Perhaps one of the most memorable moments of our family vacation in Aruba in 2012 was when I volunteered to join a contest in Aruba’s Welcome Party For Tourists. There were two other contestants aside from me and each one was blindfolded and given a stick and as the music played each was supposed to find the dummy rooster with the stick. The contestant with the strongest crowd supports wins. I had no problem moving my body to the tune of the music as I was looking for the rooster, so I won.
I can’t forget the smirks in my wife’s face as well as in my children when I took away my eye-covering. My prize was a glass of any drinks I like.
Aruba has a rich cultural life. The program did not fail to portray that. There was a good female vocalist and a host of native dancers. The emcee narrated an interesting history of Aruba. You’ll find some photos below of the event. You’ll also find a link below about this event. Enjoy!