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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,896
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba vacation so far

Andrea - GREAT description, I felt like I was there with you! Wow...I am really bummed that we missed out on that trip, but I am hoping that Murray remembers the way and will show us next...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 23rd, 2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,802
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: AA does it again

Bob - it's like that for us out of Des Moines as well. On AA we have to go through Chicago or Dallas and then through Miami. On Delta, we can get there with one stop in Atlanta but that flight is...
Forum: Polls Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,803
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

Although personally, I think it is helpful to have the prices posted, I don't think that there should be a rule that requires people who want to sell or rent their timeshare to post a price along...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 19th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,896
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba vacation so far

Sherry, you will be fine with the kittens. Use the plastic disposable tupperware or the cigar box (with grocery sack as liner) and that will be perfect. They will sleep on the plane most of the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 13th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,896
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba vacation so far

Although Doug can certainly speak for himself, I believe his review of the gyms he has visited thus far would be as follows:

Surf Club: nice if you want to use a treadmill and decent machines. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 12th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,896
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba vacation so far

Sorry Elaine, my bad - I know that it is CDM. I must have been out in the sun for too long! (hahahahaha) I already posted my review from Wacky Wahoo's tonight (Sherry - I am half a step ahead of...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 8th, 2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,896
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba vacation so far

It was a lovely day today....lots of sunshine and we had a wonderful afternoon at the beach. In all honesty, I was disappointed at Amadeus tonight. After our visit there in June, I was really...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,896
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba vacation so far

Sorry I forgot that you had the spring rolls as well...my bad. I have never had spring rolls with just meat in them like that, and they were awesome! I could've eaten two of those as a meal though....
Forum: Tourist Tales Sunday, July 4th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,129
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Aruba Airport Public Phones Scam

I just used Skype when we were in Aruba at the beginning of June. Those numbers sound right, it is about $.02 per minute to call the US from Aruba. It is really easy to use. I have never done the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,368
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: **Amadeus...A new restaurant - and our new favorite!!

I was there last week with my family. They do not have a kids' menu, but like Wacky Wahoo they have kids' portions of the adult meals. One of my girls had Spaetzle (sp?) and the other had filet. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 45,489
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

I agree with Ruba....an end would be good. For all of the families involved and for Aruba.
Forum: Tourist Tales Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,501
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Checking in from Aruba

We went shopping downtown today - it was cloudy, hot and muggy and I had forgotten how bad the traffic can be. Not that I am complaining in any way, shape, or form - I am just observing that it was...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 503,562
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Honestly, I don't have much to report. I have been following it on cnn.com. I have noticed that it is on the front page of the paper, but that's been it.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 7th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,802
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: AA does it again

Janet - the 7:50 a.m. departure is awful. We usually get there by 5:30 or so, and we check our luggage the first time, and then stand outside and wait for the Aruba customs folks to get there, which...
Forum: Tourist Tales Monday, June 7th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,501
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Checking in from Aruba

Another quick update...we took the girls snorkeling at Arashi yesterday - BIG thanks to Lizzardo for all of her help! The girls had a blast and saw tons and tons of fish - even in the water where I...
Forum: Tourist Tales Saturday, June 5th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,501
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Checking in from Aruba

Well, I am not sure my updates will be as exciting as Kent's :wink_smil but I thought I'd let you all know that we made it. We got in on Wednesday night, and our flight was actually twenty minutes...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 3rd, 2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,802
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: AA does it again

We got to Aruba last night on AA, and had several changes in our flights from the time we booked them, but once we got going, all flights were smooth and on time. In the interim, I had a long...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Saturday, May 29th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Just checked in......5/29

Hey Sunscreen.....where is the new pool going? Just curious....we will be there on Friday, so we can see for ourselves. Let us know how the pool chair situation is as soon as you have a chance to...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 28th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Waterspout

Wow, that is a cool picture!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 27th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: This is the hardest thing I have ever written

Liz - I know your heart is breaking even though we all keep telling you it will all work out. Just know that you have more love and support than you probably realize, and those of us who love and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 24th, 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: what would you choose?

I agree with Janet, I'd go to Liz's house! But, if I didn't know Liz, I would do the following:

If I were a newbie, I would spend some time in the sun at Eagle Beach or Palm Beach, depending on...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Kent Gerber in Aruba for 9 days

Hey Kent, how are things at the Surf Club? Are we still chair-tagging? We will be there in two weeks and are hoping it is not as crowded as it has been in the past - we have never been in early...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 17th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Kent Gerber in Aruba for 9 days

Thanks for the update Kent....you always do such a great job of making us feel like we are there too! I hope that the beaches are still empty when we get there in two weeks!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 15th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 503,562
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Yes, 83 days sounds about right.....we are looking forward to the "real" vacation - you know, the one without the kids!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 15th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 36,062
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: what do we like about aruba?

So, I started reading this post about a week ago and wanted to come up with some sort of crafty response, but I am not sure there is much left to say. One thing I would add, though, about things we...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 15th, 2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 503,562
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: let's do a countdown part 2

No, you have not lost your roomies. Heck, it took me long enough to figure out how to get that countdown on the signature and I didn't want to test my luck by adding another one! LOL! So, I will...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 14th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 503,562
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Well, we broke the 20-day mark and now are down to 19 more days. I have virtual-packed (like Sherry does) about 19 times now. I have been trying ot keep up with laundry, as best I can, so that I am...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 503,562
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Hmmm....no ___________ to fill in for me, I just wanted to report that we have 39 days. Thank God!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 22nd, 2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,346
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: AA fare sale from NY

Heck, I'd fly to NY to fly to AUA for that price!!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 8th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,754
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Wacky Wahoo and Other Kids Menus?

Sherry, we HAVE to try that pizza place!
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, April 4th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 97,280
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: cooks restaurant

Wow, I've been a little out of the loop lately....I would love for the shuttle to make it to Des Moines as well! No worries - we will be in Aruba in 59 days and will brave bringing the kids to...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 21st, 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,946
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: aruba aloe

Aruba Alow...love, Love, LOVE their products! The Island Remedy body lotion is amazing. The cooling gel is great for razor burn, and their suntan lotion is the best. There is free shipping from...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 7th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,216
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: DC/Baltimore snow

My cats are all indoor cats but definitely get cabin fever...two of them have tried to jump into the windows (to get into the window sills) this weekend when I have opened the blinds. They love to...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 7th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,216
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: DC/Baltimore snow

Sherry and Ruba and Janet, I hope you guys all still have power and are staying warm! We are supposed to get another 8-10 inches here on Monday into Tuesday, which probably means another snow day. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 5th, 2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,216
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: DC/Baltimore snow

Seriously....20 to 30 inches at one time is insane! Our 16 inches in one day in December was awful. We have only had three or four inches here so far, and are expecting three to five....not so bad,...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, February 1st, 2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 97,280
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: cooks restaurant

Ommi, this looks wonderful! I can't wait to see and taste it in person!!!
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, February 1st, 2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 47,025
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Crime In Aruba

Excellent info Sandra, thanks. One other thing I thought about on the car insurance issue....it is my recollection that most US car insurance does not cover you when you are driving in another...
Forum: Aruba Safety Saturday, January 30th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 47,025
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Crime In Aruba

Well said, Sherry!
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Sale Saturday, January 30th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,151
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba 3 BR Surf Club for Sale

Floating week, Platinum Season (January to April), at the Surf Club. Lockoff option, so you can make it into two weeks. Excellent trade opportunities through Interval International. Available for...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 30th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,176
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: "The Aruba Times"Newspaper

I sent my email today as well and look forward to reading the Times!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 25th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,844
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Your Favorite restaurants???

Cooks Restaurant
Wacky Wahoo
Matthews
Aqua Grill
Texas de Brazil (I know it is a chain but we don't have one here....)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 20th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,878
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Kent Gerber in Aruba

Thanks for the update Kent....I love it when you are in Aruba because I can read your posts and feel like I am there too! (which is really good today, because we are iced in here in central Iowa -...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 16th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,430
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Local News

Ditto what Murray and Phillyboater said...thank you so much!
Forum: Where to Stay Saturday, January 16th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Renaissance Aruba hotel

M1970 -

I have to weigh in on the Stellaris/Renaissance issue (HA - Sherry, you knew this was coming....). We have stayed at both (my husband works for Marriott as well), and they are both...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, January 14th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Need more info on chair tags & palapas

Jawz....I am with you 100% on the lies from the sales folks. When we were there in August I got in touch with the sales person we had worked with and gave her an earful. I've written to the...
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, January 14th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Need more info on chair tags & palapas

iamromo....I am with you. The Surf Club has gotten too big and too crowded. Marriott WAY overbuilt - we bought a 3 BR to use at Spring Break but have never, ever been able to get it for the week we...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: The party is about to begin!!!!!

Kent - please send us updates like you have in the past....I know how much I love living vicariously through your trips to Aruba - and I LOVE the pictures you always post! I hope you have a safe...
Forum: Aruba Renaissance Suites Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,321
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: 2010 Maintenance fee

Qlaval - as the resident Renaissance expert, do you know where I can find a map of the Ren with the room numbers? We are looking at buying a week and I want to be clear on the location of the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,200
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: BRRRR!! Its cold!!

Boy would I love to see 34, 24, or even 14 degrees (above zero, that is) right now! I think we may have hit 10 today, but then we are back to 2 F tomorrow and -3 F for Friday. And it is snowing...
Forum: Bati Bleki Wednesday, January 6th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,151
Posted By lmccollom
I Love Aruba Re: Rage Silver checks into South Beach Centre

Ooohhhh...I love this shop too!
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