Here, the kids are in the "Mermaid
Pool" as Maya called it. We all had a great time staying at this
comfortable house with easy access to a pool.
It had been especially rainy in Aruba for the past few months. As
a result, the wild life was thriving. On several mornings, we
would find small
frogs in the pool such as this one. On our nature walks, one
could find large
mushrooms growing in the shade. I don't recall seeing this before
The prevailing steady winds allows fungus to remain on the down-wind
side of boulders.
Over the centuries, their action erodes the rocks and produces these
Shot at Ayo
Typical traditional Aruban house architecture. The way the roof
slopes and the arrangement of the doors and windows
are very typical. Also note the traditional symbols on the house
corners to ward off evil spirits.
Agnes organized the kids in a performance of "Sir George and the
Dragon". The performance was
a hit with everyone. Here the performers are taking a final bow
for the audience.
We stayed long enoug in Aruba to catch the first minor parade Carnival
Parade in San Nicolas, which
is the children's Balloon Parade. Here we are waiting for it to
start in front of Oma's house.
Agnes, Stephanie, Pete and Maya decided to "jump" or dance in the
parade. Maya has so much fun
she did not want to go home.
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