Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 4, A daily blog and a virtual cruise through the Panama Canal! Aruba!

Today we had a little Birthday Party for Sally.  Of course, it was at Starbucks.  Sandi and Irwin were there along with Sally's husband George!  Today marked a change in our party ritual.  We were bringing balloons, a tablecloth, candles and cupcakes!  We are winding down.  We bought Sally's breakfast and stuck a candle in her bagel!  We are all old and getting tired and looking for the easiest way to do things!  lol!
            Sally enjoyed her Birthday Party!  Her birthday is actually tomorrow...Cinco de Mayo!

After the party, Vicki and I went to Curves and got that out of the way.  Then it was off to Best Buy where we got a external disc drive for my computer.

After Best Buy we headed for the Mall and the Apple Store where we purchased a lap top for us to use on our trips!  Everyone was very helpful!

We also went to Macey's and checked out the bras and bought some cosmetics.  We were going to go to Costco but decided we needed to get home so we could go and see Rosine. 

We went over to see Rosine and watched the Kentucky Derby with Mint Juleps!  We should have made some Mint Juleps                                                                        and made it a real Kentucky Derby party...why didn't I think of that?  lol!

Today the Amsterdam was in port in Aruba!

 Aruba (pron.: /əˈrbə/ ə-roo-bə, Dutch pronunciation: [aˈruba]) is a 33-kilometer-long (20 mi) island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km (17 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Antilles are commonly referred to as the Netherlands Antilles or the Dutch Antilles.
Along with the NetherlandsCuraçao and Sint Maarten, Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The citizens of all share a single nationality: Dutch. Aruba has no administrative subdivisions, but, for census purposes, is divided into eight regions. Its capital is Oranjestad.
Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm, sunny weather. It has a land area of 179 square kilometres (69.1 sq mi) and is densely populated, with a total of 101,484 inhabitants at the 2010 Census. It lies outside the hurricane belt.

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