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    Where is the first place you want to go or do after you land?

    I thought this could be fun & we could learn some new places to try

    Once we were on the plane to AUA, it finally felt real, that we would actually be in AUA in a few hours. We started talking about where we want to go 1st, then after that, then after that, listing all of favorites.
    (Of course we grabbed our car but skipped going to our Villa) instead 1st stop was AMICE. They are usually closed by then, but owners knew we were coming and re-opened for us & had a feast prepared. A special treat was our fav band, NFUZION, was playing for the 1st time in 4 months at Reflections, so we all headed there and it was awesome. Time to head home, but had to stop at Gallo Rojo for some cones & other pastries. Thank goodness they are still opened late! The next day, massages at our place by Mario & Mary lou (Massage Therapy Aruba). Last massage we had was by them in march....We could not wait for them to melt our travel stress away! They are heaven sent! Up next, hiking with friends then picking up our utv from extreme island tour for some off roading. Should be interesting with island not too crowded. Going to need a vaca from this vaca!

    Where would you go? What “fixes” can’t you wait to get? What do you miss most? Etc.

    (PS - social distancing was practiced & everyone had safety measures in place. Polis even came to reflections to make sure they were following rules, which they were)
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    I so appreciate your posts. It helps to get a feel for what things will be like. I’m hoping we will still see the local artisans selling their wares. I was looking forward to buying another “open door” shadow box from a woman who sells them at the LaCabana gift shop. It’s on my list for when we return. The first place we would be is the beach at Manchebo where we will probably spend the entire day. I want to hang out at Lucy’s downtown and enjoy nachos and coconut shrimp. Also look forward to a relaxing dinner at the Chophouse. An afternoon downtown at the Crystal and Seaport Casinos would also have to be in the mix, as well as a stop at the Ritz Casino as they make the best espresso martinis. For now though we’ll have to enjoy the trip reports until we are able to return.

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    After unloading all of our crap in the timeshare, I want to go to The Beach Bar at Playa Linda and see Sassy!
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    I am in agreement.
    Unload the crap...grab a cold beverage and hop in the ocean or pool!

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    After unloading all of our crap in the timeshare, I want to go to The Beach Bar at Playa Linda and see Sassy!
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    This was a nice surprise! Look at what they added!! Been a lot of talk of replacing it!! I will get a better pic when we drive by...:but in the mean time - can you guess what it is??Where is the first place you want to go or do  after you land?-b53c0293-59b8-4b07-adf7-4c539466a408-jpg
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    New boardwalk at Rogers Beach??
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    How long is the wait for the PCR test at the airport?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmsejs View Post
    New boardwalk at Rogers Beach??
    Yes!!
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    Usually once we leave the airport and pick up the car at the storage facility. we stop for something to eat and drink, usually at Ren Marketplace. Then we head to the condo to unload, sit on the balcony and enjoy the view, the breeze, and the warmth. We go someplace quick for dinner-maybe Local Store. It'll be different in the future because we bought a garage on the property and will not have to stop to pick it up-we will be able to just take the taxi to the condo and unload.

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    Beach!
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