...so good. Mrs. 44 and I arrived on-island yesterday.
Flight was excellent and my hat's off to American Airlines pilot and crew. There was a minor medical emergency on the first flight, but they dealt with that and we continued on our way. Smooth, on-time.
A bit of a wait at Aruba immigration because the American flight in from Miami now arrives around 2:20 in the afternoon or so, behind a few others. Still, this was about 1/2 hour and we were off. (Note to Aruba homeowners: Keep your notary paper with you showing ownership of your home. This helps the immigration officer through the process.)
Got the shack opened up. Musty. Needs a thorough cleaning which is now underway. Hit Ling and Sons to stock the pantry. On the drive, noted that the island is a bit less green now, which is the way Aruba "normally" looks for me. However, will be on the road more in a day or two, checking on things and will have a better survey then.
Decided to eat at the Sultan. Excellent. Then went for a walk along the hotel strip. There were plenty of people about, some restaurants full, some hotel lobbies busy. Not jammed, but seemingly well traveled for this time of the year.
Back to cleaning and such today in anticipation of a Charlie's Bar rendezvous.
I will be updating my blog with various Aruba material in a day or so and will also give some reviews and such here.