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    Hatteras is in Aruba

    Good morning Aruba Addicts! We arrived in Aruba yesterday afternoon. Our last visit was 18 months ago, which seemed like an eternity. We were fortunate to make it to Aruba in 2020. We were here for 3 weeks that February, went home without a care in the world, and just a few weeks after we got home, the world turned upside down. We waited to travel again until we were fully vaccinated, and returned in June 2021. We ended up skipping 2022 because the case numbers on the island were very high, and we didn't want to risk spending our vacation in isolation. So, we were very excited to come back this year.

    Our travel day went very smoothly. Bully met us in the airport, and we caught up on the news of our families during the ride to the resort. We are staying at Aruba Beach Club, which is new for us. It has just been renovated and looks beautiful. We are in an oceanfront 1 bedroom until Saturday, when we move to another unit that I rented from an owner.

    After we checked in and did a little unpacking, we went to happy hour for a couple of hours, and then sat on the beach until sunset. We then walked over to Pizza Bob's for our traditional first night pizza. We crashed early because we had only gotten a few hours of sleep the night before.

    Tom woke up at 4:30 and decided to go get a palapa. He was surprised to see that most of the front row was already taken. Afterwards, we got coffee and muffins at Santos, and we are enjoying the beautiful views on our balcony as I type. The only plans for the day are beach, happy hour, and dinner.
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    Enjoy your vacation and thank you for posting. I look forward to reading your trip reports.
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    So glad to hear that your travel day went smoothly! Too often we hear stories of less than pleasant travel days. Enjoy your vacation!!

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    So glad you arrived in Aruba without a hitch. Sounds like a wonderful first day. Thanks for your report! How long will you be there? Once in the Aruba mode time goes by too quickly!
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    Terrific that you are there!!
    4:30 on the beach…….wow and he was not the only one.
    Is the beach area sandy and wide or is it narrow? The ABC beach area changes often.
    Enjoy and thank you for sharing your stay with us.
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    Wow..... glad you're there.... and today's plan sounds wonderful.....beach, happy hour and dinner!
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    We go to happy hour there a few times each trip.




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    Yea Hatteras! Glad you are back. Good news you have a new redone room. We know its crazy getting up early for the front row palapa.. Did you figure out the palapa security check procedures? Ricardos has good priced breakfast. Its fun to walk next door to Manchebo for breakfast and HH too. Very convient walk thru the parking lot to Twist of Flavors and that mini mall. Several good shops there. Dont forget to use your room number at ABC on checks and receive discouunt on food and drinks ( not HH ). The towel exchannge is hystetical too, so dont miss out on your fresh daily green towels. ABC is part of Casa Del Mar so discounts apply. That place has a fun bar and good food too. Cant wait to get your trip reports. We will just be misding you guys.
    Sean and Susan
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    Glad ya'll made it. Can't wait to read all about it. Are you staying at the Ren later?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Colette M View Post
    So glad you arrived in Aruba without a hitch. Sounds like a wonderful first day. Thanks for your report! How long will you be there? Once in the Aruba mode time goes by too quickly!
    Thanks! We're at ABC for 10 days and then we move to our timeshare at Renaissance for the next week.
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