Back from Aruba Vacation!

It’s always wonderful to go away on vacation but it’s lovely to return home sweet home! We had a relaxing and fun vacation in the beautiful little Happy Island of Aruba. We swam, walked, ate, walked and relaxed for 21 days. It was fabulous! We had to walk a lot to burn off all the calories we at! Ha!

Below – Scenes of Aruba!

The food there is excellent – plenty of fish and other seafood! I had my fill for sure. There are also many other kinds of restaurants – Italian, pizza, Chinese and steak houses. Each one was enjoyable. Though this year we did repeat some night at Blossoms Chinese (3 times), Chalet Suisse (steak 2 times), Red Parrot (all inclusive restaurant at Divi Tamarind – 2 times), though we enjoyed the first time much more than the second.

Below – Food of Aruba!

This year I noticed there were three Little Libraries around our resort. A nice touch for readers to find something to read while relaxing on the beach. I plan to bring a few of my books to add to the libraries. A nice way to introduce my books to Aruba.

Another thing I noticed this year on this island was that many of the roaming dogs and cats were being adopted and taken to new homes with vacationers. Here is a photo of a dog who lay down near us. Do you think he was trying to hint that he wanted to come home with us? He was sweet! We were not looking for a pet at this time. Sigh!

On our flight home there were two kittens and a dog that were going to new homes. The animals are taken to the shelter and given shots and thoroughly checked over before being released to their new families. It cost $300 to complete this process and fly them home. Such a nice thing to do since there are so many animals running loose on the island.

Now that I am back from vacation I need to get back to work big time on my three WIP. I plan to complete book 3 of Gateskin Chronicles, book 2 of Branyrd the Angel Series, and book 2 of Bedtime Stories for Children in 2023. If I somehow manage to complete these projects, I just may have another project up my sleeve to introduce to you. It will be a surprise to me too though!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Feel free to come back again any time.

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


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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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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10 Responses to Back from Aruba Vacation!

  1. Thank you for sharing the joy of your remarkable vacation! Welcome home!

  2. Darlene says:

    Sounds like you had a great time!!

  3. Great to hear that other countries are helping handle animal overpopulation.

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Hopefully, you are relaxed and ready to face the holiday season!

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