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    Remember

    Does anyone remember getting off plane out on tarmack and bus to terminal remember the black hog saloon what other memories do you have of the good old days in Aruba
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    When we got in the terminal they had people in costume welcoming us. The Bushiri was where we stayed the first few times on the island.
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    I remember thinking they had only 1 person taking luggage off the plane and bringing that bag to the baggage claim and than going to get another bag. It took so long to get luggage.
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    I remember getting off the plane onto the tarmac and there were vendors right there........I bought a little fabric doll there for my niece.

    That very same trip, we got delayed from point A to point B by a herd of goats o the main road.
    THINK.. is it Thoughtful? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind? SIDTM
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    Thinking back that was really what attracted me to the island and made me fall in love with Aruba
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpeachey View Post
    I remember thinking they had only 1 person taking luggage off the plane and bringing that bag to the baggage claim and than going to get another bag. It took so long to get luggage.
    On early visits I had a hard time adjusting to Aruba time it always seemed like everything took so long now I wish time would slow down so my trip would last longer. Do you remember the bench downtown with Ronald McDonald sitting I had a coconut fall right beside me on that bench sitting with my son
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    I loved feeling the warm breeze as I was walking down the plane's stairway. However, It was so hot standing in the unairconditioned terminal waiting to get the passports stamped. That was soon forgotten as soon as we sipped out first pina colada.
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    Good morning everyone,

    I remember a couple of things from my first visit to Aruba in June 1980.

    First, my travel agent had no idea where I was asking him to send me.

    Next, I flew from Winnipeg to Miami via Chicago on Northwest Airlines (later swallowed by Delta), spent an overnight in Miami, then onto Aruba the next morning on Eastern Airlines. (A former major US carrier.)

    I fell in love with Aruba even walking down the aircraft stairs to the un-airconditioned terminal. That part of the airport is still used by non-US bound passengers, like us. Stayed at Manchebo Beach resort.

    The biggest building on the island then was the hospitaal. (Yes, I spelled it correctly using Aruba's official language)

    Manchebo and Talk of the Town were both owned by the Cohen family. The restaurant at TOTT was Aruba's special occasion restaurant and had a strictly enforced dress code. For men it was simple; no jacket, no tie, no dinner!

    Aah, memories!


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    When men dressed, the women could dress. Now, not so much..
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    thank goodness

    I much prefer casual.
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