Saturday, September 13, 2014

Aruba

I can't believe its been a year since we got married.
What an amazing time we had, family and friends from all over the world in town and one party after the other. We loved our wedding, the amazing venue and the beautiful weather.
We will never forget this day. 


For our first anniversary, I will be in Germany for work, such a bummer. 
We decided to celebrate a little early and went to Aruba for Labor day and spent four amazing days at the beach. 

We left Atlanta on Thursday morning after we both went to Chicago for three days for work. Different hotels, different areas and different airports. Very weird. A 4 hour flight in business class, how better to start a vacation.

The Holiday Inn that we stayed in (with points) was amazing. Three different pools, nice beachfront restaurants, amazing beach, turquoise water and right in the middle of all the buzz.

We laid at the pool, swam in the ocean and enjoyed the sunset every day.



Iguanas strolling around everywhere.


On Friday we had an amazing dinner at a restaurant right next to the Aruba Lighthouse overlooking the ocean.


Saturday morning, we got up very early and went on a Jeep tour.
It went all over the island, we sat in the first row and the wind was blowing like crazy. My hair was a mess. I was glad I had a bikini on since my shirt did not stay in place and I couldn't do anything about it.


The view was amazing









 We stopped at the Natural Pool, took snorkels and towels with us and made our way down.



Don't you love our pretty beach bag? :)




Getting ready for the cold water.






Drying off before its getting back on the Jeep.


Next stop was the Natural Bridge


 (The big bridge collapsed and only a small bridge is still there)


The small one is called "Son of a bridge"








Stacking stones for luck




Not only the lense of the camera got sprayed. We came out drenched.



 


and more off road we go

 

The island is just beautiful

 
  

another natural bridge where a surf contest happened


Huge cactus all over the place.


The oldest church


A cactus tree


The light house


Kite surfers. Do you see the color of the water? Isn't this amazing?



The California - ship wreck


After our tour was done, we enjoyed the rest of the afternoon in the ocean and the pool.


We went to the best Ribs place in town for dinner and lost a couple dollars at gambling afterwards. Oh well, at least my flight and our hotel nights were free.

Our last sun set

 


 




Our last morning came and we walked on the beach, passed some surfer shops

 

Lonely boats


and stopped at the Aruba sign.






And of course..


Love you Schatz.. too many more!