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    Aruba on my mind

    At what point in your countdown do you lose focus on anything other than your Aruba trip? For me I think I've hit that point. I can't stop thinking about our trip that is still 19 days away. I'm hoping these next 3 weeks go quickly then time just stops.

    I literally find myself getting excited, heart beating faster, breath getting taken away...LOL. I can't wait. Isn't it amazing how a location can do that to you even after many visits?

    So today I'm looking at our plans - thinking and rethinking, then overthinking our plans for activities and restaurants and even hotels. Everything is planned, and the plans are good ones. It's an addiction I guess! We did not take a summer trip anywhere this year so this feels like a much overdue and welcome trip, and I'm going to need time to stand still while we are there.

    I've ordered lazy river floats and reusable silicone straws - I am not a fan of the paper ones.
    Jon needs to replace some snorkeling gear. I have looked over and over and reef safe sunscreen but haven't yet decided on any. I have a list of things we want to pack and things we still need to purchase. I've gotten some things together in our spare bedroom, but its in no way organized.

    Jon asked if I wanted to just pack now - my response was no chance, do you know how many times I will unpack and repack if we do it this early? LOL.

    I am starting to feel slightly obsessed. Anyone else get this way as their trip approaches?


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    We’re roughly two weeks into this trip and about the same to go, and I’m already thinking about next trip. What’s that tell you...




    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY http://www.thepearlaruba.com/. SEND PM BEFORE BOOKING FOR REFERRAL.
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    ....Hi, my name is cpjones..... and I'm an Arubaholic.....! Seems familiar!
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    I really need to be in Aruba so I can hit that reset button!!!

    My packing list doesn’t change much so it’s easy to throw everything together. What I get obsessed about are the restaurants.

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    Well I'm glad we all have this support group..LOL


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    yes to all of the above
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    Yep to all of it. I so miss being there.




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    19 days too! i would like to say that is all on my mind but work seems to consume me and always running around on days off to get work related stuff!

    I really need a break and not sure what my mind and body will do when it finally relaxes (lol)....I did take out our suitcases a couple hours ago just to make me smile have had my list printed off and actually crossed some items off already as far misc. items. will probably try on clothes tomorrow and try to decide what to take and what not to. I am getting excited and seem to peek at webcams more often these days.

    Happy packing and planning everyone it has been very cold here so can't wait for that warm sunshine and soft sand.

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    We have 2 days to go, Monday. Then we get to spend 36 days in Aruba. This year we have some company but each is only staying a few days.

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    We wish you guys were here too.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    Yep to all of it. I so miss being there.




    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY http://www.thepearlaruba.com/. SEND PM BEFORE BOOKING FOR REFERRAL.
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