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Old Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Monday morn the big bird takes off. Weather looks lt shouldn't be a factor. Looking forward to 4 weeks. Hope to make it to the Mon. BB once or twice. Al
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The weather is great in Aruba right now. Forecast is possibly some scattered showers but no deluges hopefully

Have a great time!
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Al, have a wonderful time... safe travels!

I just returned from my month in paradise. I'm so depressed!!
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GUMBO,

I love it!!! "The Big Bird" Priceless

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Old Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Hi Elaine. Welcome home. I hope you had a wonderful time in Aruba, and that the palapa crisis ebbed as time went by. Looking forward to reading your trip report. We are trying to get an Aruba exchange during the first week of December. So far, no luck but we still have plenty of time.
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Hi Elaine. Welcome home. I hope you had a wonderful time in Aruba, and that the palapa crisis ebbed as time went by. Looking forward to reading your trip report. We are trying to get an Aruba exchange during the first week of December. So far, no luck but we still have plenty of time.
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Hi back to you, Tom!

I had a "fantabulous time"... and, will eventually put together a little "story" about my trip. The only bump in the road was my daughter being ill prior to my leaving home, and eventually being admitted to the hospital the Tuesday of my last week. Thank G-d she's on the road to recovery.

The palapa crisis ebbed when I said..."enough, I quit!" lol

Good luck with getting the exchange. Have room for one more??
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Old Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Good luck with getting the exchange. Have room for one more??
Not sure if we will in Aruba, but we certainly did in Vegas while you were away. We had two 1 bedroom timeshare units and couldn't find anyone to use the spare unit. If it were Aruba, I am sure I could have found takers.

We are heading back to Vegas tomorrow to see Eric Clapton at the MGM Grand. Get home on Monday night and then head out to St. Maarten the following Sunday for 2 weeks. We are hoping for Aruba for the week of December 3 or 4th. I saw a studio available at your place, the ABC. How big are they and do they have a fridge and coffee maker--the fridge for my beer and the coffee maker for MJ's morning coffee. You don't want to around her in the morning without her coffee.

Glad to hear that you had a "fantabulous" time, but I expected no less based on reading about your prior exploits on the island. Sorry to hear about your daughter's illness. You being so far away had to be more trying on you than getting up at 4 in the morning for a darn palapa. Glad to hear she is getting better and that you are home to see that she does.

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PS: Gumbo Al: Have a great 4 weeks in Aruba.
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Old Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Tom... the superior units have 2 queen sized beds, a dining table and chairs..... a little galley kitchen with a stove top, microwave, full sized fridge for your beer, coffee maker, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, bathroom... balcony on the second floor or patio on the first floor.

What's the unit # that's for rent? Knowing that, I can tell you what it faces, and if the location's good.
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Elaine: thanks for the info. The studio, as you describe it, would be fine for us and my beer. I saw it yesterday on RCI's online system but didn't put it on hold since I really wanted a 1 bedroom. Just checked RCI a few minutes ago and the unit is gone. Don't know what the room number was as it isn't shown on the online system. Think I'll just hang loose and hope that something shows up on either RCI's or II's online systems.
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Elaine: thanks for the info. The studio, as you describe it, would be fine for us and my beer. I saw it yesterday on RCI's online system but didn't put it on hold since I really wanted a 1 bedroom. Just checked RCI a few minutes ago and the unit is gone. Don't know what the room number was as it isn't shown on the online system. Think I'll just hang loose and hope that something shows up on either RCI's or II's online systems.
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Better yet, Tom. Maybe YOU will have room for me afterall!!

Enjoy your fun weekend in Vegas, and your upcoming vacation to St. Maarten. When I grow up, I wanna be just like you! lol
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Monday morn the big bird takes off. Weather looks lt shouldn't be a factor. Looking forward to 4 weeks. Hope to make it to the Mon. BB once or twice. Al
Al, I just returned from four weeks in Paradise. Every day was perfect. I stay at the Aruba Beach Club. I see alot of the same people every year and of course there are always new people. I have been going to Aruba for 26 years. For many of those years I visited three times a year, but now I stay four weeks. It's never enough. I get teary-eyed upon approach to the island and again when I leave. Al, enjoy every minute in Aruba.
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When I grow up, I wanna be just like you! lol


Elaine if you wanna be just like me, try your best to never grow up. It seems to work for me.


Still looking for an Aruba week in December. So far neither RCI nor II have a 1 bedroom available for the week we want. I'll keep trying for a few more months before looking elsewhere.

We had a great weekend in Las Vegas. Eric Clapton was fabulous on Saturday night. The Lion King on Sunday was pretty good too. If we can't get into Aruba in December, Las Vegas may be a good fall back.

Hope your daughter is still on the road to full recovery.

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Old Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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Welcome home in between trips, Tom.

Shows you saw sound wonderful!

It's still early, I'm sure you'll find something to your liking in Aruba for the week or weeks you want in December.

I'm really trying not to grow up.. Those damn mirrors keep showing me somebody else's reflection, I just know it!

My daughter's doing much better.. Had her first follow-up today with the doctor, and he's pleased with her progress. Thanks so much for asking.
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Old Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Al left today!!

Hope your flight was uneventful, and have a great 4 weeks!!
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