Well, I made it to Aruba. Lots of time consuming things happened today, including getting a rental car from an odd local car rental place, my day pack zipper might be malfunctioning, and I couldn't find my hotel, drove around for hours with the help of a guy who couldn't find it either. Also, trying to find the one thing I wanted to photograph, the divi divi tree, drove me nuts. I finally found it, and got the shot below. Aruba is nice, very similar to Hawaii in many respects. Blog posts will probably be short for a while as I get the hang of this. Enjoy the photos.
oh, and apparently blogspot knows I'm in Aruba, so all my links are in Dutch. Lovely.