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    Bittersweet Moment, Trip Cancelled

    As I write this, we should be on the plane in route to our favorite Island. But we are not. Earlier this week my elderly father was involved in a terrible auto accident. He will have surgery soon as they can get him totally off his blood thinner. It is a sad day that we are not giddy and excited about being in Aruba in a few hours, but so very thankful my fathers life was spared and he is still with us. There will be another time once he recovers, and we will try to make that one better than the one we are missing. Lesson Learned: buy the trip insurance. Even if you are like me and convinced you wont need it. Buy it. We are so fortunate we will not lose our room fee. We booked a Airbnb, same place we stayed in May, and the stipulation is no refunds. I reached out to the owners since we became good friends on our previous trip, and they are allowing us us reschedule to a later time. They didn't have to do that, but I am very grateful they are. Our total loss will be minimal to what it could have been.
    So, to all the good people that are currently on the Island of Paradise, enjoy and we will join you another time!!
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    So sorry to hear about your dad, I wish him a speedy recovery. Yes, trip insurance is one of those things you never need till you do. Aruba will be there when you are ready. Take care.
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    So sorry about your Dad.... praying he gets healed soon. Fortunate that you won't take a financial hit with all else going on.
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    Sorry for the bad news! Glad you at least did not lose a ton of cash with the cancelation. Hoping for a speedy and full recovery.
    Trip 38 booked for Feb! Cant wait.







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    Very sorry about your father. It must have been so frightening for him at his age. Luckily he will recover. You will get to Aruba when the time is right. May be much better weather by the time you go. Aruba has been getting a lot of rain lately. Weather has changed everywhere!
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    Thank God your Dad survived. Many prayers for full recovery. Aruba will wait for you.
    God bless!
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    So very sorry to hear about your father and the auto accident - prayers for his upcoming surgery and healing.

    Very sorry also you needed to cancel your Aruba trip - like you mentioned, your next one will be even more special. Life events happen all of the time and yes, it's so important to purchase the travel insurance, you just never know. It always gives me peace of mind for sure. Again, my heart goes out to you and your family as you help your father and his recovery.

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    Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he recovers quickly! Aruba will wait for you.

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    Prayers for a quick recovery for your father. Aruba will be waiting for you! Take care!
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    Sending prayers for your Dads healing and wellness.
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