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BOO.....would have loved to meet up and have a drink....maybe next time...
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15.................14.....
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9 days and can't wait. Trying Jetblue this year~~~
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Just extended this year's Aruba trip from Nov. 14 to Dec. 19. Never been there that long & we're really looking forward to it
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Just extended this year's Aruba trip from Nov. 14 to Dec. 19. Never been there that long & we're really looking forward to it
Awesome!! 2 weeks is most weve been able to do. Maybe after retirement in a couple of years.
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10...........................................
the final countdown starts....
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Woo hoo for you!!! arty: Even I'm getting excited!!


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I'm getting giddy just thinking about your countdown. When I'm down to less than 10 days, I can hardly put 1 foot in front of the other. Are you all packed? Got your ride to airport figured out? Paid the bills? Yada, yada, yada?
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Ro...funny I just realized I hadn't put my number for the day up here and was coming to do that....it is now NINE...(almost 8)......and I am about packed...everything is ready..just have to put the last clothes in and last minute stuff. Think I will work on more tomorrow...hubby will be golfing. Yep,bills are paid....and we did outside stuff today. It still seems so far away....(but it really isn't is it??) cause I still have work...doctor's appointment, hair, nails.....and cleaning and yada..yada...yada........golly...I do have alot to do yet don't I????? I am a well oiled machine....I have lists for everything and I just follow them and breeze right on through to the day of departure. It will not be long now....

p.s. We go and stay near our airport the night before we leave and take a shuttle from there to the airport. It is alot easier for us as we are almost an hour away and this year we leave out of Pittsburgh at 6:00 am.

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Ro...funny I just realized I hadn't put my number for the day up here and was coming to do that....it is now NINE...(almost 8)......and I am about packed...everything is ready..just have to put the last clothes in and last minute stuff. Think I will work on more tomorrow...hubby will be golfing. Yep,bills are paid....and we did outside stuff today. It still seems so far away....(but it really isn't is it??) cause I still have work...doctor's appointment, hair, nails.....and cleaning and yada..yada...yada........golly...I do have alot to do yet don't I????? I am a well oiled machine....I have lists for everything and I just follow them and breeze right on through to the day of departure. It will not be long now....

p.s. We go and stay near our airport the night before we leave and take a shuttle from there to the airport. It is alot easier for us as we are almost an hour away and this year we leave out of Pittsburgh at 6:00 am.

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OK, we leave on the 3rd of October, so do we have 22 or 23 days to go?
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Ruba, I know you are getting so excited about your trip. I am so jealous that I have to wait until Dec. to go. I can just picture your open suitcases just waiting for those last items to be packed and off to the airport you go.
I hope you have a fantastic time.
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Ruba, I know you are getting so excited about your trip. I am so jealous that I have to wait until Dec. to go. I can just picture your open suitcases just waiting for those last items to be packed and off to the airport you go.
I hope you have a fantastic time.
Isn't Ruba a big showoff by keep telling us how many days she has to go to our favorite island.

Gina I guess I will miss you this year as I see you are going in December. I won't be arriving until Dec.30th. Hopefully one day I'll see you and Ruba again.
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Isn't Ruba a big showoff by keep telling us how many days she has to go to our favorite island.

Gina I guess I will miss you this year as I see you are going in December. I won't be arriving until Dec.30th. Hopefully one day I'll see you and Ruba again.
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And I'll miss you AGAIN, Liz!!
Elaine, I'll try my best to WIN in the Casino so I can stay in Aruba until you get there in February.
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I'll be there the 29th of January... so, win at least that much!! lol
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Isn't Ruba a big showoff by keep telling us how many days she has to go to our favorite island.

Gina I guess I will miss you this year as I see you are going in December. I won't be arriving until Dec.30th. Hopefully one day I'll see you and Ruba again.
Thanks Gina...don't worry Dec. will be here before you know it!!! Liz...I am actually a little low key this year...don't want to showoff to much....lol. I'm sorry you won't be there this year so I can see you at Alhambra....maybe next year. Hope you win really big so you can stay and see Elaine though. And Bob....I'm going by the ticker...and now 7 is the big number...but when you look at it it says 7 days with a I think 18 hours and minutes and seconds and stuff. I guess it doesn't count the actual day you go...and neither do I....cause the day I fly.....I am no longer countin....it is then real......
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Wow, can't believe I've been away for 3 days....OMG, Ruba you're down to 6 days!!!!! And Bob, where are you at? 20? And where am I at? 173? No, no, I forgot - 3 holidays 3 holidays 3 holidays..... Oh, I can't stand it. Gotta win the lottery so I can go more than once a year.
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[QUOTE=roschone;102093]Wow, can't believe I've been away for 3 days....OMG, Ruba you're down to 6 days!!!!! And Bob, where are you at? 20? And where am I at? 173? No, no, I forgot - 3 holidays 3 holidays 3 holidays..... Oh, I can't stand it. Gotta win the lottery so I can go more than once a year.[/QUOTE]
We leave on 10/3 so that would be 20 days and a wakeup. We have started packing.
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IŽll be there in 2 months...
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Okay....got one very important thing out of the way today...doctor's appointment...all is well. Now it's down to the nitty gritty...one more day of work...then all things house.. beauty and packing. Getting sooooo excited now....wasn't letting myself get excited until the doctor's was out of the way. So here is the official countdown....as told by me....
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Beauty and packiing... in order of importance!!

Glad all's well, and you're down to the final few days. Know that we all wish you the best of the best vacations, Alnora.

Damn girl... I AM jealous!! lol
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Elaine...that's just the order because the packing is all but done...okay call me weird, most do...but I did a dry run earlier today and I came in under weight and everything fit nice and easy. (See I said I was getting better...LOL). Now I will just have to put the hanging stuff in right before we close them up to leave. Okay now you can't be jealous....it's my turn....you get yours in February...and I will be jealous of you then.
Made my reservation for our group for Cook's. I will celebrate my birthday with great friends and great food (don't know first hand but sure am looking forward to finding out..lol). It will be an awesome night.....happy birthday to me.....LOL
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we packed several days early expecting to have to move things around and finish up the last night. instead we closed the luggage, added one item the last morning (his razor) and looked at closed suitcases weighing 37 pounds each for 3 or 4 days. it was wonderful! then we relaxed and didn't worry the last few days. best pre trip organization ever for us.

alnora, i am not jealous yet. but when you start describing all the things i want to be doing, i will be, lol. i know i was just there but i have almost 11 months until i get to go again.

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Elaine...that's just the order because the packing is all but done...okay call me weird, most do...but I did a dry run earlier today and I came in under weight and everything fit nice and easy. (See I said I was getting better...LOL). Now I will just have to put the hanging stuff in right before we close them up to leave. Okay now you can't be jealous....it's my turn....you get yours in February...and I will be jealous of you then.
Made my reservation for our group for Cook's. I will celebrate my birthday with great friends and great food (don't know first hand but sure am looking forward to finding out..lol). It will be an awesome night.....happy birthday to me.....LOL
Can not wait.....

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Elaine...that's just the order because the packing is all but done...okay call me weird, most do...but I did a dry run earlier today and I came in under weight and everything fit nice and easy. (See I said I was getting better...LOL). Now I will just have to put the hanging stuff in right before we close them up to leave. Okay now you can't be jealous....it's my turn....you get yours in February...and I will be jealous of you then.
Made my reservation for our group for Cook's. I will celebrate my birthday with great friends and great food (don't know first hand but sure am looking forward to finding out..lol). It will be an awesome night.....happy birthday to me.....LOL
Can not wait.....

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Ruba,

You are going to have such a wonderful Birthday! I am so excited for you! As far as packing goes...I would pack my suitcase and set it aside. Jump on my scale and then pick up my suitcase...just to make sure I was under the 50lb limit So I got to airport....49 1/2 lbs...I was impressed with myself and happy I didn't have to take anything out of my suitcase to put in my carryon.

Have a wonderful time on your vacation...you deserve it!
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Ruba,

You are going to have such a wonderful Birthday! I am so excited for you! As far as packing goes...I would pack my suitcase and set it aside. Jump on my scale and then pick up my suitcase...just to make sure I was under the 50lb limit So I got to airport....49 1/2 lbs...I was impressed with myself and happy I didn't have to take anything out of my suitcase to put in my carryon.

Have a wonderful time on your vacation...you deserve it!
Thank you so much....things are really becoming real...last day of work was today. Hair is dyed...laundry that is needed is done...and started the cleaning. Funny story though...woke up this morning about 4:30 am and remembered that I didn't have underwear in the suitcase for me......and you know what happens after that....yep, no more sleep for me....LOL. Another million things started running through the brain....but it will be okay in just 3 days.....3 days....3 days...3 days...
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You couldn't spend your birthday dinner with a nicer host than Ommi, and the food's "deeeelish."

We (our board family) always "talk" about it, but the anticipation is truly priceless. I love "talking" about packing, and last minute stuff, and all the things I plan to do that I know I won't get to do!

I hope at some point over your two weeks that you'll be able to check in with us 'cause we're just a little nosy!!

VERY soon you'll be

to the music of the island!!
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You couldn't spend your birthday dinner with a nicer host than Ommi, and the food's "deeeelish."

We (our board family) always "talk" about it, but the anticipation is truly priceless. I love "talking" about packing, and last minute stuff, and all the things I plan to do that I know I won't get to do!

I hope at some point over your two weeks that you'll be able to check in with us 'cause we're just a little nosy!!

VERY soon you'll be

to the music of the island!!
Elaine...I love love love this....she is beautiful....and yes I will definately be dancing to the rthymes of the island...and I can't wait. Don't worry I will be checking in and even trying to do some moderating...trying to do at least one check in a day. I will talk about each days events...mainly so I don't forget them...LOL. And I will be keeping my eye on every one here.....
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can't wait to read your report. don't forget to use our new trip report section that wasn't open when i started doing mine. i always do a report daily because i too will forget things.

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Elaine...I love love love this....she is beautiful....and yes I will definately be dancing to the rthymes of the island...and I can't wait. Don't worry I will be checking in and even trying to do some moderating...trying to do at least one check in a day. I will talk about each days events...mainly so I don't forget them...LOL. And I will be keeping my eye on every one here.....
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17 days for us. How long will U B there? Where R U staying?
We will be at Playa Linda for 5 nights and Costa Linda for 7 nights.
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can't wait to read your report. don't forget to use our new trip report section that wasn't open when i started doing mine. i always do a report daily because i too will forget things.
Where is the new trip report section?
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Under the heading "Aruba in Words" Aruba Trip Reports - Aruba Forums at Visit Aruba
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Under the heading "Aruba in Words" Aruba Trip Reports - Aruba Forums at Visit Aruba
Duh. I should look before I leap. Thanks.
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17 days for us. How long will U B there? Where R U staying?
We will be at Playa Linda for 5 nights and Costa Linda for 7 nights.
We own at Divi Dutch Village - we're there for a week but are staying an extra day because the flight was cheaper going out on a Sunday. Darn
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Ruba, aaahruba, and arubabob, I hope you all have an awesome time on our little island we all call "paradise". Have a Balashi for me.
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Ruba, aaahruba, and arubabob, I hope you all have an awesome time on our little island we all call "paradise". Have a Balashi for me.
That makes 9 Balashis for others. May have to buy 2 sixpacks. Or more. Havnt heard from Kevin yet.
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I think you better buy a whole case of Balashi - cause I'd really like you to have one for me too. Hope I'm not twisting your arm or anything lol. Have a great time EVERYBODY and as always, safe travels.
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Thanks all....I am so ready....look out Aruba, I'm down to 2 days and a wake up.....
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I had some free time today so I checked my res on Americans site. Everything was fine and as it should be. Then I did a little exploring on the FF site and found a return leg from DFW/TUL that would get us home an hour and a half earlier. I swear this flight never showed up before. I called AA and talked to an FF agent and he made the change for us at no charge. He said sometimes those seats are held until the last minute or they make more available. In this case it had to be the first reason because we are the only passengers booked in first so far on this flight. It leaves DFW at 4pm and our previous flight left at 5:30.(we arrive at DFW at 2:40) Gotta love saving 90 minutes of airport time.
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I think you better buy a whole case of Balashi - cause I'd really like you to have one for me too. Hope I'm not twisting your arm or anything lol. Have a great time EVERYBODY and as always, safe travels.
OK, its a tough job, but somebodys gotta do it. Since no one else is volunteering, I'll do my best.
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I had some free time today so I checked my res on Americans site. Everything was fine and as it should be. Then I did a little exploring on the FF site and found a return leg from DFW/TUL that would get us home an hour and a half earlier. I swear this flight never showed up before. I called AA and talked to an FF agent and he made the change for us at no charge. He said sometimes those seats are held until the last minute or they make more available. In this case it had to be the first reason because we are the only passengers booked in first so far on this flight. It leaves DFW at 4pm and our previous flight left at 5:30.(we arrive at DFW at 2:40) Gotta love saving 90 minutes of airport time.
Be sure and check for earlier availability often if your using ff miles. Sometimes it pays.
Nice goin Bob..always love it when a plan comes together...lol. As far as offering to drink Balashis for everyone...I don't drink them...I'm a Coors Light girl myself...or Slippery Monkeys...but I have had a Balashi before. If it would be okay...I will substitute the above mentioned drinks for each and every one of you!!!!

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Sure works for me - never had a slippery monkey, but I've sure had my share of Coors Light. Wow, 1 day and a wakeup. I am soooooooooooooo excited for you, I can hardly sit still. You're going, you're finally going. Yipeeee for you!
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Nice goin Bob..always love it when a plan comes together...lol. As far as offering to drink Balashis for everyone...I don't drink them...I'm a Coors Light girl myself...or Slippery Monkeys...but I have had a Balashi before. If it would be okay...I will substitute the above mentioned drinks for each and every one of you!!!!

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I think anything you want to substitute will be fine.

Have you tried Amstel Bright. Thats BRIGHT not LITE. I will probably drink a few of those as well. I like them better than Balashi. Cant get either one here.
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ruba.... safe travels, my friend, and have a wonderful vacation.
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Thanks all...it is so close now...tomorrow night I will be near an airport trying to sleep....LOL. It is always so hard for me to sleep the night before....
Bob...I have tried the Brite...but it was in Cabo not Aruba...I liked that. I may just have one of those too!!
I will be checking in and giving my reports (hopefully daily..but I can't promise anything..lol).....hope everyone has a good two weeks..
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Good morning back to you, ruba!! Glad you got there safely, and checked in with us!

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When we used to travel on Sunday, there was always a long line at immigration, sometimes running dangerously long into the escalators. But now it seems no matter what day we arrive, the lines are either non-existent or extremely short. Maybe they just got more efficient there lol. Glad to hear the Coors Light made it unscathed - nice work.

I really feel like I'm there with you - thanks for sharing your morning coffee with us. It's my absolute favorite time of day when we're there. Enjoy!!
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Hi all....my first days worth of info has been moved to the trip report section...should have been put there in the first place....LOL. Wasn't thinking to clearly...was to giddy from excitement I guess.
Second days check in will be there for your further enjoyment...
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