The Dutch Antilles Aruba Part 2
On our way to the Riu Hotel Resort we took a taxi to our hotel avoiding having to wait on dropping lots of people off; it’s quite a pain. My family and I were then taken to our room after check in and on arrival to our room we found our own personal mini bar, which luckily is something that I never had to use much. During the first week of our holiday we always took it easy and stayed in doors to relax, but some nights I may have been too eager to go out too see the nightlife. Some of the highlights were Senior Frogs, Gusto and the Wind Mill, which are all popular places to go with a wide mix of popular, mixed up music although ‘The Mill’ seemed to be a club for the late night partiers, including the locals.
The daily tasks were to get up, walk over to the balcony and breathe in the deep, refreshing air whilst taking in the stunning sunrise view of the beach. Then I followed that with walking to the buffet for the beginning of lunch were the food was wonderfully packed with fresh fruits and cooked vegetables. The scrumptious foods consisted of succulent sweet potato, which made for that warm feeling inside of my body shout “yes!!” as well as the tender meats, that were also lovely. After that I either moved to the sun beds for an ice cold Piña Colada, or headed down to the beach for a swim. Unfortunately, on occasion there would be high wind and the sand would pick up with the wind, lets just say I won’t need to exfoliate for some time.
Maybe An Adrenaline Junkie
Honestly, I am not an “adrenaline junkie” but I do love going fast and, being so close to the beach, it only could mean one thing. Water Sports! Those powerful pieces of engineering allowed me and my Dad to leap onto the high-powered monsters, pulling turn, cutting through the waves and of course pulling donuts before blasting out of a turn at max speed. The adrenaline of the rushing air made it lots of fun and the best thing was that I got to do it with my dad.
Fly Like Iron Man
Then came my second dose of adrenaline; Jet Propulsion Boots! I jumped all over the opportunity for the chance to fly and the idea of this sport is almost like snowboarding. Your legs are strapped in and you use your toes to go forward whilst using your heels to go backwards. I was all set to go and the driver of the wave rider attached the connection, which pumped the water through starting my journey into deeper water. It began! Lift off! There were many fails from either compensating too much on going forward or having bad positioning while getting told “it’s all in the legs”. Eventually, getting more and more confident going higher for longer and turning easier, we set back so I gave “the dolphin” a shot. It wasn’t bad although I wasn’t going as high as I should have been. Near the end of the experience, they let me pose closer to the camera and I can thank my Mum for doing a pretty great job on getting nice shots for you all to see.