Shopping in Oranjestad (Memories)

Look carefully and see the iguana
Saturday morning dawned like the day before, beautiful, warm, and breezy. Stories of our colorful visitors (who came again) and the delicious buffet foods lured Jane out to join Sue and I for breakfast. Fresh fruit, Eggs Benedict (I don't usually eat many eggs, but these were so good!), coffee, samplings of the buffet and a Mimosa (they had orange juice and champagne out so you could make your own) fortified me for the task ahead - shopping.

I love these buildings!
Taking the golf cart transport across the resort property, we started our quest.  We managed to work through the open air markets, the Royal Mall (where Sue bought me a lovely Delft bowl from a store called Little Holland), and various stores in town.  I loved checking out the architecture as much as shopping.  We had lunch at The Old Fisherman, which was good, but overpriced and the service rather slow.  It's the only place we ate all weekend that I would probably not recommend - for those reasons. More shopping followed lunch and then we headed back once more to the hotel for a rest before dinner.

Inside the Driftwood Restaurant
Jane had made our reservations earlier for Driftwood Restaurant which had been recommended.  A short taxi ride and we were there.  Our waiter Michael was wonderful to us and took care of all our needs.  I had the most delicious onion soup made with Gouda cheese and then I had jumbo shrimp on garlic linguine and a glass of Sangria.  We shared desserts of chocolate cake, banana cake, and ice cream. Another taxi ride home and we were ready to chill in our hotel room.  Sitting out on the balcony was most enjoyable with warm breezes blowing.  After reading and chillin' for awhile, we made our way to bed for another night of tropical dreams.

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