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elisabeth_nj Friday, August 31st, 2012 10:37 AM

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2 months from yesterday! First trip back in 6 years!!!!!

Liz from N.J. Friday, August 31st, 2012 10:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by elisabeth_nj (Post 110002)
2 months from yesterday! First trip back in 6 years!!!!!

Have you found a place to stay yet?

elisabeth_nj Friday, August 31st, 2012 01:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Liz from N.J. (Post 110003)
Have you found a place to stay yet?

Just got 2 prospects at Playa Linda that I'm working with. Will probably spend our last 2 days (after the timeshare ends)...somewhere on Eagle Beach. My husband hates to change places but I'm thrilled to be spending 6 days at the PL at a GREAT rate!!! Looked into The Pearl...which looks nice, also considering Tropicana (at 83.00/nite how can I not)...Plus there are a lot of bartenders at LaCabana I will need to say hello to, so what the heck! (I know they are still there because we have sent friends there and our daughter honeymooned there!)

Elaine S Friday, August 31st, 2012 04:08 PM

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elisbeth!!! So good to "see" you.

Glad to read that you're finally getting back to our little "island in the sun."

Hope you and your family are all well!

Elaine S Friday, August 31st, 2012 04:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kent (Post 110001)
2 months and counting

Kent.. in my next life, I want to come back as you!! lol

Maybe we'll finally get to meet in February if I can drag my a** off the beach. :teeth_smi Of course I say that every year, and it still hasn't happened!

ruba4ever Saturday, September 1st, 2012 01:21 PM

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Hear ye hear ye
The month has now hit nine,

In thirteen days
Life will be fine.

To our little island we will go
To relax and rest,

And have the time of our lives
With all the best.

So the countdown is official
And it will go by fast,

I only hope that when our vacation starts
It will slow down a bit and last.

Until tomorrow....

ruba

ruba4ever Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 10:37 AM

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:star::star::star:

12 (have to fit it in)

or

11 (actually what it is)

Till I get to heaven

My mind is now in overload

mode.

Ruba

:island::island::island:

Elaine S Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 11:13 AM

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Love it, Alnora!!! lol Aruba Rock

elisabeth_nj Monday, September 3rd, 2012 11:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Elaine S (Post 110005)
elisbeth!!! So good to "see" you.

Glad to read that you're finally getting back to our little "island in the sun."

Hope you and your family are all well!

Hi Elaine...thanks! Good to be coming back. Really excited! Just secured our room at Playa Linda! Hubs wanted to stay in Palm Beach this time and I'm thrilled to have gotten a unit at PL.

Family doing GREAT thanks! That lil cutie in my pic is our newest...we just celebrated her 1st b'day yesterday!! :o)

Looking forward to hearing more about everything new on our "island in the sun"

captmorgnsgrl Monday, September 3rd, 2012 06:30 PM

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So excited to be going back! Reading all these posts is making the anticipation even better. Purchased our airfare last week! So looking forward to this.

Elizabeth, so happy our going back! I have been away to long and miss all the talk of Aruba.

Elaine S Monday, September 3rd, 2012 07:04 PM

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elisabeth.... good for you! Having walked through Playa Linda a few times, it's beautiful, and I'm sure you'll love it. When are you going?

Congratulations on the "not so new" addition to the family!!

Susie... when are you going??? I bought my ticket this past April for next February!! lol Can't believe summer's over... now I'll start counting holidays until "takeoff." :D

ruba4ever Monday, September 3rd, 2012 08:43 PM

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10

days

until

wheels

up

woohoo

Elaine S Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 07:46 AM

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Alnora... make that another "woo hoo!" :party: Of course we expect a full report! :D

elisabeth_nj Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 08:30 AM

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:regular_s We are going the last week in Oct. Got a airfare alert for 399 r/t and with the current airfare prices this was too good to be true. Turns out our orig. day of Oct. 23rd went from 399 to 414 to 420 to 535 before my very eyes...I was sooooooo disappointed. It was the only day in Oct. the fares were below 500. And at that price I wouldn't even consider going. Then low and behold a day later the 31st came up 399 also...so we grabbed it but by the time I clicked on BUY, it went up to 404...STILL A GREAT PRICE! Non stop too! Also never considered a timeshare because we are going Tues-Tues but then this unit came up and the price was worth only staying from Tues-Sun, we are getting someplace else for Sun-Tues (haven't decided yet, probably Eagle Beach, our old stomping grounds).

BostonBeSt Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 09:24 AM

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Will be heading down october 27 from Boston with a pretty big crew, family, friends...

This will be my 6th visit, staying at Lacabana for 10 days

captmorgnsgrl Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 04:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Elaine S (Post 110026)
elisabeth.... good for you! Having walked through Playa Linda a few times, it's beautiful, and I'm sure you'll love it. When are you going?

Congratulations on the "not so new" addition to the family!!

Susie... when are you going??? I bought my ticket this past April for next February!! lol Can't believe summer's over... now I'll start counting holidays until "takeoff." :D

Leaving on the 21st of June, staying our two weeks. I purchased the tickets as soon as I could! The airfare from California was $680.00 RT, that is good leaving from the west coast. We won't get there until the next afternoon. It takes about 17 hours total. But so well worth it! There is just something about getting off of that plane in Aruba!

Elaine S Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 07:58 PM

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BostonBeSt... time's drawing near for you, too!!!

Susie... you're right, it's so worth it!

elisabeth... finding a couple nights shouldn't be too hard, and if the fare worked, I'd have done the same thing!

Even though I paid more this time than I have in a lot of years, I placate myself by breaking the fare into "per week," and divide by four! lol

ruba4ever Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 10:39 PM

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NINE

IS

FINE

FOR

A

TRIP

TO

PARADISE
I Love Aru

Elaine S Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 02:04 PM

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It's so fine, I wish it were mine! :p

ruba4ever Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 06:13 PM

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WE ARE AT EIGHT



AND




IT FEELS GREAT!!!!!!

:wink_smil

Aruba Rock

Elaine S Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 07:00 PM

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:thumbs_up:thumbs_up:thumbs_up

ruba4ever Thursday, September 6th, 2012 07:54 PM

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seven

to

heaven

oh

can't

wait

ruba4ever Friday, September 7th, 2012 03:50 PM

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Down

to

six

till

my

fix

:island:

Elaine S Friday, September 7th, 2012 05:48 PM

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Yay..... you're now down to the "next week at this time I'll be on the beach in paradise!!"

ruba4ever Friday, September 7th, 2012 10:41 PM

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How did you know ??? lol.....I was doing that last night...I said "Next week at this time we will be at the Crown Plaza after a great meal at Mario's relaxing and trying to go to sleep"....(well I will be trying...Ray will be snoring). LOL. So much to do now.....plus work. Bluck.....if only that didn't get in the way of our fun....

ruba

ruba4ever Sunday, September 9th, 2012 04:34 PM

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yesterday.....five was alive.....................

today it is less.....................

now it is down to 4

which means there's not many more

:airplane: :island: :martini_s :dinner_pl :star:=paradise

Elaine S Sunday, September 9th, 2012 04:43 PM

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ahhhhhhhhh...... down to four till you're out the door! :D

The plane will await, and won't it be nice..
Your final stop is our paradise!! Aruba Rock :wink_smil

ruba4ever Monday, September 10th, 2012 08:27 PM

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THREE



fills



me


with


GLEE:wink_smil


ruba

P.S. Elaine...thanks for adding some fun to this countdown. I am afraid I am not on my best game this year....lol. Have a doc's appointment tomorrow for a neck/ear type pain that I need gone before lift off.....oy!!!

Elaine S Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 08:52 AM

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uh oh Alnora... hope you're feeling better.

Weren't you under the weather right before you left last year, too??

ruba4ever Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 10:46 PM

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One plus one

Dos

Three minus one

And it goes on and on

It is two....two...more days....till lift off.....


Wee....


Yep Elaine...I was....this time it is congestion in the ear and nose that is just pesky. Nothing serious...thank goodness. Thought the worst (of course) like a carodid artery...lol. My doc said " your carodid is fine" and repeated it again...he just loves me!! I make him laugh...:) I just didn't want to get on a plane with a bad ear. I got Clairiton D and some Nasonex spray to open it all up. I will be good to go...

Elaine S Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 08:20 AM

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Glad it's nothing serious, and that you're "good to go!" :thumbs_up

All packed??

Elaine S Thursday, September 13th, 2012 09:46 AM

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Alnora...

And then there were none..
Safe travels, and have fun!! :airplane::island:

captmorgnsgrl Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 07:36 PM

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Well now that my Winter trip is over I can really start to concentrate on my Aruba countdown. I have been looking for any new restaraunts that might have opened up. If any of you have any suggestions let me know. It's been two years since we have gone and I am sure looking forward to my two weeks. Time to get some new bathing suits

Elaine, your trip isn't to far off....I know your excited.

Hope you are all well!

Elaine S Thursday, January 10th, 2013 11:28 AM

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Suzie.... I'm counting down the days - 22 and a wakeup! :thumbs_up


donnie Friday, January 11th, 2013 03:16 PM

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That surely is good news to hear Elaine!

May you and Mary have another great month of living large!

Is tico able to go this year?

Elaine S Friday, January 11th, 2013 04:27 PM

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Thanks Don!

Unfortunately, Judy and Tico aren't going to be able to be there this year. Makes me sad, but hopeful they will be back at some point. There are health issues with Judy...

CaribRJ Saturday, January 12th, 2013 03:32 PM

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Feb 10th for us! In the mode!

I Love Aru

Elaine S Saturday, January 12th, 2013 05:35 PM

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See you on the beach! I'm soooooooooooo ready. Three weeks from today I should be all unpacked and food shopped!! :party:

captmorgnsgrl Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 04:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Elaine S (Post 110623)
See you on the beach! I'm soooooooooooo ready. Three weeks from today I should be all unpacked and food shopped!! :party:


That sounds wonderful! I still have five months...but I can hardly wait to get into that water!

BigPapa Friday, January 18th, 2013 09:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Elaine S (Post 110623)
See you on the beach! I'm soooooooooooo ready. Three weeks from today I should be all unpacked and food shopped!! :party:

Georgene mentioned yesterday...The Elaine should be getting ready:teeth_smi
Dang...Sure do miss seeing you and Mary.

It does make me feel better...knowing your going to enjoy the h*ll out of it again.:kiss:

Elaine S Friday, January 18th, 2013 10:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BigPapa (Post 110649)
Georgene mentioned yesterday...The Elaine should be getting ready:teeth_smi
Dang...Sure do miss seeing you and Mary.

It does make me feel better...knowing your going to enjoy the h*ll out of it again.:kiss:

Georgene's right.... I'm soooo getting ready!! :shades_sm Two weeks from tomorrow, and it's up, up and away!

Hopefully, someday you guys will make it back at the same time, and so will Tico and Judy... and it'll be like old times again!

skbrandon Monday, January 21st, 2013 10:43 AM

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SIX!!

Already checked the weather reports -- sunny in NYC and clear for takeoff!

Elaine S Monday, January 21st, 2013 11:22 AM

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Safe travels, and have a wonderful time!! :island:

I'll start checking the extended weather for Philly next Monday. Winter travel's always a little bit concerning. My flight's at 7:48 AM, and after that it can snow, snow, snow!! lol



Quote:

Originally Posted by skbrandon (Post 110659)
SIX!!

Already checked the weather reports -- sunny in NYC and clear for takeoff!


donnie Monday, January 21st, 2013 02:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Elaine S (Post 110660)
Safe travels, and have a wonderful time!! :island:

I'll start checking the extended weather for Philly next Monday. Winter travel's always a little bit concerning. My flight's at 7:48 AM, and after that it can snow, snow, snow!! lol


At least for the month, right Elaine!!

Elaine S Monday, January 21st, 2013 07:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by donnie (Post 110661)
At least for the month, right Elaine!!

I was hoping, donnie, but they're talking snow here tonight and Friday! Ugh!

As long as February 2nd is dry and clear, I won't complain.. oh wait, yes I will!! :wink_smil

donnie Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 03:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Elaine S (Post 110663)
I was hoping, donnie, but they're talking snow here tonight and Friday! Ugh!

As long as February 2nd is dry and clear, I won't complain.. oh wait, yes I will!! :wink_smil

I just put on my weather cap and I will predict no snow until Feb 4, 2013! Now March - I can't predict.

Anyway, have a great time Elaine and have a cold one for me!:beer_yum:

donnie Thursday, March 7th, 2013 05:52 PM

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At least I can say we now have a countdown!

106 days!

Elaine S Thursday, March 7th, 2013 08:46 PM

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Yay donnie!!!! Aruba Rock

WinnipegGlenn Thursday, March 7th, 2013 09:44 PM

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Good evening everybody,

Just joined this forum a little while ago. Been going to Aruba off and on since 1980. (Back then the biggest building on the island was the hospital and the Talk of The Town was everybody's "special occassion" restaurant.)

We had a forced absence of two years (damned colon) but we're now booked for the week October 12-19, 2013. I'm not too early to put this here, am I? I'm just so happy to be going back.

Have a good one everyone.


Glenn

Winnipeg, Canada

Elaine S Friday, March 8th, 2013 12:32 PM

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Welcome Glenn...

You're never too early for a countdown! We all live vicariously through eachother's trips.

I just got back a week ago, and wish I could have a replay!!


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