🙌 Whoop whoop 🙌
Our first vacation together as a family!
AUA here we come!
••• Safe travels •••
Vacation starts here
We had a good flight ✈️… arrived safe and now waiting on our luggage 🧳 so we can pick up our car 🚘.
Our first day
Checking into our home for the coming 10 days!
Eagle Aruba Resort Hotel & Casino, a location which is written as a family-friendly resort, with 2 pools, 2 jacuzzis, a kiddie pool, and a water slide.
The first thing we did was connecting our phones to the internet connection of the hotel. The men seated themselves on the couch and… 📲 messages & YouTube! 🤦♀️🤷♀️. After… Father and son walking together off to explore the hotel. We took some selfie’s🤳
It was Carnival Night, Americans were dancing together with the show people. On this evening there’s also a little showcase of things that are handmade and/or produced on the island of Aruba 🇦🇼.
Chocolate! We had to buy some. Look at that lady smile… you’ll see the picture.
We all had some drinks 🍹… And that was the end of day 1. Off to our next step 👣
Breakfast first.. then more phone 📲 and couch time… and then… grocery shopping (no pictures please lol)
Would you believe it if I told you?
••• We spotted rice from Suriname 🇸🇷 in the supermarket ~ SUPERFOOD ~ while strolling through it •••
We went to grab some grub, after grocery shopping. Yes, we decided to cook some of the days while on vacation. You know home-cooked meals can be the best sometimes (when not lazy).
Here are our first foodie moments:
• Tomato 🍅 soup 🥣
• Beef 🥩 burger 🍔
• Chicken 🍗 burger 🍔 with fries 🍟
Yummy Yummy for our Tummies
The Sun ☀️, the Sea 🌊 and the Sand spells… beach 🏖 (not literally lol 😝) but yeah… fun, beach time.
First of all, we ordered some matching swimsuits wear on this trip, looking all stunning and stuff. Absolute complement mode… we received a few.
Second, it’s Giorgio’s first blue water sea beach and first vacation out of his own countries (Suriname 🇸🇷 & Brazil 🇧🇷). Meaning: it is an absolutely special vacation.
Third: can you see how much he enjoyed this? And it’s only day two ☝️!
Yup! We didn’t go far… from our room to the pool.
Look for the underwater pictures. They are amazing!
Hungry lions 🦁 lol
Breakfast was good.
We had Steak 🥩 and Eggs 🍳 with wedges 🥔 and a sausage and egg burger 🍔 . Yum!
Our little walk in the garden of animals. ☺️
We went karting this evening!
Giorgio wanted to go and drive around. His first time too, we were afraid if he wouldn’t be able to, but you know how an overbearing a parent can be… His dad asked him several times if he was sure he’d be able to handle it. His response: “No problem dad” lol 😝 kids! Gotta love them.
Salt 🧂 & Pepper
More foodie moments!!!
One of my favorite things to do… I soooo enjoy it.
• Soft Taco 🌮
• Escargots 🐌
• Calamari 🦑
• Fried Brie 🧀
• Cesar Salad 🥗
• Spicy Stewed Beef 🥩
Goodness on different plates 🍽
Where to next?! ☺️☺️☺️
Walking the steps of Hooiberg was on our list for today…. but first, let us grab some breakfast.
Order: burger, steak, and fries… and French toast.
We thought it was an easy climb… before we even started on the first step.
I for one have to say that after 13 years, I really don’t find it easy. Due to the fact that I’m not in form or fit enough to climb it without preparation 🤦♀️🙈
Dwight also had some difficulties… I guess we aren’t the youngest anymore.
Anyway, it was a great climb. Giorgio asked us, “will it be worth it when we reach the top?” Sure! 🥵 me answering while I’m hot 😥🤫
We did love the few. It’s great. Too bad we weren’t able to see until Venezuela 🇻🇪. Maybe next time… will there be? 🙈 I’ll do my fitness prep first! Hahaha 😂
We went looking for another beach 🏖 a little further from our “home”…
Surfside Beach was the right one ☝️! A beautiful beach strip with clear water, not too deep. Just the right one to relax and enjoy.
The beautiful part of this location is that you can watch the planes ✈️ arrive and hear them depart. The sound of which is welcoming to our ears. While enjoying the sea 🌊, we saw Jet Blue, KLM, and American Airlines land. Stunning birds… sigh
Anyway… our foodie moments here:
• burger 🍔! Yet again for Giorgio. His burger issue will probably be done ✅ after this vacation. He orders them almost every time! 🤪
• Surfside Platter: Wings, Shrimp and Fish nuggets 🍴
Ready to eat! 😬