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A travel adventure: A Dangerous Conclusion (2)

Episode 1
Where should we go on holiday?
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Episode 2
A call from the travel agent
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Episode 3
The adventure continues
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Episode 4
From Seattle to Ft. Lauderdale
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Episode 5
The Room and Rules (1)
The Room and Rules (2)
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Episode 6
Half Moon Cay (1)
Half Moon Cay (2)
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Episode 7
Dinner with the Captain (1)
Dinner with the Captain (2)
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Episode 8
How to travel the ocean? (1)
How to travel the ocean? (2)
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Episode 9
Roseau, Dominica Gardens (1)
Roseau, Dominica Gardens (2)
Roseau, Dominica Gardens (3)
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Episode 10
Parrots and Animals Sanctuary (1)
Parrots and Animals Sanctuary (2)
Parrots and Animals Sanctuary (3)
Parrots and Animals Sanctuary (4)
Parrots and Animals Sanctuary (5)
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Episode 11
A Dangerous Conclusion (1)
A Dangerous Conclusion (2)
A Dangerous Conclusion (3)
A Dangerous Conclusion (4)
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Mari:       I wonder whose idea it was to go to all  
            that expense; wouldnít it have been Cheaper just 
            to build a new one here?
Sandra:     But maybe the person wanted to have an   
            authentic piece of Holland here.
Pieter:     I think so,too. Remember there are a lot 
            of Dutch people who left their homeland to move 
            so far away. This was like taking a little bit  
            of home with them.

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Donita:     What did you do today?
Mari:       We rented a car and went to Bushiribana. 
            Itís a small village on the coast. Look hereís  
            the map. (Pointing to area.) We went across     
            Frenchmanís Pass, the valley where Napoleonís   
            troops fought against the Arawaks. Then we saw  
            Seroe Plat, where there are abandoned gold      
            mines.
Pieter:     Gold was discovered there in 1824. It was 
            said that that more than 3 millions pounds was  
            taken from the mines.
Donita:     Thatís incredible! I wonder who got rich 
            from it?	
Pieter:     I wonder, too. By the way, I heard yet   
            another tale about how Aruba might have got itsí 
            name.
Sandra:     We sure have heard a lot of possibilities 
            today; whatís your story?
Pieter:     It seems that in the 1400ís and 1500ís   
            men traveled all over the Caribbean looking for 
            treasure. One of the islands where gold was     
            found was named ďOro RubaĒ which means ďred     
            gold.Ē Now doesnít that sound a lot like        
            ďAruba?Ē
Donita:     Yes, it does. I can understand how that  
            name might have become Aruba. But then, again,  
            all of the stories make sense about the origin  
            of the name.
Sandra:     (With a big sigh.) I wish we were given  
            more time to explore. I enjoyed seeing all of   
            the islands. I definitely want to go back.
Donita:     I do, too. Can you imagine how many      
            hundreds of islands there are? There are        
            probably some that will never have a human      
            footprint!
Pieter:     True, true. Well, ladies, we are going to 
            our room to start packing. Itís sad to think the 
            trip is almost over. 
Sandra:     Goodbye; weíll see you for dinner.       
            (Everyone leaves.)

The women go back to their rooms. They take some clothes to the laundry room, then begin to pack. After changing into formal clothes, they go to the dining room, Pictures are taken, addresses exchanged. The mood is one of sadness. There have been many friendships begun onboard. There is one last night of entertainment by the professional singers and dancers. The women sleep very soundly after their busy day.

Donita:     Good morning! (Looking at ships          
            newspaper.)
Sandra:     Good morning;
Donita:     We need to make the most of our day      
            today! Itís the last time someone will cook all 
            the meals for me and treat me like a Queen.     
            (Laughing.)
Sandra:     Let me grab a quick shower and Iím ready 
            to do everything onboard!

The women have breakfast, listen to a lecture, play cards with Pieter and Mari, shop, use the computer, go to the beauty shop, and buy a few more gifts. They attend the last party on deck listening to the band and eating dinner.

Donita:     Look at that beautiful moon!
Sandra:     Itís perfect for our last night at sea.
Pieter:     What is your debarkation time?
Sandra:     We donít get off the ship until 11:00.   
            And you?
Mari:       We get off at 9:00. Our flight home is at 
            12:00
Donita:     Our flight schedule isnít very           
            convenient, so we are going to stay overnight.
Sandra:     Iím really happy that we are staying     
            over; it wonít be quite as depressing	 to end 
            the vacation right away. Weíre going to explore 
            Florida a little before leaving tomorrow.


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