We honeymooned from 6/25 – 7/7 in Bonaire, South America.. it’s a small island that is part of the Dutch Antilles. (Part of the “ABC” islands: Aruba, Bonaire and CuraÃ§ao). It was really a beautiful trip.
We started out in Newark and flew direct to Aruba, where we had a 7 hour layover. In those 7 hours, we rented a car and drove around the little island of Aruba (it took us all of 20 minutes to make a round trip, I swear) and found a very nice (read: air conditioned) place to stop and lunch. (note: we didn’t find Natalie – though we did visit the infamous lighthouse).
It was so HOT down there – – I could physicall FEEL all the hydration in my entire body evaporating within the first hour of stepping foot outside. How does my body react to extreme heat? It goes into PANIC MODE and grabs every single little bit of water and hangs on for dear life. What does that mean for me? My feet swell like little balloons and they stay that way for at least the first 24 hours of being in such heat – – or until I drink enough water to comfort my poor body into believing that it’s safe to let go of the water it’s hanging onto, because there is more coming.
We returned the rental car and went back to the airport to wait for our midnight flight to Bonaire. While there, we were approached by a very nice and talkative airport security guard who could have been hired on the spot by Aruban Tourism. He wanted to talk us out of our trip to Bonaire and talk us INTO staying in Aruba for our honeymoon.
He was also very open and talkative about the Natalie Holloway case – including providing us with his personal opinions on what happened. His conclusions? Natalie ran off with her Jamacian boyfriend and was not killled at all – but rather, is living in Jamacia and is currently in hiding. (The guard told us that this isn’t the first time Natalie has gone missing . . . claiming she once went missing for 3 months in Jamacia with her boyfriend). I kid not. He also had some very choice words about Beth Twitty and Natalie’s family. He also had a theory that Beth Twitty is pushsing for the Aruban government to declare Natalie dead, rather than ‘missing’, because there is a HUGE life insurance settlement to be had from the policy that Natalie’s father took out on her right before her trip to Aruba. The guard also alluded to the idea that Natalie’s family had something to do with the case in order to collect on the insurance.
Oy! It seems that Natalie gossip is not hard to find in Aruba – – the folks down there seem to be quick to defend Aruba in a BIG way.. even with some farfetched schemes of their own making.
Though, I have to say, seeing Aruba and being there – – it’s so small and tiny, it’s hard to imagine covering up a murder there. If Natalie was killed in Aruba, my guess is that her body is nowhere to be found on the island. . . I would imagine that her body was taken out to sea, never to be found again.
More honeymoon tales and pictures coming soon. We had so much fun and spent almost all our time under the sea!
Another picture from the wedding, you ask? Ha! Surely: