Taking a Break from Everything!

I am taking my yearly break and heading to Aruba for a wonderful and relaxing vacation! While we are there I promise to post a few times with beautiful photos of the island and the delectable food! Sorry if I make your mouth water and cause you any distress from envious thoughts. Please forgive me. I wish you all could come down some day and experience the beauty of this lovely little island. It is our hideaway every year since we have timeshares that force us to go. But no one is twisting my arm to go. I love it!

We have been blessed to meet some special friends each year and have a fabulous time on the beach and out to dinners. We look forward to these fun weeks every year and find ourselves counting the months, days and hours until we get back there again.

Here are a few photos from last year. Enjoy!

View from Timeshare Balcon
Aruban Sunset from our balcony
Seafood Linguine – Pure Ocean Aruba 2018

Aruba is One Happy Island. Ask any of the natives there and they will tell you this. What I love about returning each year is they remember you and welcome you with – Welcome Home! It does feel like home since we’ve been going there together since we got married over 20 years. I purchased one timeshare week back in 1986 and have been a few times more than my husband. But it’s more fun with him along side me. Now we have three timeshares for three weeks. Ahhh! It’s the life! But we are ready to come home after glorious three weeks to getting back to our usual routines and food.

Being on an island we have plenty of fresh fish and seafood to our hearts’ content. I love it all! There are many restaurants, too many to count, that also offer Italian fare, steaks (delicious Argentinian or New York), Pork and chicken. All are excellent.

Some of my favorite restaurants are:

Azzurro (Italian & More)

Suisse Chalet (Steaks, fish, lamb & more)

Driftwood (fish and seafood)

Yee’s (Asian cuisine)

Gianni’s (Italian & steaks)

Amio More (Pizza and more)

Yamanji (fish & more)

Waki Wahoo (fish and more)

Pure Ocean and Pure Beach (varied menu at our timeshare restaurants at Phoenix Divi Resort) Dine outside and watch the sun set and then sit under the stars and watch the ocean as sailboats go by.

Gellatissimo (gelato & pastries)

These are just a sampling of all the fantastic restaurants on this island that you can try. We dined at 21 restaurants one year and still did not get to all of them.

It’s a fascinating little island – one of the ABC Islands.

Here is a little more information if you want to know more about Aruba here.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and my 25 books. Until I return wishing you a lovely day, every day. Watch for more posts from lovely Aruba coming soon!

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Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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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 Amazon.com, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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9 Responses to Taking a Break from Everything!

  1. Jennie says:

    How wonderful, Janice! Happy trails. I look forward to photos and hearing about your vacation.

  2. Amy Caudill says:

    Have a great trip, Janice!

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