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Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,656
Posted By LisaK
Re: Cell Phone Questions

Then back to the answer -- a rented cell is fairly cheap.

(But count me in as another devotee to Skype.)
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,361
Posted By LisaK
Re: another minor warning

I never like to assume that we're going to get ripped off (by a tourist, native, or otherwise) while we're on the island, or anywhere else. However, this warning is worth heeding, as we had an...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 4th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,688
Posted By LisaK
Re: Storm Track...

We just returned home from Aruba yesterday. From last Tuesday until Sunday, the weather was pretty typical for October -- hot, very little wind, beautiful warm ocean. Monday turned out to be a bit...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 18th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,178
Posted By LisaK
Arikok Guided Tour

On Arikok National Park's Facebook page, there was a post last month that they offer guided tours (1/2 hour to 4 hours, depending on what the tourist would like) at no charge. Have any of you ever...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 26th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,774
Posted By LisaK
Re: Need just one night's stay

Home - Paradise Found Aruba (http://www.paradisefoundaruba.com)

A lovely little bed and breakfast in Pos Chiquito. Very affordable and immaculately clean. Check it out.
Forum: Polls Monday, August 23rd, 2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,807
Posted By LisaK
Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

Post prices. It is more convenient, saves people the back and forth of e-mailing, etc., and it also gives people who wish to rent their unit an idea of what the going price is. I don't see any...
Forum: Tasty Tidbits Saturday, August 21st, 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,788
Posted By LisaK
Re: Pickled/spicky onions

Someone e-mailed me this a while back:

Here's Kasi's original recipe to me (you cut down for your tastes):

The Onions are Easy - Here we go
Cut 10 Big White Onions in half, then slices ( Or...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 16th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,803
Posted By LisaK
Re: AA does it again

Why don't you just rebook on Jet Blue?
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 15th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By LisaK
Re: Favor to ask of someone from NH/MA going soon (end of Aug.)

Divi Aruba -- We will be there in March (while you are there), as in October, but I think we'll miss one another by a week or two that trip.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By LisaK
Favor to ask of someone from NH/MA going soon (end of Aug.)

Sherry suggested I post this on the board when I asked her about this--

My friends who live on the island are having a (very small) part for their refrigerator delivered to my home address in NH...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 19th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,155
Posted By LisaK
Re: Ritz carlton protest pictures

I hope they have better qualified construction crews building the hotel than they did that flimsy wall that fell down.

Thank you for posting the photos. Wishing we could have been there.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,382
Posted By LisaK
Re: Power outage on island...

Mom and Dad are Casa del Mar -- no power. They had it a little earlier for a while -- but not now.

Funny though, she and I are Skyping, so someone's router is working.
Forum: Where to Stay Friday, March 19th, 2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,923
Posted By LisaK
Re: BEWARE - Sunflower Villa - BEWARE

We arrived on the island on Wed. 2/24 and on Friday 2/26, our hosts received a call about a couple who were looking for alternate accommodations. They too had encountered bedbugs at Sunflower. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By LisaK
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Phew, I just googled Masdirui, Aruba and here's what I came up with --

Aruba Travel Guide: Holidays, Things to Do, and Reviews - Travel Library...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By LisaK
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Masiduri --
Thanks for the name of the experimental garden near Jamanota.

I'm a little ashamed to say I didn't remember a gate at the entrance to the property, but honestly woudn't have...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 14th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By LisaK
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Last year when we were driving around, we became fascinated by the bright yellow house in the hills that are visible from around the drive-in's. Our friends helped us to find the house. Just beyond...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 15th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,215
Posted By LisaK
Re: Sherry

Thanks for the links Sherry. Ocean 105 looks so pretty. We have driven by it several times on our way to the beaches in that area (when it was an unoccupied and unrenovated mess) and are glad...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 15th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,215
Posted By LisaK
Sherry

Sherry:

I'm trying to find a nice place for friends to spend a couple of nights prior to the beginning of their timeshare rental. What was the name of the place you stayed at back in July?
...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 17th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,526
Posted By LisaK
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 29th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By LisaK
Re: Dulles Airport?

Right after 9/11 the rules about remaining in your seats were in effect for flights originating and landing at Reagan and Dulles. I don't think they are any more though.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 16th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By LisaK
Re: Has Anyone Heard

We flew back from the island on Friday.

We had dinner with an Aruban couple Tuesday night and they told us about a labor dispute, so we kind of knew something was up, but not that it had...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 16th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By LisaK
Re: Did Ruth's Chris Open Yet???

We did not have dinner at Ruth's Chris, but we spoke with a woman who did eat there and she said it was very good.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By LisaK
Re: Airport Transfer

It will also depend upon what time you can check in at the Ren.

If you are only going to save 1/2 an hour by taking a cab, but have to wait around to get into your room, you don't gain...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 25th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By LisaK
Re: Internet telephone

We signed up for Skype last night. My husband seemed to think it would be .16 to .18 per minute. .02 would be even better! Any tips?
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 25th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By LisaK
Re: Can't get ahold of Flying Fishbone?

I don't like to make reservations on their website. It is not a secure site.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 26th, 2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By LisaK
Re: Hooiberg

We've gone once the past three times we've been on the island. Last time was tough. I had promised a girl I work with that we'd take her and her husband on a certain day (early). Wouldn't you know...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,608
Posted By LisaK
Re: Looking for a Picnic Spot

Not to hijack the thread, but I have a question about a spot on the other side of the island (that could be a nice and private picnic area): Several years ago while driving around touring the...
Forum: Aruba Safety Friday, July 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,869
Posted By LisaK
Re: I hope this does not happen in Aruba

Something like this DID happen to friends of ours on Aruba a couple of years ago.

They parked the car in the lot at their timeshare after dinner one night and the next morning they were going...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 16th, 2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,916
Posted By LisaK
Re: Aruba Restaurant Menu Book

He threw your book away and he won't let you have another kitty? What good is he?:tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 22nd, 2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,529
Posted By LisaK
Re: a big announcement!!!

Good luck with your new post. As a lawyer, you need to have a sense of humor, I'd think (I've heard all the lawyer jokes -- I'm married to one!)

This may mean you will have to increase the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 25th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 367,385
Posted By LisaK
Re: Let's do a countdown

Less than four days for us. We're leaving Thursday, 3/1.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 26th, 2006, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 367,385
Posted By LisaK
Re: Let's do a countdown

We're leaving tomorrow morning (Friday). Yayyyyyyyy!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,969
Posted By LisaK
Re: Trip Reports

I just check to see if your trip report had been posted (and it isn't). Are you sure they received it? It seems like an inordinately long time.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,200
Posted By LisaK
Re: Just wanted to say how lucky Aruba is.

I'm from the Manchester, New Hampshire area (Bedford, actually). We're all in shock over the brazen murder of this police officer. What is the world coming to??? We have many friends who are on...
Forum: Dushi Singles & Couples Wednesday, September 13th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By LisaK
Re: Gay male couple visiting early Sept.

I hope nobody thought I was being fresh because I wasn't. It would just be nice if more people offered information on their travels after the fact, after asking for (and receiving) information on...
Forum: Dushi Singles & Couples Monday, September 11th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By LisaK
Re: Gay male couple visiting early Sept.

I wonder if Matt will come back and tell us if they had a nice vacation.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 27th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,570
Posted By LisaK
Re: documentation

We also leave copies of these documents with a trusted friend or relative back home when we travel, along with details of our flight information, numbers of where we're staying, other emergency...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 27th, 2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,254
Posted By LisaK
Re: HBO at ABC

No HBO at ABC, but Casa del Mar does have it. We have hosted "Sopranos Premiere parties" a couple of times for friends who stay at ABC at our unit at Casa del Mar.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 20th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By LisaK
Re: Currently staying at Marriott Ocean or Surf Club? (Searching for a kitten)

I'm not on the island at the moment but just wanted to say I hope someone is able to help you find your kitten.

lk
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 12th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,936
Posted By LisaK
Marriott dinner certificates

Some time ago there was some discussion about the Marriott dinner certificates. I seem to recall one of our regulars was going to order them and try them out at the L.G. Smith Chophouse and am...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 11th, 2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By LisaK
Re: Why did we wait so long....! (Long report)

We booked for October way back in January. We fly out of Boston on AA and got airfare for just under $400 per person, including taxes.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 3rd, 2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By LisaK
Re: Why did we wait so long....! (Long report)

We usually go in March, but have been many times toward the latter part of October, as well (to celebrate my birthday). October tends to be a bit more humid then in March. It's a little hotter and...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 23rd, 2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,899
Posted By LisaK
Re: downtown restaurant?

Count us in for very big fans of Rumba, as well. We had dinner there 3 times during our last trip. We also had a wonderful meal at Que Pasa.

If you're looking for something light, Blu, the bar...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 2nd, 2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,374
Posted By LisaK
Re: Timeshare Rental Services

Muriel Hyer is a person who has been affiliated with Casa del Mar and Aruba Beach Club for many years and owns several weeks of timesharing herself. At one time she may have been on the board of...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,238
Posted By LisaK
Re: How busy is Aruba in October?

We've been in October several times (and will be going back again this year at the end of October) and it's definitely a different pace than when we're there in March. We've never stayted in the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,793
Posted By LisaK
Re: What's everyone's favorite budget restaurants in Aruba?

I just scrolled quickly, but nobody included Bingo's in the list. We thought it was very reasonably priced (and also very delicious.)
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 13th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,335
Posted By LisaK
Re: Restaurant choices picked

We had a nice meal at Eleanoras. We ordered ribs, caesar salads and a pitcher of sangria. The sangria was not at all like El Gaucho's or Salt & Pepper's, towards the end, it tasted like syrup. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 6th, 2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,313
Posted By LisaK
Re: Cosmos Day Spa

Cosmos Day Spa, which was at the same spot as the Flying Fishbone, closed a couple of years ago. The owner opened a new spa called Spa del Sol last year, which is located at the Manchebo Beach...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 27th, 2006, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 367,385
Posted By LisaK
Re: Let's do a countdown

We're also arriving on 3/2. Can't wait. Staying at CDM.

lk

ps -- Did I already say I can't wait???
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Wednesday, January 25th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,622
Posted By LisaK
Re: Renaissance, Looking for Week 43, 2006

We've already booked our flights for week 43, but thanks for your response.
lk
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