Tag Archives: Aruba

Working down the Bucket list.

Let’s start with the best part of the summer. Now as I have stated before, I admittedly have a huge fear of the open water.  I will swim in the ocean as long as I can feel the sand beneath my toes, visibility is clear for miles, and there are minimal waves, preferably none. The cause of this fear you might ask? Ahhhh the joys of being a teenager, and the not-so-wise choices we make. It started an early morning 10+ years ago. As we arrived at school, there was a scheduling issue with classes on that day. Instead of waiting for the issue to be cleared up, we skipped school and went to the beach. It was those one-of-a-kind days, where the usually quiet and calm sea turned into a raging monster, with abnormally high waves. Which of course, we decided to take on. Long story short, I came an inch away from drowning, and ended up in the ER with a concussion. And as it turned out in the following years, a fear of waves and open waters.

Now I proudly present to you numbers 32+33 off the Bucket list!

32. Go scuba diving
33. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck

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It was pretty awesome, quiet, calm and unless you look up, you do not even notice how rough the waves are above your head.

Before taking down number 126, I went to a local baseball game, which surprisingly, I enjoyed a lot. Something that will definitely happen much more now.

126. Watch a major league baseball game

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What’s the worst that could happen?

As you have noticed, I’ve been absent for a while. Partially, I’ve been unmotivated, lazy, and stubborn. The other part was me being on vacation. I was sleeping the past week on the beach in a tent, it’s something that my inlaws have been doing for the past 30+ years during easter week.

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You know what they say right? If you cant beat them… Well I joined them and I have been doing this for the last 14 years. A long week  of suntanning, no make-up, boardgames and no phones, which is awesome! Continue reading What’s the worst that could happen?

Let’s get back to the game…

Besides the doctor’s orders that I have been keeping myself to, there was some distractions these last few weeks, that kept me busy. We have been celebrating Carnival for the past 60 years on this island. And this year was again one on the biggest celebrations of the year. People fly from all over the world to indulge in the festivities, either as a spectator or as a participant. My brother flew in from SF to join the parades and dance for hours on end in the parades. Me, on the other hand… was suffering from back pain, and was on orders to be calm, be smart and behave… no Carnival dancing for 6 hours straight…

For your viewing pleasure, a small recap of what you missed…while not being on Aruba this past month… Continue reading Let’s get back to the game…