Another week in Aruba!

We have been so fortunate to have three weeks in Aruba! This year has been wonderful compared to last year with COVID restrictions and people getting sick all over the island. Phew! We escaped here to return home healthy, thank God!

Below is one of the many sunsets we enjoyed in Aruba with the beautiful colors that take your breath away! Sometimes the clouds help to disperse the colors making for spectacular displays!

Last year I had problems with my allergies to something in my room. This year we prepared tor anything by getting a dehumidifier right away to keep the dampness at bay which causes me problems. Last year I didn’t get the dehumidifier until I got sick after one week. Yikes! I was miserable. This year I am doing well!

We have one more week left as I write this. But when it is over I will be ready to go home to my own bed and pillow and lovely bathroom. I miss all of that and my home too and of course our families.

Each year we can make it to our home away from home is a blessing to us as we get older. It is not a place for those who cannot walk or get in and out of the water easily. We have taken our spills in the water with the rocks that are there unseen to the eye. This year we were smart and purchased water shoes to help us maneuver getting in and out of the water without breaking our necks or cutting our feet! Ha!

We pray that we will be able to continue coming here for many more years to come. If and when we cannot we will have to sell our three weeks. Sigh!

I hope you will indulge me as I share more photos of this lovely little island and its friendly and wonderful people! We love the Arubans. They are so sweet and accommodating! I’ve taken photos of some of them. They enjoy having their pictures taken!

Just look at those beautiful, happy and smiling faces of these special people! You gotta love them!

Here are some more pics of food and selfies! Will I ever stop taking them! Who knows?

So much food, fun and fantastic days in this happy little island of Aruba! Who doesn’t love this!

I had some delicious meals – plenty of fish – grouper, red snapper, wahoo, pizza, chicken, steak, Italian food and plenty of shellfish! I had my first fish taco here! It was yummy! Some of the restaurants serve polenta and plantain like the dish above. Love polenta! I have gotten so full before finishing half my food and had lunch for me and/or my hubby the next day. Prices are way up this year just like at home.

Some restaurants add 15% service charge and we add more to that for the wonderful service we receive. A couple of restaurants we go back to a couple of times are Chalet Suisse for the delicious steak that melts in your mouth! I am not a beef eater at home but here I enjoy it! The other restaurant we visited twice was Blossoms – a Chinese restaurant where we order Lemon Chicken specifically made for us. We have to order it ahead of time since it is not on the menu. When we get there they always know who we are and call us the Lemon Chicken people! HA! We can’t get it back home. It is outstanding! They have the best Blossoms’ fried rice with shrimp, chicken, and beef in it along with veggies and egg. Yum!!

We also love Waki Wahoo. Here is this year’s photo of Ruby aka Cheech. We call him Cheech since he looks a lot like a younger version of Cheech from Cheech and Chong. Don’t you think so? He is such a nice guy and takes very good care of us each year.

So many wonderful days in Aruba! I am happy to share them with you! May you get to visit this lovely island one day to experience it’s beauty, wonderful people, delicious food, warm breezes, relaxing atmosphere and gorgeous aquamarine water. I never want to get out of the water because it feels to good and helps to soothe my aches and pains and heals my soul. Ahh!

Here are some more lovely sunsets and photos of our beach. All my photos are copyrighted.

I can’t get enough of these photos. I hope you enjoyed them. I still have a full week here to snap more. Maybe I will share some extra special ones again.

I have to mention the dog in the photo above. There are lots of dogs and cats loose on the island that need homes. They wear collars that have a number on them to call if you are interested in a particular animal to adopt. They will make sure the pet is given shots and checked over physically and send the pet to you for a fee of $300. Some visitors have chosen a pet this way. They appear to be sweet animals who give you the soulful eye if you dare look at them. I wish I could take them all home with me. Aww!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Take care. Sending you good thoughts and prayers from lovely Aruba! Bom Bini – good day in Papiamento!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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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7 Responses to Another week in Aruba!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    With the views, the swimming, and the food – I’m set to pack my bags!

  2. Darlene says:

    Looks so wonderful. Enjoy every minute.

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