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    your limit/time?

    taking many things into consideration..........$$, time, family at home, commitments, employment, pets etc...
    what is the longest amount of time per vacation/trip you can spend in Aruba?

    the longest amount of time in one trip that we have spent on aruba is 19 days.

    1. speaking for my husband...........he begins to make some noise on day 12 that he is missing the dog. by day 14 he is starting to be agitated without the dog. by day 12 - 14, he has read his books, has sufficiently spent many hours in the ocean and has logged many laps of the pool, has run out of casino $. he is ready to come home.
    2. for me..... day 12, i begin to miss my bed, my friends and our 5x a week card games. (ya we play cards 5 nights a week -65/crowns, hand and foot and dirty marbes). playing cards with paul just the 2 of us is not the same as with our card groups.


    facetime helps with missing the grandkids. but they live 1300 miles from us so it is always facetime for a quick "kid fix"

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    Ten nights was the longest for us and it was pushing it. I miss the dog, had enough sun and eaten way too much! Ideally I enjoy 8, maybe 9 nights and stay twice a year. I also find I like to split the vacation between 2 resorts, staying at the low rise first, then downtown.

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    20 days this last trip. next trip will be about 25 days. i miss my fur babies but their sister takes care of them (my stepdaughter, lol) and they don't miss us at all. the only thing we worry about is her & her boyfriend stealing them. we keep making them send us photos in the living room so we know they are still in our house, lol.

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    We did 10 days.. cruise 14 days (from pre-cruise & etc).
    Start missing my fur babies. One is stubborn (takes after dad ) while packing one will put his toys in our suitcase and take some of our stuff out..
    Both fur babies are home by themselves with the neighborhood kids and their mom visiting them 4x a day with treats during each visit.
    We leave the TV on for them. Do have camera in their room to watch them and make sure they are doing okay.
    But will admit I miss them more when we are gone more than kids.
    When we enter the house they greet us with kisses and stay by our side for days..

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    I spent 21 days the last two years unfortunately my DH could only come for 14 of them. It was a lot more fun with him there all though I didn't have the snoring next to me for a week. :-)

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    By the time we get to the end of the second week, I'm ready to go home.

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    My DW is ready after 8 days - I could go for 10-14 days !

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    The longest time I've spent in Aruba was 18 nights (part of that trip was with the hubby and part with girlfriends.) Have made a few other trips for 16 nights. But now it seems like anywhere from 10-14 nights is about right. After the end of the second week I'm ready to go home (as Andy said above.) Still love Aruba but other destinations are calling my name and we're having too much fun seeing/experiencing new places.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- South Beach, FL: Feb. 2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Sedona, AZ: April/May 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    We do two weeks but my wife is ready a couple days before that...I could do three weeks but not gonna happen.

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    I haven't hit my mark of ready to go home yet. I'm not sure what that feels like. My daughter is ready to go home after 2 weeks, she thinks that is the perfect amount of time. My boys could stay or go home, they don't really care. Rich thinks 2 weeks is good, he also can't take much longer than that. I can do most of my important work remotely (payroll, bank transfers-as long as someone in the office actually makes the deposits while I'm gone, etc.) so I can handle being out of the office for extended periods of time. End of summer is usually a slow period in the telecom world anyway. We stayed in Aruba for 16 nights in 2016 & are scheduled for the same in 2017
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ



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