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Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 17th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Airport on New Year's Day

Thanks! I appreciate the speedy response! :shades_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 17th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By Amy B.
Airport on New Year's Day

Hi everyone! I haven't been on the board in some time, but I'm turning to my Aruba friends for some advice for my mom. She'll be in Aruba Christmas week and will be coming home on New Year's Day. She...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 25th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 192,119
Posted By Amy B.
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Our plane takes off in 12 1/2 hours!!!!!!! :airplane:

I'll be sure to drink a toast to my BB friends - especially the Gunnings Gang! :martini_s

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

See...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By Amy B.
Re: First Timer

Here's a picture of the CDM from 2005. They are the first full property you can see on the right. I have a slightly different picture as my desktop wallpaper because we'll be staying at the ABC (to...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By Amy B.
Re: New Restaurant Suggestions

I neglected to mention when we would be in Aruba. We'll be there from 5/26-6/9. So although we have a good number of favs we like to visit, two weeks is long enough to toss in a new one or two. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 20th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,555
Posted By Amy B.
New Restaurant Suggestions

We always like to try one or two new places on our trip - not necessarily new restaurants - maybe just new to us - but we'd be interested in that too. We like simple food (meat & seafood) - nothing...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 20th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 192,119
Posted By Amy B.
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

5 days and a wake-up!!!!

We're renting with one of the new VisitAruba Card car places too. I think it might be Ace - hubby made the arrangments. I'll have a full report when I return. Two weeks at...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Wednesday, May 16th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Mini BB party in MD

No need to cry, Kev, you know that you're welcome to come! :wink_smil

I'll be there!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 12th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,641
Posted By Amy B.
Re: why would you stay there?

Sherry - this is a great question and one we recently pondered. We researched staying at a studio-type place off the beaten path. We ended up choosing to rent someone's unit at a smaller timeshare...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Aruba Beach Villas

Thanks, Andrea, for the great information. We're actually now looking into renting out someone's timeshare (probably the ABC). For the same money as the studio places, we can get a larger room and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 16th, 2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By Amy B.
Aruba Beach Villas

Ok - now for that I've researched the AI options for someone else, it's time to find a place for us. :teeth_smi

We have narrowed it down to Sunset Beach Studios Boca Catalina location - very...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 16th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,824
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Divi vs. Tamarijn for All-Inclusive

Amy & Donnie,

Thanks for the additional info about the Tam. That is the likely choice as they are going Christmas week and the Divi charges for kids that week but the Tam does not.

Thanks a...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 15th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,824
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Divi vs. Tamarijn for All-Inclusive

Thank you everyone for your insights into the Tam & Divi. I have passed them along - as well as the link to the BB.

You all are the best!!!

-Amy
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 14th, 2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,824
Posted By Amy B.
Divi vs. Tamarijn for All-Inclusive

My mother's boyfriend has never been to Aruba and plans to take his entire family but wants to go all-inclusive because they'll be traveling with several children. He wanted to go to the Occidental...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Monday, February 26th, 2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Mini BB party in MD

I'll be there on 3/10, but Chris likely won't as he has a photo shoot scheduled.
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Wednesday, January 24th, 2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Mini BB party in MD

Both February 10 & 17 work for us. Chris' schedule is subject to change, but you know that I'll be there! :party:
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Thursday, January 11th, 2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Mini BB party in MD

Everything still looking good for 1/13 at 6pm? If so, we'll see you at Gunnings!!!!
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Wednesday, December 13th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Mini BB party in MD

And wait until you see the picture of my flounder sandwich!! It was literally hanging off the plate. And I must say that Cathy & Brett have the BEST behaved kids I've ever met!!


You all are so...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Friday, December 8th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Mini BB party in MD

I'm looking forward to it!! :teeth_smi
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Friday, November 24th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,023
Posted By Amy B.
Thumbs up Re: Mini BB party in MD

We had a wonderful dinner here with Sherry & Murray last weekend. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is very comfy. Besides having delicious, huge crabcakes, they also have the best flounder...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 8th, 2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Sangria Tip - in lieu of a full trip report

Amy, I think that S&P and Iguana Joe's uses a lot of juices and other liquors besides the wine - so you're right, there isn't a wine taste to it. And unlike you, I do not enjoy wine, and was quite...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 8th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By Amy B.
Sangria Tip - in lieu of a full trip report

As my hubby was away this weekend, I thought it would give me the perfect opportunity to write up our trip report (4/14-4/28). What I didn't count on was not being able to find my notes. Well, he...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 08:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,201
Posted By Amy B.
Re: April 24, 2006 - BB Party

Add two more to your dinner count!! We're looking forward to it!
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Saturday, March 25th, 2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,078
Posted By Amy B.
Re: MD/VA/DC BB Party

Kathleen!!!! We'd love for you to join us. The restaurant does not take reservations, only call ahead seating. So that means that we can keep adding to this group right up until Friday night!!!!...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 21st, 2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Bucuti's Wi-Fi

Good to know!! Thanks, Elaine!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 20th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By Amy B.
Bucuti's Wi-Fi

After reading someone's trip report about her trouble with wi-fi access all over Aruba, I'm now wondering if I'll have trouble connecting at the Bucuti. I know they have computers in their Business...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,078
Posted By Amy B.
Re: MD/VA/DC BB Party

We're good! Looking forward to it!!
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Tuesday, March 14th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,078
Posted By Amy B.
Re: MD/VA/DC BB Party

Yes, I spoke to Jimbo and he thought this was a BB party in Aruba. He realized his mistake after he voted.

Clyde's is fine with us, we've been there several times. The only reason we didn't...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Tuesday, March 14th, 2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,078
Posted By Amy B.
Re: MD/VA/DC BB Party

Well, it seems like everyone is ok with it being in the Tyson's area. Now we're back to which night is better Friday or Saturday. Either is fine with us. If you haven't weighed in yet, please do.
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Friday, March 10th, 2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,078
Posted By Amy B.
Re: MD/VA/DC BB Party

Alright DC area locals, it looks like we're a go for April 1 - please, no pranks! :teeth_smi

The next big decision is the location. I think the two easiest spots - located near 495 - are...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,525
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Okay, okay, who is going in April?

Elisabeth NJ - last year we added on a few days to our trip by staying at the Aruba Surfside Marina. You need to email them for prices, but they are very reasonable. We have a very detailed trip...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, March 8th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,162
Posted By Amy B.
Re: New Promenade Restaurant

Thanks, everyone! Since there are so many restaurants already on our list (our favs and a few new ones), I think that we'll hold off on this one for now. We'll go after it's more established and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, March 7th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,162
Posted By Amy B.
Question New Promenade Restaurant

Has the new Promenade opened? If so, has anyone tried it yet? I heard that their menu will be different. I see no mention of it on the original's website.

Thanks!!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,525
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Okay, okay, who is going in April?

Corrine - you still have us next April! That's when we usually go and we're looking forward to the big Amsterdam BB party on 4/24.

And Kevin, we are also really looking forward to our March BB...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,525
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Okay, okay, who is going in April?

:teeth_smi

Yes, its looking like the MD/VA/DC BB party will be at the end of the month and I think that the Rockville, MD area is going to be the most central location. We'll choose somewhere...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 2nd, 2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,525
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Okay, okay, who is going in April?

Bowmarh - maybe we'll see you at the Bucuti's Sandbar at Happy Hour! We'll also be at the Bucuti from 4/14-4/28!!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Sunset Grill Brunch

Andrea - yes, that's the one! Thanks for the break-down. Sounds delicious!! Guess we'll need to try it out! :teeth_smi

Susanna - I got the coupon free when I purchased this book:...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By Amy B.
Sunset Grill Brunch

Has anyone had this brunch before? I have a 2-for-1 coupon but its still kind of expensive. Was just wondering if it was good and what types of items they served.

Thanks!!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 19th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,192
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Buffets and Other Food Advice

Another suggestion is Salt & Pepper. They have fantastic tapas (small plates) for about $5 each. A couple of these and you have a nice meal. Some portions are more generous than others. For instance,...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Friday, February 17th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,078
Posted By Amy B.
Cool MD/VA/DC BB Party

It's time for those local (or willing to drive) to the Washington DC metropolitan area to get together and share some food, drinks & laughs.

Please select which date works best for you if you...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 27th, 2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 214,732
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Let's do a countdown

We will be there!!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 27th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 214,732
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Let's do a countdown

Thanks everyone for the well-wishes for the surgery! And Joe, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

Corrine - we will be at the Bucuti from April 14-April 28!!!!!

We'd love to get together with...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 27th, 2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 214,732
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Let's do a countdown

Hi Gang!! I know that I've been off the BB for many months (work, family issues) but I will try to visit more regularly.

We have 77 more days until ARUBA!!!!!!

Looking forward to trying out...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 10th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,972
Posted By Amy B.
I Love Aruba Casa Cuna Update and Volunteer Opportunities

I just received a really cool email:

Hi, My name is Megan Hlavaty, I'm the volunteer resource coordinator for South American Explorers in Lima, Peru. We are a non-profit orgaization that provides...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 6th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,602
Posted By Amy B.
Re: the natural bridge gone?

I wasn't able to view Sandra's photo at work (I guess its my firewall) and thought that others might have the same problem. Here is an aerial view:
...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,049
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Duty Free Cigarettes

How many can one buy? Two cartons, three cartons? Well, in the duty free stores as you leave, they have Marlboro Lights in these huge boxes that contain 5 cartons each. We bought two big boxes and...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 105,446
Posted By Amy B.
Re: All Things Natalee

Thanks, GibbsGirl20!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 27th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 105,446
Posted By Amy B.
Re: All Things Natalee

Ok, I've been trying to stay out of this as much as possible, until there is some real news. Since there are already over 20 pages on this thread and I don't plan to read them all, can someone point...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 21st, 2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 105,446
Posted By Amy B.
Re: All Things Natalee

I have to say that I completely agree with you, Kevin.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By Amy B.
Re: Too Many Rstaurants

My two new favs from our last trip:

Lunch - Salt & Pepper
Dinner - Que Pasa

Enjoy!!
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