Better Picture of our docked boat Aruba

Better Picture of our docked boat Aruba

Aruba Main Harbor

Aruba Main Harbor

Flight taking off

Flight taking off

Hermit crab on the beach

Hermit crab on the beach

More Flamingos

More Flamingos

Now these little crabs freak me out! there like spiders that climb all over the docks and I dont like them very much.

Now these little crabs freak me out! there like spiders that climb all over the docks and I dont like them very much.

The Hotel Canal to bring your boat in!

The Hotel Canal to bring your boat in!

One response

  1. Sounds like you guys found a fun spot. Sure looks beautiful.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:19 am