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    Sounds like a great fun vacation. enjoy and keep us posted. Jackie, there will come a time and it will be sooner than you think and all the kids will be gone. I always said our life began at "50". I am sure you are no where near that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue M. View Post
    Jackie, there will come a time and it will be sooner than you think and all the kids will be gone. I always said our life began at "50". I am sure you are no where near that.
    I know. I really do - I treasure every second. Even when I'm a frustrated crazy mama.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Just a little midweek update...
    The only word that can describe this trip is agressive. We have been partying pretty hard and today is day 2 of 3 days straight of birthdays.
    Our house is prefect l, just steps to the beach. It has been very windy, even more windy than a typical Aruba day. It makes sitting on the beach difficult because the umbrellas will not stay put. I tried to convince Jon to build us a palapa, but it was a no go. Even the fancy umbrellas didn't hold up yesterday. The sun is brutal so we aren't spending as many hours on the beach as I would like l, but our deck gets lots of shade so we have spent lots of time out there just watching the ocean aND feeling the breeze.
    Fireworks were unbelievable everywhere on the beach since the good ones are legal here. I love the patriotism of all of the decorations and clothes. It's a good feeling.
    For those considering a stay in the area, Garden City is a lot more laid back than downtown Myrtle Beach. We did speND one night at the Sheraton Convention center hotel and it was perfect for a night, not on the beach but close to everything. Uber is readily available. Broadway at the beach is a lot of fun with lots of restaurants and bars. A little over priced and touristy, but we liked it.
    Oh how can I forgot, we got to try fresh lionfish! In Murrells Inlet there is a restaurant called Wicked Tuna. If you are ever in the area, it's great. Food and servicewere top notch. They have sushi and then another menu. I had grouper of course. A little pricey, but excellent food and good service.
    7 trips in and still finding things to love. #8 will be great in November!

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    Glad to hear you are having a great time just like you thought!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    it was nice hearing from you.
    the winds there can be brutal. is there high surf as well?

    enjoy!
    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    Just a little midweek update...
    The only word that can describe this trip is agressive. We have been partying pretty hard and today is day 2 of 3 days straight of birthdays.
    Our house is prefect l, just steps to the beach. It has been very windy, even more windy than a typical Aruba day. It makes sitting on the beach difficult because the umbrellas will not stay put. I tried to convince Jon to build us a palapa, but it was a no go. Even the fancy umbrellas didn't hold up yesterday. The sun is brutal so we aren't spending as many hours on the beach as I would like l, but our deck gets lots of shade so we have spent lots of time out there just watching the ocean aND feeling the breeze.
    Fireworks were unbelievable everywhere on the beach since the good ones are legal here. I love the patriotism of all of the decorations and clothes. It's a good feeling.
    For those considering a stay in the area, Garden City is a lot more laid back than downtown Myrtle Beach. We did speND one night at the Sheraton Convention center hotel and it was perfect for a night, not on the beach but close to everything. Uber is readily available. Broadway at the beach is a lot of fun with lots of restaurants and bars. A little over priced and touristy, but we liked it.
    Oh how can I forgot, we got to try fresh lionfish! In Murrells Inlet there is a restaurant called Wicked Tuna. If you are ever in the area, it's great. Food and servicewere top notch. They have sushi and then another menu. I had grouper of course. A little pricey, but excellent food and good service.

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    Surf is good for boogie boarding but not too rough to enjoy. At least one lady on the trip each day has shown a little more cleavage than planned due to the waves vs. swimsuit battle...lol.
    7 trips in and still finding things to love. #8 will be great in November!

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    Thanks for keeping us up to date Tracey! I'm enjoying every word of your trip!

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    Thank you for sharing your trip with us.. Really enjoying it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    At least one lady on the trip each day has shown a little more cleavage than planned due to the waves vs. swimsuit battle...lol.
    Thanks for keeping us 'abreast'......! Tracey.... Finally got to your 'non Aruba' trip report.... sounds like some fun is being had........

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    Wrap Up

    Well we made it home safely today woth less traffic the expected, pleasantly surprised.
    We had fun nights on the pier listening to music, a few nights at home, and a nearby mini amusement park where Jon did a crazy slingshot ride that sends you shooting into the air above the hotels. We got in a little beach time each day. The only rain we had was a night.
    Things we noticed:
    We've changed, we like services and amenities of resorts.
    Renting a house is a lot of work. I felt like I was constantly doing dishes. We had a good group and everyone chipped in with cooking and cleaning up.
    I have a new drink to beat the heat...red gatirade with strawberry vodka.
    Another thing I noticed, I miss the white sand of Aruba. The sand was scorching hot on our feet all week.
    Jon and I decided this would only be something we would do again every few years and only on the off peak times like May or September when it costs less for the same type of vacation.
    We also decided that we like vacationing alone as a couple. We had a blast with other people and definitely way to do some long weekends with friends and family, but for our week-long recharge, we like having our time together. This is making me second guess a group trip for my bday next year. If we do a group trip I will plan some couple time too. Ive ruled out sharing a larger timeshare with others. It will be studios or one bedrooms for the foreseeable future.
    Now on to looking for our next Aruba trip. Hoping for November or December but may push into early next year.
    7 trips in and still finding things to love. #8 will be great in November!

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