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    Yes, they are no longer.

    In my defense, we left on the first flight out of Newark (6am ish) the day after our wedding! Not the smartest move of my life. I was much more concerned about all the other little details then packing shorts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skbrandon View Post
    The only long pants I take now are the yoga pants I wear on the plane. I take one dress for places like Chalet Suisse or Las Ramblas. The other dinners are at more casual places, so Bermuda shorts and a nice top work for me...
    We opposites. I do take long pants but never take a dress!

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    hahahahahaha
    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    We opposites. I do take long pants but never take a dress!

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    I used to pack long pants for DH but found not necessary so no longer do so. DH has nice shirts and shorts, I wear skirts and nice tops to dinner. I always like to wear something casual but pretty for my flight, just makes me feel good. I always bring a pair of long slacks but find I only wore them one year a few years back when I was actually a little chilly, can't believe that even now when I say it. Sometimes I think I should wear them more at night to help with them darn mosquitos that love my legs

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    100% understood. We too left the day after our wedding on a 7am flight...not smart on our part either, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    Yes, they are no longer.

    In my defense, we left on the first flight out of Newark (6am ish) the day after our wedding! Not the smartest move of my life. I was much more concerned about all the other little details then packing shorts!

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    I took a sports coat and tie along with dress slacks and DW took a couple of dresses on our first trip in 1995. I had read in a travel magazine that they dress up for dinner and casinos. Never wore them. I do take a couple of pairs of golf slacks and wear them on the flights and occasionally to the outside restaurants along with a golf shirt. Most of the time it is golf shorts and shirts though.

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    I am a shorts and polo shirt kinda guy. DW wears shorts and a nice top everywhere. We don't do the high end places so we're usually okay wherever we wind up. Chuck, or anybody, do you miss the days of dressing up to fly? I do, because it has given way to the feeling that anything you can fit on your body is acceptable for travel now. These days I look at people and think "Oh how nice, you wore your best Hello Kitty pajamas to fly in today, you look great!" Jeesh...
    Sorry, got a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    When we go out to a nicer place I prefer to wear casual slacks and a polo shirt rather than shorts. DW will wear a similar outfit of casual slacks and a blouse. If it's a special night, dressing for it enhances the experience.
    That's how we roll, too. If it's a nicer restaurant/special occasion my husband will wear lightweight pants and a nice collared shirt and I will either wear something equally appropriate. For us, it's the "event" of the night and, as you said, it adds to the experience to make it a fun/special evening.

    Back in the mid 90's in Aruba we ALWAYS dressed up to go out to dinner because that was the norm at the time - hubby wore a tie and I always wore a cocktail type dress - we had some great dinners at Chez Mathilde followed by fun nights of dancing at the Cobalt Club downtown. The couple of times we've been in Aruba for New Years Eve we've packed special clothes for that night for dinner/dancing (tie and/or vest for hubby and a cocktail dress for me.)

    I enjoy swimsuits, shorts, and t-shirts during the day when we're out and about exploring but love getting dressed up for a nice night out on the town. That generally applies to most places we travel to whether in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, etc.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- South Beach, FL: Feb. 2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Sedona, AZ: April/May 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    I find it interesting that on at least 2 posts the wife packs the husbands clothes. We always pack our own then we have what we want and we have no one to blame. Just interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garywt View Post
    I find it interesting that on at least 2 posts the wife packs the husbands clothes. We always pack our own then we have what we want and we have no one to blame. Just interesting.
    LOL! I didn't notice that! I have never packed for my husband on any trip and he doesn't pack for me. If we tried, it would be a disaster. LOL!
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- South Beach, FL: Feb. 2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Sedona, AZ: April/May 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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