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Old Sunday, March 20th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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33 days from today, we'll be at the Ren. Can't wait; first time in 3 years, and to top it off, alone without the kids!!

Got the jeep set, VisitAruba.com card and the gift certificate for the Brazilian steakhouse. Will do the search for restaurants and I'm thinking about buying a phone while I'm down there; will also check up on that.

YAY!!

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Old Monday, March 21st, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Hope you will enjoy Aruba.

Regarding buying a phone when you are on Aruba, please also take a look at the following post: http://bb.visitaruba.com/f2/first-trip-island-16511/. They are also talking about renting a phone. Maybe it will be useful.
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Old Thursday, April 21st, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Heading to the airport tonight for our 7 am flight. Can't wait!!
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Old Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Having a great time here. Trying to keep Passover and so far, doing a good job!

Just got back from Texas de Brazil; waay too much food, but good. Yesterday we hit the Casa Tua next door for lunch since we were hungry. Grouper salad was very good. Last night went to 7 West and food was great. Today, went to Iguana Joe's. Touristy, but good food. Wifey got a salad that was more than enough for two. Jerk chicken skewers were very tasty! While we were walking around, stopped into Casa Tua Barcelona for a drink and got one of the items off the Tapas menu (stuffed eggplant & zucchini); WOW!! Definitely going back for another meal.

One problem....too many restaurants and not enough time!!!

Oh, the Visitaruba.com card already saved us about $17; not counting the $30 we saved on the Texas de Brazil gift cert!

Will post more later.
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Old Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 10:59 PM
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I Love Aruba Re: T - 33 days and counting!

Thanks for checking in. How is the Passover selection at Ling's?

Enjoy!!
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Old Sunday, April 24th, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Not much there; we did bring a box of matzoh with us, so all we really needed was some cream cheese. It's been surprisingly easy to keep Passover. Salads and skewers for lunch, and most dinners are fish, meat, chicken and veggies. Been drinking a lot of wine; we killed 2 bottles this morning between 10 and 2 on the island.....

Went to Que Pasa tonight for dinner. Fantastic! Service was great and the carpaccio; oh my god! HUGE!! Had the surf & turf; steak and wahoo; yahoo!! Have to go back when we can eat more of what they have. Neat building, and it was the fIrst time I ever saw grass on the ceiling.

Tomorrow night we have reservations for Marandi. It's owned by the same guy who has Que Pasa. who also owned Jumanji but sold it to his sister. Will try to hit there before we leave.

I highly recommend you get the Visit Aruba card before you go; well worth it just for the food. Use it once or twice and you're good to go.

I gotta tell you, we really like the downtown area. After Texas de Brazil, we walked around the area. Very crowded, lots of hustle and bustle; just what we don't want on vacation. REALLY GLAD we didn't buy at the Marriott......
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Old Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Hello Stu,

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Please post your reviews on Aruba Restaurants, Food and Dining Guide - ArubaRestaurants.com. Would be great for other people to read your experiences with the Aruba restaurants.

Thanks!
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Oops! Sorry, got carried away. Will do once I get my password straightened out for the site.

Using the Visit Aruba card a lot. If you go, you need to get one!!
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Just got done with the restaurant reviews. Hated to come home, loved the island and can't wait to get back. Do you know what's wrong with Aruba?



Nothing, not one damn thing!!
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I agree, the only place to be!!
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Belated welcome home, and thanks for the reviews!

I couldn't agree with you more about the island we love!
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