Hot Spots & Flip Flops

by April Morganegg

09/22/08

Oswego Travel News

Family Friendly Aruba…… 

Kenny & I are basking in the sun on the beautiful beaches of Aruba… a far cry from the monsoon rains we experienced on our drive to Ohare in the wee hours of the morning this past Saturday. We are staying at the all inclusive Divi Resort. This is our 4th trip to this beautiful island.. and we find more to love with each return visit. The white powdery sand beaches with the turquoise blue water is breathtaking…The tropical breezes and low humidity are great for menopausal women !!!!   Laying on the beach or poolside.. soaking up the sun  is quite comfortable ..Unlike many islands.. you need not worry about the drinking water.. it is some of the world’s finest.. and no worries about the food as well.  So as we said.. Aruba is Family Friendly..   For most parents the thought of leisurely sipping  exotic  drinks surfside in  paradise is the “ stuff of dreams”.  With children along, there are only so many sandcastles to make,  waves to jump over, & seashells to find..before the risk of boredom  & even downright CRANKINESS sets  in…. Start with a plan… But remember to     BE FLEXIBLE”……  Make sure you always remember your camera… Awesome Aruba Memories are just waiting to be made  A visit to Aruba’s Butterfly Farm is an unforgettable encounter with nature in all it’s beauty. Step into a tropical garden  with butterflies from around the world.. and observe the life cycle of these beautiful animals from egg to  butterfly.  Kids love to visit the “Ostrich  Farms”.. They are the most awkward looking animals.. There is something for all ages at the “Redtail Sports & Pelican Adventures”….paddle boats, banana boat rides…beginning snorkeling & sailing trips for the whole family.  The “Atlantis Adventure Submarine Tour” is a great way to witness the remains of 2 ship wrecks.. see spectacular coral reefs & colorful sea life in the comfort of air conditioning & you don’t even get wet !!!  If you want to make big waves with the whole family.. head out to “Morgan’s Island”.. pirate themed water park.  It has a 70 ft. “speed slide.”   “Adventure Golf Aruba” offers miniature golf, go karting, & batting cages.  Aruba has movie theatres, a drive in, bowling lanes, & even paintball adventures for the younger set’s entertainment. A visit to the ‘Historic  California Lighthouse”.. or how about “dune sliding” at the Boca Prins Sand Dunes.  There are actually so many activities for the kids to do… remember to slow down long enough to simply enjoy your family time…because childhood flies by far too fast… even  in  paradise…

 


Ken & April Morganegg
Owners
Oswego Travel

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