Third Week in Aruba!

This is the final week in sunny Aruba! This week we did have a little rain but it came and went within an hour and the sun came out again.

It has been a wonderful trip with friends we see each year. We spend time catching up with each other and soaking in the sun, water and delicious food. Need to go on a diet when I get home. Luckily we put in over 10k steps each day and sometimes even 16k steps. We sleep well after those busy days.

This is last night at the famous Gianni’s Italian Restaurant. Everyone must try this restaurant when they are down here. They have a wall above of cheese balls in which they make Pasta Fromaggio – pasta and cheese (expensive version of mac and cheese). They put on a show doing it. Sorry I didn’t take a photo of my Linguine Fruitta de Mare! It was delicious with clams, shrimp and calamari! But John snapped a photo of me enjoying my favorite – red sangri! Love it more than just wine now!

Most nights we were too full to have gelato but did manage to have it a couple of times. There is always next year!!

Check out the enormous Caribbean lobsters in the tank! I have tried them but prefer Maine lobsters – so much better!

Here are some night views of lovely Aruba!

A fun night on Wednesday with good friend at Bavaria Restaurant!

Interesting place but not my favorite food – German – but we had a fabulous time with the waiter laughing and joking and snapping photos of the fascinating stuff that was displayed there. Wonderful evening with friends!

The food above was a hug ham hock, chicken schnitzel Hawaiian (my dinner) and pork schnitzel with onions. I snapped all the food of my friends too to share. This was one time when I did not forget to do that. Sigh!

I promise to share many more photos after I get home from my husband’s camera. He took tons of photos!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read about my memorable trip. Feeling wonderful and relaxed and ready to get back home and work on some more books!


Don’t forget to check out for books for all ages for everyone on your Christmas list today! I appreciate your kind support!

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 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, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond 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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12 Responses to Third Week in Aruba!

  1. Jennie says:

    Thank you for a wonderful virtual trip to Aruba, Janice. So glad you had three weeks there.

  2. Excellent photos, Janice. You had a wonderful three weeks in Aruba. German food is not my favorite wither. I like fresh vegetables, and prefer fresh fish or meat. 🙂

  3. Lovely photographs, Janice. I looks like so much fun.

  4. Amy Caudill says:

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful place to visit! Maybe my hubby and I will get to go someday!

  5. dgkaye says:

    Janice, it always looks like you have a fabulous time when you travel. And I do know what you mean about spending the days outdoors and all that fresh ocean air, it whacks me out by 10pm LOL. And I’m with you on Maine lobsters! ❤ xxx

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