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Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Friday, July 30th, 2010, 07:11 AM
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Views: 3,538
Posted By SanNic44
Aqua Grill

Mrs. 44 and I enjoyed a nice supper at Aqua Grill last night. This is a 90% seafood place, which is difficult for me because I don't like fish. Anyway, started with crab cakes and a salad both very...
Forum: Where have you been? Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,093
Posted By SanNic44
Spain

Mrs. 44 and I just returned from a nice visit to Spain. If your interested in seeing that country or just want to check out the food, sights, and other things, see my blog. It'll be chock full of...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Sunday, March 14th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By SanNic44
Skydive Aruba

Mrs. 44 and I were walking on the beach when we spotted the skydivers descending toward the windsurf huts near Marriott. It was impressive to see the amount of control these guys had. Here's a link...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, December 24th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,536
Posted By SanNic44
Amadeus

Mrs. 44, some friends, and I enjoyed a fine meal at Amadeus Restaurant last night. Amadeus is located on the road to Paradera. Go to the Texaco off the Sasaki circle and keep heading inland. If you...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Monday, December 14th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,816
Posted By SanNic44
Pro Am Beach Volleyball, Video

The Pro Am Beach Volleyball tournaments were held this past weekend at the Divi on Druif Beach. I made a short video of one of the matches. Check it out here:

Beach Volleyball, Aruba « The Bent...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, December 9th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,978
Posted By SanNic44
Rudy's Corner

I've been roaming about again and needed a big snack. Stopped in to Rudy's Corner in San Nicolaas. Some of you may have passed this place on the way to Baby Beach. As you're headed into San Nicolaas...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, December 7th, 2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,334
Posted By SanNic44
Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights are burning bright all over the island. If you arrive before the end of the season, take a drive and see the fantastic displays some people put up.

Here are a few examples:
...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, December 5th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,275
Posted By SanNic44
Holiday Music Live

Mrs. 44 and I stopped in at Zeerovers last night where there was a band playing holiday music. These are not the Christmas Carols many of us know but a Caribbean-style of tunes that will have your on...
Forum: Aruba Tales Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,376
Posted By SanNic44
A good run!

Well, it was another good run, as my pals and I used to say.

It seemed hotter than before this August and September, but the breeze remained steady with rare exception. No hurricanes passed to the...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 27th, 2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,956
Posted By SanNic44
Wind Turbines

The Wind Turbine Project located on the southeast tip of the island continues. I drove there yesterday and was pleased to see that one unit is complete, a second well on its way, and the pieces for...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Friday, September 25th, 2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,832
Posted By SanNic44
Cilo

CILO is located at the Seaport Mall, nearest to the main highway. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it's a convenient stop and has a nice view of the Marina. Mrs. 44 and dined here for lunch.
...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,334
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Black Hog Saloon burns down

I drove by today with Mrs. 44. Not much left. For a look at a couple of photos, try this link.

Black Hog Saloon (no more) « The Bent Page...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,545
Posted By SanNic44
Elliot's Restaurant

Ellioti's is located near the Costa Linda timeshare. Mrs. 44 and I had a hankering for Italian food and rolled in without a reservation. Luckily they had a table because this is not a very large...
Forum: Aruba Tales Saturday, September 19th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,654
Posted By SanNic44
Palm Beach Bars, video

I made a short video of various hotel pool and beach bars. Many of you will recognize these locations. Those first time visitors can have a look at what to expect.

See the video at:
Beach and...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 19th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Sultan's and Cafe Capri

Sultan has taken dollars from me in the past without a problem. I think Cafe Capri will, too. I have yet to have dollars refused.

44
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 15th, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Views: 1,775
Posted By SanNic44
Brasas y Leñas

Brasas y Leñas is an open air grill joint located on the Paradera traffic circle. Can't miss it there.

You park, roll up to the counter, and order from the menu which is posted there. Take your...
Forum: Tourist Tales Monday, September 14th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,013
Posted By SanNic44
Arashi Beach

Arashi Beach is at the northwest end of the island. It's smaller than Palm or Eagle Beaches but still quite nice. There is a new parking lot there, too. You can see some photos at:
Arashi Beach,...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 10th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By SanNic44
Colorado Point Panorama

Mrs. 44 assembled this panorama from a series of shots to produce a 360 degree view from Colorado Point. It's stark, but that's the beauty of it.

Thanks to her for doing this.:)

Here's the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,627
Posted By SanNic44
Hot Take-Away, Sunday BBQ

Over the past year or so, I've been rotating through the Sunday BBQ joints in a quest for the best as well as a trial to see if Lipitor really does lower cholesterol. Well, this past Sunday, I tried...
Forum: Tourist Tales Monday, September 7th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,407
Posted By SanNic44
Some Aruba Sights, video

It's been a long time since I posted a video of things here in Aruba. So I put together one showing some sights including: the view looking off Colorado Point, Baby Beach from the same vantage point,...
Forum: Where to Stay Saturday, September 5th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,524
Posted By SanNic44
Buffam's Tropical Haven

A friend of mine (who was born on the island and now lives here full time) invited me to a visit at Buffam's Tropical Haven, which is located near the Sasaki Texaco. We had a great time visiting with...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, August 27th, 2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,031
Posted By SanNic44
Papillon

Three of us dined at Papillon the other night. The restaurant is located in the "Village" complex which is across the boulevard from the Radisson.

We took a seat outside (against my rules normally...
Forum: Aruba Tales Wednesday, August 26th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,065
Posted By SanNic44
Brisas no more...

Last year a small storm pushed enough water through the channel at the Savaneta reef to do major damage to the Brisas del Mar restaurant. Now the restaurant is being demolished to make way for...
Forum: Tourist Tales Sunday, August 23rd, 2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,082
Posted By SanNic44
Bagpipes on the Beach

Strange thing happened to me. Mrs. 44 and Cousing of 44 and I were walking along Palm Beach after a lovely Sunday Brunch at the Hyatt. We heard the sound of bagpipes and progressing on, discovered a...
Forum: Tourist Tales Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,866
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Aruba Flying Club

Elaine,

That's excellent. I flew into Perkiomen Valley for some night training. That's a narrow field with not too much runway and that big oak tree off the eastern end. A real challenge but a...
Forum: Tourist Tales Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,866
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Aruba Flying Club

Elaine,

Stay in touch and I would be happy to introduce your brother to the guys at the flying club. They have a very positive attitude and are eager for pilots to stop by. Of course he would have...
Forum: Tourist Tales Friday, August 21st, 2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,866
Posted By SanNic44
Aruba Flying Club

This afternoon I had the pleasure of an introduction to the Aruba Flying Club. A local friend of mine is a member and a student pilot. We've been talking about airplanes and flying for several years...
Forum: Tourist Tales Saturday, August 15th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,142
Posted By SanNic44
My Aruba Lawnmower in action!

Check out my new Aruban Lawnmower. Works like a charm and very cheap on gas.:D

Aruban Lawnmower « The Bent Page (http://bentpage.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/aruban-lawnmower/)

Bon dia from la...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,631
Posted By SanNic44
Cafe Capri

On the main road through Paradera you'll find Cafe Capri, a Venezuelan bar/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. I gave this a try and it was quite good.

If you like to eat outside, you can...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By SanNic44
Wind Turbines Coming to Aruba!

Wind turbines are coming to Aruba. I visited the site on the southeast side of the island, east of San Nicolaas where the foundations are being built. Here is a direct link to photos: Bottom’s Up! «...
Forum: Aruba Tales Sunday, August 9th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,141
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Bicycling in Aruba

You can rent bikes from Tri-Bike Aruba in Santa Cruz. Don't know what the rates are or anything. Sorry.

44

PS: Always wear a helmet.
Forum: Aruba Tales Sunday, August 9th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,141
Posted By SanNic44
Bicycling in Aruba

I've been riding my bike quite a bit since I arrived. I have a post on my blog showing a nice view from the top of the Savaneta water tank hill. You might like it. Here's a direct link: Top of the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, August 5th, 2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,037
Posted By SanNic44
The Sultan...

...still rules. Mrs. 44 and I decided to have our first supper on the island at The Sultan, a joint not far from the airport. This is a local place for those who may have missed my earlier review....
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 10th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,542
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Aruba!!! Here we come!!!!!

Kent!

Don't scare all the fish away!

Sorry I missed you this run. See you sometime soon.

All the best,

44 and Mrs. 44.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Daniels new book

Aquaman,

I'll be on-island for most of August/September.

Hope to see you then.

44
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Daniels new book

Thanks for the shout out everyone.

Eagle, Books will be in Aruba next year so no worries.

Linda, see you there.

Aquaman, thanks again. And see you on the island sometime.

44
Forum: Aruba Safety Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,664
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Be careful on the quads!

Getaway,

I take down the articles and put new ones up when I can. I'm off-island just now so there won't be any updates on the newspapers until I get back.

I'm also back to work on the blog....
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 5th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,355
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Solar Hot Water Heater

JohnJT,

I can no longer report with any confidence on any applicable policy regarding alternative energy systems here in Aruba. My local Aruba architect provided me with guidelines that he got...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Sunday, April 5th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,878
Posted By SanNic44
Aruba 360 panoramic photo

Mrs. 44 and I ventured out to the natural pool. Along the way, she took a series of photos to cover an entire 360 degree view. The link to the photo is posted on my blog under the heading ARUBA...
Forum: Aruba Safety Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,022
Posted By SanNic44
Some good news about crime

Here's some good news about the crime situation in Aruba. Many arrests have been made in the last couple of weeks. I posted an article from the Diario on my blog showing how a 17 year old guy was...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,355
Posted By SanNic44
Solar Hot Water Heater

I just spotted another SolaHart hot water heater here in Aruba. This is the second one I've seen; there may be others. Many homes in Aruba do not have running hot water with a central unit, but...
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, March 26th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,664
Posted By SanNic44
Be careful on the quads!

Be careful on the quads when you're having fun running about the island. A couple of days ago a man had to be evacuated by helicopter to the hospital. Photos are on my blog.

Cuidate and bon dia...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, March 23rd, 2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,253
Posted By SanNic44
Urataka Center, pizza photos

Urataka Center is a joint located on the way to the Arikok National Park. Here you'll find indoor and outdoor seating, some tour groups stopping by, as well as a bunch of locals having a drink or...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 19th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Solar Powered Car in Aruba

EagleBB,

That car doesn't have the same 0-60 and handling as your Corvette.

Yeah, and sad about that plane. Should be fenced off and buttoned up to have some dignity. Those things were the...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 19th, 2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442
Posted By SanNic44
Solar Powered Car in Aruba

The University of Michigan's Solar Powered Car is in Aruba. It was on display at the Paseo Herencia Mall and then made a trip to San Nicolaas. This is the one you see on the Discovery Channel and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, March 16th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,143
Posted By SanNic44
Young Fellow BBQ, video

Young Fellow is a local joint located on the highway, south of the airport. I've been driving by it too many times and finally popped in for the Sunday BBQ. Mrs. 44 and I enjoyed it and I just posted...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, March 16th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,107
Posted By SanNic44
Re: Cactus Jack's

Thanks Mary!

Hope to see you again here on the island.

44
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, March 14th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,107
Posted By SanNic44
Cactus Jack's

Cactus Jack's just opened in the new commercial development known as "The Village" which is across the street from the Radisson. The food here is quick, casual, and good. I was hungry for rotisserie...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 11th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,112
Posted By SanNic44
Re: RUI Breakins

I tried to have a look at the pool area one day, entering from the promenade along the beach. Security stopped me and Mrs. 44 dead in our tracks. Would not let us in. Was polite and said we should go...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, March 10th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,584
Posted By SanNic44
Rincón Colombiana

Rincón Colombiana is a great little local joint located on Main Street in San Nicolaas. It is only one block away from Charlie's Bar. They serve typical Colombian dishes which many regular members of...
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