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Old Friday, March 27th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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This is Santa Cruz in the mid 1960's from the top of Hooiberg:



The Basi Ruti Hotel; the very first hotel ever built on Palm Beach:



Oranjestad waterfront the way I remember it:






Some things haven't changed a bit:



One of my all-time favorite pictures:

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charlie, these pics are amazing. keep them coming!
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charlie, these pics are amazing. keep them coming!
Thank you. Glad you're enjoying them.

The Aruba Caribbean (now the Radisson) looks almost lonely in 1960, doesn't it?



Here it is again, a few years later:




Once upon a time, the refinery was actually a magnificent spectacle in the distance:




This is where I went to school from 5th through the 8th grade:

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I am enjoying this too! Thanks for sharing!
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Once again Charlie----thanks for the memories. It's been awhile since I climbed Hooiberg. I should do it next year. I'll have to see if Elaine will join me. Keep those pictures coming.
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Once again Charlie----thanks for the memories. It's been awhile since I climbed Hooiberg. I should do it next year. I'll have to see if Elaine will join me. Keep those pictures coming.
Huh??? Moi??? Uh, thanks for the invitation, but I'll pass!! lol
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LOVE the pics - keep them coming!!!
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What a nice picture, Elaine!
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Thanks Corrine! Thought I needed a change in avatars after all this time, and what the heck ~ might as well have one that goes with the theme of this board! lol

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Elaine, you never know what next year will bring. It would be fun. Gee, I look at that 44 week picture under your email. Seems like such a long time.
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Fantastic Pictures! Wow how things have changed! Thank you so much for sharing them!
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Very cool Charlie.
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Hi Dan,
Great seeing you on the forum -- we had such fun when the four of us were in Aruba in February. Only problem though---it seems like so long ago. I'm in the long process of getting flights for next year. I booked my outgoing flight at the beginning of the month, have to extend it every week till I can book the return flight. Of course by the time I do that there will be no award flights. So be it. They haven't opened the non-stop AA flight from Logan to Aruba for 2010 and right now I'm dealing with a Logan--Miami--Aruba flight. Of course they will eventually open the non-stop so I will have to check daily. Say hello to Georgene for me, and please keep in touch.
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Hi Dan,
Great seeing you on the forum -- we had such fun when the four of us were in Aruba in February. Only problem though---it seems like so long ago. I'm in the long process of getting flights for next year. I booked my outgoing flight at the beginning of the month, have to extend it every week till I can book the return flight. Of course by the time I do that there will be no award flights. So be it. They haven't opened the non-stop AA flight from Logan to Aruba for 2010 and right now I'm dealing with a Logan--Miami--Aruba flight. Of course they will eventually open the non-stop so I will have to check daily. Say hello to Georgene for me, and please keep in touch.
Mary
Hi Mary...Miss you guys already...always fun to see you...Adam is home from Iraq for 15 days..( picked him up yesterday )....George and I are taking him to Vegas on the 4th. of April and coming home on the 7th.

What a feeling ...as I pull up at the airport..and see him in his uniform...My young man.

On the 5th. is his birthday...He will be 25 years old...and had never been to Vegas...So it's time....I have to take him back the day after Easter.
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