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Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By charlierat
Re: The Tramps Return to Garufa Ultra Lounge

Okay, I just read the whole article that contains a reference to Leo Dorcas. The band that he left after about half a year was not The Tramps, it was a band called Pearl Ash. I actually saw an...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By charlierat
Re: The Tramps Return to Garufa Ultra Lounge

That sounds about right. He left The Tramps and teamed up with two brothers (the de Heers) to form a trio that might as well have been the Leo Dorkas Experience. He was an awesome guitarist!
...
Forum: Bati Bleki Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By charlierat
Re: The Tramps Return to Garufa Ultra Lounge

I noticed in the article that it said that The Tramps got together in 1967. I remember a band called The Tramps in the late 60's. Their lead guitarist was a phenom named Leo Dorkas. I swear, he...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 9th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,488
Posted By charlierat
Aruba story on TV tomorrow night

Remember the story about the scuba diver on Aruba that lost his camera, which later washed ashore in the Florida Keys, and how the guy that found it was able to trace it back to the owner? The story...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 21st, 2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,812
Posted By charlierat
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Joran can recant and retract his confession if he thinks that will help his cause. They can throw it out altogether and just proceed on the physical and circumstantial evidence. They've got him...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,812
Posted By charlierat
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

You guys are good! Everything I would have said has already been said!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,812
Posted By charlierat
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Last night, Jane Velez-Mitchell checked with CNN/Colombia in Bogota. They checked with the local police who informed them that they were not seeking any information from Joran van der Sloot. Two...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 5th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,812
Posted By charlierat
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

If, God forbid, something were to ever happen to me or a loved one while traveling, I could only hope that the appropriate law enforcement agency would devote a fraction of the resources, manpower...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 5th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,812
Posted By charlierat
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

True confessions time for me. For the longest time, I tended to believe that Natalee Holloway died an accidental death and Joran participated in the disposal of her body. I never did buy that...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 1st, 2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 36,699
Posted By charlierat
Re: what do we like about aruba?

I'm going to focus on this part of the post:

For someone that has never been to Aruba, I would say thay it's a small island but probably bigger than you expect. It is a densely populated, highly...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By charlierat
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 27,901
Posted By charlierat
Re: Tiger Shark / Be Cautious

If I'm reading the article correctly, the shark was caught about five miles off-shore, past the airport. Sharks are fairly common north of Aruba but a shark to the south of the island is very...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 8th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By charlierat
Re: Seroe Colarado Plans

Thanks. Nice to get a little break and post again. Between work and family, I am one busy customer these days.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 5th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By charlierat
Re: Seroe Colarado Plans

I've said this before and I'll say it again - I think the best plan for a hotel in Seroe Colorado would be a low rise (2 story max.) hotel on the spit of land in between Baby Lagoon (we never called...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 18th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,364
Posted By charlierat
Re: Dutch Marines off to Haiti

Here's another article about the same effort. Kudos to the Aruban business community for stepping up.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 23rd, 2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By charlierat
Re: Added 25 pictures to my sight

Pictures came up just fine. Thanks for posting them. I love the underwater shots.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 21st, 2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By charlierat
Re: This is really nice

Well, it's all over. Aruba just lost in the semis to the team from Freemont, California by a final score of 7-6. Great game. The Californians scored all of their runs in the bottom of the third,...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 20th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By charlierat
Re: This is really nice

Aruba has advanced to the semi-finals! After dropping a 7-4 decision to Texas on Tuesday, the kids from San Nicolas posted an 11-0 win over Italy last night and a 14-1 victory over New Jersey this...
Forum: Aruba Tales Thursday, August 20th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,429
Posted By charlierat
Re: Did you ever wonder? A trivia question

And the answer is...

The road zags around the place where one of the island's caliche pits used to be. Caliche is a sort of natural cement that was quarried at a couple of different locations...
Forum: Aruba Tales Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,429
Posted By charlierat
Did you ever wonder? A trivia question

Here's a trivia question for y'all.

You know when you drive to Baby Beach, you get to San Nicolas, you go up a hill then turn right and drive in a straight line through a residential area along...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 18th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By charlierat
Re: This is really nice

FYI, the Aruban team lost to East Texas this afternoon by a score of 7-4. East Texas went up 4 nothing after 3 and 5-1 in the 4th but the Arubans battled back to make it 5-4 going into the 7th. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By charlierat
This is really nice

Masha danki to the Harmons and the good people of Maine!!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 8th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,046
Posted By charlierat
Re: hi from aruba

Thanks for checking in. Say "Happy birthday" to Murray for me, please.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By charlierat
Re: New to Aruba

I can answer part of this question. Carlos 'n' Charlies is no more; it has been replaced by Senor Frogs. I have never been to either establishment but I gather that Senor Frogs (and C 'n' C's...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,386
Posted By charlierat
Re: New to Aruba

Please allow me to share a video with you - the top ten things people like most about Aruba:

YouTube - Top 10 Reasons Why Visitors Choose Aruba (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li-1u3Ck6U8)
...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 1st, 2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By charlierat
Re: Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all our neighbors to the North!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,631
Posted By charlierat
Re: notes from Aruba trip, feel free to add yours

Nice list. If I can think of anything to add, I'll do it later. But I wanted to say, my wife and I found a link to Jamie Foxx's radio show broadcast from Aruba. It was really ahem interesting. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,479
Posted By charlierat
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

Congratulations on the nuptuals and, may I add, you have made a great choice for your honeymoon destination. My preference is not to go AI. Too many great restaurants that you will miss out on plus...
Forum: Charles' Stories Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,067
Posted By charlierat
Re: happy fathers day from Aruba (charles)

Happy Father's Day, Charles (and all the other dads on the board)!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 16th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,621
Posted By charlierat
Re: an interesting article

Now that was a great read!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,804
Posted By charlierat
Re: What is the best arubian restaurant?

Hi, Larry. Bon bini to the board and may I be the first to commend you on an excellent vacation destination choice.

As for your question, let me throw a couple back at you. What do you like? ...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,555
Posted By charlierat
Fees at Arikok Nat'l Park

On another board, I saw that they are considering fees for entrance and some activites at Arikok National Park to help with maintenance costs. This is the schedule of fees that I saw:

Tourist...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By charlierat
Re: Exciting meeting of Jamie Foxx

Cool story! I fixed the spelling of his name - hope you don't mind.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,538
Posted By charlierat
Re: Anything I need to know?

Great choice for a vacation destination! There are reasons why Aruba has the highest repeat visitor rate in the Caribbean; first time visitors like yourself often become lifetime devotees.

That...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 27th, 2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,910
Posted By charlierat
Re: If you lived in Aruba........

Don't know about filling the day every day (although I don't anticipate any problems in that department) but I would damn sure end each day watching the sun set, with a cold drink nearby.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By charlierat
Re: Robbery at Bugale

Good points.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,477
Posted By charlierat
Re: Robbery at Bugale

I agree with the mindset that this is an attack on the tourism industry, which is tantamount to an attack on the very heart and soul of the island. I hope the perpetrators are caught post-haste and...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 6th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,120
Posted By charlierat
Re: Info On Renaissance Resort

You have two casino choices: the one at the Seaport Village and the Crystal Casino, which adjoins the Ren. Marina. Since I don't do casinos, I have no further comments except that the Crystal Casino...
Forum: Aruba News Wednesday, May 6th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,525
Posted By charlierat
Re: Statement on Swine Flu

Thanks. I wasn't really too worried about Aruba but, still, it's nice to know.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 5th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,120
Posted By charlierat
Re: Info On Renaissance Resort

I'll try to get this started. The restaurant at the Ocean Suites is convenient for breakfast/brunch but I've never had anything else there. There are a couple of good restautants at the Marina...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 1st, 2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By charlierat
Re: Radisson question

I have half your answer.

No, rain is not more likely in June than October. In fact the opposite is true. October is one of the wettest months and June is one of the dryest.
Forum: Aruba News Monday, April 27th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,757
Posted By charlierat
Re: Hey Birds Fans! Join The New 2009 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad At Radis

Didn't the New England Patriots cheerleaders also come to Aruba recently to do their calendar photo-shoot? And the Redskins cheerleaders came to Aruba last year to do theirs.

If this is a trend,...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 27th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,341
Posted By charlierat
Re: Joseph Munzenhofer Buccaneer Owner/Chef

What sad news. May he rest in peace.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,848
Posted By charlierat
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

Thank you, Ron. And you have definitely given the credit where it is due. Toadie, welcome to our board. Please don't take offense when I say that it is a little unusual for someone to join an...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,848
Posted By charlierat
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

Great to hear!! You posted this while I was typing my last post but I am definitely glad to hear that Aruba is back on the list. You will love it!!

Now, let's get down to more important stuff. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,848
Posted By charlierat
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

I hope you realized that the entire movie was shot in South Africa. Not one minute of the footage was filmed on Aruba. As for the plot and story-line, it was the creation of Hollywood...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,848
Posted By charlierat
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

This is a very touchy subject with me. I wrote a very long response then decided to delete it. Let me just say that there are two sides to every story and the protests that were depicted in the...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,973
Posted By charlierat
Re: Island question/ballroom dancing + metal detecting

Hi, shinkle. Have you ever taken a metal detector through airport security? I'm just wondering about the logistics of packing one. Do they come apart?

As for using one on Ren. Island, I have...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,848
Posted By charlierat
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

For comparison's sake, 2005 was the worst year in Aruba's history for homicides. There were three homicides on Aruba in 2005 (that is not including Natalee Holloway, whose fate is still...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,848
Posted By charlierat
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

I whole-heartedly agree with the last two posts. I watched the movie and thought that it was rather melodramatic and unrealistic. I also read the book upon which it was based. Suffice it to say,...
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