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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, December 23rd, 2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Happy Holiday's!

I wasn't sure where to post but I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

So from my family to yours, I wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, Happy Kwanzaa!

May you be safe and...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Pictures!

I think that's a super idea Sherry! Hopefully lots will want to participate! I love seeing others pictures so come on Aruba lovers, let's have a photo contest! Even if there is no prize, you can...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Pictures!

Thanks everyone! I am happy to hear you liked them! We should hold an Aruba Photo contest and have everyone submit two of their favorite photo's while in Aruba. Just a thought.....
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 19th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Pictures!

Hi All!

I didn't post a trip report...been there, done that! I uploaded a lot of pictures and thought I'd share with you all. I think I took over 2,000 pictures with my new camera and I hope to...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 19th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,450
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Weather or not 'tis the question ...

We just returned last Sunday and prior to our departure, it called for thunderstorms. NOT SO! We had one full afternoon of scattered rain and an hour of rain one morning. Nothing that prevented me...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,698
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Weather

Okay, yes, I know never to listen to weather reports but we've never been to Aruba in November. I just checked the weather for next week (we arrive on Sunday) and it says Thunder Storms. My husband...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 26th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Looking for different things to do

I'm going to hop on and ask the same! 18th visit and going friends who are 3rd timers. They really want to see the caves although 3 years we've never been able to find them LOL Can anyone give me...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 27th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,575
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Aruba story on TV tomorrow night

I have a good story too but has never been on TV LOL My husband lost his wedding ring on our honeymoon and was found 5 years later! Mailed to us from a fellow tourist who had a metal detector. To...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 15th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,145
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Aruba in July at Holiday Inn SunSpree

Hi Jay,

Welcome! I have stayed at the Holiday Inn 16 times and will be booking shortly to go back there in October. If you have any questions, I just might be your gal!

Let me know if I can...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 3rd, 2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 54,183
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

I am so sad to hear of another young girl's life being taken and yet I was so excited to receive my CNN alert today at work letting me know Joran had been captured. I actually let out a big woo hoo...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 25th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Jim's 50 Celebration in Aruba

Thank you everyone! It sure was a fun day full of laughs!

The walker was purchased at a dollar store. Can you believe that?! Too funny!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Jim's 50 Celebration in Aruba

Thank you to Lisa & Sherry for helping us celebrate Jim's 50th and for everyone else for providing me with suggestions and ideas to help with the celebration. It was a birthday none of us will ever...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 19th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Another Great Vacation

What a fantastic trip with Friends. The travel was a bit tiring considering we were delayed departing by 3 hours and then 1 hour on the return flight. We arrived in Toronto at 2:00 a.m. and were in...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 9th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 592,120
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Less than 24 hours! Very excited with our group of 8 and is thanking Sherry for working some magic!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 4th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,544
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: HELP - want to celebrate 50th birthday - group of 16 - what should we do?

And who can I contact for prices for a stretch? I've emailed many in Aruba about that and no one has gotten back to me. I just assumed it was not possible.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 1st, 2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,544
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: HELP - want to celebrate 50th birthday - group of 16 - what should we do?

We are headed next week to celebrate my husband's 50th. I can't help you with dinner suggestions but I can tell you what I have planned!

I have all the 50th celebration decorations which I will...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 21st, 2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,335
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Be aware of rough seas

Just looked at the live stream. The waves do look choppy. Be careful!

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Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 12th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,447
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Caves

Thanks Bob! I know exactly where the anchor is! Adventure here we come. I'm so excited....you'd think I'm a teeny-booper LOL.

Thanks so much!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 12th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,447
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Caves

Thank you for all of your replies!

Loved the pictures but I think I'll send my camera in with friends, find a comfortable place to sit, relax and wait to hear all about their adventure LOL
...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 5th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,447
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Caves

Howdy all! I hope life is treating everyone good!

We are getting excited about our trip! It's coming up really fast...YAY!

Has anyone gone into the caves? We tried to find them last time but...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 26th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,885
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Tamarijn Aruba Suggestions-Other things to do

We've never stayed at the Tamarijn but have always wanted to stay there. Please let us know how much you loved it.

Our favorite thing to do in Aruba is to rent a Jeep and go exploring. We always...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 7th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,592
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: sad news

Very sad news indeed. Such a sad loss for family and friends. My thoughts are with you all.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 30th, 2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,102
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: extreme home makeover

I know I am off topic about extreme makeover.... and congrats on that! I can't wait to see it! But the mention of traffic accident I have to vent. I know it's not the right form to do so please...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 24th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,680
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Birthday in Aruba

Thanks! I was thinking of the Kukoo bus trip too! 16 times to the island and we've never done it. Sounds like a blast!

Thank you for your help!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,680
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Birthday in Aruba

Hi All - Hope everyone well!

Can you suggest something fun to celebrate my husbands 50th in Aruba this April? I thought of renting 50 pink Flamingos and decorate the beach hut but I couldn't find...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 15th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,354
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Bump the kitten adopted!

That's awesome news!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, November 15th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Travelling with Many

Thanks Sherry! I'm happy to know that a mini-van will fit so many. I'm so excited now! I was worried that we couldn't do our own tour. If more are coming, well, we'll need two drivers and two...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 13th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Travelling with Many

Hi all,

Our trip with neighbours last month couldn't have gone better! There were a few minutes where things looked iffy, but I took everyone's advice and took a few breaths and it helped, so...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, October 2nd, 2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,765
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: We have arrived...

Sounds like you are having a great relaxing time! I hope the weather remains the same for the next few weeks as we will be there on the 19th. Very excited to hear the water is clear! I'm super...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 5th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Nervous!

I know the beach your are talking about. Last April they were building a big parking lot near by. We will be visiting that beach for sure!

Fingers crossed we have good weather in October!
...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 4th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,803
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

We too honeymooned in Aruba 10 years ago and have been back 14 times since. So, you're off to a great start!

Your post has generated a lot of...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 4th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Nervous!

Hey Chip! We fly in on Oct 19th. Looks like we'll mise eacother...darn it! Great advice about the car but I think they will want my husband doing the driving as they will most likely be nervous as...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 26th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Nervous!

Great stories and super advice! You guys never let me down!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 23rd, 2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Nervous!

Howdy all,

Last April we took our friends for the first time to Aruba and they loved it! They are already saving for a trip back next year. I can honestly say, it was the best trip I've ever had...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 18th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,970
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Aruba Music Festival

I just remembered Chip - take extra camera batteries. Security took the batteries out of your camera. I happened to have extra's in my purse so when the Media starting taking pictures I was able to...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 17th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,970
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Aruba Music Festival

I got the same message today Chip. I was so disappointed! I don't think we will plan our trip around the event this year. The lineup does not compare to Styx or Reo Speedwagon for me!

The seats...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 8th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,368
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: where to get a massage?

I had a lovely one at the Holiday Inn Sunspree on one rainy day last October. It was $85 and it lasted an hour. Head to toe. Well worth it! It was very professional and I was pudding afterwards. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,007
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Aruba Weather

Last October it poured for 3 days. Downpours! Streets were flooded . The funny thing was those who complained about it. Very funny to hear vacationers cry about the rain. I understand you pay...
Forum: Aruba Safety Friday, May 1st, 2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,292
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Flu prevention in Aruba

I am in contact with people who have very weak immune systems and have spent this week in meetings to ensure staff is taking the necessary precautions.

Here are some .

1. As sherry said, do...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 26th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,100
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Island question/ballroom dancing + metal detecting

There was a man that for years metal detected on the beach and waters near the Holiday Inn. He had a coffee can full of lost rings. Fate one day introduced us and sure enough, he had found my...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 25th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Planning a visit back

Yep! Is that good?
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 25th, 2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Planning a visit back

Wow! That is a great deal you got! We paid $1,300 (each) for 7 days which included hotel and flight from Toronto. We've always stayed at the Holiday Inn and we've never had to pay over $1,300 for...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 24th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Planning a visit back

For us it is cheaper to stay AI. We just returned from staying at the Riu. We really enjoyed it there since this was our first time staying there. The staff are very friendly and the food was...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 17th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,793
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Natalie Holloway Movie

I will watch too, thanks for letting us know it will be airing since I didn't even know a movie was in the making. I've read both Dave and Beth books and I feel sad for all involved including Aruba...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 13th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: We're back!

Actually we live in Toronto and flew on Skyservice (or scare service!)
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 13th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By Cathy&Jim
We're back!

Time never stands still in Aruba and I cannot believe how fast 7 days go. We all had a fantasic time and the 'newbies' are already hooked and are planning next years vacation.

We took them for a...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,787
Posted By Cathy&Jim
All Ready!

Okay, I checked off the wonderful packing list provided in PDF. Phew, thank heavens for that! Friends arrive tomorrow afternoon and I'll spend Saturday entertaining them while sneaking away to...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 28th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,555
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: I'm getting the hang of this

Fantastic Pictures! Wow how things have changed! Thank you so much for sharing them!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 22nd, 2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Travelling with Friends

Thank you and I will look for your loved dog Prince. I hope we can find it though! Four years ago we tried to find Baby Beach and we must have driven by the same construction workers six times. So...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 22nd, 2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By Cathy&Jim
Re: Experience with local Arubans

Very well said Sherry! I couldn't agree more!

we americans live at a fast pace. we go on vacation and many of us have the audacity to expect people of other cultures to imitate us. i believe that...
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