Aruban Theme Park

We spent our last day in Aruba at De Palm Island, a theme park of sorts just off the main island’s coast with a water park (the main draw), beach, snorkeling and all-you-can-drink-and-eat goodness. It was over-priced, but the smiles on C’s face made the day worthwhile!

Scuba in Aruba

Our 400th post! A rare treat, I was able to go up to 80 or so feet under water off the island of Aruba. I saw one of the few wrecks I’ve swam with, and a whole lot of fish. Highlights included a barracuda, a few lobster, a lionfish and fish of a million different…

Animal Fun in Aruba!

Taking a break from the beach and pool, we set out to Philip’s Animal Garden to visit some rescued animals. We saw a ton, and was able to feed a bunch – a real highlight for C!

Aruban Dining

Out of anywhere beach-side we’ve traveled, it seemed like Aruba really knew how to nail its dining scene. We had many, many options to dine with our toes in the sand, but sadly could not take advantage of it all. We did our best!

Under the Sea

It had been two years thanks to one Mr. Owen, but I got under the sea once again to be one with the fishes (in a good way). Saw a whole bunch of animals, including a shark swimming at a safe distance, and was glad to take it all in!


It was a long, cold winter, but we finally got to say “ahhh” during a trip to Aruba. We spent many a day at the resort’s pools, with a little beach time to mix it up – all the while making sure there were plenty of cocktails and ice cream to celebrate a little time…