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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,787
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Sherry, please pray for het

I am incredibly sad at the loss of my friend, Sherry. Hoping she is finally painfree and set free. May she forever, rest in peace.
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,583
Posted By chrisnwillie
Question for timeshare owners

Do you have music every day there? Is it a live band or CD's if you do?

Also, IF you do, who pays for it? Is it part of your Maintenance Fees OR is this something your restaurant provides?
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 14th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,923
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Happiest and Saddest moments

My happiest moment is once I am checked into Playa Linda and in my own timeshare, I go back downstairs to the lobby and see all my friends checking in that I haven't seen in a year and knowing I have...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 13th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,223
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: How much is gas where you live?

Wow, I can't believe some of the prices posted. We're still paying $2.499 here in NY.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, November 3rd, 2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,223
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: How much is gas where you live?

Up in Dutchess County, NY it's STILL $2.70 a gallon. :thumbs_do
Forum: Aruba Safety Tuesday, October 7th, 2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,957
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: A new safety issue in paradise

I have the oceanfront Lanai at Playa Linda and travel every March. I was not surprised at that post on the other board. We are approached EVERY YEAR to buy drugs along that beach sidewalk....and I...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 21st, 2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,547
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Aruba vs. USVI

I thought when I was there that St John was beautiful, but boring and St Thomas was filthy....litter everywhere...and full of weird people. We went once and never returned. St Croix was nice, but...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 21st, 2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,251
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: What do you like so much about Aruba ??

I love the peace, I love the beach, I love our timeshare, and I love the friends I have made there...if it wasn't for Aruba, I would have never met people from all over and they have so enriched my...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 6th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,230
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Continental ?

Continental allows 1 checked bag per person free, and charges $25 for each additional checked bag per person. You should be fine and not charged. Call the airline and ask. This of course is for the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 27th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Bmw
Views: 2,867
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Bmw

I'm sure they are. With the closure of Basi Ruti, where Bradley was employed, he had to seek work elsewhere as did the other employees.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 26th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Bmw
Views: 2,867
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Bmw

From what I understand, Bradley (of BMW) is now playing at the new mall.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 26th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,613
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Playa Linda Renovations

The Basi Ruti breakfast/lunch is gone...no more...but the bar is still there and operating. The food portion of the business went out of business.

They are right in the middle of building 3...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 28th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,688
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: where did your moderator go?

Thanks BP for pointing out this thread to me.

Sherry I am sorry this has happened to you.....very sorry, but I am not surprised.

This happened to our friends, this has happened to many people...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 28th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,947
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: ordered my Aruba Plus Card today

The Paddock requires a $20 purchase for their free teeshirt. On rib night, I order the ribs and two of their special of the day drinks and get my teeshirt.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, April 28th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: I Have A Question

It is much cheaper to send it with someone. You can't get around the cost of shipping it there. The prices are awful.

Carla, the owner of the Jolly Pirate asked me to get her a cable for her...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 26th, 2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,947
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: ordered my Aruba Plus Card today

I agree with Fisherlady. I'm much rather just show the card than cut coupons.

Also, sometimes, since I'm there for 3 weeks, frequent a place more than once, such as the Paddock. Everytime I go,...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 18th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,425
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Most Comfortable Casino

I'm a fan of the Hyatt's casino. The drinks free flow there, it's never too cold, the bartender is very good to us, the slots although aren't like Vegas or AC, still do pay out better than what we...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 17th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,477
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Do we need a car rental?

I'm one that has never rented a car, and won't. We drink entirely too much in Aruba....all day on the beach, at dinner, and after dinner. It one of our pleasures when we are there....drinking and...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 16th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,634
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Boston Airfare Question Feb 2009?

6 months if you are lucky. I waited all last fall for them to release their March '08 fares and low and behold, 4 months out they finally did.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 16th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,640
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: A tip for Hungry Airline Passengers

Another one here that had meat taken away. I had a pizza with sausage on it, and they took it from me because of the meat. I was not happy.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 10th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,919
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: a daytrip to bonaire?

I think it's well worth the visit Sherry, even if you do have to make one stop.

http://www.bonaireairlines.com/
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 8th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Todays BB party pics!

Well that's good news Susanna! I remember you making tents for all our drinks and they still managed to dive bomb them!

Have a wonderful trip!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 8th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Todays BB party pics!

Great pictures Susanna! Remember when we went a couple of years ago and the flies????? How was it this time???
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 5th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: strikes start again

We flew out during the first demonstration and the airport Sherry was terrible, even with the small crew that was there. We were delayed on the tarmac for hours. Not only that, but the delays trying...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 5th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,484
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Where is Glitter?

I don't think she posts on this board. I think it's Richard's board. She hasn't been on that board either. Carla, from the JP called her Friday and she's fine, she's just been very busy.

If you...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,509
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Which do you prefer?

The only "down" I have heard at the Mill is, their walls are thin and you can hear the people on either side of you.

You don't know what resort you are getting on Priceline, but they only have 3...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 4th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,701
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Favorite Restaurants

Last month, we had wonderful meals at Chalet Suisse, Bingo's, Texas de Brazil and Fishes and More!

Disappointments last month The Paddock, MJ's, and Salt & Peppers.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,509
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Which do you prefer?

I'd bid for a room at Priceline. Bid 4* and should you get the Marriott or the Westin, and bid a price of $80/night. There has been much success lately bidding.
Forum: Marriott Surf Club Friday, March 28th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,456
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: How was the "muck"?

GrayFal, I was at Playa Linda during that storm and much of the beach returned to Playa Linda by Saturday 3/22. The only spot which had to have sand put back was the spot right next to Pelican Pier....
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 1st, 2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,613
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Fishing

I agree.....it's a very hush subject.

The hammerheads we see are very small, but we see them daily since we're up at 4am to chickee hunt (at PL LOL) and fish.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 29th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,613
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Fishing

Also, google it. He caught a black tipped shark and this one was mature.

If you look closely under pelican pier right there between the HI and Playa Linda before all the boat traffic starts up...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 29th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,613
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Fishing

It's becomes chest deep in front of the HI walking out to the reef, but once you step onto the reef, you're ankle deep in water.

Also, the shark hubby hooked last year was hooked between the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,613
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Fishing

We have fished from shore for 10 years in front of Playa Linda and the HI.

We are catch and release.....we don't keep anything. We have people begging us for our catch every year and the answer...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 26th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,613
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Fishing

We miss you by a week! maybe next year!

I replied to your PM.....any other ?? please feel free to ask!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 21st, 2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

The stores like Lings (the larger ones) will be open until about 8. The larger ones are one stop shops...food, beer, liquor, wine, etc....
The last time I was there Easter, the asian ones were not...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

Yes, restaurants are open, but Easter Sunday is very busy on the island so make sure you reservations to eat in advance.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

Excellent idea, since if you don't get to the store by Saturday evening, they don't reopen until Tuesday morning.

Have a great trip!
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

Easter Sunday, the stores will be closed, but they will be open on Saturday. They will also be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,993
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

WOW! We're arriving the same day.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 14th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,993
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

How many days are you up to now, my dear? :whatchuta
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 14th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,993
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

17 days for us, but I count going to the airport and staying the night before as vacation too, so in that case....16! I am sooooooo ready.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Thursday, February 14th, 2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 76,928
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: So Whats Good on the Menu at Madame Janettes?

I love to talk food and MJ's.

My all time favorite there is/was Lobster Thermidor. In 2006, they suddenly removed it from the menu. I was devastated.

Low and behold, the owner/chef came...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 13th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 565,993
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

WOW! I'm down to 18 days too! :thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 12th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Resort Question

MoomBa's, located between the Holiday Inn and the Surf Club will rent you chair/lounger for $3/per day for their beach. No pool though.

I don't know of any resort that will let you use their...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 7th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,426
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Drugs

I certainly did Eddie. I am returning March 2nd and I am very interested to see if I will be approached again. We own the beachfront Lanai right on the sidewalk at Playa Linda and there has always...
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, February 7th, 2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,870
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: new safety info

I would also be very careful if you are staying away from the main tourist area, say in a house rental. Our friends (the ones that came to help us when we ran out of water) rent a house for a month...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 33,450
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Peter R. de Vries broadcast about Natalee Holloway case

Carlos and Charlies is closed.

Senor Frogs is going to open sometime this month. (they are owned by the same company)
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 4th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 33,450
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Peter R. de Vries broadcast about Natalee Holloway case

While I respect everyone's opinion here, and believe me I do, I would have tried to keep this story alive at Ms. Holloway's Mother did....and I am not going to say I wouldn't have done the same thing...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 3rd, 2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 33,450
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Peter R. de Vries broadcast about Natalee Holloway case

The only comment I will make, other than agreeing that it was terrible to watch, is that I am not surprised about his confession, nor am I surprised that she was brought out to sea. Regardless of...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,426
Posted By chrisnwillie
Re: Drugs

I have been asked repeatedly on the beach sidewalk in the high rise area.
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