I’m back with Maggie to catch you guys up for the 3rd part of our October trip report. Right now we’re at Arashi beach on location to recount what happened after where we left off last time.
So the 1st part was all about arrival day which was Sunday, followed by the 2nd day which was Monday, and now we are going to talk about Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
At the end of the 2nd part, I was preparing to go to One Happy Podcast’s 3rd Anniversary Party over at Legends Pub. First of all, I sincerely want to thank everyone who came. The party was great and we had a really nice time. Around 70 people turned up, or maybe closer to 100 at some point. It exceeded all my expectations so I have nothing but gratitude for everyone who took the time to swing by.
We stayed at the party until about an hour before midnight, and afterwards, we went back to our house to just zone out while sipping some picklebacks.
The next day, we had Don Pastechi’s for breakfast which is one of our favorite places to eat in the island. If you’re planning to head over there, you should come relatively early because the good stuff runs out pretty fast.
After that, we headed over to Eagle Beach to just hang out. It was pretty busy for a Wednesday. We also had lunch at the Eagle Beach Food Truck. As usual, their food never disappoints.
We met up with our good friend Marlene later in the day at the Local Store, which in our opinion has the best burgers in Aruba and makes these amazing deep fried pickles. They also have an extensive craft beer selection — possibly the largest in the island — so if you have a love for craft beers, you should definitely stop by the Local Store!
We originally intended to spend the rest of our evening at Matthew’s to watch a live performance, but when we got there it was already jam-packed and there were no seats left for us so we opted to just relax at home instead and play a card game.
Bright and early the next morning, we finally decided to climb Mt. Hooiberg, I had done it before but this was Jessie’s first time. It took us around 20 minutes to reach the summit, which will probably take a much shorter time for folks who are in better shape. I did a Facebook live of my climbing experience if you were able to catch it. The view is phenomenal at the top. Do try to climb it if you’re up for the challenge! The view is worth it.
The descent went much faster than the ascent, which took only about 5 minutes. We swung by Bright Bakery for some delicious pastries before heading to the Animal Shelter. All the animals were in a very good condition which made us feel happy. It’s such a good place to be in, and I urge you all to make a donation if you can. The animals and the workers will truly appreciate every single dollar. One day we vow to bring a kitten back home with us.
So now we’re back to Arashi beach which we went to following the Animal Shelter. It’s now time for sunset and whoa, I really have to take a picture of this. Well, you know how Aruba sunsets are. They’re absolutely breathtaking. It looks like I’m getting mesmerized by the view again. Well, until next time! Be sure to stay tuned to the next episodes!
ON THIS EPISODE OF ONE HAPPY PODCAST, YOU WILL:
– Hear about the youngest person I ever saw climb Hooiberg. If a little kid can do it, you can to!
– Hear about Eagle Beach jetski drama
– Hear me talk about the Eagle Beach food truck.
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