We made it! Our flights down were great, with good service and early arrivals. We had a three hour layover in Miami, and we scheduled our Global Entry interviews there instead of making a 4 hour drive each way from home. We arrived at the interview an hour early, were greeted by Officer Wheeler and taken right in. After a painless 10 minute process of fingerprinting and pictures, and an explanation of the Global Entry and TSA Pre-check benefits we were on our way back to the gate to await our flight to Aruba. We had filled out the ED forms for Aruba online before we left so we flew through immigration and after grabbing our bags were out of the airport in a flash. Royal was waiting for us with a nice Kia Picante and we were on our way. The traffic through downtown was terrible due to some King’s Day activities and was actually detoured around the back side of the Ren, so we stopped at West Deck for an arrival drink before heading on to the Holiday Inn. Check in was a breeze since they have a dedicated line for Priority members. We were upgraded to an ocean view room in the Sea tower and had a reserved palapa all ready for us for the entire stay. The palapa is in the perfect location, just steps from the water, restrooms and bar. Yesterday was our first full day and we went to SuperFoods (it was closed Wednesday for King’s day) and grabbed a few things, then hung out on the beach all day. It was a great start to our vacation. We had dinner at Casa Tua and a few after dinner drinks at MooMba.