Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sure Not Everyone Loves Aruba

First impressions are always important. Didn't our mother's drill that into our heads? My first visit to Aruba I hated it. I could care less if I ever returned. I TOO said, "what the heck is the big fuss all about"? My parents who went to Aruba for 2 weeks every February and RAVED about this place. What is the fascination?

Granted, I was only there for one day on a cruise (honeymoon no less), but it RAINED, no, it poured, the entire day! EVERYONE says it "NEVER" rains in Aruba. Since then, 15 or so trips, I've stayed on the island for up to 2 weeks at at time and NEVER had that happen again.

My impression of Aruba was that it looked like everywhere (what I now know are timeshares)...reminded me of Grand Cayman...gee don't all the islands begin to look the same? Evidently my bad memories of Aruba lasted about as long as that marriage...18 months...

Don't know why, but by chance, God dragged me back to Aruba 6 years later, with a different man, who is now my husband, and THEN it was love at second sight, Aruba mi dushi tera.