We started off the New Year of 2016 at our favorite spot... The BEACH!
The Mains love Aruba, if you're looking for a spot to get away in the warm sunshine Aruba is the place. Sunny days, warm temps and no rain is on the menu here.
We enjoyed our stay at the Marriott Aruba Surf Club. We needed a condo and I will say it is quite nice. A very large resort, we did a lot of walking but everyone can use the exercise. The beach is pretty busy, which was fine as the kids enjoyed people watching, you really do see all kinds at the beach!
This year we took Aubrey and Brett and Aleck and his good friend Austin. Aleck and Austin are seniors this year and Aubrey and Brett will most likely not be able to get away after this year as school and careers will be first priority. So this was the big Escape.
The kids enjoyed, wave runners, parasailing, tubing, snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming and all you can eat. The food is good in Aruba and people friendly. Aubrey and Brett went on a tour of the island to Baby Beach to snorkel and Aleck and Austin to the Range Rovers on a tour and ended up at the Natural Pool. So they all learned some facts about Aruba.
Kreg and I love to travel, mainly to warm weather in the winter. We booked this a year ago and saved all year long to take the kids. We live in a very rural area, which we love and wouldn't trade it for the world but we do like to get out and see new places. This is year #2 to Aruba, and as we have discovered many people come here and seem to come back year after year. I think they have a new couple of long timers in the making.
Enjoy a few photos of our trip