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    Sounds like an absolutely wonderful time spent in Aruba!! Hope you are enjoying Linda's this morning
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    All packed with time to spare. Just hanging out on the balcony enjoying the morning. Breakfast was at Lindas pancakes. Plain old Tom had a plain pancake and I went with the bacon, Apple. Delicious! Tom said he enjoyed his but my guess is he would have preferred eggs. Oh well. The toe chasing macaw was out loose again but much better behaved. Picked up one of those waffle weave Radisson robes as an early Christmas present to myself.

    Looking over my restaurant list we did pretty good trying 8 restaurants we hadn't been to before. Wish we had time for West Deck and Cafe 080 but now we have something to look forward to next trip.

    For or all who are still on the island, ENJOY!!!!

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    again, thanks for all of your sharing and......safe and easy travels today !

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    The island visitors have become more modest over the years. I remember on my first trip, my honeymoon the vast amount of topless bathers. We don't see that very much anymore. Never had anyone strip down completely, except young children.

    Glad you had a good time otherwise! You made me crave breakfast and lunch from Scott and Leslie......

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    Peg, Thanks for the daily updates and some fantastic restaurant reports.... safe trip back to Massachusetts!

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    Thanks for sharing your trip with us and the culinary reports were great. I'm glad you are both doing well and that Tom is able to go to Aruba and enjoy himself again. Have a safe flight back home!

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    Safe travels home. Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

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    Someone should have told the strippers that they were on Aruba, not the French side of St. Martin where that sort of thing is allowed

    Thanks for sharing your trip with all of us here on the forum. It keeps us all close in touch with our favorite place in the world.
    Last edited by vallond; 12-04-2014 at 09:06 PM.

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    Back home and had to make my own breakfast.
    Getting through the airport in Aruba was a breeze. Usually for us the backup is in Customs. I was so surprised when we arrived to see maybe 6 people! They asked if we were US citizens and guided us over to the new passport scanners. I asked if we had to use then and he said yes. I must have made a face because he said "No worries, someone will walk you through it" The process is simple. You scan the passport. Then answer basically the same questions that are on the customs form, which I had already filled out by the way. The machine then takes your picture and prints out a receipt. The U.S. official then asked us if we had any food or alcohol and waved us on. Simple and quick. The US official was standing at a podium instead of being in a booth which I have never seen. All the booths pretty much seemed open

    Flight was delayed slightly. We stopped at the Dutch Bar for a bite and chatted with some people we see at the Divi each year so the time passed quickly. Once at Logan it was the usual wait for luggage but for once we were able to grab the Logan Express without a wait. So we're almost home, just have to pick up the car. Unfortunately, it wouldn't start and head a dead battery!! So taxi it will be. The driver was great he offered to jump it but we couldn't get the cars close enough. The Mission this morning is to go buy a battery!!! Life gets back to normal!!

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    oh no you had to make your own breakfast

    a while back ago, some airport personnel and all customs officers were trained for the usage of these passport customs scanners.
    it should provide for more efficiency.
    i wonder if the us customs personnel will be reduced?

    so sorry to hear of your battery.
    that is not a good welcome home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Back home and had to make my own breakfast.
    Getting through the airport in Aruba was a breeze. Usually for us the backup is in Customs. I was so surprised when we arrived to see maybe 6 people! They asked if we were US citizens and guided us over to the new passport scanners. I asked if we had to use then and he said yes. I must have made a face because he said "No worries, someone will walk you through it" The process is simple. You scan the passport. Then answer basically the same questions that are on the customs form, which I had already filled out by the way. The machine then takes your picture and prints out a receipt. The U.S. official then asked us if we had any food or alcohol and waved us on. Simple and quick. The US official was standing at a podium instead of being in a booth which I have never seen. All the booths pretty much seemed open

    Flight was delayed slightly. We stopped at the Dutch Bar for a bite and chatted with some people we see at the Divi each year so the time passed quickly. Once at Logan it was the usual wait for luggage but for once we were able to grab the Logan Express without a wait. So we're almost home, just have to pick up the car. Unfortunately, it wouldn't start and head a dead battery!! So taxi it will be. The driver was great he offered to jump it but we couldn't get the cars close enough. The Mission this morning is to go buy a battery!!! Life gets back to normal!!

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