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Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 25th, 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 51,605
Posted By sbatjc
Re: The Countdown's Begun

20 days!!!!! Ready to go!!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By sbatjc
whats new...

So excited!!! We had been going to aruba every 9 months for 8 years strait until our last trip 3 years ago...Financially we were unable to go but NOW we are heading in July!!! We are crazy excited...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,954
Posted By sbatjc
Re: excited and curious...

Thanks so much!!! You are amazing...the detail is so helpful!!! We can't wait!!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,954
Posted By sbatjc
excited and curious...

So my wife Shelley and I just booked our trip back to Aruba for September!!!!!! We are sooooooo excited!!!

To give you some history we went every year for 8 years strait then I lost my job and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 20th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,323
Posted By sbatjc
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

60 days!!! I am excited to get back!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,454
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Do Taxi's wait?

I have had them wait for me before and they didn't seem inconvenienced at all. I just gave them a better tip and the seemed happy with that.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,359
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Volume Of Postings

I feel for sure the decrease has to do some with the economy!

There are those that are just not going this year. So to hop on the board just to remind themselves they are not going would not be...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 6th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,682
Posted By sbatjc
chocolate

Since I saw the luck with finding out how to order those Niza cookies I am taking a chance. There are some chocolates that I LOVE at taste of belgium in the renaissance plaza and they also passed...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 5th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,497
Posted By sbatjc
Re: laptop

We usally stay at the renassiance. It's been 10 or 15 and if I remember it's 35 for the week. You can use it in your room wired or use your accesscode to get on the wifi.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 2nd, 2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Watching the Super Bowl, video

Thanks! You always do a great job with your videos. I watch them on my appletv at home and it brings me back to aruba for a little bit!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 30th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,194
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Can you take the bus to/from the airport?

Unless I am not understanding the poster correctly it sounds like he is looking to save money cause he is only staying for the night (which would be impossible for me to do :) ). So he is not on...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 27th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,900
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Wow! Aruba resort are slashing prices

Thanks for that extra info, I was sick when I saw the first post because I had already prepaid for my trip!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 26th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,559
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Tip?? When and How much??

If there is a service charge unless the service is great I leave it as is. That is not just for Aruba but even in the states if they include a tip for large partys I leave it as is unless the...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 26th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,746
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Buying Rx Glasses

Lynnen I tried to do the same thing but didnt notice the prices to be that drastically different than the states. I was looking for a designer brand so if that is not what you are looking for then...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By sbatjc
Re: High rise Area

Welcome! You will love it there. Our first year we stayed in the downtown area it was not till our second trip we made it up there. It has a really cool feel. Lots of outdoor places to eat. Some...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 25th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,584
Posted By sbatjc
Re: one last quiet day question

Thats the way it is with most reviews. You have some people that experience an off night and if they have nothing to compare it to they assume there is experience is the way it always is. It stinks...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 23rd, 2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,584
Posted By sbatjc
Re: one last quiet day question

DANG!!!!! That looks amazing!!! I am starving :)
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 23rd, 2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,953
Posted By sbatjc
Re: more questions

I like walking the streets behind the renaissance in downtown. Stopping and getting an ice cream and going into the stores. Its relaxing to just walk and having no stress and no where to be!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By sbatjc
Re: slow forum day so let's get it moving

Best Burger and Hot dog...Crazy but I have never had one in aruba :) But I am gonna try that cart on the side of the road in June
Best fish: I like the sea bass Ruinas del Mar at the Hyatt
Best...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,043
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Economy???

Have any of the more well known restaurants closed? Are any of the stores closing?
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 20th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,043
Posted By sbatjc
Economy???

I tried to do a search to see if anything like this was already discussed since I have been gone for a while. My wife and I just booked our trip for 09 and are going in June, I cant wait!!!

I...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 17th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,323
Posted By sbatjc
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

153 Days for us...Just booked today :)
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 17th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Where to grab a bite after midnight

In the lounge section of lg's in the rennissance you can get food. It overlooks the crystal casino. It's a smaller menu but the food is good.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 28th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,665
Posted By sbatjc
Re: where did your moderator go?

Sherry I feel awful for you but is there anything we can do beyond feel awful?

Do you need anything wired to you? Do you need to get in contact with anyone regarding your passports? Can we buy...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 26th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,804
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Incomunicado ...

sherry I guess its time to come over to the dark side with me and get a mac :)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 14th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,323
Posted By sbatjc
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

ONE DAY!!!! I Can't Wait!!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 12th, 2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,439
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Our trip report is up!

Thanks for the report!! As your trip gets closer and closer these reports become addicting :) Thanks!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 10th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,527
Posted By sbatjc
Re: leaving the country

Mariza I read what you wrote to Shelley and now she is sad we are not brining her down :( We will probably be bringing her down next year and will for sure be calling you. I will send you some...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 9th, 2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,527
Posted By sbatjc
Re: leaving the country

Thanks you guys TONS for all the insight!!!! I just wanted to make sure we are prepared for anything. I feel much better.

Weimaraner to answer your question about brining our daughter. We...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 8th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,473
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Dinner Cruise

gfi would love to do something like this but my only concern is I have pretty bad motion sickness. Do you think this would effect it?
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 8th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,473
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Dinner Cruise

Amy do you know what the cost was for the two of you doing a private cruise? Also how long were you out?
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 8th, 2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,527
Posted By sbatjc
leaving the country

Hey Everyone in a week my wife and I will be heading back to Aruba. This time we are leaving our 19 month old with Grandma and Grandpa to celebrate our 10 year anniversary :)

I wanted to know...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 8th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,323
Posted By sbatjc
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

ONE WEEK!!! This is when time starts moving VERY slow :)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 7th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,935
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Shops near Tony Roma's

When I was there in August it seemed like the stores were open quite a bit later than most of the stores by the seaport. There is a Lacoste store and quite a few clothing stores.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 5th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,799
Posted By sbatjc
Re: tip or no tip

So you usually just give her/him a list for the week and then when you go back give them a $20? What if you were using them each day would you still do $20 at the end of the trip?
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 5th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,149
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Gas Prices & Taxi Fares

I wouldn't worry to much about it. If you go by their price list you should have paid $28 on Sunday so they saved you $3 bucks.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 5th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,323
Posted By sbatjc
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

11 Days!!!!!!! I am getting so excited!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 4th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,410
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Questions about Divi Aruba Phoenix

Hey Tom,

Welcome to the board. When you asked the question about the unit, the number reminded me that I was bidding against you on Ebay. HaHa funny! Congratulations!!! If I had won I would...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,149
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Gas Prices & Taxi Fares

I found this website where it lists the gas prices at $5 per gallon. It said on the site that the $12 listed by CNN was untrue and they changed it. I never actually saw that report...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,799
Posted By sbatjc
tip or no tip

because my trip is rapidly aproaching I took some time to read a couple trip reports. As I was reading I started to get nervous that I "stiffed" some people over the years. So the question is...do...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 2nd, 2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Please help ! Where to go for a great steak ?

Unreliable is a good word for El Gaucho. I have been there and LOVED it!!! But there have been times where I walked out just thinking it was good. If the steaks were always the way they were the...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 1st, 2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,340
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Please help ! Where to go for a great steak ?

You will get tons of responses because there are tons of good places. My wife and I personally love LG Smiths. Its in the Renaissance Resort right outside the Crystal Casino. The atmosphere is...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 1st, 2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,062
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Dunkin' Donuts

is there a starbucks?
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 1st, 2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,575
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Final Dinner

We saw an advertisment for it while we were there and decided to go to the brunch. When we got there we didnt realize you NEEDED to make reservations and they told us they wouldn't be able to get us...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,575
Posted By sbatjc
Re: Final Dinner

I messed up and put the brunch at the hilton but I meant the Hyatt :) Sorry about that...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,575
Posted By sbatjc
Final Dinner

Hey Guys we are heading to aruba in 15 days for a 7 night trip. Shorter than we usually take. With 7 dinners we have picked some of the places we really like but we came up lacking our final meal. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,434
Posted By sbatjc
Re: important message concerning a pm from 2btrudie

In the marketing world negative exposure is still exposure :) So 2btrudie for all of this I guarantee the book got TONS more exposure :) There is a plus in any situation.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 29th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,735
Posted By sbatjc
Re: LG Smith Tokens - NJ Liz comes through

can you buy the chips outright if so how much are they?
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 29th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,434
Posted By sbatjc
Re: important message concerning a pm from 2btrudie

so now that all this is resolved do we get to find out what this book is :)
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 28th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By sbatjc
Re: King Ribs

I will have to check them out! Where are they located, I dont think I have ever seen them before.
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