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Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 3rd, 2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,845
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Anyone know about Aruba's regulations for small drones?

My wife and I are excited to be heading back to Aruba in December, it's been at least 10 years since our last visit! As a retired pro photographer I always enjoy shooting lots of pictures on our...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 7th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,044
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Chez Matilde is Closing

My wife and were on a trip to Aruba about 5 years ago in late November and did a Nouveau Beaujolais wine dinner event at Chez Matilde (That wine is only released in France at that time of year)....
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 17th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Please check out my Aruba trip book!

Well, today is the deadline to order my book and still get the buy one get one free offer. I use a company called My Publisher at www.Mypublisher.com (http://www.Mypublisher.com) and they do a pretty...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 25th, 2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Uh Oh, wife caught me checking prices to Aruba!

Never too early to start thinking about a get away. Continental has a good rate in late July which works for me and my wife at $405 rt from Atlanta to Aruba. We tend to be low season visitors, we...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 24th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Internet telephone

We used it there a year ago. For us it was no big deal to have a good wireless connection as my wife was there in business and the room had that included. We used Skype, the calls were clear and the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: My Aruba picture website is finally up!

Sorry for the confussion, my captions were limited to just so many words. The beach area shown there is in front of the pool for the Renaissance ocean view location which is generally more for...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: My Aruba picture website is finally up!

Thanks for all of the nice comments. Just to let everyone know, I shot everything with a recently aquired Canon 5D SLR type digital camera (12 megapixels). I travel with the following lenses; Canon...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 23rd, 2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Exclamation My Aruba picture website is finally up!

My wife and I had a great time in Aruba in early June and I finally got around to editing and posting my images, many with captions.

Please feel free to check it out and correct me if you see any...
Forum: Aruba Safety Friday, June 15th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,543
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: A big drug bust in the marina harbor

Wow, we went from 7 grams to 7 Kg to 70 kilos. This is getting more exciting by the minute. My wife and happened to be channel surfing last night and saw the news on the Aruba network news but it was...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Friday, June 15th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: Le Dome
Views: 15,320
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Thumbs up Re: Le Dome

We ate there last night and it was really great! We were seated in the raised room to the right as you enter and meet the hostess. We had a really nice server who served us promptly but did not rush...
Forum: Aruba Safety Friday, June 15th, 2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,543
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: A big drug bust in the marina harbor

Wouldn't you hate to have put down a deposit for a fishing trip this weekend and show up only to find the boat gone and the crew in jail!

Major bummer!:sad_smile
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 15th, 2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Wish me luck, I'm going fishing today!

Sure, they charged $12.00 per person to cook all the fish fillets and present it with all the fixin's which was $3.00 cheaper per person then Driftwood as I understand.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,694
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Please explain the Asian connection in Aruba

Just a question. I notice that every supermarket on the island is a Chinese sounding one but I sure don't see many Asian people inside. Also, every restaurant in the back country is a Chinese one....
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,543
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: A big drug bust in the marina harbor

Yes, sorry for the typo/erro! It comes from being citizen of a large world power that refueses to embrace the metric system!! Anyway it was on the Aruba news tonight but as it was in Spanish I didn't...
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,543
Posted By Chrisinhouston
A big drug bust in the marina harbor

Today, a big charter fishing boat was being searched by the police and a canine officer and canine comanion. Later I found out they found 7 grams of cocaine aboard and the boat was confiscated, no...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Wish me luck, I'm going fishing today!

Dining on our catch!

The ship's mate carved off 4 nice filees from 2 of the little tuna's, I dontated the other 2 towards the captain and crew. So I ended up with 4 nice filees about the size of...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 13th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Wish me luck, I'm going fishing today!

The trip report!

Well, I picked a really windy day to go fishing!!!! We left on Kenny's Toy with Captain Kenny and his crewman and headed out and generally SW offshore toward the Valero Refinery...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 13th, 2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Wish me luck, I'm going fishing today!

Hey, I'll need some good wishes, my 6th floor balcony windows are howling with the wind blowing at this side of the building and it's only 6:30 am! I'm going out on Kenny's Toy in about an hour and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,864
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Hostaria da Vittorio

The wife and I ate there tonight and what can I say, but this was one good place!

Nice ambiance, very many visitors, perhaps a big group from the recent convention of tour agents on the island (3...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: King Ribs
Views: 9,248
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: King Ribs

My wife and I took in King Ribs this Sunday at lunch after shopping out at the few shops open near the high rise hotels as everything in downtown is closed. As mentioned they are up a block north of...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Remembering the staff at the place where you stay

I wanted to post this as a gentle reminder to all of us visiting Aruba or anywhere else you might stay. We are here at the Renaissance Marina for 2 weeks and I have noticed that each day I seem to...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,347
Posted By Chrisinhouston
The ruins near The Natural Bridge

I'm curious about the history of the ruins of the large stone building just west of the road down to The Natural Bridge. I've seen it listed as a gold smelting facility and also a fort. But I'm not...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Saturay nights in Oranjestad, the fun goes on all night!!!

My wife and I are more morning persons then night ones so we usually turn in by 10-11 pm. We are in the Rennaisance Marina on the 6th floor looking East so we have a good view of the main road and...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Birds

I saw the Trupial for the first time yesterday, they are very colorful!
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,636
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: activities/grocery

In the last week I hit the 3 main markets just west of downtown and I think Ling and Sons is the most like a US supermarket, a bit newer and more like the layout of stores in the states but as...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,664
Posted By Chrisinhouston
The pet cemetary, not on the typical tour route!

Today we visited the pet cemetary. If you are unaware of it, it is just east of Baby beach on the old asphalt road that goes towards the Seroe Colorado. It is really amazing, so many pets buried...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Visiting the weekend flea market west of town

Today we hit the flea market just west of downtown near the supermarkets. We wanted to try the ribs and they were really good, between $8-10 depending on which order you get; beer is $2 and water is...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By Chrisinhouston
The indigent in Oranjestad

I like to get out early and walk the back streets of Orangestad and Thursday was my first experience seeing some indegent men; something rare in Aruba from what I understand. One was wandering on...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,437
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Sunrise on the north coast

If you are in Aruba and have a car, I highly recommend taking in a surise in Aruba on the north coast. I went up yesterday at about 5:30 am and despite gettin a bit lost I made it to the old ruins...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Poll: Que Pasa
Views: 24,483
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Que Pasa

We ate there last night. The new location is nice and the staff was very friendly as usual. We had a starter of a fried brie salad with grapes and walnuts, I had the salmon sashimi.

We had good...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Poll: Aqua Grill
Views: 4,973
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Aqua Grill

We ate there Thursday night and it was really good. We had a nice table and a good server. We ordered a nice Pinot Noir and had very good fish dishes. This is our second trip there.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, June 9th, 2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Poll: El Chalon
Views: 2,201
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: El Chalon

I ate there yesterday for lunch and it was quite good. It was written up in the local magazine, Island Destinations as a good choice for where the locals go and I was definitely the standout in the...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 7th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,333
Posted By Chrisinhouston
The road to Natural Pool

Yesterday I made it to the Natural Pool and it was quite a ride! I had visited the remains of the Natural Bridge and headed south on the main road and then east with no map, just my sense of...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, June 5th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Poll: Promenade
Views: 6,613
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Question Re: Promenade

Is the San Nicholas location closed? My wife stopped by there the past two days and it looked closed. I know they have the second site to the west of Orangestad but was wondering about the SN...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, June 5th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,735
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Smile Re: Flying Fishbone

Ate lunch there today. It was nice but the staff was a bit unattentive. I waited by the bar and a guy finally came up and said I could sit anywhere so I did. I chose a table in the middle between the...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 4th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,982
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Thumbs up Re: L G Smith Steak & Chop House

We ate there tonight as we were both tired and it was handy to the Rennaisance where we are staying and they had no problem getting us in. We found the decor and ambiance very nice; it is a bit...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 4th, 2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,626
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Thumbs up Re: chef's tables restaurant

We ate there last night (my wife and I) and it was very nice. We had a 7pm reservation and it was deserted but by 8 or so was filling up nicely.

Great ambiance and a nice Dutch staff. We...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 3rd, 2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,743
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Using Skype phones in Aruba to call the US

We are here now and our Skype phone works fine. Our situation may be different from others; as mentioned earlier, we have free access to the hotel high speed connection and a laptop in the room and...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, June 3rd, 2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,033
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Thumbs up Re: Cuba's Cookin'

We ate there last night (June 2). I had sent an email for a reservation only 2 days earlier prior to leaving asking for a 7-7:30 and when we logged in at the hotel on Saturday afternoon after...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 29th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 608,355
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

I leave in 3 1/2 days on Saturday, June 2nd. I have to fly out of Atlanta where I am currently staying and fly to Houston where my wife meets me and we head south to Aruba for 15 days! Can't...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 11th, 2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,743
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Re: Using Skype phones in Aruba to call the US

Good point for many visitors but in our case, our room at the Rennaisance is paid for by Valero and since my wife is on business, they cover any costs for being able to log in to the Internet. We are...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 10th, 2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,743
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Using Skype phones in Aruba to call the US

Has anyone had an experience using a Skype phone in Aruba to call back to the states?

For those that don't know Skype, they are a VOIP option where you call home via your Internet connection on...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, May 7th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,112
Posted By Chrisinhouston
Visiting Aruba in June

Hi all,

My wife and I are making our second trip to Aruba. We first visited in mid November of 2002 and had a great time, now we are spending 2 weeks there in early June. My wife is working at...
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