March 18, 2009

What job gives 52 wks of vacation?

Aruba was an amazing time! While I've been to some very fun tropical places (Cabo, Bahamas, Cozumel, Key West...) Aruba had the most crystal clear turquoise blue water ever Sand was gorgeous, not rocky at all... Sun was beaming.. I love how everyone caved and asked to use my SPF 50 by the end of the week- the sun was that hot. Food was delish. Us Bostonians had a blast catching up with the DC couple. Drinks were cold. AND there was a Brick Oven Pizza Bar open from 9am-1am. Thank God they were small pies, cos it was the best hangover cure EVER.
While I took over 150 pictures... here are a few ones I thought you'd enjoy!

Spotted: Lo from Laguna Beach. I had M pose so it looked like I wasn't blatently taking a picture of the beach blond in the background. The ladies on the trip..Vacation started with a married couple, an engaged couple (for 2 whole days!) and a boyfriend and girlfriend. By the 2nd day, there were two engaged couples! Making it quite the fun week to celebrate and be on vacation.M making friends with the Parrot @ the resort. We told her to stick her finger in there and show it her new ring..The last day, there was a 10 minute rainstorm. 10 minutes after it ended all the seats were dry and it was sunny again! Only in Aruba...
Forget Ping Pong! Shuffleboard is now my new favorite game. It rocks. My next vaca may need to be in Naples, Florida.
I tried blow drying my hair, but the hair straightener never made an appearance.The view from all of our rooms on the first floor. 20 foot walk to the beach!H had the best kareoke performance I'd ever witnessed. Michael Jackson's Black or White. Which reminds me I need to DL that on iTunes right now. He even got a standing ovation and a prized bottle of wine from the DJYep, there were Iguana's all over the place! They even crawled up during our Shuffleboard games, and G had to shoo them away.Watched High School Musical 3 on the trip home. It SUCKED. The other movie option was Quarentine and everytime I looked at G's screen- I just saw people throwing up in the movie. Why the plane chose that? No clue.
G toasting that he doesn't have to go through wedding planning anymore! Fanciest Dunkin Donuts I've ever seen. Wish they had a DD terrace like that in my city!1 of 2 newly engaged couples
1 of 2 newly engaged couples
The sad thing is... I cleared a few glasses out of the way before we took this picture!
I missed our dogs all week! One restaurant had us cook our meals. I sat on the side where all the smoke ended up. Gotta love smelling like some mahi mahi before you go out dancing!
All week huge Cruise ships would appear right next to our beach! It always felt like we were being invaded (in a cool Independance Day kind of way)Stogies.
Nothing beats a friendly college game of cards next to a gorgeous beach! Alright, G didn't give me his clear cards and I got very pissed off. Our marriage contract binds him to give me his clear cards so I can win! wtf? At that point I decided to go grab a float and relax in the pool.
This little vixen was about 14 years old and was trying to walk around in heals at night with 10 lbs of makeup on *9 lbs of that being black eyeliner*. Her mom thought this was acceptable. I then deemed her Bristol Palin. Pretty sailboats! B proposed to M on a sailboat 2 nights into the trip (she wanted us to come with them, but we knew she was getting proposed to and that they were going to be the only two on the boat) ... except for the crew of course. someones got to drive that thing!
'Love the One Your With' by Emily Griffen. READ THIS! Such a fun chick lit book. I finished it in 3 days and was not disappointed.This makes me relax.

And finally.. some Arubian Flair! I wish I had picked up one of those crazy doll headbands

Next time I'd book it for 2 weeks!!! Fabulous time :)

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18 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Only 150 pics? I am disappointed in you, young lady.

Looks like a rad time! :)

Legally Brunette said...

Yay! The husband and I are going to Aruba for the first time in 6 weeks and I am even more excited after having read your post!

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

It looks like you had an awesome time. I am so jealous. I need some of that beach between my toes.

Jackie said...

Looks and sounds amazing! I may inquire about specific details if we ever save up enough money for another vaca.

eperry said...

welcome back! looks like you had an amazing time :) btw, ANYTHING by emily giffin is amazing. i've read all of her books!

Allie said...

Looks as though you had a fabu time! Jealous! :) Glad to have you back!

Katelin said...

okay i am so insanely jealous, this trip looks amazing. i'm adding aruba to my list of destinations to travel to one day, haha.

emrlds said...

seriously, i'm shaking my head angrily at you. SO JEALOUS! glad you had a great time, though. =)

Miss Gallery Place said...

i totally just finished that book! what did you think???

vacation looks amazing :) Congrats to your pals!

Maxie said...

That leopard get-up is fantastic hahahaha

notyourplainjane said...

I am so jealous. I am dying for a vacation. Sigh...

brookem said...

i want to go! looks and sounds so awesome!

Yummy Mummy said...

What an amazing vacation!!! Looks like you had a great time!!! Love all the piCtures.....you look HOT btw.

XOXO

yum

Larissa said...

Tropical vacations with tropical drinks rock!

nicoleantoinette said...

I need to go on a trip right now. RIGHT NOW!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

AHHH! So jealous of you. LOVE ARUBA. I took a cruise there too, so i guess I was the one invading the beach that time, haha.

Those drinks, yummmmyyy....and ew to that girl

KT said...

looks fab! where did you stay? i've been trying to book a trip there for ages.

Susan said...

I'm glad you had such a good trip! I can't believe that was the view from your room, your pictures are amazing!