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    Start praying the week before that there will be no bad snow storms at leat let us get out of NY.Arrive on Monday at Surf Club we check in as quick ad we can throw suitcases in room find our friends buy a few bottles of wine relax dinner at Moombas. Before going to bed one last look at Surf Club from balcony and breathe a big sigh just to be back in Aruba for 2 weeks!!

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    Ever since our first trip in 1996 we have been writing ARUBA in the sand followed by the year and have someone take our photo with it. We have a photo for every one of our 28 trips (trip #29 will be in Nov.)

    Amsterdam Manor always has a bucket of Brights on ice in our room when we check in. We crack one open as soon as we get in the room, drink it as we unpack, and then have Bright #2 on the balcony as we both say "ahhhhhh......."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    Ever since our first trip in 1996 we have been writing ARUBA in the sand followed by the year and have someone take our photo with it. We have a photo for every one of our 28 trips (trip #29 will be in Nov.)
    That's a cute idea!

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    I agree! Awesome idea - my kids did that this past trip - Drew "The Dions Aruba 2013" and I took a pic - I should do that pic every year from now on
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    About two weeks before we leave, I do a sunblock inventory to see what we have and what we need. I place an order online and the packing begins. I dig out the bathing suits and summer clothes and make sure everything fits. We have an empty bedroom right now so I usually create stacks around the room on the floor, as my staging area for packing.
    We always try to get early flights and usually get to our hotel before our room is ready. Our new tradition, started on our most recent trip (our 3rd) will be to drop our bags and visit Moomba and Pelicans Nest for drinks and our first fresh grouper of the week. First night for us from now on will probably end up being drinks and appetizers, room check in, then a little casino time.
    Our only restaurant tradition has been Iguana Cantina. It may seem a little odd to some, but it was the first restaurant that we really enjoyed on our first trip so we have been back each time since.
    Jolly Pirates on the first or second full day on the island is a must, my DH can't get enough of the rope swing, and we like the snorkeling and the good time crew.
    Our last tradition is to spend our last full day on the island vegged out under a palapa soaking up the sun, beach, and water for the last day and just having a day of full relaxation before we head back to reality.
    Last edited by Traceyd14; 09-15-2013 at 09:20 AM.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    We usually get to the Renaissance before 4:00, quick unpack and head out the private island for our first swim. And just relax.
    If you put some html here, you could create a countdown ticker, but we don't care, we're going in May 2018! Yay!

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