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Duck Duck Goose

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Duck Duck

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Today’s Cuteness

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Excursions in Aruba

July 12, 2014 Leave a comment

WE went on a couple excursions down in Aruba.

We went to a island call De Palm Island, where there was snorkeling, a water park, and all the food and drinks too. And a torpedo to ride in the ocean.

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We also went on a deep sea fishing trip.  We only caught 2 fish. I caught a 20 pound bonita and one of the nephews caught a small bonita, but it was still fun

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Out and about in Aruba

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

We did go out to eat a few times when we were down there.

We went to Casa Tua to eat when everyone was in Aruba. Great place for pizza, and paella

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We also went to Pizza Hut one night when everyone was in town. Taylor loved the music

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We also went to Senior Frogs.

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And the last nigh we went to Moomba Beach and had dinner on the beach

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Around the houses in Aruba

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

When I got to Aruba, I stayed in a house with my brother, his wife and my niece Taylor. In all we had 3 houses for all the family. We had Mesa Vista 5,7 and 9.  Mesa Vista 7 is my dad’s house and I moved there when my brother had to leave and go home.

But here are some pics of the houses there

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The Beach in Aruba

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

I did not go to the beach as much as many of the others.  I played golf 4 times and I did not get rid of my golfer’s tan before I went to Aruba. Bad move. One day I went to go snorkeling I got burnt really bad on my shoulders. But the beaches in Aruba are very cool. The water is shallow for a long time and the waves are not that big. They are very good for kids. But there are a lot of rocky areas in some places.

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Golf in Aruba

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Golfing in Aruba is nothing like playing here in St Louis or anywhere in the US. There is not way to describe or to show you really the winds that are on the course. The average winds are about 30 mph every day, and some stronger gusts. So the club selection is different than your regular golf shot.  I had to hit a 8 iron from 100 yards away, which usually goes 150 yards on some holes going into the wind. Going downwind, you have to select 2 clubs shorter sometimes.  It is an experience that is not like any golf course I have played here. I played there before, but that was when I was not as good of a golfer as I was now. And if you have any kind of a slice or a fade, the wind will push it way left or right.

Here are most of the holes, I missed a few, I thought I got them all.

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The greens were something also.  Not the greatest, but this is a island golf course. And Aruba is basically a desert in the middle of the ocean. And it was very wind swept, so the putts were more about the wind than the contour of the green.

We also got the 4 nephews out on the course to play a few holes.  They had fun, I was driving one in my cart and Phil had another one. WE did not want them all together or all chaos may have heppened.

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Here are some more pics from the golf course. You can kind of get a feel of how dry and windy it is

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