Hyatt, Aruba, pool

The Hyatt in Aruba features a very nice swimming pool complex. That may be an understatement. Check out the view from above:

Hyatt, Aruba, pool

On a day like this one, being in the pool is one of the great pleasures of vacation life. There is a juice bar and a regular bar for refreshments and snacks, both only a few steps away. Hyatt does it well in Aruba.

Published in: on November 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A place to recharge!

Here’s another photo from one of my favorite spots in Aruba, DWI. It’s on the dock at Zeerover, a little fisherman’s wharf. You can have a snack, a beverage, and take in the view. Have a look:

Dock at Zeerover, Aruba, DWI.

As we say, on this side of the bridge, it’s still the Caribbean. Enjoy respectfully.

Published in: on November 24, 2012 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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Lots of people are traveling this holiday season. So, please, take a moment to consider safety of all kinds. As you can see here, I checked out the safety briefing card during a recent flight.

Safety briefing card.

Pay attention to crew instructions. You never know, a little tip from them might just save your life. Happy travels!

The Jobs We Do

I have the good fortune to meet a large number of people during my travels and book events. A couple of days ago, a fellow came up to me at the airport in Aruba and we were talking about his job. He works for a major aerospace company, developing electronic counter-measures that defeat incoming missiles and such. (How this works, I have no idea. I still operate in the fountain pen age.) At any rate, the devices and software this fellow develops and improves are fitted to aircraft of all types, making it safer for the pilots and passengers, etc. He related a story to me how one of the pilots came to their shop and held up a photo of his family. The pilot said that his family was grateful for all the hard work the guy and his team did. Thanks to them, he was alive.

There are lots of evil people in this world and it takes many more good people to stop them doing the nasty things they do. I was impressed with this man’s abilities and the story he told me.

Remember, there are a million little things going on behind the scenes that make our vehicles operate properly, our airplanes stay on course, our medical devices work perfectly. And it’s good people who make all that possible as well as mostly invisible. We only complain when it DOESN’T work.

My heartfelt thanks to all those out there whose names I don’t know, but SHOULD know because what they do is immensely MORE important than a movie star or sports champion. These unnamed folks are the ones that really count. I only wish our media would pay more attention to them. I, for one, would like to know who they are and give them the credit they have rightfully earned.

Thank you.

Published in: on November 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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