Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aruba: part 2

As much as I love to just sit on the beach and work on my tan, I can do that at the local beach at home. I really wanted to do different things while we were in Aruba. We made a pact before we left that we would try to do something new each day. We wanted to experience the local culture. We easily checked that off the list when we ventured out to the local grocery store. You think I'm kidding but I'm not. shopping with the locals and trying to find groceries in a different country proved to be exciting and stressful at the same time.

What better way to experience culture than to rent the smallest car possible, cram everyone in it, and drive all over the country (fact: you can easily drive from one end of the island to the other in a matter of hour.)

We drove in circles for a little while until Brenna and I learned how to read the map. Thank goodness for us huh? Our first destination was Baby's Beach the most beautiful beach, secluded on the uninhabited side of the island.
We all crammed back into the mini car to drive through the national park, stopping to take in the sights of the "rough side" of the island, where signs strictly prohibited us from swimming in the not so enticing shark infested waters. I mean don't these pictures just make you want to go for a nice swim?

While in Aruba we also wanted to go see the California Light House. Who knew Aruba was home to a famous light house named after an American state? We made our way to the light house after dinner just in time for a beautiful sunset!
We did nothing but hang out around the resort on the last day. We swam in the warm waters, we walked the beaches, we drank.. A LOT (happy hour began at 10am and lasted for about 10 hours), OH and we met GRONK! For those of you who know football, Rob Gronkowski just walked up to the bar for happy hour. We died. Then we got a picture with him and his good looking brother.

It was an amazing vacation with wonderful people.

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