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    Not really travel related except the following will be a reason why I probably won't get another "solo" vacation when my wife travels to NY to see her family. Her trip was a total disaster lol. She was suppose to be there until Weds of next week but changed things up because she was miserable beyond belief. When you are in your "later" 40's and your younger brother needs to speak with you while his (crazy) wife is outside about my son and his things lying around the house. My wife was in total shock...nothing was lying around the house at all. It appears the sister-inlaw could be OCD and if ANYTHING is not in the proper order she wigs out. A few examples- they leave their shoes at the door which I can respect- we don't wear them in our house either. So my wife and son puts there shoes neatly by the door with the other ones. Evidently they did not belong there and they were "moved" and put on top of my sons bag....My wife surprised them and cooked them dinner before they got home....she did not like anyone touching her cooking utensils. I can't make this crap up, it really happened. So what does my wife do? She makes up a great excuse that our dog sitter is violently ill and can't watch the dogs any longer so my wife packed and left almost as quickly as she went it.

    My wife is back in Boston and very happy again...there will be NO more returning to NY...really ugly overall.
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    Good riddance to those NY trips

    Yet another reason Aruba wins hands down for vacations.

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    My wife was very upset but now relieved...she does not do the drama thing at all....no more trips to NY = more aruba time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Good riddance to those NY trips

    Yet another reason Aruba wins hands down for vacations.

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    LOL on the 20 Rum and cokes! ...sounds like fun......tis also why I pickup my own rum and bring a large Tervis......so I just have a"few" big ones...lol

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    I just returned from another great night in Aruba. I am going to work backwards....I just walked into my room to find a gift bag in my room. I always stop by the gift shop and grab a gatoraide prior to my walk and I get one when I return. So what do I find? 2 gatoraides and the next Ritz Carlton shirt that I would have purchased if Vianny did not have it delivered to my room tonight. I am in shock, again....I can't tell you how great the Ritz tries to make every part of your trip.... today started out with a great breakfast...had lunch by the pool and relaxed most of the day. I had some great conversations with Ladi, Eric, Eddie, Sebastian and Harold among others today.

    Dinner tonight was at Solanio with Kennith and it was terrific. I had the chicken parm and spagetti and it was perfect. I really enjoyed my meal. After dinner I connected with my good friend Sebastian for a drink and we then went to gamble. Neither of us did well today but oh well.

    I could live here.....they make me feel like I am at home, maybe better....I can't say enough about the staff at the Ritz, just amazing!!!!
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    Glad your girl is home and not to shell shocked about the NY altercation.....!

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    Thanks CP- Are you going to the fireworks tonight at the Hyatt?

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    A couple other things I forgot to type at 3am when I returned to my room somewhat under the influence....a few other things that makes it special here are the little things they do around the pool from the fresh fruit they bring around, or the cold wash clothes to refresh you....

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    I just returned from a nice yet somewhat painful walk. I walked from the Ritz to down near LaCabana an then turned around, I had hoped I would be able to make it down to Manchebo to see if I could spot CP-jones lounging on the beach but the combo of the heat and my foot I turned around. I am now sitting on my balcony listing to the live entertainment by the pool. I need to think about lunch soon but to be honest I am very lazy at this second.....

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    You need to take care of that foot, or Chuck will recognize you by the cast you're wearing Have fun and enjoy the rest of your trip!
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