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Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 9th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,855
Posted By thrix
Re: Jet blue

Yes, you do need to use an Amex card, I believe.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 9th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,855
Posted By thrix
Re: Jet blue

We have used JetBlue out of NY for the last few years. It's a nice flight. Wifey found a way to lower the price of the tickets by booking on americanexpress-travel.com (not aa.com) You can book, get...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 28th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,163
Posted By thrix
Re: If you have kids, don't stay at the Holiday Inn

Yes, it definitely happens, in a famous NYC case, a bystander came by and called the police because a child was left unattended in a stroller, mother was arrested. It was front page and lead story...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Monday, June 25th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,624
Posted By thrix
Re: Tasca La Cascada Restaurant & Tapas Bar

We will have to try this one especially since it's so close to where we stay, CPV.
Forum: Lost in Aruba Monday, June 25th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,634
Posted By thrix
Red face Re: i was lost, but now i'm found

Nearly every year for 15 years, we go to the Driftwood restaurant and just about every year we get lost driving there, in fact we now factor it into our travel time. Without fail we turn too early or...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 13th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,944
Posted By thrix
Re: So much for not checking luggage

I work four blocks away from the World Trade Center, so I'm all for necessary security, but now the British admit that an attack was not even imminent. The suspects hadn't brought airline tickets and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 3rd, 2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,196
Posted By thrix
Re: What's up with rock piles?

There's been numerous post on these rocks. The bottom line is it shouldn't be done. However, some of the tour companies come up with some BS story about it being some tradition, it's not. :thumbs_do
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 25th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,322
Posted By thrix
Re: downtown restaurant?

Try Driftwood, it's one of our long time favorite restaurants. Very fresh seafood, the owner has two charter fishing boats and some of the seafood served that night was caught during the day on the...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 96,416
Posted By thrix
Re: San Nicholas & the red light district???

There definitely are bars in San Nicolaas where it can be found. For the last four years I've run into a group of six or so older gentleman who come down the same time each year, the make-up of the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 5th, 2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,085
Posted By thrix
Re: DePalm Island Water Park

Three, Wow! I knew about two, the one close to La Cabana and the one on De Palm island. Where's the third one going to be? What's next Great Adventures Theme Park of Aruba! Geez, government should...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 5th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By thrix
Re: Atlantis Adventures!

It's probably a good trip to try once, if you can stand it. The tight quarters and movement of the sub would give me motion sickness. I went on the semi-sub a few years ago, which only takes you...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 29th, 2006, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,205
Posted By thrix
Re: A Poll of what we miss most

There are a lot of good memories on the list:Air Aruba, Vincent, Boononoonos, and the Royal Cabana Casino (when it was good) used to look like it was on the set of Miami Vice with all the glitz...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 9th, 2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,517
Posted By thrix
Re: Do i need bug repellent in aruba ?????

I would carry it just to be safe. In 14 trips to Aruba, I've needed it maybe on 4 of them. Last year was a problem, we definitely needed it, while dining at night.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 21st, 2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,635
Posted By thrix
Re: how effective are the earplane or earplugs??

I think some people are mixing apples and oranges. Ear planes are not ordinary ear plugs. Ear planes are inserted in the ear and are designed to release a controlled amount of pressure from the ear...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 25th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,163
Posted By thrix
Re: Liquor Prices

If you want premium brands such as Absolute, or Bud you will be in for sticker shock if you try to buy it while in Aruba. What we do, since we drink a whole lot of mixed drinks is buy the local...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 4th, 2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,566
Posted By thrix
Re: should they repair the natural bridge

The only that I think should be done is to dredge a small channel, maybe under the collapse. From what I'm reading about it the water that is pooling behind the collapse gets pretty funky and...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 17th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,031
Posted By thrix
Re: Car Rental Suggestions?

Try Tropic, the owner Hans meets your flight at the airport, takes care of everything himself and you're on youy way in ten minutes. He also takes the car back from you by the airport departure, he...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 14th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,204
Posted By thrix
Re: what was your worst restaurant experience

Tie between the Bucaneer, slow service and a Dutch couple with two children who were the spawn of Satan, ran through the restaurant non-stop for twenty minutes and no one said anything to them, not...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 14th, 2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,046
Posted By thrix
Re: Remember When?

Great memories, especially the original Mamas and Pappas, not the short lived one in Noord and La Taurina. One night there I had the biggest plate of paella I've ever seen in my life, brought over to...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,850
Posted By thrix
Re: Bingo! Award Winner

Wow,
I stay at CPV and we drove past Bingo everyday and we would say we should stop in there sometime and unfortunately we never got there. I will definitely stop there next year.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,857
Posted By thrix
Re: Hard time arriving in Aruba?

Hey NHBB, if it was in the airport it would have made more sense, but I was in the freakin' Atlantis casino about drop a few hundred bucks in there. I get all of offers from them to come back, but...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,971
Posted By thrix
Re: shore fishing in aruba?

Yea, Nick that sounds like it's next to the Bushiri resort, which is abandoned now.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,046
Posted By thrix
Re: Remember When?

Here I am thinking with my stomach again, my doctor's always on my case to drop a few pounds.

But I remember Steamboat Breakfast buffets.
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,971
Posted By thrix
Re: Eleanora's Crazy Grill

No, they keep refilling, also we sat outside and must admit it was warm, but it was warm everywhere during this past last two weeks of August due to lack of tradewinds. It was just one of those...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 01:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,971
Posted By thrix
Re: Eleanora's Crazy Grill

They are open on Mondays. They have a paella special with free sangria. It was excellent.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,857
Posted By thrix
Re: Hard time arriving in Aruba?

I have been to Aruba 13 times and the Bahamas twice. I while we were not treated outright rude by the average Bahamian, they do not bend over backwards to be friendly for you either, but in fairness...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Poll: Driftwood
Views: 9,671
Posted By thrix
Re: Driftwood

This restaurant has always been a staple of our Aruba visits. Good quality, friendly service and reasonable price.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,631
Posted By thrix
Re: Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort Trip Report

Oakley, I can empathize with you on the kids and plane situation. On our return flight home from Aruba, Sat. three kids, probably 10 - 13 years old sat behind us and thought they were at a Fun House...
Forum: Where to Stay Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,804
Posted By thrix
Re: Favorite Resort

I absolutely agree, we've owned two weeks since it first opened, in fact we just came back from there 3 days ago and just loved it, as always. Like you, we are also not all day beach persons, a...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 12th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 255,623
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee Part II

Nelson, I totally agree with you we are drawn to the opposite of what we know. I grew up in Harlem, not the sterotype that most people think, comfortably middle class. In fact the Co-op that I grew...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 9th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 255,623
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee Part II

I think Jossy is channeling the spirit of P.T Barnum and a certain individual, who I will not name, seems to be playing right along.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 9th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 255,623
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee Part II

Gary,
I'm glad Jossy Mansur is your hero, he's actually mine too. My wife is in Marketing, so I do, by osmosis, know a little bit about it and he has marketed himself to the max! He's taken his...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 8th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,971
Posted By thrix
Re: Dress code in Aruba?

Le Dome is one restaurant that I would recommend long pants for. Any males who had shorts were told they would be seated at the outer enclosed terrace area and not the main dining area. One man came...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 255,623
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee Part II

With Mark Furman involved in the case I believe I know who did it. It was OJ!
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 255,623
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee Part II

The truest statement I've seen on the Natalee case in weeks is the Aruba Today headline proclaiming one false lead after another. These dubious witnesses all have something to gain by coming up with...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

One point about insurance money on a child is that the law on how much insurance can be held on a minor child was changed in the sixties after several high profile cases of child murder with the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

Now we have so called witnesses, filling in the blanks to their story. Since it's a given that you just can't bury something as big as a body unless you you have heavy equipment since the ground is...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

By the way, is the pond drained yet?
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

I believe that might be correct, there is a Thrifty Rent a car Kiosk on premises. We bought two weeks many years ago before they even finished building, so I don't pay much attention to the offers.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

Funny story about that substation. We always rent a car, so about eight years ago we had stayed around CPV all day and we were getting ready to go out that night. My wife and I get in the car I...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

You know I guess it depends on where you are, because we've stayed at CPV in Noord for many years and late night in that area is dead as a doornail.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

Another point about this gardener being out and about at 2:30 AM. What day of the week was it? I mention that because sometimes we see things through vacation eyes. We're out late during the week of...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 29th, 2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,245
Posted By thrix
Re: Twinkletones??

Twinkletone's never really took off in its new location in the small strip mall next to Wendys and McD's, so it closed more than a year ago. I remember going to the previous entity of that restaurant...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 28th, 2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

I saw the "crack" PI I believe on O' Reilly yesterday, (all Fox News shows tend to blend in, as far as I'm concerned). He was responding to a query as to why this outstanding witness was out and...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

That's an excellent point. Greta was guilty of the same misstatements at
"the island is only 23 miles long why should it take so long to search it" etc., but once she came and saw for herself she...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 25th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

I'm usually very skeptical of jailhouse confessions, especially those that come after a raise in reward money. First of all as a person who has visited Aruba over a dozen times, the idea of this...
Forum: Aruba News Monday, July 25th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,722
Posted By thrix
Re: Sir Sidney update

He might actually pitch better there. San diego is a much more laid back town and the weather is more like Aruba. He may finally pitch up to his potential.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 25th, 2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

That's about a definite.
I remember when I came home from college, one summer and I went over to a girl's house, I was kind of interested in, and while we're talking her parents pulled out a bag of...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 25th, 2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

Several times I've seen it mentioned that Joran wrote that his hobbies was "Pimpin" and he makes references to it in his blog etc.

Consider this a lesson in hip-hop culture, when a teenager or...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 191,967
Posted By thrix
Re: All Things Natalee

Alabama should have a lot of experience to fall back on regarding boycotts since a very famous one took place there, led by Dr. Martin Luther King against that state's bigotry, ignorance and...
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