Daystar Breakfast, Aruba

I posted about the Daystar Cafe in Savaneta, Aruba, before. Here’s an update. It was breakfast time, perhaps my most favorite of the three meals, and I was already on the run from the early morning hours, so I decided to stop in for an omelet. Take a look.

One loaded omelete, eh? Toast and sausage to boot. Not shown a bowl of fried potatoes, you know, to keep the cholesterol up there. You’ll enjoy the good service at the Daystar as much as the food. The place is located behind the General Store in Savaneta, on the main highway. If you’re on the way to Baby Beach or roaming about the island, this is a great place for breakfast or lunch or to get some wraps, sandwiches, or a fruit bowl to go. Ice-cold Coca-Cola as well.

Bon dia from Aruba.

Threshold at 11, Aruba

When landing at Aruba, most flights use Runway 11 due to the prevailing winds from the east, south east. Lately the wind has been variable with some planes landing from the other direction. Either way, Queen Beatrix Airport has plenty of room to accommodate the largest aircraft, including the Boeing 747 which arrives from Amsterdam a couple of times a week. Here’s a look at the threshold of Runway 11 for my flying pals who can never get enough of this kind of thing.

It has to be a beautiful sight from the left seat of jetliner, coming in over the scattered reefs and shoals dotting the blue Caribbean. I’ve heard stories from the old days of my pals riding the jump seat. That was back when things like that were permitted. These days, we’re stuck in the back, catching a glimpse here and there. Unless… well… unless the flying club gets their Cessna going again. Then I’d be quite happy to take a trip around the pattern and see it first hand.

Bon dia from Aruba.

Palomarga Raceway, Aruba

If you like to combine drag racing with Caribbean sunshine, then make a visit to Aruba while the races are going on at the Palomarga Raceway. There are some scheduled races going on right now and the competition is going to first class. Take a look at the track as seen from the air. The lanes are on the left of the frame, then the stands, then the pit area near the top of the photo.

That’s quite a track. Maybe you have a car you want to send to Aruba and race it yourself. Either way, it’s an exciting activity you might not expect in a place like Aruba, something different to do while you’re here enjoying the sun and water sports. Check the schedule and head down to Palomarga. Don’t forget your earplugs.

Bon dia from Aruba.

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De Palm Island, Aruba

De Palm Tours operates an island attraction just a few hundred yards off shore of Aruba. In the next photo, you’ll see it from above.

You’ll find plenty of activities on De Palm Island. Snorkeling, water slides, beaches, and snacks all await your arrival. A small boat takes you from the main island out here and runs regular service back and forth all day. Bring your swimsuit, your towel, and a smile. You’ll have a great time.

Bon dia from Aruba.