Friday, March 27, 2009

Aruba Honeymoon

When we arrived at our hotel and started to look for somewhere to eat, we realized that this would not be a normal Claire and Bogart adventure...unless we forced it.

"Can you recommend a good, authentic Aruban restaurant?"

"Do you like ribs? We have this great rib place called Tony Roma's just down the street."

Really? Tony Roma's? That is the best Aruba had to offer me? This might take a bit of adjustment. See, Claire and I are adventurous travelers. We like to eat at the little hole-in-the-wall place that no tourist would ever go to. We like to walk all over. We like to explore.

Aruba was like one very large cruise ship.

Don't get me wrong, we had a great time. The Honeymoon rocked and we will never forget the trip, but it was not our usual travel pick.

Will we go back? I am sure we will...when we have kids or when we go with a big group of friends. If it is just Claire and me, we will probably stick to areas that allow us to get a little more culture and adventurous eating.

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Monday, I have a story about a romantic hidden beach...well, actually two hidden beaches.
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11 comments:

MaBunny said...

Absolutely beautiful!
So, did you go up those steps?

WILLIAM said...

Claire does not look hidden at all...

Stacie said...

bummer about the food, or the overly touristy feel.

Love the pictures so far...congrats and welcome back too.

Mindy said...

I wouldn't say Tony Roma's is without adventure. The last time I ate their ribs, I got a nearly fatal (at least it seemed that way) of Salmonella. An adventure, but not one I want to repeat!

And the pics are beautiful!

Debra W said...

Welcome home, newlyweds! Marriage will be enough of an adventure to make up for anything that you missed on your honeymoon!

Mazel Tov, again!

Hugs,
Deb

Katelin said...

love that last pic. so cute!

Leigh Ann said...

I agree...when it comes to new places, you need new food. Great local cuisine...straight from the streets to the grill...like nothing you've ever tasted...and highly likely to give you explosive diarrhea.
*blank stare*

At least that's what I hear happens in Mexico.


But seriously, I agree.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a fantastic blog you have going here Bogey!!! I looked for a place to follow, but I will definately be back!!
Isn't Aruba stunning. I used to travel and the 'island hops' were part of my territory. I have always said that Aruba has the prettiest beaches of them all.
What a hottie wife you have dude!!
If you have a moment or two of your life that you'd care to waste, please visit me at mey blog and say hello.
Take good care and......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

AirmanMom said...

welcome home! best wishes to you and your bride.
~AM

sari said...

The last picture is awfully cute!

JP said...

Well at least you can say you had authentic Aruban ribs...