|Rental car is the key to a great trip|
We arrived in Aruba and found that their motto of "One Happy Island" did not include taxi drivers, so we rented a car. It was a defining choice and made the vacation interesting.
|N plays "where's iguana"|
|Private island filled with wildlife|
|Our private pool with a view of the lighthouse|
|The streets of Oranjestad|
We would have gone stir crazy in a hotel room. Casa del Viento had games, plenty of English language TV channels and a good selection of books. Best of all, for our teenager sporting a new ipod touch, the house had a fast wireless network! C was in 7th heaven as she Facebooked and chatted her way through the rainy days. I didn't mind internet access, either.
|Andicuri Bay - Where you don't find hotels|
|Alto Vista Chapel|
|A "natural" cacti planter?|
|Christmas spirit outside a bright home|
As I sit in the sub-freezing, dropping temperature, it's hard to believe that Aruba is only 4 1/2 hours away. I hope these images have helped you warm up a little as you took a vacation in your mind.