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Forum: Where to Stay Monday, June 4th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By 89checkmate22
Smile Re: Tad worried...The Mill..need opinions

OK, here we go.....we're back after 2 weeks at the Mill (12th time there) and I can say that it is WAY BETTER than it was 2 years ago (see my previous posting on the Mill timeshare site below). There...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Monday, June 4th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,547
Posted By 89checkmate22
Smile Re: Blue Lobster Recommendation

We just came back from 2 weeks in Aruba (14th trip) and ate at the Blue Lobster last Tuesday. All four of us LOVED the lobster dishes that we ordered, and were also thrilled with our appetizers. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,343
Posted By 89checkmate22
Re: Shootout in Orangestad

First visit was honeymoon in May '92 (at the Holiday Inn); returned for vacation in '01 and have been back every year (and sometimes twice) since then, mainly at the Mill. We were back last...
Forum: Where to Stay Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By 89checkmate22
Re: Tad worried...The Mill..need opinions

We have owned a timeshare at the Mill for over 10 years and have been there almost every year since we purchased. We've had experiences that range from fabulous to disastrous, but we continue...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,343
Posted By 89checkmate22
Re: Shootout in Orangestad

Yes, it is really sad to remember what a wonderfully idyllic island paradise Aruba used to be before it was ruined by Americans (and yes, I am one). We seem to have the propensity to take over a...
Forum: The Mill Resort Tuesday, June 15th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,413
Posted By 89checkmate22
Exclamation What has happened to the Mill??

We have stayed at the Mill for the past 10 years and even purchased a timeshare there 9 years ago. Back then it was the friendliest, most enjoyable place we had ever visited. The past two years our...
Forum: Timeshare Q&A Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,561
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Owners Association

Sherry, you are correct, we do own at the Mill. Charlie, you are wrong, I am not upset at not being able to bid; I merely gave that statement to show how I finally discovered that there was an...
Forum: Timeshare Q&A Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,561
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Owners Association

When we purchased our Aruba timeshare we were informed that, as an owner, we were a member of the resort timeshare owners association. Nine years later, we have still not been advised of any...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 7th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,612
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

FYI: 05/07/09 - Attractive blonde teenager disappears from resort area. Police search for 2 weeks and have no leads.
Does this sound familiar? Unfortunately, Greta Van Sustren is not high-tailing...
Forum: The Mill Resort Friday, July 4th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,978
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Timeshare at the mill

Timeshares at the Mill are "Lifetime ownership", which means that my wife and I own the timeshare as long as either of us are alive, but it does not pass down to our heirs.

Many of the rooms...
Forum: The Mill Resort Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,978
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Timeshare at the mill

Let me see if I can answer this one as a Timeshare owner at the Mill since 2001 who has returned annually since then. If there are any inaccuracies in my reply, I hope that the Mill Management Team...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 9th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 54,380
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Madame Janette

Having been to Aruba for the past 8 years, and having heard so much about Madame Janette's, this year we decided to check it out...but not before we got the REAL scoop from Aruba residents. I have...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 9th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 57,492
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: cooks restaurant

The food was great and the service was exceptionally attentive, however we were the only couple there!!!! The decor was very nice and we will probably go back next year.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 9th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Poll: Sunset Grill
Views: 8,564
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Sunset Grill

For the second year we spent our anniversary at the Sunset Grill and again the food, service and atmosphere were exquisite. At no time did we need to wait for anything, a water or drink refill, the...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 7th, 2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,552
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Peter R. de Vries broadcast about Natalee Holloway case

It is truely a sad state of affairs that this one incident could have such a devastating effect on the primary industry (tourism) of such a beautiful and safe place as Aruba, but what is more sad is...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 17th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: If I was in charge...

I think I read somewhere that Valero was contemplating selling the Aruba refinery.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 17th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: If I was in charge...

I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts. The container port, the abandoned duty free area and the Bushiri are as much eyesores as the refinery and detract from the ambiance of Aruba. I would also...
Forum: The Mill Resort Monday, December 10th, 2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 28,648
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Welcome Message - The Mill Resort & Suites

For timeshare owners at the Mill, the Rules and Information page of the Timeshare section of the website has been posted and contains a wealth of good information.
To save Judith a number of emails...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 2nd, 2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,089
Posted By 89checkmate22
Re: Holloway case....again! See link below

This is the story that just won't go away (just like the JonBenet Ramsey story). Every few months it rears its ugly head and Aruba is brought back into the negative spotlight again.
I am sure that...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, December 2nd, 2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,060
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: And how did you "discover" Aruba?

Back in 1992 we were looking for a place to go for our honeymoon (like many others who posted here). It was my 3rd marriage and my wife's 2nd, so we were hoping to find a place that we would truely...
Forum: Timeshare Q&A Monday, November 19th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,163
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba RCI Class Action Suits

Today I received an unsolicited mailing from Timeshare Relief, Inc., of Torrance CA that contained an article that, as a timeshare owner (but not with RCI) I thought current and potential Aruba...
Forum: The Mill Resort Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 28,648
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Welcome Message - The Mill Resort & Suites

Just a quick question for either Edmond or the on-site management of the Mill: the redesigned web site has been up and running for a while now but the Timeshare and Newsletter sections are still not...
Forum: Timeshare Q&A Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,806
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Thoughts on Time-Share Sales

Recently I found out that time-share sales in Aruba are pretty flat right now, mainly due to the US housing market, but I feel that there may be more to it. Some, I am sure, will disagree with me...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 1st, 2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,178
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Smoking

We flew back to the States on June 2nd. At the airport we looked around the bar and didn't see anyone smoking nor were there any ashtrays. We asked the bartender if smoking was allowed and he said...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 1st, 2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,178
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Smoking

For Cathy&Jim, smoking is not allowed in the bar nor anywhere else in the airport which only adds to the depressed feeling of leaving Aruba and the aggrevation of the departure process. Perhaps if...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,178
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: Smoking

We were last in Aruba last May and almost all of the restaurants we went to had some provision for smokers. Many allow smoking in their outdoor seating areas; El Gauco seats smokers upstairs; some...
Forum: Timeshare Q&A Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,921
Posted By 89checkmate22
I Love Aruba Re: any questions???? we have answers

In an effort to make your list of timeshare properties more complete, I am requesting that you add The Mill Resort and Suites. We purchased our first week there in 2001 and our second in 2003. Due...
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