Aruba to me: Don and Nancy Dieker

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For today we received an extraordinary story from Don and Nancy Dieker from Lake Mary, Florida. They wrote:

“My first time to visit Aruba was with my parents in 1963 when I was thirteen years old.  I fell in love with Aruba immediately. My father taught me how to drive on that vacation trip.

My wife and I, have visited Aruba nine times in the last five years as we have retired.  I was a corporate lawyer and my wife was a social worker for Hospice and retirement has given us the opportunity to visit our favorite place.

We have been so sad and thinking of the people of Aruba during the Covid virus and how it has impacted the island.  We have tried for the last fifteen months to visit again but circumstances have not allowed us.

We are so excited about visiting again for the week of March 16th, 2021 and look forward to spending time on the Happy Island.

We love the natural beauty of the desert and the ocean all on one island but why we will always come back is because of the friendliness, kindness, and spirit of the people of Aruba.”