Aruba to me; Erica and Angelo Dania

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For today we received a lovely message from Erica and Angelo Dania from Cincinnati, Ohio.

They wrote to us saying; “A teenage dream come true. I met my Aruban husband, Angelo Dania, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the U.S., when we were 14. It was 1986. I fell in love with the island of Aruba even though I had never been there. It sounded so mystical and almost unimaginable to my impressionable, city girl mind!

I had moved away from Cincinnati, when we were almost 16. After a long absence, we reconnected in 2004, when I moved back to Cincinnati. We were now 30 years old. To make a long story short, we were married in 2006, had our daughter, Sophia, in 2009. We have visited Aruba nearly every year since 2005. Our daughter was baptized there, in Savaneta.

We have a lot of family there that we like to visit, which is a bonus! Aruba is now in my blood, after 13+ trips. After many years of dreaming. There’s just no word for it. Aruba-One Happy Island!”

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