When I went to Venezuela back in 2012 to visit with my sister, Jaqi, her husband, Orazio, and Giovanna who was still a fetus at the time, we went to Aruba for a weekend for a wedding.
It is a gorgeous island, with more than what appears on the surface. It's very touristy, and there are some beaches that only the locals truly know about.
We went straight to our hotel, where we did not stay for very long before going out and relaxing on the beach.
The beach is beautiful. There are boats everywhere, including historical shipwrecks. The sea salt is tasted in the air, the nice, cool, breeze wrapping itself around you and relieving you of the Caribbean heat.
My brother-in-law, Orazio, ran over and planted a kiss on my sister. He refers to "Public Displays of Affection" as being "sticky".
He then resumed to go off to play more games, this time, football. The real football.
I looked over and snapped these photos of the sunset.
These men play a serious game!
An exhausted Orazio plops down and gets some "stickiness" from my sister.
And with that, the first day came to an end.
Photographer, visual artist, mother to four fur-babies, and travel enthusiast.