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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 10th, 2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,191
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Best Market to Pick up some groceries

??? Can't say who is the best. Always went to Lings as liked their muffins and wine selection. Think all of the big stores are open on Sunday. Check Web site for hours.
Ling and Sons IGA Super...
Forum: Polls Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,133
Posted By TomFrederick
Red face Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

Guess its just the way the Computer/BB/files work/designed.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 13th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,745
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Day Boat Charter

Welcome Aboard the Morning Star - Aruba Sailing, Snorkeling and Dining (http://www.morningstararuba.com/)
Click on above.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,172
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Resource For Available Timeshare Weeks?

>>> "The 1st week is at a (so called) low-rise resort which I own,"
----- If you want another week in the low-rise area think the best way is just go to the resorts website. Think most of the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 22nd, 2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,363
Posted By TomFrederick
Question Re: US Passport Expiration Question

>>>> "avoid the possibility of missing a trip"
----- And remember to bring those "Passports" with you to the airport. Some get their Boarding Passes ahead of time and I know United call those...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 18th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,363
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: US Passport Expiration Question

With such a short time before travel I would not try to get a new one by mail.
The last time I renewed mine by mail I had to send in the current one with the paperwork/photo. They send back the old...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 17th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,363
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: US Passport Expiration Question

>>> "Does anyone know the answer"
---- She is OK ! Just read the Aruba Entry Requirements and she is OK.

http://www.aruba.com/sigma/Entry_Req-Eng.pdf
Can read that if you want written...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: looking for information that I saw before

When out of the country and you visit any farm with animals I think its the U.S. Agric that will guestion you. On the Immigration Form you fill out there are guestions you answer Yes or No about any...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,528
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Traveler's Checks

>>> "Are traveler's checks a thing of the past?"
---- My bank stopped giving them out free to their good customers for the reasons you said. Think they are just trying to save a $. Yes in Europe...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 26th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Pedel Bikes

>>> "BUT I myself would not ride one on the roads where people with cars drive. VERY dangerous."
--- Ditto. For exercise walking Eagle Beach is great.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,981
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Citi Visa compromised in 3 days in Aruba

For restaurants use American Express Travel Checks and cash.
For resort and Ling&Sons use credit card. At Ling&Sons the cash register person converts my grocery total to US$$ and runs charge in...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 6th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,661
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Travelers Checks or not

>>> "I hear that more and more places are not taking them"
---- That's what my BANK said also. Think they just didn't want to give them out free anymore to their good customers. But my Credit...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Cell Phone Questions

I was trying to say that if renting a cell phone in Aruba that price would not cover calls from people in the States calling the cell phone in Aruba. The person in the States would still get charged...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Cell Phone Questions

>>> "Could someone please let me know what I am missing on these deals."
---- If someone calls you from the States they would still have to pay per minute what their service charge for that long...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 27th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,020
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Rain

http://www.aruba-manchebo.com/webcam/netcam.jpg

I go to this Web Site every day to see the weather, rain, beach, ...
Hope all that rain is over.
The big question is when are you going? If...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,325
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: A warning

>>> "I hope my post was in no way interpreted as to blaming Aquaman... or any victim of this type of crime. That sure wasn't my intention."
---- A Big Ditto. But I always like to warn anyone...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,325
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: A warning

>>>> "a debit card doesn't leave your hands most of the time either. you are there holding the card, swiping it yourself and no one but you puts the pin number in."
---- But now their are little...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,325
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: A warning

>>> " I only use a credit card at Ling's and at my timeshare."
----- Ditto! Would never use a debit card out of the country except at a BANK ATM. At Lings my credit card is processed right at the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,800
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: what do we like about aruba?

"what would you say?"
---- Let me add to my Post above that Aruba is not for everyone.
First year we went was in 87 and bought a timeshare. Been back every year but one plus day trips off of...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 17th, 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: HIgh Speed and Secure Internet Access

>>>> "MUST use a high speed and very secure internet access."
----- Might be hard to find one in Aruba. My wife uses the Call Center at the Alhambra shops to get her E-mail. Just take the Divi...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 6th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: dinner cruise red sail sports

Aruba Sailing, Aruba Cruises - Red Sail Sports Sailing Activities (http://www.redsailaruba.com/en/activities/sailing/sailingActivities.html)

Click on that line above for info. Have not been on...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 18th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,800
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: what do we like about aruba?

The beach, the ocean, the sun, the nice breeze, little rain, lunch at a beach front restaurant, great restaurants for dinner, Amstel Bright beer, nice walks up Eagle Beach, R&R, no traffic jams to...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 29th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,606
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Motorcycle Rental??

Unless you are a very experienced motorcycle operator would not rent one(incluiding any 2 wheel) in Aruba. The roads in Aruba are not good, most don't have shoulders, car go like crazy, cabs pass...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 28th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,681
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Sunset Dinner Cruise

>>> "Don't really know who to recommend and how many dinner cruises are currently afloat."
---- Years back there was a great sit down dinner with tables and waiters. Open bar and I mean open. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 11th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Credit cards

I have found a better way to protect yourself is to have access to your accounts online and check them weekly. I found online a charge for $1200.00 on my wife's credit card done in a town like 20...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,507
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Airfares???

>>> "anything under $1,000 (for both)."
---- If you mean $500 for each, that is a good deal. Grab it.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 24th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: what would you choose?

Been to Aruba over 20 times plus off of cruise ships twice.
Just take a cab to my timeshare and spend the time on that nice wide sunny beach.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 24th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,062
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Turtle Nests

Last year there were a few nests around the Aruba Beach Club this time of year. Hatching happening end of June into July. Never heard of any published "Hatching Time". Last year in June I watch a...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,025
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Timeshare inquiry at Marriott Surf Club

>>>>> "The Marriott is probably one of the most expensive on the island"
----- DITTO!
>>>>> "Just hearsay, but when we bought an additional 2-bedroom, low-season week in 2005, we believe it was...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Milk availability?

>>> "shortage of milk"
---- Don't think there is a shortage. But since fresh milk is imported some places may be out the day/night before next shipment is due.
That shelf type that is not...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 20th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,029
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Rumba's

Do not know if they are still open or not. But a few years ago the Rumba people took over control/management of the beach front restaurant at Casa del Mar. So you can still get the Rumba style of...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 27th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: A quick hello and a few questions for the Aruba travelers

>>> "looking for honeymoon spots"
---- We are down every year for 2 weeks in June at out timeshare. But would recommend www.bucuti.com (http://www.bucuti.com) for a honeymoon. There are many...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,633
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Palapas on Palm and Eagle Beach

Glad we go for our 2 weeks in the sun in June. Very slow month at my resort and walk down to the beach at 8am and have my pick of many front row huts.
>>> "check into the legality of the original...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Question about Currency Exchange

>>> "I love Aruba, but I also do not want to be cheated."
---- At Ling & Sons they do accept a Credit Card after looking at your photo ID. And the check out register converts the register sale to...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,285
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: DC/Baltimore snow

For our area total snow 26 inches. Have been walking my small dog out on the road. :embaresse I feel sorry for all those who had plans to leave for Aruba today. Airports have been close today and...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,285
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: DC/Baltimore snow

A little while ago had to walk my 7 lb. yorkie out in 20 plus inches in the Columbia area of Maryland. A truck had made a path through the snow out on the road so we just followed that. Didn't...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Your Favorite restaurants???

1. Marandi
2. Driftwood
3. Gasparitos
4. Mathew's
*. Pizza Bob's -- if you just want pizza and drinks.
*. Aruba Beach Club -- if you just want lunch.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,821
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Are Stand-Up Jet ski's available for rental in Aruba

Been going to Aruba for many many years and have never seen or heard the type you want. With the strong wind in Aruba those type may not be safe.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Has anyone used Surinam Airlines

>>> "They have no backup planes."
----- Ditto. When Air Aruba was flying they had the same problem.
It was always a great direct flight from BWI but you never knew when you were going to be...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 8th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,285
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Preparing a "Plan B" at AUA

>>> "She could take a taxi to the hotel if you do not make the flight. And check in so she would be safe there."
---- Ditto. If she stays at the resort she will be fine.
I have taken a few US...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,858
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Chavez

>>> "upset at us airforce on island and Dutch."
---- Good. Hope they stay. One June 2 US F?? buzzed Eagle Beach.
One June a British Royal Marine force was docked at Aruba. Got to talk to some...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 13th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Recommendation for All-Inclusive/Req. for Gen. Info

For hotel/air rates look at www.aruba4u.com (http://www.aruba4u.com)
Divi AI or Manchebo AI for a great beach.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 28th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,584
Posted By TomFrederick
Thumbs up Re: Calling home to Canada

Phone cards are sold in Aruba. At your resort they may be sold in a shop inside your resort. That shop can explain the best way to use it as you will get chaged at some resorts for a local call...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 5th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,559
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Credit Card Fraud

Guess since been to Aruba so many times never once card use guestioned in Aruba. One thing when you check into your resort they ask for a credit card. Most resorts will put a couple of $100 hold...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,816
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: best sunset cruise

I would recommend a nice romantic dinner for 2 right on the water instead of a cruise. There are many but here is one:
http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=3e6fff13cbc81c5694f9d7
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 12th, 2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,432
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Passing through Aruban Customs upon Arrival

>>>> "They asked if we had anything to declare"
----- Everytime we walked to the exit door the uniform agents by the exit door just stand there.
>>>> "I held up my bag from duty-free from...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 27th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,557
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Check your credit card statement carefully

>>>> "until then you could have a battle on your hands"
----- The credit card company can tell when a charge is manually enterred and card not swipped.
My wife was on a trip out West and her...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Groceries On Sunday

We always carry a can of coffee and filters in our checked luggage.
In the low rise area there is a market inside the Aruba Beach Club.
Prices not as good as the big markets but beer is way...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 9th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,239
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: swine flu form

>>> "Don't know if the process has changed at all since May."
---- Same process in June. Aruba Immigration just took the form and placed it in a pile. Another person came around and collected the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,500
Posted By TomFrederick
I Love Aruba Re: Warning!! Phone charges at Ren

I guess that is one good thing about being retired and old. Don't have to worry about things back home and my 2 children if its a real emergency can tell resort security where on the beach to find...
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