December 30, 2011 - We were met by some of Marty's family at the Sacramento airport. We had a great visit with Kevin, Juleen, Dan, Maurine and Steve. We really appreciated the send off.
About 11 hours later, here we are in Aruba outside the airport. We checked in as tourists, our papers were not completed yet. We are waiting to see if we have to fly out and back in with the papers or if the will waive that requirement.
It was pretty comfortable outside. There was a nice breeze, so although it was around 80 degrees and 80% humidity, we didn't mind the weather.
Here is all our luggage, about 400 pounds worth. We had a baggage handler help us. He even called "Deals on Wheels" to pick us up and take us to our waiting company car, a grey Ford Explorer, which was a klunker.
I “heart” Aruba seems to be popular. Their license plates say, "One Happy Island."