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Old Thursday, May 20th, 2004, 01:49 PM
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I'm working on my trip report now to post soon, but I just had to post how WONDERFUL our stay at the Renaissance Marina Tower was and how much we enjoyed the hotel and the friendly, outgoing staff. After reading some bad reports, I worried but stuck to my instincts, as I knew we were looking for easy access to shopping and dining, convenience to activities, uncrowded beaches and casino fun. Glad I listened to my heart, because our stay at the Renaissance Marina gave us the BEST of all that Aruba has to offer!! I simply can't wait to go back and we will return to the Renaissance!!!

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Glad to hear you had a great trip - we love the Ren as well. We've always stayed at the Beach Tower, this year we're staying at Costa Linda on Eagle Beach just to see what we might be missing. We also love being downtown, close to so much, yet 5 minutes from their private island. I think this year we'll miss Ren island more than anything else!

I've seen reports from people complaining about airplane noise, traffic noise, etc but we have always had a great experience at the Ren.
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Yep, yep and nods!! After reading some more reports of others hotels since home, I'm so GLAD we were at the Ren and will do it again! Never did we wait for anything, except when we were keeping them talking! Dino, Raffi, Javi and the gang would remember what we drank when (Bloody Mary's at noon, Balashi's later, Pina Colada's in the sun, and Aruba Aribas if we felt wild - damn, how did we stay standing! ), Javi even took some folks to the Natural Pool on his day off, Raffi led the way to a restaurant after his shift, Dino hooked me up with some great local shopping. Everyone at the Ren Marina Tower was incredible!! From the maid service, Dorothy was so kind to bring me more lotion and wished me a Happy Mother's Day even though I am not a mom, to the bell caption, EVERYONE always had a smile and kind words! And, it seemed so sincere, not the "hand out for a tip" smile - these people really were nice and concerned that we enjoyed our stay!

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Hi Goldilocks!


Did you ever eat at the buffet in the hotel? I thought The Cafe Brasserie in the hotel would be a good place to have breakfast before starting the day. Any opinion? Any idea of the price? Going in October and can't wait! Thank you.
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Hey there,

We never ate there, although I checked it out one morning and it did LOOK great. We planned on eating there, but just never made it back! If I recall it was $15.00 which was steep for breakfast, but the fruit section alone looked worth that to me! I must add, the buffet I saw was at the Marina Tower as I did overheard some negative comments about an outside or poolside buffett at the Beach Tower, but this is not first hand knowledge!!!

I know as much good food that I saw on the breakfast buffet, if I'd eaten all that my eyes wanted, I'd be crawling back to bed!

Do check out Villa Germania across the street in Seaport Village! The outside patio, next to the harbour is a lovely breakfast spot, the portions large, the food delicious and the potatoe thingies are the BEST!

Have toooooo much fun!!

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Thanks for the GREAT advice. I figure I'll give the buffet a shot, and if it dosen't work out for me, I don't have to go back.

Villa Germania sounds great! Mom's German, so maybe it will remind me of home.
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We've had the poolside buffet at the beach tower a few times. It wasn't bad, they had your standard breakfast fare and would also make omelets to order.

Villa Germania is a great spot for breakfast, we went there almost every morning!
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Wow. Villa Germania seems to be getting rave reviews! You know I'll have to check it out. Since I have never been to Aruba, but have always heard great things, all this advice is really helpful.
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I can still taste their potatoes...
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Did you stay at the Marina or the Suites? I'm staying in the Suites.
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Stayed in the suites, very happy with the rooms, property, pool, and it's on the right side of the street. Quieter than the marina tower, and rooms have kitchen so you can do some meals at home.
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Great! Actually besides being quieter, the suites just seemed like a nicer place...the pool, etc. The ocean view seems better too since I won't have to look over a highway to see it.
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While staying at the Ren. Ocean Suites, we ate at the Waterfront Crab House every morning for breakfast. It was quite good. They have eggs, waffles, pancakes, bagels, etc. All the fixins' for a good breakfast. We tried the dutch breakfast (can't remember the name, but also across from the Tiger) and I liked it cause I grew up very german and was used to thin crepe like pancakes, but my husband did not, so we only ate there once.
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I think you're talking about Villa Germania. That's where we ate most every morning, excellent crepes and taters. We ate at the Waterfront Crabhouse a couple times, but never for breakfast - I didn't know they served it ...

I'll miss the Ren and their island, this year we're staying on Eagle Beach. I'm sure we'll like Costa Linda just fine, but we've grown accustomed to the Ren and the downtown area. At least maybe my wife won't wanna (be able to) shop as much!
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No, it was directly across from the Tiger on a corner. Called Dutch Pancake House or something like that. Villa Germania is up closer to the street cause we almost went there a couple of times but never made it. Sorry I didn't. I love to try new places but always like to hear peoples comments first! In November we will be staying back in Eagle Beach so we won't be eating much in Town (except for Dinner).
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You're right, I remember now - it's right next to the Crabhouse. We never went there, but always walked by on our way to VG. We are also staying on Eagle Beach this year (Costa Linda in Sept), and I'm afraid my wife's gonna make me pay for us to go to Ren island. We both love it there, but I'm sure we'll love Eagle too.
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We own at LaCabana and will be going there in November. Believe it or not we only went to Ren Island once during our May trip. I live 2 blocks from the Ocean here in NJ and can go anytime (I know its not the same). But my husband and I are real Pool people (don't have one in our backyard). I enjoyed being at the Ocean Suites Pool and having the little beach and water right next to me. That's what I love about Palm Beach. You can hang at your pool or pool bar and still be steps away from the beach. The best of both worlds. This will be our first time actually staying at LaCabana since we bought. I'm sure we will love it!
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I'm with your husband. I didn't like the Dutch Pancake place either. And to top it off, I left my credit card there.

I couldn't get them on the phone as I don't know the name of the restaurant (I remembered where I left it when I got back to N.J.), so I called the Renaissance Beach Tower where I stayed.

They called the restaurant and it was there. The hotel said they would send someone over to get it and that they would mail it to me. But I never asked the lady at the hotel what the name of the restaurant was. On my credit card statement it says Garden Horeca but that was not the name on the outside (or on the menu).

Well 2 weeks latter, I didn't receive my credit card in the mail so I called back the hotel. But I never got the ladies name that I talked to and no one there knows about my credit card.

Well, it's more than 2 months latter (came home April 13th) and my credit card is still in Aruba. Luckly no one has used it. I didn't cancel the card as I lost the card about 2 months before and had to get a new number. Beleive it or not, when you have a lost or stollen credit card, it hurts your credit rating.

So, if anyone knows the name of this restaurant, please let me know, so I can track down their phone #.
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I went on www.Arubaseaport.com clicked on Seaport Plaza and came up with this:

Dutch Pancake House

LG Smith Blvd 9
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel: 583.7180
Fax: 588.7929
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Hey Elisabeth, here's something interesting....I grew up in PPB, NJ. Small world! You guys are giving me great advice, except now I'm scared this trip is gonna make me fat! haha

All in all sounds like I'm gonna have a great time!
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Believe it or not we only went to Ren Island once during our May trip
I don't believe it!?! Yeah, it's a bit more inconvenient than simply walking out the door onto the beach, but the setting is so perfect out there on their island, I can't believe you only went once! The surprise was the snorkeling, just off the adult side is some excellent snorkeling that we weren't aware of. Glad we ventured out...
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To KikoNYC:
And I used to live in NYC, wanna trade. I'm only here 10 years and i'm ready for the rat race again. Not really. I do love living here and was glad to get out of Manhattan, but I think I'm really starting to miss it now. Moved into the big city when I was 20 and now that i'm 40 something...I ready for that life again!! We just had our first graduation from PPB High on Wed. Got 3 more to go. Did you graduate from there?

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I know, I know, we are creatures of habit and actually sat in the same beach chairs everyday at the pool. Believe it or not my husband does not like sand between his toes (and we live at the beach, how do ya figure??) BUT HE LOVES ARUBA and it was his idea to buy our timeshare.
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Thanks Elisabeth for the info on the Dutch Pancacke House. Will give them a call to see if they have my credit card.

Since it is breakfast time now (9:43 a.m.) I will give them a call latter in the day when they propably wont' be busy.

But first I'm going down to Avon for a few hours to relax a little. Since you are in PP, of course, you know where Avon is.

Do you know Ann Marie & Brian Kuhn. They have a little give about 2 yrs old ( I forgot her name). They live 1/2 block down from the broadwalk in a yellow house on Parkway.

Brian is the son of my good friend. He is 32 yrs.old.
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Thanks Elisabeth for the info on the Dutch Pancacke House. Will give them a call to see if they have my credit card.

Do you know Ann Marie & Brian Kuhn. They have a little give about 2 yrs old ( I forgot her name). They live 1/2 block down from the broadwalk in a yellow house on Parkway.

Brian is the son of my good friend. He is 32 yrs.old.
My bestfriend lives on Parkway (in the Palm Tree house). DOn't know your friend. Our kids are all in high school but that doesn't mean we don't see them in the local bar!! LOL!! I work for a RE Attorney in town and that name sounds familiar, we do alot of closings in this area. I have 2 teenagers that babysit...do you know if they need anyone?
P.S. Good luck on the credit card!! Hope your keeping tabs on it!
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As you see, I didn't get to Avon yet. Maybe tomorrow. I have alot to do.

My sister rented a place in Ocean Grove this summer, and I was supposed to meet her & my nephew on the beach. She goes to Avon beach (not Ocean Grove beach) as both my grandparents & parents had houses in Avon. They are all now deceased.

Ann Marie is a Paralegal. I don't know who she works for. Her mother lives with them, so they don't use a babysitter. And my friend Ida just moved last week from East Brunswick (where I live) to Brick so she can also help with the baby.
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Alot to do??? Get going girl, there should be no traffic by now. Beach is more important!!!
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Elisabeth, seems like we already did trade HAHA. Congrats on the graduation. I actually didn't graduate from there, moved away senior year, but grew up there. Went to Antrim, then PPB HS. I lived on Richmond Ave diagonally across from Hoffman's (It's a day care now). I'll actually be there in 3 weeks to visit my parents. They are living in Toms River now, but I'll take em up to the boardwalk for some fun!
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Ah good ole Hoffmans. Did you know they closed. The son, who took over after Dad retired, was getting a divorce or something and did not want the wife to get any piece of it so they closed. But reopened just last month. Don't know if its under new management or if the family reopened it because the town went crazy. I think the place you are referring to is the Childrens Cancer Center. That's a beautiful house, right on the corner right? I donate our old toys to them. We are on Washington by the White Sands (Bradshaw Beach). All the kids went through Antrim and PPB High (or at least are going thru). Did you also know that Jenkinsons is buying up Seaside Heights? They bought waterworks and are jazzing up Casino Pier (at least that's what I heard). Hopefully they will clean it up!!! Being such a small town there is sooooo much gossip I could take over this post!!! But i'll stop now!! Where in the city do you live? I lived in Lincoln Towers on 66th and West End, then 92nd and West End, then 85th and CPW. I love the upper west side! Worked on 34th and 7th, 46th and 6th, then 52nd and 6th. Worked in NYC since 1978 right out of high school (ooops showing my age). OK enough!
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Ah good ole Hoffmans. Did you know they closed. The son, who took over after Dad retired, was getting a divorce or something and did not want the wife to get any piece of it so they closed. But reopened just last month. Don't know if its under new management or if the family reopened it because the town went crazy. I think the place you are referring to is the Childrens Cancer Center. That's a beautiful house, right on the corner right? I donate our old toys to them. We are on Washington by the White Sands (Bradshaw Beach). All the kids went through Antrim and PPB High (or at least are going thru). Did you also know that Jenkinsons is buying up Seaside Heights? They bought waterworks and are jazzing up Casino Pier (at least that's what I heard). Hopefully they will clean it up!!! Being such a small town there is sooooo much gossip I could take over this post!!! But i'll stop now!! Where in the city do you live? I lived in Lincoln Towers on 66th and West End, then 92nd and West End, then 85th and CPW. I love the upper west side! Worked on 34th and 7th, 46th and 6th, then 52nd and 6th. Worked in NYC since 1978 right out of high school (ooops showing my age). OK enough!
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Elisa,

I didn't know about Jenks buying up Seaside, but you are right, hopefully that will clean it up. Wow haven't been to Seaside in YEARS. Here's something funny. I worked at the water balloon race game on the bordwalk all thru high school! I was a Upper West Sider for years also. Recently moved to Queens. About 4x the apartment for the same price! Do you remember the ceramics show over by the bridge? That was my sisters store. She moved to FL a couple years ago. I think we are turning this BB into an I love NJ BB !
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I think we are turning this BB into an I love NJ BB ![/QUOTE]
speaking of which, can you guys please take this to the yada yada section? this section is for aruba and that section is for anything not aruba. no offense meant just doin' my job.

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fyi, i have asked the webmaster to teach me how to move threads and specific posts. i don't want your thread to lose anything if you switch it over to yada yada. yet, i am afraid that if i move it without instructions i will delete something and i don't want to do that to a good thread.

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Seriously, just like the baseball smack I was talking that got relocated (thanks Andrea), this conversation should be in the yada yada. I love talking about the Ren, but know nothing of NJ. Thanks Sherry!
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Just figured out how to do a private post....sorry i wasted your time in reading about Jersey!
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no elisabeth, you didn't waste anyone's time at all. actually i really do like new jersey and so do a lot of us. it was also interesting to watch people connect thanks to this bb. thats what we are hoping for, a comfort area for everyone. it just was in a place where people are looking for aruba information.

how about if you continue by creating a thread in yada yada and when i learn how the heck to do it, i will throw the rest that is in this section over with it? that way we have the best of both worlds.

you do realize that most of the people who go to aruba are from the east coast area and will find ways to connect by these threads. i personally think that's great. now if we only found more people who talk about the orioles, ravens, and baltimore! maybe that will be the next thread i start 'how many people does it take to create group laughter about the orioles?'
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. now if we only found more people who talk about the orioles, ravens, and baltimore! maybe that will be the next thread i start 'how many people does it take to create group laughter about the orioles?'
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ok, you are right. The Jersey stuff belongs in Yada Yada. Since I am going to the Rensaissance Suites. Please give me info on that. What I know is that the Villa Germania has good potato pancakes. I've never been to Aruba. I wanna know STUFF!!!!

Here's what i plan...Arrive Sunday (about 4:30 PM) so don't expect much but dinner. Monday: pool or beach, shopping in town, Let's go Latin; Tuesday: Jeep Safari, resort shopping, casino, Wednesday: pool or beach, Tattoo Dinner Cruise; Thursday: Pool or beach, Sea World Explorer, more...yes more shopping; Friday: Pool or beach, checkout, fly home

I skipped meals in this itinerary 'cause obviously we plan on eating...most likely breakfast and dinner. Breakfasts in thinking: Cafe Brasserie, Villa Germania, Dutch Pancake House. Dinners:Iguana Joe's, Carlos and Charlie's, Smokey Joe's. Neither of us are really fancy restaurant people.

What should I do that I haven't listed? What have I listed that I have forgotten?
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wow kiko, i am exhausted just thinking of your plans. the beach days sound like fun though, lol. we did the do everything trips the first time or two. now we are down to a 'let's sit on the beach and move only when forced to mode'. you do have a great list though. it would be impossible in 5 short days to fit it all in. it takes us 2 weeks just to get to all the restaurants we like and even then we miss some or can't double visit our favorites.

maybe because of your location you might want to try the paddock. great beer and mixed drinks and great food. check the home page of this site and it will direct you to it. it is listed under dutch foods. it gives you easy eating with more unusual tastes. i certainly sound like an ad for them today. hubby was talking about them earlier and got me thinking about it.
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Kiko, skip any dinner plans for Carlos and Charlies - their food is merely something to soak up all the tequila you'll drink while there. Iguana Joe's is right across the street, much better food. My wife and I aren't fancy people either, so we went there a few times. Cheap and tasty!

When you go over to Ren island, they have rafts/towels on site, so the only thing you need to bring is sunscreen and money for all the pina coladas. If you like to snorkel, there's a good area just outside of the adult side's rock barrier.
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OK, good advice. See? This is what I'm talking about. By the way, Carlos and Charlies in Acapulco was pretty descent.

I read somewhere on this BB that the room safes aren't all that safe...any feedback?
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i have always felt comfortable using the room safes in aruba. at costa linda they are done by a key and i have to tell you that one of our friends lost his and the only way for them to open it was to drill it. short of ripping it out of the wall, i can't see an easy way to break into the ones at costa linda.

most of the others, if i am not mistaken are key pads. i have been told by security at harrah's which uses the key pad system that they are extremely secure.

i have never met anyone who had either type broken into but i have met people who left the key with their room info on the beach or have written down the code and left it somewhere foolish.

even so, never take good jewelry with you when you travel. i leave my rings at home and only wear my necklace that is worth little except in sentimental value. if i bring earrings, i don't bring them with gems. if someone steals my $100 gold earrings i would be upset but i would not be devastated.
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On our honeymoon, we brought our rings with us as part of our celebration. The safes at the Ren were the keypad type that Sherry spoke of, and we were fully confident in their security. Loren also bought an expensive bracelet while there, and we were never concerned about the safe. Don't write down the code, don't leave (or lose!) the key if there is one, but above all use the safe - that's why it's there.
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My bestfriend lives on Parkway (in the Palm Tree house). DOn't know your friend. Our kids are all in high school but that doesn't mean we don't see them in the local bar!! LOL!! I work for a RE Attorney in town and that name sounds familiar, we do alot of closings in this area. I have 2 teenagers that babysit...do you know if they need anyone?
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Could someone please tell me which building at the Ren has the least amount of walking to get to the beach or boat dock?

(And also -- what is PPB, NJ?)

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At the Marina Tower you take the elevator down from your room floor to the lowest level of the hotel (1 floor below the Lobby Level). The boat pulls into the downstairs area.

At the Beach Tower you walk outside the building to the dock. The walk depends on where your room is - it could be from 1 or 2 blocks.

Either way this should not be the reason for the decision to where to stay - the Marina Tower or the Ocean Suites.

They are 2 different styles. At the Marina Tower, the rooms are hotel rooms. The Ocean Suites are 2 rooms suites with a bedroom with King Bed and a living room with a sofa bed. On floors 1, 3 and 5, these suites have a kitchen with stovetop (no oven), 2 small refrigerators, kitchen sink, dishes & utensils.
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Thanks, Liz, that's just what I needed to know.

(I wish the walking were not the major factor for choosing but we have a handicapped family member, so it has to be.)

Still trying to work out PPB - Pacific Palisades Beach? Hmmm . . .
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Don't forget to ask for a room by a elevator.
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Thanks, Liz, that's just what I needed to know.

(I wish the walking were not the major factor for choosing but we have a handicapped family member, so it has to be.)

Still trying to work out PPB - Pacific Palisades Beach? Hmmm . . .
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Liz from NJ
Why don't you move the NJ conversations to the Yada Yada and continue it there? That way, the folks that are looking for the Renaissance information won't have to wade thru non Renaissance stuff?

Glad that this new format allows us to create threads and stay on topic....then when we get off topic we can create the "new" topic.

How about "NJ chit chat" in the Yada Yada section.
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Don't forget to ask for a room by a elevator.
We always do. Since most folks think that too noisy we usually get a room close by. (It' s the rooms BETWEEN the elevator and the ice machine that can get stereophonic )
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SeaGull:
Why not request a ground floor room at the Ocean Suites. This way you and your family can exit and enter through either the hall or the pool/outside area. They are not noisy at all. With a handicapped guest they SHOULD make a special consideration for you. If you choose to go into to town in the day or evening there is a ramp next to the stairs to reach the top of the street. Also the Ocean Suites have a golf cart that goes back and forth to the Marina Tower and can accomodate a wheelchair!

Liz from NJ: Go to Yada Yada if you wish to continue the NJ chat!
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