Aruba to me; Don Alhart

265805 Pinchos- PGB promo Banner (25 x 5 cm)-5 copy

ORANJESTAD — You are back and we would like to portrait you! By inviting you to send us your favorite vacation picture while enjoying our Happy Island.

Complete the sentence: Aruba to me is ……. Send your picture with that text (including your name and where you are from) to: and we will publish your vacation memory. Isn’t that a special way to keep your best moments alive? Please do note: By submitting photos, text or any other materials, you give permission to The Aruba Today Newspaper, Caribbean Speed Printers and any of its affiliated companies to use said materials, as well as names, likeness, etc. for promotional purposes without compensation.

Last but not least: check out our website, Instagram and Facebook page! Thank you for supporting our free newspaper, we strive to make you a happy reader every day again.

For today we received a lovely message from Don Alhart

He wrote to us saying;

“Sure, I love the beach, the weather, and the sunsets. Aruba to me, though, is also lamp post 1722, along the biking and walking path that was formally a divided highway.

It is the “goal” of my 3 ½ mile walk- each day I am on ‘One Happy Island.’
Lamp post #1722 is exactly 1.75 miles from the Marriott Surf Club- my “turnaround”, if you will.

It is the people I encounter along the way that enrich my day. Some, I see every March, when we stay for two weeks. Others, whom I assume are residents, I see every time we return in the summer or fall. We wave! We smile! We say ‘Bon Dia!’

The smiles, greetings, and the encouragement as I wind my way back through the various resorts allow me to embrace the friendly spirit of this happy island.

When I tried to take a selfie, a couple stopped and offered to help. As they snapped the photos they asked, ‘Is this lamp post special?’

‘Yes,’ I said. ‘It is a reminder of the wonderful people who are Aruba to Me!’”

Thank you for sending us this wonderful message sharing what Aruba means to you with us and our readers!