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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 14th, 2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Say, haven't we met here before? No? I'm sure...oh, never mind

Love you Canadians! Too bad you aren't in Aruba in Nov & Dec... Follow your posts faithfully ARUBABOY.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 1st, 2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,512
Posted By Manzanita
Wink Re: Elaine and Mary...

You're missing us Donnie! The Manzanita's have 10 months until Aruba unless we win the lottery, LOL!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,845
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Your Favorite Grocery Store?

The Manzanitas have no ONE favorite & enjoy shopping around. We're looking forward to the new Super Foods in back of La Cabana yet will continue to shop the large & small groceries we've enjoyed the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 12th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,464
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Halloween Fun?

Hope to someday visit Aruba during Halloween. I understand Aruba families dote on their children & their holidays....Halloween is a favorite childrens holiday in the US, therefore a potential...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 2nd, 2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 51,592
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Umm, I've lost interest in Joran's problems. Natalee & her family have been in my prayers & thoughts & will continue forever. Vandersloots know the truth....that's what probably precipitated the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,188
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Job Search Aruba

Love your post & wish you the best in your search for employment in Aruba. A confident & qualified person such as yourself is most acceptable in the job market in Aruba...best wishes!
Believe &...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, December 24th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Manzanita
Re: From My House

Thanks, Miss Elaine! Blessings & Merry Christmas to you & yours too. Our son & favorite grand-daughter came by for Turkey & gifts today. As a grandma, I admit I have a FAVORITE GRAND-DAUGHTER! I...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Help

Awesome, Elaine! My favorite eatery is Chalet Suisse, but we missed our chance this year, AGAIN!! Returned from LCBRC on 12-18-11.....probably next near :teeth_smi
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,253
Posted By Manzanita
One Happy Island Blue Lobster Recommendation

The Manzanita group ate at Blue Lobster the last week of November. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Caribbean lobster & shrimp & filet mignon were ordered. All meals were outstanding & surpassed those of most...
Forum: La Cabana Resort Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,205
Posted By Manzanita
Thumbs up LCBRC Casino update for Nov-Dec 2011

While at LCBRC from Nov 27 to Dec 18, progress on the on-site LaCabana casino appeared to be moving along without a hitch. The pharmacy shop closed & incorporated seamlessly into the La Cabana market...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 24th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Thanks for the Thanksgiving good wishes. We had a great TG dinner at a local eatery & will be leaving for Aruba on Sunday. Life is good! Aruba is better!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,925
Posted By Manzanita
Re: 25th trip to Aruba

I passionatly envy you Kent! We've been going to Aruba since 1996 (missed a couple years due to health/financial issues). Leaving, this year, on the 27th of Nov. for 3 weeks & meeting up with...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Manzanita
Re: I am booked for November

Well Kent, this year we're booked for Nov. 27 until Mid-December. We pray for perfect weather & beach conditions. Like I said before, it's a crapshoot!

Even during the worst conditions that we...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 24th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,205
Posted By Manzanita
Re: what do we like about aruba?

Arubian people are awesome! I live with equally positive, welcoming & COMFORTABLE neighbors in Lima, Ohio. Orangestad, Aruba might consider Lima, OHIO as a sister city. Ya think?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,205
Posted By Manzanita
Re: what do we like about aruba?

Aruba offers me BLACKING out my NEGATIVES of WORK & DAILY SITUATIONS.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 18th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Manzanita
Re: I am booked for November

November is a crap shoot! Usually it's warm, sunny & a 'little' breezy. The rest of the time (about 45%) is stormy, wet & not that comfortable. I go weeks 47 to 50 & have usually had the most...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 562,493
Posted By Manzanita
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Yesterday, the Manzanita's purchased our Aruba airfare for 2011 (wks 48 thru 50). Ummm...by our calculations, that's about 395,261 days until Aruba! Wish us luck & patience, LOL! :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 562,493
Posted By Manzanita
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Oh my! We're so envious of those with 39 days 'til Aruba....it seems like a million days before our Aruba vacation! Honestly, we're hoping to find weeks 47 & 48 ANYWHERE to link up with our 49 & 50...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 18th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Cruising Guide to Aruba Now Available on the Web

Merel!

Appreciate your input regarding "Aruba Cruising!" I understand a minority of posters here don't wish to promote Cruise tourism, yet our Cruise friends contribute much revenue to the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By Manzanita
Re: An aruba happening

Same here.
Nancy
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 17th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By Manzanita
Re: A vs C

Eagle Beach Boy....thnx for your review. I agree, sometimes the the more primitive trip sites aren't as accommodating to visitors as established/visitor friendly destinations.
Nancy
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 29th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,059
Posted By Manzanita
Re: What's cookin at Cubas Cookin?

Though we're not always in the "KNOW" among locals & informed travelers, we know what we like. Would try Aruba's Cookin' again based on our initial visit :0))
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 22nd, 2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,059
Posted By Manzanita
Re: What's cookin at Cubas Cookin?

Went to Cuba's Cookin' the year they opened & was impressed with service, quality & atmosphere. Have viewed mixed reviews since their opening & I'm confident the new location & venue will be...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,205
Posted By Manzanita
Re: what do we like about aruba?

NOSTALGIA!
I was born at the beach (Long Beach, CA), raised at the beach (Monterey Bay, CA) & grew up in La Jolla, CA in the 60's & 70's.
My family re-located to mid-America in the mid 80's...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 28th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Turkey Day In Aruba!

May be in Aruba over T'giving in 2011 too. Though we are thrilled with La Cabana's food service, overall, we were repulsed with their Thanksgiving fare provided in 2010!
If we're fortunate enough...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Monday, March 28th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,625
Posted By Manzanita
Smile Re: Delifrance

Thanks guys! Same here, passed it up for years...will give it a try after shopping in 2011.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,427
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Aruba vs SXM

Never been to St Martin but have visited numerous other islands in the Caribbean. In our opinion, Aruba is the best choice for US travellers. If you have the means to compare Caribbean...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,769
Posted By Manzanita
Re: What to pack for your aruba trip

Charles, your advise is golden! Would love to meet you Winter 2011.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,226
Posted By Manzanita
Re: 5 Guys Burger"s Now on the Island

Five Guys is right up my alley. However, my next visit to my doc will put the KAIBOSCH on that kind of fun! LOL!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,410
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Earthquake Faults?

Thanks, Grundham. Living with earthquakes in California since the 40's, I'm always curious about where else they occur.
Was never frightened when they happened in No-Cal & So-Cal, but recent...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Has something happened??

Thanks Mark for being on top of local news.
Nancy
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Sticky: scam warnings
Views: 10,441
Posted By Manzanita
Re: scam warnings

My response to these spammers is always, tough poo! :tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,410
Posted By Manzanita
Earthquake Faults?

Are there earthquake faults in the Carribean? I would assume there are & how would they impact (specifically) Aruba?
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,807
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Fruit in aruba

Local fruit is amazing! We received an Arubian Papaya last December that was sweet, juicy & FIRM from a dear friends garden! Always loved Hawaiian Papaya until we tried the variety grown in Aruba.
Forum: Aruba Safety Saturday, February 26th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,594
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Car break-in attempted at Eagle Beach

We still love taking a bus, everywhere! One of the best ways to meet & greet locals & always have a fun time travelling in Aruba. It's convenient & cheap!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 11th, 2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,062
Posted By Manzanita
Re: IMO Best Massage on Aruba

Never had a massage EVER, ANYWHERE! How is the massage at La-Cabana? I may try it this year if I hear good things....otherwise, I'm willing to travel a little if there are good recommendations. ...
Forum: Charles' Stories Friday, February 4th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,530
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Ramblings of an island kid

Thank you Charles! I grew up in Monterey Bay, Calif., in the same era with similar experiences. Thanks for the memories...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 15th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,399
Posted By Manzanita
Re: another minor warning

I don't necessarily recommend this, but our group spent most of our time by our pool this year. Don't completely recommend keeping close to home, but our law-enforcement backgrounds dictated safety...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 13th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,520
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Never Rains In Aruba !?

I have 6 inches of SNOW, ICE & WINTER DEBREE on my patio today (1-13-11). Torrential rains experienced in Aruba from 11-14 to 12-19 were nothing compared to shovelling snow, cranking up the heat &...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 27th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,241
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Rain

Mr. Manzanita & I were in Aruba for 5 weeks (Nov 14 to Dec 19) & experienced A LOT of rainy days. Guess what? It WAS NOT HORRIBLE FOLKS!! We went to the Aruba Archealogical museum, downtown...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 11th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 562,493
Posted By Manzanita
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We're pretty much all packed & ready to fly...we have a TON of things to do tomorrow tho, (haircuts, some drug store purchases, last minute packing, etc.), LOL! It's all good :tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 11th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 562,493
Posted By Manzanita
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Don't want to rub it in friends, but we leave on Sunday (NOVEMBER 14). Been a long time comin' & I'll be thinking good & positive thoughts about YOUR future travels to OUR "home away from home!" ...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Turkey Day In Aruba!

We had our traditional TG meal, with family, on Oct. 20 (our 43rd anniversary). Don't know if we'll eat turkey in Aruba on the "real day". We may just go to the TG buffet at LCBRC & pick & snack on...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By Manzanita
Re: It's been a wile

I understand you TINA. I post much more often right before I'm ready to leave for Aruba. Have a glorious time! :wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Turkey Day In Aruba!

How 'bout Amsterdam Manor? Do they provide an American traditional meal?
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Aruban people's hospitality

Probably our first & one of many hospitable interactions with local Arubians occured during our 1st trip (around 1995). We were at LCBRC & we attended Bingo Night at their Casino.

We are...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 17th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 562,493
Posted By Manzanita
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

About 27 days until Aruba for us (Nov. 14). I don't understand why I become so "stressed" anticipating our trip! Once we're there though, it feels so natural & relaxed, LOL.
I guess a couple...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 14th, 2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,486
Posted By Manzanita
Turkey Day In Aruba!

Our first time in Aruba over Thanksgiving this year! Any recommendations for a traditional Thanksgiving meal
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Questions Monday, October 11th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,072
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Cooks Restaurant is moving

Ommi, you're a prince! Will stop in before Dec. 18...can't wait. We've been following your progress on this BB & anxious to become a patron.
NT
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 11th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,083
Posted By Manzanita
Re: Questions for Aruba experts

We are on board with you Charles! After 15 years of savoring Aruba & its' many "tourista" offerings, DH & I wish to advance to "the next level."
I believe we are ready for these special little...
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