Around Aruba with Zeb and “Soapy Smith” Duck

After an early morning stroll, a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts

When traveling be open to new experiences!

When traveling be open to new experiences!

and a little shopping,

Always time for a little shopping.

Always time for a little shopping.

we are ready to visit the California Lighthouse.

Aruba is an amazing island.  The beaches are beautiful and a few miles away we have a rocky coast and rocks

Rough ground and road

Rough ground and road

or coral in the roads.  California Lighthouse was built to warn sailors about Aruba’s treacherous coastline.

California Lighthouse in Aruba

California Lighthouse in Aruba

There is a great restaurant here and nice views.   We are not hungry yet, so no restaurant visit now.  But we did try a coconut smoothie.  Made with fresh coconuts while we watched.

Oranjestad is the capital and largest city on the island.  Our moms know exactly where they want to shop.  They were here,

Great store

Great store

in Colombian Emeralds, for a long time.   After a quick trip to the cash register, we left the store.  Moms were smiling and looking at their hands.  A new emerald ring today.  It is pretty.

Guess shopping makes humans hungry; lunch at the Paddock today.  This is a great restaurant!  We sat outside on the deck, right by the Caribbean.

Table by the Caribbean

Table by the Caribbean

Lots of food and several diet Cokes came to our table.  Yum!!  But, we were not alone.  These pigeons are hoping for a snack also.

Our new best friends.

Our new best friends.

Too bad we don’t have a warm ocean in Colorado.  This is fun!

After lunch, we walked round town, admiring so many things.  Iguana Joe’s place has this iguana.

Great sign

Great sign

Climbing up the post to get nourishment.

Going for food and fun

Going for food and fun

The mom’s enjoyed this shopping area also.

Fun to look and to buy

Fun to look and to buy

Moms have more packages, more smiling and laughing.  One last stop before heading back to our condo

Too cute to pass by

Too cute to pass by

and then to the beach.  We are on the iguana’s hand.

We like everything about Aruba.  Stay with us for more Aruba adventures.  Zeb and Soapy heard the moms talking about a sunset cruise.  Come with us!