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Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 9th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,885
Posted By Brownknee
Re: do we or don't we keep speculation going?

Sherry,
I voted for a facts only thread. I am one of those who looks to this thread to find out if there have been any new developments in the case. I was in Aruba for my first time in May (when...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 5th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 67,036
Posted By Brownknee
Re: all things natalee III

I just read a interesting article from the Associated Press.

Joran left Aruba today to begin college in Holland. Beth Hollaway Twitty left Aruba on Sunday to return to her home saying, she had...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 255,622
Posted By Brownknee
Re: All Things Natalee Part II

While watching the news last night it was reported that Olivia Newton John's long time boyfriend is missing. He has been missing since June! He went fishing on a group charter off of California. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,149
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Car Rental Insurance Question

Yes Chip is giving you excellant advice. Check with your Credit Card company. Some cards also offer travel coverage insurance if your trip is interrupted or canceled for any reason if you have paid...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 16th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,777
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Questions regarding packing...

My husband use to get bit alot also. One time at a soccer game he had a halo of them following him. None even came close to me. This might sound strange but we decided it was because he drank so...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 15th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,240
Posted By Brownknee
Re: jewelry

Hi Eddie,
I am getting the feeling you do not like to shop for jewelry!!! LOL
When I purchase a piece of Jewelry for myself it is not for the purpose of resell. I get it appraised for insurance...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 15th, 2005, 01:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,240
Posted By Brownknee
Re: jewelry

Hi Janice,

It sounds like you got a bum ring but dont let that sour you from trying again if you want. I think it's fun to get a nice piece of jewelry when your on vacation.
We got my husband a...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 15th, 2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,777
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Questions regarding packing...

You DO NOT need long pants. Even in the nicer restaurants such as Madam Janett's and Driftwood men were wearing nice shorts with either polo or short sleeved shirts. My husband took some pants and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 8th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,823
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Beach Blankets?

[QUOTE=ruba4ever] They are called the Neat Sheet.
They are a thin material that will pack better than a beach towel and are as big as a blanket.

I am going to look for one also! Going to...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 5th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,823
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Beach Blankets?

[QUOTE=amie]This is the one area where I assert my "princess powers" and I DO bring my own towel.

I got a chuckle from your post! LOL

In fact if I had the luggage space I would bring my own...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 5th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,823
Posted By Brownknee
Red face Re: Beach Blankets?

I would not take valuable suitcase space up packing beach towels. As noted above beach towels will be provided for you. As mentioned you can exchange them for clean ones when ever needed. Lot's of...
Forum: Polls Sunday, July 31st, 2005, 12:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 45,917
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Top 10 where we all stay.....

Stayed at the Marriott Surf Club on our one and only trip (so far) to Aruba. We stayed there because my husband travels a lot with business and stays at Marriott properties. He had enough Marriott...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 18th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

The first part of my post was a quote from WEEDS Post directly above mine. When I cleaned up the quote I accidentley deleated QUOTE=WEED. It was just a agreement with what she had said.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 18th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

I have read ALL the posts on this thread as well as the other one on "facts and rumors". Also the initial thread that Arbajee started. It seems that as other site's have closed or pulled their...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 18th, 2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

Channel surfing over the weekend, CNN showed an "amateur" video tape of the day they took Joran to the beach to "go over" his story. I only saw the end of the clip. After Joran got out of the car, he...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 11th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 229,248
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee--facts and rumors

Yes it is!!!!!!!!!!!!! The close proximity of Aruba to these countries is amazing considering it is like night and day.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 11th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 229,248
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee--facts and rumors

I also saw this interview with the mother talking about Joran's anger. I do not remember much detail but his mother did admit he had a problem and that she felt it was in regard to his father...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 10th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

My nephew is marrying a girl from Ireland. The educational system there is also different from both the U.S. and Dutch. Interesting but just like the judicial system in the end we all want the same...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 10th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

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Is 18/19 years old the normal age to go to University as it is here in the U.S.? Joran was still in highschool and was in his own apartment. I can see however that if you had the apartment...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Sunday, July 10th, 2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 101,008
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Madame Janette

This was my favorite restaurant!!!!!!!!!!! Loved the Almond Crusted Grouper. I had heard about it on this BB so I knew what to order even before I looked at the menu. This ended up being a good...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 10th, 2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

Exactley, but you still form a opinion when you see that book cover.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 10th, 2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

I find this amazing. At what age are they given a apartment? In the U.S. the kids are happy if the folks give them a car on their 16th Birthday! What age do they move into their apartment? I really...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 8th, 2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 229,248
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee--facts and rumors

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Good Post! I also wonder the same thing. I do not know if the case would have been solved or not but I do think that there would be a lot more answers for the Holloway family. Think of the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 229,248
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Aruba AM

[QUOTE=Ice Princess]They lied but also the kids from the HS lied saying that many saw her leave in the car.

I have been reading but have not posted in awhile. I would like to make a comment.
...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 27th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

Thanks for the information. That makes sense as there always seemed to be a few people around at odd times. Morning and Night.
They had really good and inexpensive drinks that we bought from them...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 27th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 229,248
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee--facts and rumors

DOES anyone have a update?
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 27th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

[QUOTE=Weed]Brownknee: Where you at the Surf Club when the air conditioning broke down (Tuesday 24 May)? I left Sat., and it still wasn't back up. I forgot to mention in my previous posts that there...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 27th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

I only ment to quote the part on Eddy's post about the weather that week!!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 27th, 2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 197,241
Posted By Brownknee
Re: natalee-opinions and speculations

Very good point Eddy. I was in Aruba that week and everyone was hoping the weather would return to normal.

I have not posted in awhile so will also make a comment on a few past posts made from...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

I think the email is intersting. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Islandgirl, I would not be so quick to lose respect for the family until you know for sure whether they are going to sue the government. If they indeed do than ofcourse your feelings are your own. ...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Greta spent the day with Natalee's mother. Greta said that Beth NEVER mentioned suing the Aruba Government. We will have to wait and see if this is just a rumor or if indeed these are their plans on...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Greta was on Fox making a plug for tonights show.

She said that Beth and her went to Jorans parents house this morning and were invited in. They sat around the kitchen table for 90 minutes...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 20th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Signed the petition for Molly's Law and sent it to everyone in my address book!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 10th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

If you read ScubaDad's links kidnapping is also a serious problem in Venezuela.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 10th, 2005, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Very interesting ScubaDad49. I had done some research on Venezuela a few months ago when we were researching for our first trip To Aruba based on the countries being so close. I was surprised to...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 6th, 2005, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

All liquor - Gambling too
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 6th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Fox Television interviewed a women in Aruba. (Sorry did not get her name)

She was asked about the two suspects and what they had been charged with. She said the police are not releasing that...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 5th, 2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

I agree.

I wonder if the three boys were scared or intimidated by these men. Maybe these men took Natalee from them. Or maybe they were all in cahoots together? More speculation and I dont...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 5th, 2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

I think the only place that the *** was mentioned was www.arubaam.com (http://www.arubaam.com)

I have not heard it mentioned in any other news source. Could it be they got it wrong?

It is...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 3rd, 2005, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

washingtonpost.com

POLICE SEARCH ARUBA FOR MISSING ALABAMA TEEN

By TITO LACLE
The Associated Press
Thursdy, June 2, 2005; 9:15PM

ORANJESTAD, Aruba--Police in helicopters and all-terrain...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Thanks for the update. Please keep them coming for all of us who are following this story and praying for a good outcome.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

Arbeej,

You and ashley79 from the tripadvisor board are to be commended for getting the word out on Natalee.

Many Arubians frequent these boards and it sounds like many of them are getting the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 1st, 2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 517,893
Posted By Brownknee
Re: HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

There is a thread running in the tripadvisors forums on Aruba titled ALERT on this subject. The girl is from Alabama and is 18 years old. There is a article at nbc13.com on the missing girl. It was...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 20th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Marriott Surf Club

THANKS saves me a little space in the suitcase.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 20th, 2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By Brownknee
Marriott Surf Club

Packing to leave tomorrow for Aruba. First time and excited. Does anyone know if the Marriott Surf Club has hair blowers in the bathrooms or should I bring mine from home. THANKS
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,498
Posted By Brownknee
Re: ABC's Bachelor in Aruba

Watched the bachelor last night! First time I have seen it this season. I thought the bachelor was a doofus! LOL The Island sure looked great though! Three more weeks till my first visit!
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 29th, 2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,011
Posted By Brownknee
Red face Re: Renaissance Marina and other pics

Your pictures were fun to look at. Looks like PARADISE!
Forum: Where to Stay Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,060
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Le Chateau Villa

I checked out the link. It does look nice! Might be just the place to spend a few days!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 23rd, 2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Brownknee
Re: Pictures

These are some of the prettiest pictures I have seen! Thanks for sharing. We have broken the wait to less than a month now. Getting excited for our first visit to the Happy Island. Did you write a...
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