The other day I was watching a show called Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations and he said something that kind of had me thinking. He was in Laos and he said that sometimes we love something so much that we destroy it. I was thinking about Aruba after he said that. I remember when Aruba was just Aruba. There were no high rise condos and it was just a well kept secret. I just took my 15th trip with my wife in July and was saddened by what my eyes saw. New developments that seem to take away from Aruba what it used to be. A quiet island with just a few tourist that were in on the secret. Now it's become an over crowded island with high rises that remind you of the states. We went there to get away from the hustle and bustle that we lived in everyday. Hopefully, the goverment will put a stop to all the building and keep a little of the islands integrity. What I am getting at is that we all loved Aruba so much that we have all helped destroy it. I will continue to go to Aruba for many more years but knowing that we will never have the old Aruba. I was blessed to have seen Aruba when it was just that, Aruba. A little island that with it's beauty, made it seem so much bigger than what it was.