Friday, October 17, 2008

Aruba Notes

Last week, we spent 6 days in Aruba at our Marriott timeshare. We had never been to our actual property since it was being built when we bought it in 2002. The property was gorgeous - so much so that we never left the resort! The lazy river was a huge hit with all of us but I found Alexa's favorite part a little surprising - she loved the spa whirlpool. If Alexa had her way (which she kinda does most of the time), we would have: gone to the beach for 15 minutes, swam in the lazy river for a lap or two, gone down the waterslide a few times, and then spent as long as possible in the spa. This sequence would be repeated until the pool closed or Alexa passed out.

Adding to the fun was a 24-hour stomach flu that Tracy and I each got - thankfully not on the same day. Alexa managed to find more energy than usual and never came close to needing a nap. She was usually the first one up each morning as well. Ah, to be young again!

The other big "attractions" were the many iguanas and geckos scurrying around the pool area. If you were lucky you could catch one swimming across the lazy river, but that was rare due to the number of people usually in the water.

Tracy got the great idea to have Alexa's hair braided on the beach. Over an hour later and with a much lighter wallet she got her wish. Alexa was a real trooper and didn't complain at all. After some initial itchiness, the braids were a big success!

Overall, I think everyone caught-up on sleep and no one got sunburned, which is a bonus particularly for me!

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