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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Elaine~~I feel your pain and your stress. It's makes the saying "the early bird gets the worm" have more meaning!!! As I have posted previously, we have gotten up, gone out to get our hut around...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

I guess the chickee situation depends on the weeks you are there. In past years, weeks 10 and 11 are very bad and from what you are saying they are going to be worse this year due to the beach...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 31st, 2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Hi Bobbie~

We live in southwestern Ohio (between Columbus and Cincinnati) in the suburbs of Dayton called Centerville. Yes, the ice storm they are predicting sounds like it's going to be a...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 31st, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Hi Mary~

Glad to hear all is well in Aruba and especially ABC/CDM. Was hoping the rain was over, but glad it only lasted a few hours and then turned nice.

Sounds like the chickee situation...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 29th, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Once again I missed saying goodbye to Elaine and Mary before they left to wish them a great time on "our" island. For their sake I hope the time goes by slowly and they savor every last minute...for...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: from Christmas to Carnival

Thanks for posting the pics. Can't wait for my time in the sun! It won't be long now!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 20th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Just curious....

On our first day on Aruba, we head over to check out the beach at ABC, then to Manchebo for their brown ladies, and then to Salt & Pepper for their tapas and sangaria wine! The last day varies, but...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 13th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Elaine~~That's right, I remember, you leave when I get there. One of these years maybe we'll overlap. We are staying at Quality Inn on 2-25 but I will be over at ABC to see the beach shortly after...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, 03:51 PM
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Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Elaine~~I'm worried about what our beach is going to look like also. My poor hubby will be sleeping on the beach all night to hold our chickee (if there is a chickee to be reserved!). People will...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,687
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: pics from aruba

Nice photos. Makes me want to be there right now!! 44 days for me, but who's counting??? Enjoy your time and your friends and hope the sun continues with NO rain.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

44 days for me! Always get excited after the first of the year cuz I know it's not going to be long now! We're going for 30 days and I can't wait to get out of the snow and cold! Feb. 25th can't get...
Forum: Aruba Trip Reports Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,421
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: A Brit's Eye View of the Tamarijn (Part 1)

Loved your report and your humor...actually was laughing out loud it was so funny! We are getting ready for our 12th trip to Aruba in Feb./Mar. 2011 (countdown is 95 days to be exact) and can't...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Pictures!

Wow! Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Monday, November 8th, 2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,689
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: ABC's Beach Courtesy of Tomas!

I have never seen it this bad before either!!!! Wow!!! I didn't even know there were rocks around the chickees. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I wouldn't believe it! Hope the beach comes...
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Wednesday, October 27th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: $10 Nightly Service for ABC Guests?

I doubt that Farieda would do anything without the board's consent and knowledge. I think too many members have written the board angered by what they attempted to do so they are reviewing it. I...
Forum: Charles' Stories Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Interested in your honest opinion.

Charles,
I thought it was great and it certainly has my curiosity up...I definitely want to read "the letter" and can't wait!!!
Kathy
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 18th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,036
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: aruba vacation so far

Bob,
I think it was Avallone's before it was Chef's Tables. We only went there once and the artichokes were really good. Everything we had when we went there was good, but the next year it was...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 21st, 2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,279
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bad experience at Sean's Jeweler

I have a problem with divirick's post because Sean's DOESN'T ALWAYS MAKE IT RIGHT. If he did, I might still be a customer. I say might because there were other issues with him as well.

I agree...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: This is the hardest thing I have ever written

Lizzardo,
I am so sorry to hear you will be leaving Aruba. I can only imagine how much Aruba means to you because I know how much it means to me and I only visit once a year. But, as you say, you...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Hotel kittens need a home

Lizzardo,
The kittens are adorable. The mother is the same cat that Elaine and I were feeding when we were at ABC this past Feb. and Mar. I was pretty sure she was pregnant because I tried to pick...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,421
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: what do we like about aruba?

Elaine pretty much summed it up. In March, it will be my 12th trip.

There are so many reasons...We go there for:

* getting out of Ohio's winter, where you can count on great weather
on...
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Sunday, April 25th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,003
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: News from Amigoe about ABC

Elaine,
I agree with you totally. We met Olga under the same circumstances as you and we APPROACHED her. We have never seen her harrass anyone. The board will say and do anything if they think...
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Sunday, April 25th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,003
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: News from Amigoe about ABC

The board has expelled Olga Van der harst on ridiculous charges which, in my opinion, won't hold up in court. The club and this arrogant board will use our reserves and maintenance fees for the court...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 15th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,279
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bad experience at Sean's Jeweler

When I had my bad experience at Sean's with the black onyx and diamond sandal custom pendant, I emailed him and never got an answer. I may have even emailed him twice thinking he didn't get the first...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 6th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,279
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bad experience at Sean's Jeweler

I, too, have had a bad experience at Sean's and have posted my experience on this bb site. I can't remember exactly when it was, probably 2-3 years ago. And, they lost me as a customer who visited...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 1st, 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thanks everyone for wishing me a fun vacation. 2 days and I'm outta here! Almost completely packed. Just odds and ends and one more wash to do before I can finish. Will have laptop with us so...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 27th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 573,284
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Cute picture of the chipmunk. Never heard of anyone feeding them before especially out of your hand so that's a first for me. I thought maybe you were talking about fish in a pond in your backyard....
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 15th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Luggage Fees Delta & Continental

Delta charges $25 for the 2nd bag (you get one bag free international travel) if you purchased your ticket after the new fees went into effect. Otherwise, each passenger can take 2 bags...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,261
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: DC/Baltimore snow

Sherry~your Aruban cat is so cute. Kind of reminds me of a cross between a calico and a maine coon. Our daughter (when she was in her 1st year of college) rescued a maine coon that didn't even have...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 25th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Your Favorite restaurants???

These are our favorites:

Marandi - fish

Grill House - fish

Sole Mare - Italian

Pinchos - skewers
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Week 10 wanted to rent

Try Kandy's list. She has lots of rentals available. Her website is: arubakc@aol.com. Hope this helps.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, December 31st, 2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,339
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: New TSA requirements

I'm pretty sure I saw on one of the news stations since this incident that other countries, specifically the Netherlands, have now got body scanners for all outbound flights to the US. Long overdue....
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, December 31st, 2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,339
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: New TSA requirements

Seashelldiver is absolutely correct. Our gov't. knew about this guy, but didn't act on it. This country needs to get a wake up call. I guess they've forgotten about 9-11. One other thing that I...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 19th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: trip report 10/29 - 11/13 Mill - Riu

Great trip report, Linda. The pictures were fantastic. We are doing our "countdown" til March...can't wait! It was nice to see the places you go to up at Palm Beach. We stay at ABC, but will...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 27th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: I need help!

On our first trip to Aruba in 2000, we went to Ruinas del Mar at the Hyatt Regency for our 30th wedding anniversary. We had reservations, but in order to sit outside by the pool and the black swans,...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 29th, 2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,228
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Raspberry Inn

Dot--Marilyn's email address is felicia97@setarnet.aw. I noticed you had an "r" in setarnet. Yes, they are nice. Parking is out front and they have room for 3 cars. The only drawback that we have...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 28th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,228
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Raspberry Inn

Dot--We have stayed at the Raspberry Courtyard Studios a couple nights before we check into our timeshare for the last couple years. It is in a residential area across from the Marriott. The studio...
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Saturday, April 19th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,858
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bulk Sale Withdrawn

Doodles--I'm glad you posted your last post. You sound like a very angry person.
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Saturday, April 19th, 2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,858
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bulk Sale Withdrawn

Doodles--I don't believe anyone in the core group falsely misrepresentated anything. You're starting to sound exactly like the board with their propaganda. You can believe what you want, but the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 18th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: latest strike news april 17,2008

[quote=arubabob;77667]That "sit behind a desk" was a figure of speach meaning the higher ups. Many of the employees not getting a raise work behind desks.

Thanks for clarifying what you meant.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 17th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: latest strike news april 17,2008

Arubabob--I hope you're not implying that the people who sit at a desk do not work. They may not be doing physical labor, but they certainly do work.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,127
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: My pictures

Robin--

Those were fabulous pictures! You really did capture some moments! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Monday, March 31st, 2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,858
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bulk Sale Withdrawn

Sherry--

I hope it doesn't turn out to be like Costa Linda. I heard the legal fees are $250,00+. We want to change the by-laws and in turn, change how things are done. Hopefully, it will be...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 31st, 2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,428
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: important warning... high waves!

He drowned in front of the Divi, but he was staying at the Ambassador (part of CDM). The water appeared to be somewhat calmer by the Divi than further down the beach by CDM and ABC. It's a tragedy...
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Monday, March 31st, 2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,858
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bulk Sale Withdrawn

Doodlesó
I have no intention of being on the board. If you knew the conditions of running and being elected for the board, you would know only the board can appoint the nominees so in effect they...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 31st, 2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,428
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: important warning... high waves!

I just returned from Aruba and can tell you that the waves were huge. If I can figure out how to post a pic here I will. We did not go in the water from Thurs. through Monday (after Easter). Yes,...
Forum: Aruba Beach Club Monday, March 31st, 2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,858
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Bulk Sale Withdrawn

Doodles--You sound a lot like a board member to me. Before you post, you need to get your facts straight.

- That the board failed to reveal all the illegal activities Joe Flak was involved in...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 2nd, 2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,650
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Red face Re: Fishing

OK Chip--You got me! I should've known it was a "guy" thing. So the correct way to answer your question is "any guy can hunt them preferably with his own equipment!!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 1st, 2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,650
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Fishing

Chip
I had to chuckle--Chickee hunt means getting up early to stake out your chickee hut on the beach. Those of us that go in high season know you have to get up early in the morning to get the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 29th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,420
Posted By Kathy from Ohio
Re: Aruba pics

Fabulous pictures Kent! Can't wait to get there...only 13 days to go!!!
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