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Old Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Don't forget to enjoy the simple things while on a trip to Aruba. At night, when the air is clear and the moon out of sight, you'll see plenty more stars than in any metropolitan area of the US. Drive to a spot where you can put your head back and check out the show. A visit to various website will even allow you to print a chart for your location, date, and time so you can find planets and so forth. It's cheap, fun, and romantic and may be something you can't do at home.

Another fun thing, if you have transportation, is to drive to the small rum shops or soda stands. There is one on the island side of Savaneta called Little Joseys. Here you can get a soda, talk to some strangers, maybe share a bag of fried plantains. Old time fun and gives you a close look at what the Caribbean was, and still is in some parts.

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Excellent suggestion. I love it! Not only are there tons of stars visible but the equatorial sky reveals a whole new world of constellations.
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Another simple thing... head down to Savaneta, find a quiet beach there, bring your favorite beverage. Just watch those waves lap the sand. Sounds trite, but down there, on a weekday, you may not see another soul from 9AM to 3PM. A couple of fisherman may pass with their net, or a few young children. Other than that, you might be on your own private island.
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Another great simple thing. Go for a hike through the natural park, or along the east side of the island. Yeah, its windy but pleasant in a raw, natural way. Be sure to take plenty of water and a walking stick. A venture like this helps you to appreciate all the comforts of the hotels.
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Yet another simple thing....

I used to stand the midnight to six watch aboard tugboats. Always seemed to be coming out of the bay and into the ocean about an hour before dawn. This is the time to start a new pot of coffee so your cup is hot and fresh for the new day.

I like to do this in Aruba because I'm used to getting up that early (which is not for everyone, especially my wife). But sunrise is fantastic in the middle latitudes. You position your chair just right, have that hot cup there, your preferred domestic animal by your side, the poor thing wondering what's this is all about being up so early. Take a sip, watch the colors unfold, a pat on old reliable and....

... and then go to bed for a couple of hours and sleep like a brick.

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the simple things are always the best. well put!


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Yet another simple thing....

I used to stand the midnight to six watch aboard tugboats. Always seemed to be coming out of the bay and into the ocean about an hour before dawn. This is the time to start a new pot of coffee so your cup is hot and fresh for the new day.

I like to do this in Aruba because I'm used to getting up that early (which is not for everyone, especially my wife). But sunrise is fantastic in the middle latitudes. You position your chair just right, have that hot cup there, your preferred domestic animal by your side, the poor thing wondering what's this is all about being up so early. Take a sip, watch the colors unfold, a pat on old reliable and....

... and then go to bed for a couple of hours and sleep like a brick.

Nice!
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Another simple thing that maybe you can do...

Before I made Aruba home, I visited frequently. As I got to know a group of locals and expats, they introduced me to a tradition they maintained from the time they grew up there. Here it is....

The first person to arrive on the island (because they were all coming from different locales and not traveling together) would go to their bungalow, stock the fridge, air it out, get things ready. Then he would go to the airport carrying the next guys favorite booze in a cooler. The second guy then joined the first and repeated the process until late that evening everyone was there and ready for a night on the town.

It's a huge thrill meeting people at the airport. The look on their face of relief to be off the plane, in paradise, and ready to relax and enjoy is priceless. And from the other side, it's great to have a cool drink (booze or otherwise) and a warm welcome to a home away from home.

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