Nice trip report! Oh I miss Aruba... we have been posted in the Philippines for the last 2 years now... yes we do have Aruba here... just 1 hour away from where we live, white beach, water cottages, great corals it's another paradise but it's not our Aruba that we have been travelling to for the last 16 years... it's too far for us to travel to the Island from here... still probably another 2 more years before we can re-connect with our Aruba family and friends!!!
Wonderful trip report with wonderful detail... I especially liked your closing couple of sentences:
"I should be sad but I'm not. I silently thank God. He has blessed me with a good life. I have a loving a caring family, I have a good job, I am surrounded by people who love me and I have something wonderful to look forward to every year. And so the countdown begins. 50 more weeks..."
Great sentiment! Thanks for taking the time to share it all with us!
Love the last sentence too! I too feel so blessed for the same reasons. Never imagined I would be lucky enough to travel to Aruba so often. Life is good!