The Long Road Back

by ahadmin

It’s been nearly 9-months since my wife Cindy and I visited Aruba.  Even then it was only for a wrap-around weekend to conduct some business.It’s been almost 18 months since we’ve been back to Aruba to actually relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, great food, and the wonderful people who live on the island.  We closed on our Aruba home, Anabui 6 (we call it Aruba Heights) on December 23, 2019 not knowing that a life altering pandemic was just a few months away.  Although the pandemic is on its next wave, I feel compelled once again to visit our Aruba home to conduct some end of the year business.  Since this work does not require both of us to be on the island, I’ll be doing this without my wife of 39years. This will be the first timethat I visit Aruba without her. 

I must admit that I’m little scared.  Living in New Jersey, both Cindy and I have been very conservative.  We’ve not gone out to eat since early March, and I work from home. We’ve had just a few friends and relatives over the house, never inside, and always with masks and social distanced.  Now I need to interact with many more people both purposeful and incidental.I am most scared about the airports both Newark (www.newarkairport.com/) and in Aruba.  I’m also concerned about getting my test results within the 72-hour window that the Aruban Government has set (www.aruba.com/US).  Given my limited time on the island I have no time to quarantine to await the results of the Covid-19 test on the island.  What will I eat? Does Aruba have curb-side delivery like I’m used to in the USA? I’m renting a car; will the cars be sanitized?  Are the Supermarkets safe? On Saturday and Sunday will I be able to relax at the gorgeous pool in Tierra Del Sol (www.tierradelsol.com/) and when I fly home on Monday how early will I need to arrive at the airport (www.airportaruba.com/)?  Lastly, will I lose myself in the Aruban experience and forget everything I learned in the USA?

I don’t know the answers to these questions, but in 6-weeks I will know these answers and I’ll share my experiences in this Blog.  In the meantime, fantasize about your own trip to Aruba and check out our beautiful home for rent at www.arubaheights.com.

Eric and Cindy

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