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Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, August 14th, 2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 54,368
Posted By Carol
Re: Madame Janette

Sherry, go to their web site: http://www.madamejanette.info/

Scoll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see a picture of Ramon, Sabine, and Kasi.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, July 4th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,815
Posted By Carol
Re: Brisas del Mar

When I was in Aruba in May/June, I heard that they did sell the restaurant. The new owner is Dutch, and evidently has a good reputation with restaurants. I guess we'll have to wait and see what...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 10th, 2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By Carol
Re: why would you stay there?

Sherry, if you eliminate pricing, I wouldn't stay at one of these little places. Some reasons are:

1.) I love to be right on the beach. I love to walk out of my room and be able to get right on...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Friday, May 4th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,232
Posted By Carol
Re: Costa Linda purchase advice

Elisabeth, you really wouldn't want to stay in a one-bedroom Cayena Suite for a week. You won't have any view, your patio is in the main walkway, and the only where to eat is on stools at the...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Friday, May 4th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,892
Posted By Carol
Re: Letter from Concerned Member

Sorry I posted my response in the wrong thread, so I've deleted it.
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,232
Posted By Carol
Re: Costa Linda purchase advice

I own 2 weeks in 5014 in the fall and love it. The view is great from the balcony, and we always have a nice breeze while sitting on the balcony. I prefer being on that side, looking up towards the...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 21st, 2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,234
Posted By Carol
Re: a big announcement!!!

Fear not Charlie, if you hadn't already developed a sense of humor you never would have been asked to be a moderator. From what I can see, a good sense of humor is one of the top requirements.
...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 18th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By Carol
Re: Aruba Beach Villas

La Cabana has units that are on a Thursday/Thursday pattern. If you rent one of those for one of the owners, you'd only need to find a place to stay for your arrival on Wednesday, November 14.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 26th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,643
Posted By Carol
Re: Suitcase brand recommendations

Connie the Spinners I bought a few years ago were Samsonite Spinners and they were made with ballistic nylon. They weren't sold as sets. I just bought a carry on and a larger one that I check.
...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Thursday, February 8th, 2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,681
Posted By Carol
Re: Loyalty

Sherry, it's actually on page 2:

http://bb.visitaruba.com/showthread.php?t=5878
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Wednesday, January 31st, 2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,287
Posted By Carol
Re: Where are they?

Lefty, I have been very busy at work, and that will continue for another week or two. I haven't been able to keep up with the BBs or my e-mails (I have about 50 unopened e-mails, and the count...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 15th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,893
Posted By Carol
Re: Looking for cheap eats

Fishes and More also has an Early Bird special, and is in walking distance of the Holiday Inn. http://www.fishesandmore.com/

If you have a car, or want to take the bus or a cab downtown, Iguana...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Saturday, January 13th, 2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By Carol
Re: Propaganda/Censorship Continues

Norm, I know you had already advised Sherry that you had posted an incorrect room price for Costa Linda. The rates that are paid for the Board members rooms are our published rates less the owner's...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 12th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,643
Posted By Carol
Re: Suitcase brand recommendations

Those are the Samsonite Spinners. I love them! I use the big Spinner for travel to Aruba, and I use the carry on Spinner when I travel for work. The carry on is great as it's so easy to maneuver...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Friday, January 12th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,181
Posted By Carol
Re: Threat Letter to Alan Carlin by "Gary"

If you have an e-mail that I supposedly received about this, I would be very interested in seeing it. I never received any e-mails from Gary Sundance. So, if you have any proof, please share it with...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Friday, January 12th, 2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,964
Posted By Carol
Re: Sales Department

John, this has been one of my pet peeves. We don't have a Marketing Plan that is directed towards SALES. Any CLBR ads I've seen are image ads, not SALES ads. Until we get a Marketing Plan in place...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Friday, January 12th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,189
Posted By Carol
Re: My Questions From The 'Informal CLBR BB'

Some of the Coalition -- Member Relations Group members in Aruba have had several meetings with a Lawyer that has been hired, and Dutch Laws are the Laws that are being followed. The Aruban attorney...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Monday, January 8th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By Carol
Re: Propaganda/Censorship Continues

Norm, where did you get the figures for the Board meeting in the Dominican Republic? You said it was from “your understanding”, but that’s not what we heard when we were at Costa Linda in November. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 7th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,135
Posted By Carol
Re: Is there such a thing as locker rentals for timeshare owners?

The other option is Eagle Beach lockers (formerly Pabllito's Locker Rental). This is located at the small apartment complex across from La Quinta, on the side road by Crustaceans and Steaks.
...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Friday, January 5th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,132
Posted By Carol
Propaganda/Censorship Continues

There have been a lot of owners posting on the Costa Linda Bulletin Board over the last week, but none of these messages have been "approved", so they remain missing somewhere in cyberspace. ...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,335
Posted By Carol
Re: Where do you like to eat after a long day of flying?

Smokey Joe's for me. Those ribs really hit the spot, and it's just so nice sitting outside that first night. I start with a Grandma Joe's Pink Lemonade, and if we're really hungry we'll share an...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Saturday, December 30th, 2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,746
Posted By Carol
Costa Linda Not Presenting All Points of View

Costa Linda posted a letter from the Chairman yesterday as follows:

THE CHAIRMAN'S LETTER
December 27, 2006
Dear Fellow Owners,
We are writing this letter to keep you informed of...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Saturday, December 30th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,142
Posted By Carol
Re: an important message about costa linda

Alan, yes, Greg does love his jokes. However, in regards to this issue he is dead serious. He gave up his vacation to do a lot of work on the owners’ behalf. He spent his time fully researching the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, December 29th, 2006, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,935
Posted By Carol
Re: Ling & Sons has online grocery shopping

If it is crazy, you're not the only crazy one Elaine. I do the same thing. Check in, and head to the store. I like to pick out my own items. It also gives me a chance to see what's changed, and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 85
Poll: Tulip
Views: 14,214
Posted By Carol
Re: Tulip

Make that three of us.

I had to pick my jaw up from the floor to write this.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By Carol
Re: Jansen Rent a Car???

We've tried others, but only use Econo now. Good cars at good prices, and great customer service.

http://www.econoaruba.com/
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Monday, December 25th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,719
Posted By Carol
Re: Future Impact

Gene, have no fear, the issues at Costa Linda will be corrected. One of the many great things about owning at Costa Linda is that you are a member of the Cooperative Assocation. The Cooperative...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 24th, 2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By Carol
Re: Merry Christmas to all!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL . . . AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Sunday, December 17th, 2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By Carol
Re: Dr Holley post that ws deleted from our members BB

Dan, what I don't get is the post Richard made when he locked it:

This is not an appropriate posting for this Bulletin Board. The thread is locked.

Richard

If it's not an "appropriate...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, December 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By Carol
Re: lite mayo?

Lings had Hellman's Lite Mayo a few weeks ago.
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Saturday, December 16th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By Carol
Re: Dr Holley post that ws deleted from our members BB

I agree Andrea. Sherry (and this BB) is providing an invaluable service to all Costa Linda owners. Since the Costa Linda BB is being not only monitored but also censored, it's important to get the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 12th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,861
Posted By Carol
Have a wonderful time in Aruba Charlie!

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HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME IN ARUBA CHARLIE!

I can't wait to hear your thoughts about Aruba after all this time.

It's too bad our trips don't over lap. You'll be coming home as we're...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 9th, 2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Carol
Re: Favorite entree at favorite restaurant

OK, I'm drooling now. What I wouldn't give to have that for dessert tonight. Chef Kasi, you've done it again -- another winner!

We have to come to Madame Janette more than once when we're in...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 9th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Carol
Re: Favorite entree at favorite restaurant

Tere, we're not doing a private sail this year. Part of the group isn't coming to Aruba this year, so we couldn't pull it together. Right now there is just 4 of us from Costa Linda going on...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 9th, 2006, 12:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Carol
Re: Favorite entree at favorite restaurant

Tere, we'll be going out with Anthony on November 28. Can't wait!

Carol
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 8th, 2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 215,190
Posted By Carol
Re: Let's do a countdown

Have a wonderful time Elisa!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 8th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Carol
Re: Favorite entree at favorite restaurant

I'm still trying to get everyone in our group to pick a date. Hopefully we'll agree on one this week!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,472
Posted By Carol
Re: Favorite entree at favorite restaurant

It's just too hard to pick a favorite entree. I like to try new things, so I very rarely order the same thing all the time. For instance, at Madame Janette I love the Jumbo Shrimps Coco di Rasta,...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,028
Posted By Carol
Re: Mini BB party in MD

Sorry Kevin, but I'll be in Aruba! (If it makes you feel any better, I'm sure I'll be crying that night as it will be the last night of my trip.)

But, if you want to move the party to Aruba (how...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 27th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By Carol
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 27th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,771
Posted By Carol
Re: Internet

I'm on a computer all day every day at work, and it's the last thing I want to see on vacation. There are a thousand reasons to take a lap top, but the main reason I don't is because it's the only...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 27th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,428
Posted By Carol
Re: Car Rental (Tropic vs. others)

We like Econo. We've rented from others before, but only rent from Econo now. (I too had problems with Budget and Hertz.) Good cars at good prices and great customer service. They also have a wide...
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Friday, October 27th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,148
Posted By Carol
Re: Latest Aruba Grand picture

Corrine, I think it's a lot, but then again I never go AI as I don't eat/drink enough to make it worthwhile.

I'll bet it is the Occidental Grand Aruba. They were giving timeshare owners a...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 26th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,828
Posted By Carol
Re: Cheap seats on American today for next May

Well, you'll just have to stay 2 weeks to compensate for the longer travel time! :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba Grand/Riu Thursday, October 26th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,148
Posted By Carol
Re: Latest Aruba Grand picture

Corrine, by any chance could they mean the Occidental Grand Aruba? Now that the Occidental uses the name "Grand", it gets confusing.
Forum: Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,695
Posted By Carol
Re: wedding pics

Kevin, look at ArubaAmy's pictures at this link:

http://www.aruba-travelguide.com/bulletinboard/viewtopic.php?t=5677

She has a good shot of the Divi tree next to Amsterdam Manor's Beach that...
Forum: VisitAruba.com BB Parties Monday, October 23rd, 2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,205
Posted By Carol
Re: A C BB party -- the results are in

You can tell a good time was had by all. Thanks for posting the pictures!
Forum: Where to Stay Monday, October 23rd, 2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,200
Posted By Carol
Re: Wrist bands required at the Marriott Surf Club?

I can't answer for ArubaJoey, but I can answer for my friends who bought at the Ocean Club. They definitely were told they would have full use of all facilities at the Surf Club, including the lazy...
Forum: Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons Thursday, October 19th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,695
Posted By Carol
Re: wedding pics

Kevin, you should PM Sanda and ask her. I'll bet she knows exactly where it is. Also try Charles, as he might know too.

It looks like one of the beaches on the rough side. If they want to go...
Forum: Aruba Weddings and Honeymoons Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,695
Posted By Carol
Re: wedding pics

A few other thoughts . . .

Some pictures on the terrace at Ventana del Mar at Tierra del Sol. You'll get the golf course, ocean, and lighthouse in the background.

A picture by the Divi tree...
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