Saturday, February 27, 2010

day One

day One in aruba was fairly uneventful, as i'm here a day before donna and tom arrive.  ..i hadn't booked a room, and decided to wing-it when i got here.  the worst case scenario would have been to walk the beaches all night and find a hammock at sunrise.
















as luck would have it, i found a place that is walking distance to the beach.




























full moon right now...

 

 
on the plane, i met several people (while standing up, in the back, sneaking-in a tree pose or two) -- many who were on their 5th, 10th, 30th visit to the island. ..here's what the arubalovers are saying:

  • the water is good.  you can drink it out of the tap -- which means that the food is good, even after you wash it with the water.
  • aruba is small.  ..you can see it all very quickly, giving you more time to lounge at the beach and do nothing.
  • there's nothing to do, so you can't help but read your book (under a palm tree, on the beach).
  • there are trees on the beach.
  • the natives are much more friendly than on other caribbean islands.
  • there's not a poverty problem, so you don't get the begging or the overbearing street salespeople.
  • they use the u.s. dollar.
  • arubians, for the most part, speak several languages (one of which is english).
  • it's on the equator, so you get longer days.
  • it's on the equator, so it's warm.
  • aruba has a dry, dessert-like climate.
  • aruba is breezy, so there's not a bug problem.
  • aruba's motto is "one happy island."

3 comments:

  1. So glad, and not at all surprised that you are having fun and have settled in well on "Day one"...keep us posted!

    I was looking at the moon too, as it's fullness shone down upon Kennon's (or, "K-Man" as you like to call him)last night with Square Roots...wish we had been able to merge the two nights, can't wait to share stories.

    Love,
    Julie

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  2. hey, julester!

    yes, merging the two nights would have meant that square roots would have been playing down here, at a beachside tiki bar...
    ...and you would have had to have been in a bikini!
    :)
    Love,
    len

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  3. hey you too...
    Now that certainly would have been interesting...
    I would have liked that.

    On the way to church today I heard a Jimmy Buffet song and thought about the coconut bra thing too! It was funny and made me smile.

    Love,
    Jules

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