Vacation in Aruba!

I am vacationing on the beautiful island of Aruba!  This is the same island that Xander Bogaerts, third baseman of the 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox, lives.  The island welcomed their famous son home this week with much fanfare.  He is beloved and admired by all Arubans.

Here are a few pictures from an Aruban paper of the Red Sox Rookie.

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Rumors have been rampant that some of the Red Sox may be coming to Aruba to celebrate and vacation with Xander this week. They have been invited to Aruba by the Aruban Minister.  We vacationing Red Sox fans are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping to meet some of our baseball favorites such as Big Papi, Pedroia, Ellsbury, Victorino, Lester, Buckholst, Uehara, Napoli, etc.

This has been an incredible year for the Red Sox who came from last place the previous year to World Champions this year!

Congratulations to the unbelievable ‘comeback kids’, the Boston Red Sox!! We love you!

Please don’t hate me for being here as I share a few photos of Aruba.


Thank you readers for stopping by to read my blog about my favorite team and place to vacation.  I hope you get to visit this fabulous place one day too!

I will share more with you about beautiful Aruba when I return to chilly New England that will always be my favorite home no matter what the weather.

Best wishes to all!

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

I am doing plenty of reading on the beach!  Spreading the word down here about Louey the Lazy Elephant and Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon.



About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Vacation in Aruba!

  1. deanie2013 says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and story with us, Janice. I can imagine how excited you are to have the Red Sox stars there, too! I’m not a Red Sox fan, but I know we’re still friends, regardless. D Missing you and glad you’re having fun.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Deanie. Who wouldn’t love Aruba with all the sun, fun, and fabulous food! It is a great place to visit. The water is wonderful! All and all it is a very relaxing place to wind down and relieve stress!

  2. KarenEllis says:

    Aruba is a fun place to go. It was a jumping off point for me to scuba dive in Bonaire.
    The photographs were lovely and brought back so many memories as I spent way to many days/nights in Aruba too!

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