Hooiberg and Casibari Rock Formation
Trip Start Apr 08, 2009
12Trip End Apr 19, 2009
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I told the kids that they are welcome to join me and Daddy to climb the Hooiberg but they have to get ready now because it will be hot if we go later. Or they can stay in the room with Lola. They got up, ate breakfast and changed. We had food, snacks and lots of water with us. I learned from TA that the Hooiberg has 571 steps. I wondered if I'll make it all the way to the top. I told myself I'll just climb up to where I can. Hooiberg is a 541 ft. volcanic formation at the center of Aruba and can be seen from anywhere on the island
From the Hooiberg we went to the Cassibari Rock formation for another cache. As you make your turn from 4A when you see the sign to Casibari rock, just follow the paved road until you see the Pepsi Casibari sign with an arrow pointing to the entrance. There was a busload of people there so we stopped by the coffee shop and had ice cream. We also bought some souvenirs. They have decent price there. They also have a mini zoo. We explored Casibari Rock as soon as the tour bus left. You can't feel the heat because it was so windy. Of course we have to do the cache first. The girls had fun posing for pictures. We had lunch before we went back to our hotel. We arrived back at the hotel around 11:35. After rinsing and changing the kids went to the pool and stayed there for about 1 1/2 hour then we went to the beach which is just a few steps from our room. I only swam for another 1 1/2 hour and left. After I took a shower, DS came. I then did today's blog. When the girls came they asked if we're going snorkeling in Arashi. I told them I'm too tired to go snorkeling so they went to the other pool and went swimming there. Around 4:30pm we went shopping in Oranjestad. We went to DI to get Aruba charmfor the kids Island charm collection that started when we were in Nassau. I got one for myself too. One of DD1 collections is the color changing t-shirt from Del Sol. So we got her one and I got myself a pearl necklace. It changes color too. Then we went to Baryo Fiesta. The karaoke is not as loud as yesterday. The kids love lechon kawali (crispy fried pork). We even had halo-halo for dessert. Yummy! (Halo-halo is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk with various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass with vanilla ice cream on top).