Mike: Do you want to go to Aruba for spring break? We can use my timeshare.
Me: Are you crazy? People go missing there.. No thank you!
Fast forward 5 minutes after looking at pictures..
Me: IM IN! Let's book tickets! (best decision of my life)
Fast forward 4 months and I am shaking while going through security at Logan Airport clutching my passport like its my lifeline. I am terrified of flying and I had never been outside the country apart from Canada and the Disney cruise, both of which were family vacations. I was now traveling without my parents and with three other college students. Needless to say.. I was freaking the heck out. I however, made time to take some sweet pictures from the plane.
We met up with our friends at the airport in Aruba and I was so happy to be on land and in a warm environment. Not to mention, Mike's parents and siblings ended up booking their timeshare the same week so they were waiting for us at the resort.
After grabbing some much needed alcohol at the duty free shop we headed to the resort! I think I had my jaw dropped the entire ride from the airport to the hotel. It was freaking beautiful, and did I mention warm? I don't know if you know this but Aruba is practically on the equator. I was dripping sweat from the moment we exited the plane. I wasn't complaining, the boyfriend might have been though.
My nerves completely calmed the moment I stepped out on our balcony. Holy palm trees. And that water! We wasted no time dropping our bags and changing into our suit.
|Our bodies were so ghostly on the first day|
One fun fact about Aruba: the food is SOOO delicious. I didn't have a bad meal the entire week.
|Brenna and Vince; our partners in crime|
We spent the first day adventuring around the resort side of the island.
|The night was complete with a creepy horse we met on the sidewalk|
|The boys weren't so jolly about waking up at 7am|
|This was our ship!|
|my favorite twins :)|