I'm sure that everyone has great fond memoriesof their first visit to Aruba. From those memories what would be your top threememories from that first trip? My top three are as follows:
1. Howevery evening/night felt like a Friday night regardless of the day of the week.On my first trip to Aruba I arrived sometime after 9:00 pm, on the way to CPVmy relatives drove me through the Palm Beach/High Rise area and it was jumping.On other islands everything is shut down by noon on a Sunday, even the tumbleweeds pack it in early. On Aruba the number of people that you see out andabout makes it feel like it's a Friday night or the night before a publicholiday.
2.Something in the air made me feel to relax. After going on previous trips whereI was always on the go, it felt great to just sit back and relax. Be it at thehotel, or at the beach, I just felt like kicking back.
3. Ifound myself in an interesting conversation with an Immigration Officer in theImmigration Hall. She found my name interesting and asked how my parents cameup with the name, she was pregnant and trying to come up with a name for herbaby. She knew that 'Vallon' was a definite boy's name but not too certain howit would work for a girl. I told her, "Just shorten it to Val." Sheliked that idea