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Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, January 7th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,704
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Chalet Suisse

I also have not been satisfied with my experience at Chalet Suisse. Been there once and was dissatisfied with the service and price. There are too many other restaurants in Aruba I feel welcome at...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, April 9th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 101,009
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Madame Janette

Ate here on April 8, 2007. As usual food was excellent, but service was a little slow, but then I am an impatient ex New Yorker. It was my wife's birthday and she enjoyed the night.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 28th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Two nights and a wake up call. Driver picks us up about 4:30am Friday. AA non stop from JFK has me on the beach with a drink in my hand early afternoon. Only things packed are my golf clubs. Clothes...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 16th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Aquarius -

with todays weather in the Northeast, that sun and sand you are feeling might just be frostbite:shades_sm . Welcome to the board.
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Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 16th, 2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Elaine -

the way I pack, definately. the way my wife packs, we'll need another suitcase.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 15th, 2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Two weeks from tonight we will be packed, the kids and family given our schedule, email and telephone answering systems have the away message recorded and we will unsuccessfuly try to grab a few...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 2nd, 2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Senor500 -

live in Fairfield, abut 50 miles southwest of the home of ESPN.

One month from today will be heading for the happy island and 2 weeks in the sun
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 25th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

thanks for the replies. Trying to decide if I drive down from Connecticut the night before or do I use one of the local drive your car services the next morning.
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Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 25th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Down to the last month. Mar 30 can't get here soon enough!!!

I have a question for the New Yorkers. This year we are flying AA out of JFK. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where to leave the...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 7th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

I'm back!!!!!!!!! just spent 7 of the last 8 weeks commuting to Milwaukee from Connecticut due to starting with a new company. Now back in Connecticut, and counting the days. March 30 can not come...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 1st, 2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

I'm right behind you Sully. Less than 3 months to go:shades_sm !!!! (using months always seems shorter than using days.)

A very happy new year to all!!
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Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Have a great time. Nothing beats Thanksgiving in Aruba, except of course being "home for the holidays". Have spent many Thanksgivings on the Happy Island and except for the sun, sand, warm weather,...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 8th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Corrine -

at least we have something to cheer about. Our Yanks let us down again.
Lets go Mets!!

Joe
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 8th, 2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Elaine - glad to see you got you ticker to work. You will be home in PA before I get to leave.

J
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 8th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

got past the 6 month mark. It's all downhill from here!!!!

March 30th here we come.

Joe
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Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 9th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

th7799 - we used to go to Aruba every thanksgiving with my brother in law. Always found that the hyatt had a great buffet. If you didn't know where you were, meaning not in the USA, you would think...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 7th, 2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Corrine -

you and I, and few others on this BB have the Yanks to get us through October. then our football teams take over. While originally a Giant fan, and they still are the NY Giants, I...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 7th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Tico - as a fellow New Englander, I know how you feel. I have the first 2 weeks in April each year and knowing that gets me through the New England winters. It will be here before you know it. I have...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 21st, 2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

elaine -

thanks for the former Phillies. the Yanks sure look good with them.

As for the ticker, its easy once you get the knack. You build it under tickerfactory.com and then cut and paste...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 21st, 2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Relax Elaine, you still are ahead of Corrine and me.

Corrine - where are all the red sox fans now????????
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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 1st, 2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

People ask why go to Aruba in the summer. Answer - it's cooler. 100 here in Connecticut today and tomorrow.

Enjoy your trip.

Joe Lynch
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 24th, 2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Think the credit for the low fares should go to Jet Blue. With their announced start of the NYC to Aruba flights in the fall, all others have to keep fares low to compete. Just like when Air Aruba...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 19th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Elaine - I used to be a USAir fan - many miles and Silver preferred status. even used to drive 3 hours to Philly to get the nonstop to Aruba.
ever since the merger with American West I have been...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 19th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

March 30 0f 2007 is a long way off, even longer than Elaine, but I bought my airline tickets Sunday. American Airlines was 450 round trip from NYC's JFK, so I grabbed them. With increasing gasoline...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 10th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Elaine -

know the feeling. I have a 6 pack of Balashi in my basement waiting for Columbus Day. That tells me that in 6 months I will be enjoying a cold Balashi on the beach on the Happy Island.
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Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 10th, 2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Captmorgnsgl -

finally someone with more time to wait than me. At least the summer months will take my mind off the waiting.

Joe
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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 30th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

elaine -

we'll get there again eventually. 10 months isn't bad with the summer comming.. Enough to do then. Looking forward to Aruba gets me through the New England winter.

Joe

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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 30th, 2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Just went under 10 months before I am back again:shades_sm .
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,081
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: What's everyone's favorite budget restaurants in Aruba?

In most restaurants, no matter the price range, the servings sizes are usually larger than what you get in the US. Remember to "doggie bag" the leftovers and you will have lunch or dinner the next...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, May 4th, 2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Corrine -

looks like we will meet and have a drink together, that is if there is anything left after Elaine is there for a month next year.
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Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Congratulations Sherry on passing the milestone:thumbs_up . I still have 10 months, three weeks and 6 days, but who's counting.
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Wednesday, April 19th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,467
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: new info on waterpark?

just came back from 2 weeks in Aruba and didn't see any activity or hear of any activity regarding the water park. As we all know, things in Aruba move at their own pace.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 19th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

corrine -

hope you have the same beautiful weather I had earlier this month. Enjoy.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, April 17th, 2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 101,009
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Madame Janette

Had dinner there April 10. Made reservations on line and they confirmed and asked me to reconfirm when I was on the island. Did not ask for credit card.

Restaurant was full and there was a long...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 16th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Just back after 14 "boring days" - blue sky, white sand, blue-green water, 82 degrees, great restaurants and friendships. I can take more of those boring days:shades_sm .

50 weeks or 350 days to...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Greetings from the Happy Island -

Sorry to read of all the anxious moments going on back in the real world, especially since I am enjoying departure day plus 4.

Happy to report back that...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

definately beats me, but not by much. Have a great time.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Sorry Liz, but I have only 3 more nights in Connecticut then Aruba!!! My turn to show off:shades_sm .
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 101,009
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Madame Janette

Just made a reservation for April 10, 2006 and was not asked for a credit card. They do require you to re-confirm 48 hours beforehand. Perhaps they will ask for the credit card then, we'll see.
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Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 16th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 32,200
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: What to pack?

Elisa - sorry about the mixup - Liz from NJ., Elisabeth from PPB - close but not the same. We all read the postings, so Liz will get it.

have a great trip. 15 days to go and I can feel the surf...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 16th, 2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 32,200
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: What to pack?

Elisa -

great list. I would add putting the sun block, etc, in zip lock bags just in case they open during the trip. You don't want to open your luggage and find the sun block opened and is all...
Forum: Charles' Stories Tuesday, March 14th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,928
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Gotta Be Good Or I Wouldn't Stay

Elaine - I couldn't agree more. I have a friend, one who has an opinion on everything, and she often starts in on evil Aruba especially the Holloway tragedy. I have decided to go against my normal...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 13th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Elaine -

don't worry about the job. Can always get another one if you want. Just make sure they know about the 4 weeks upfront.

I know the feeling about extending time on the Happy Island....
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 7th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Sully -

doesn't matter when you start to pack. from past experience I have found that I always pack too much and and always leave something behind. Have a great trip:shades_sm :beer_yum: .
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Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, March 6th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Poll: King Ribs
Views: 11,138
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: King Ribs

BP - :thumbs_up thanks for the update. Could always count on "the King" for those times when you didn't want to go out or didn't want to leave the beach too early. Always enough left overs for lunch...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

Jimbo - congratulations and welcome:shades_sm .
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,704
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Chalet Suisse

This is probably the only restaurant in Aruba (after 9 years of going there) that I would not recommend to anyone. Felt the food was soso, was greatly overpriced, and the service was poor. This...
Forum: Charles' Stories Sunday, February 26th, 2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,857
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Aruba - Once (A long one)

Charles -

enjoyed your posting and look forward to many more. Even though I grew up in New York City, I remember growing up with the radio (no televisions, and we were not "poor" although in...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 24th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,181
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: USAir - Can someone explain this?

Flexability is the key. If you don't have to travel on a Friday or Saturday, and are willing to leave early in the morning, you can get a good deal. I have found that prices move once you are 3...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 514,168
Posted By Joe Lynch
Re: Let's do a countdown

they will go fast, I know I have just over 1 month and I am ready.
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