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Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, February 10th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,403
Posted By getaway
I Love Aruba Re: Car break-in attempted at Eagle Beach

Sherry,
Thanks for the advice about the gas tank...I never would have thought of that...I'll have to be sure and remember it when we visit again. Seems like crime is on the increase all over and...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By getaway
Re: Have a great trip Elaine

You're welcome, Elaine. I just looked at the weather channel...things aren't looking good this weekend for Atlanta...hope they're wrong...predicting rain and ice.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By getaway
Re: Have a great trip Elaine

Not sure if Elaine will be checking in, but if so, just wanted to let her know Dan's flights were canceled....hopefully he'll be there on Saturday. What a bummer for his family.:sick::sick::sick:
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By getaway
Re: Have a great trip Elaine

You're so lucky to be out of this mess....enjoy the beach. Hope the weather is wonderful for you.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 31st, 2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By getaway
I Love Aruba Re: Have a great trip Elaine

I actually signed on to see if she made it safely. Have a wonderful time, Elaine...hope Dan gets out of here Thurs. We're going to have a mess here in the Midwest.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By getaway
Re: Pictures from BB party tonight

Yes...usually start at 5:00...end??? Can't remember if two for one drinks are one hour or two...we usually have happy hour, hours before we go. :wink_smil :embaresse :thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By getaway
Re: TOM of Tom and Karen

Saw you and Karen in some BB pictures that were posted here...she still has that perpetual smile...God bless her.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By getaway
Re: TOM of Tom and Karen

Wow....this is strange that this post came up today. Tom died January 19, 2010. Maybe it's just a great way of remembering him.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 20th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By getaway
I Love Aruba Re: Pictures from BB party tonight

Thanks...the one I recognized was Eagle Beach Boy. He's on another forum where I post.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 37,045
Posted By getaway
Re: what do we like about aruba?

There are so many things we love. The first one being that hot blast of air on our faces when we walk out of the airport and we know we are there.
The people on the island...some of the workers at...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,671
Posted By getaway
Re: pics from aruba

Once you see the area you never forget it. We love driving over there.

Nancy
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,671
Posted By getaway
I Love Aruba Re: pics from aruba

Great pics...really warms me up on a cold January evening in the Midwest.
Were those cacti pics taken out by Alto Vista? I have similar ones with a morning dove on top.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By getaway
Re: Pictures from BB party tonight

Who else is in the picture? There is one man that looks familiar after looking at the pics again.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By getaway
Re: Pictures from BB party tonight

I agree. Karen is a sweetheart. Last time we went to Aruba, Karen and Tom were waiting to greet us at out hotel when we checked in. We went out bottom fishing with them one morning and had a...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By getaway
I Love Aruba Re: Pictures from BB party tonight

Great pictures....I needed that fix.:teeth_smi Didn't recognize anyone else but I did see that Karen is there. Anyone know how she is doing?
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, May 11th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

I'm happy and yet envious reading all these posts....hope everyone has a wonderful time.....I'm really missing our spring vacation this year......I so need a Balashi and beach fix.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

That's my favorite part......:teeth_smi :teeth_smi :teeth_smi
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
One Happy Island Re: let's do a countdown part 2

I also like ROFLMAO......... :tounge_sm :embaresse:D:D
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 10th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
I Love Aruba Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Green with envy....you're all making me want to pack a bag and gooooooo! :cry_smile :cry_smile :cry_smile
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Alnora...what weeks are those? If we go, we would like to be there for week 41 too.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Well....it is a possiblility :thinking:...still haven't done enough research on a couple of other places but it does look like spring is out for us...I'm not able to do some of the things I usually...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 13th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Looks like October may be a good time to visit this year....wonder how much of an impact this will make on hotels wanting to fill their rooms.


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Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 12th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Are you there for two weeks, Alnora?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
One Happy Island Re: let's do a countdown part 2

All these posts are really giving me the "vacation itch"......I'm so envious. Hope everyone has wonderful weather....and if you are drinking Balashi...please have a few (per hour) for me. :tounge_sm ...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 28th, 2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We have cats that sneak into our yard...one year one of them got a chipmunk..I was so upset...we have a fenced yard...why people let their cats roam, I'll never know. We did not let our's roam free....
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 27th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We have a pond but have never spent the money to do anything with it...wanted to but the estimates were outrageous...I think the people around here take their fish out of their ponds in the...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 27th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
One Happy Island Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We've been feeding them for a few years now....I really got hooked on the feedings when my girlfriend and I visited CO. There was a place in Estes Park where they would run all over the place and...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 27th, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Talking Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Looking forward to spring...and hoping to see my "little buddies" again. Hope they survived the winter.


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Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,692
Posted By getaway
One Happy Island Re: Has anyone used Cheapcaribbean.com to book a trip before?

Whoo Hoo!.....I'm so happy for you.....doesn't that just make your day? :angel_smi I remember our first visit to the Riu.....I had Tom convinced we were staying at the Holiday Inn.....I got a...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 22nd, 2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

DITTO!!!!! :thumbs_up :thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 16th, 2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,692
Posted By getaway
Re: Has anyone used Cheapcaribbean.com to book a trip before?

I highly recommend cheapcaribbean.com We've used them several times...we stayed at the Tam the first time...great location. Also stayed at the Riu twice..I think it was the view from the 9th floor...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 16th, 2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By getaway
Cool Re: 02/15/2010 Carnival Monday is a Holiday

Would love to be there for Carnival someday. From what I've seen it looks like a great time. I always enjoy seeing all the costumes.
We were fortunate enough to be on Grand Cayman for the Batabano...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Your friendships even made me a little teary eyed. I talked to Dan a bit ago and wished him and Georgene a safe trip and wonderful weather. All of you enjoy each other...I am envious we will not be...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, February 8th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
One Happy Island Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Hoping you don't get any snow or at least very little so you can fly out.
Have a great time. Ahhhhh.....to be on a beach.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 7th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Hope you all have a great time. Please tell Dan to have a few Balashi's for me....or maybe a few hundred. LOL :beer_yum::beer_yum::angel_smi:angel_smi
Forum: Polls Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,531
Posted By getaway
One Happy Island Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

Thanks Sherry....will definitely be checking it out.
Forum: Polls Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,531
Posted By getaway
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

Someone else mentioned SKYPE to me. I'll have to check it out when we travel again. Thanks for the reminder, Darryl. Hope it's not too complicated for this old broad. :embaresse:embaresse:embaresse
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Ditto....I normally don't sleep well that last couple of weeks....I get so excited. :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
Forum: Polls Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,531
Posted By getaway
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

I know...Hans has been so good to us. Guess I'd really feel as though I betrayed him...I should look into what Verizon has for packages when we are on vacation.
Forum: Polls Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,531
Posted By getaway
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

Royal gives you a free cell phone? We do not use a cell phone in Aruba but the last visit, I was thinking...what if something happened when we were out and about and no phone.
How are their rates...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, January 20th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By getaway
Re: TOM of Tom and Karen

This is very sad news...we were fishing with them in September...Tom touched many people's lives and hearts. I'm so sad for Karen...I can't imagine what she is going through right now.
I hope it's...
Forum: Polls Friday, November 13th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,716
Posted By getaway
Re: a survey for all- part 2

Yes, it would. Thanks for your response.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 6th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Not to worry, Alnora. We just sat on the beach a little longer and drank a little more and watched our last sunset. :wink_smil
We were going to go to MJ's on Sunday but by the time I got cleaned up...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, October 1st, 2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

We had a great trip....weather was wonderful...had one late afternoon downpour and then it rained during the night but otherwise great with nice tradewinds. I thought the sun felt much hotter than...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Now I'll have to live through everyone's countdown....Alnora and I did not connect....:sad_smile :sad_smile Maybe I messed something up....thought we were going to meet on the beach between the HI...
Forum: Polls Saturday, September 26th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,531
Posted By getaway
Re: the great car rental poll and ratings thread

Just returned and we used Tropic again. As usual a very smooth process and they are very prompt delivering and picking the car up. We drove around and did some shore snorkeling....I pack large...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thanks....and I will give Alnora a hug.....can't believe how excited I get.
Boarding passes are printed. Just have to finish some cleaning and we're out of here. Whoo Hoo! :):):)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 553,531
Posted By getaway
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

My countdown is down to ONE! Whoo hoo! :airplane::clock::shades_sm:island:Aruba Rock:beer_yum:
See you on the 20th, Alnora. :D:D
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 30th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,592
Posted By getaway
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

I did the numbers back in '06 when we stayed at the Holiday Inn.....the prices were on the menu and then I tried to keep track of drinks.....figure $5.00 for a beer and $8.00 for mixed...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 29th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By getaway
Re: Aruba Beaches

Oops....didn't mean to hijack. Sorry.
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