Ok, so it was only Aruba...but we will take it! We just enjoyed the most fabulous "vacation", generously provided by Subaru. It was a part of a sales contest / reward trip for the Subaru dealers, and Matt got to go as the RSM for the Mid-Atlantic region. We stayed five days / four nights at the Marriott Renaissance Marina hotel. This hotel has its own private island! This private island also just happened to be the location for Timbaland's (music industry mogul) big wedding! There were up to 300 people invited to this wedding. It is rumored that the following were actually at the wedding: Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Beyonce, Maddona, and more! Most of his guests were staying at our hotel, and the day after the wedding we just happened into conversation with Timbaland's uncle (Marcus) at the pool. This uncle is also the president of Timbaland's record company. Marcus' girlfriend, with whom we were also speaking, is a fashion / wadrobe person for network TV. She does a lot of work on Mark Burnett shows (as well as others), and she just recently spent time at fasion week in Paris. So, yup...just hob-nobbing with the rich and famous as usual!
One of the highlights of our trip was a half day snorkel trip which inlcuded three snorkel stops (lots of tropical fish, a shipwreck, and more tropical fish), lunch, and the ever-importatnt open bar. What a blast!! And, you just can't believe the color of the water in Aruba. It is surreal.
In addition, we also went on a submarine ride. We went as low as 132 feet under the water. We got to get even better views of all the underwater life, the corral reefs, and the shipwreck. We were lucky enough to sneak a peek at an eagle ray (huge underwater creature!) and another smaller ray, as well.
We had two amazing meals. One was at The Flying Fishbone. They actually set up tables out on the beach and serve you dinner while watching the sun set. AMAZING! Another great meal was at Pincho's. This restaurant sits on stilts out in the water. You walk down the pier over the water to get to the restaurant. Everything is open-air seating directly overlooking the water.
Lots of pool time, drinking time, shopping time, casino time, etc. Exactly what a trip should be!
For the picture slideshow of the trip, feel free to visit our web album:
Matt and Megan's Aruba trip
Now (sniff, sniff) I am back in Colorado, and Matt is back in New Jersey. We are both in earnest preparation for our big move to Haddon Heights. Must get in gear to finish all the chores! I will be sure to post more after we have settled in!