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Old Monday, March 2nd, 2009, 09:59 AM
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Where is that?
Behind Santa Cruz, 10/15 min drive from Oranjastad.
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Thanks. Hope you have a great vacation!

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144 days left :s . I wish it was tomorrow. Its getting to much now with 6 months of rain rain rain and grey weather.
I rather have -25 celcius and blue sky than this :s .

Cant wait until we are on our way to the island that you all love and that we hope we will love
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Well, speaking of tomorrow it's that time again. Packing right now and will be in the air at 0545. I hope everyone has a safe and exciting time when they go.
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1 day and I'm starting to count the seconds...
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In addition to my 6 month ticker...I now have a new one.....we leave on March 28th for a week in Aruba at the Surf Club. I can't believe we are leaving in 11 days!!! Just a get-a-way to unwind and destress....our friends are actually taking the plunge and coming too. (the same ones that are coming for a week in Sept)...This will definately be a very laid back do alot of nothing trip....lots of stuff that doesn't cost alot of money.....nothin but rest and relaxation!!!!!! Now I have to stress out about getting ready....you people know me.....I am a month long packer....plus I have to get out summer clothes AND try sh*t on.....was not planning to do that dreaded chore until at least next month.....uggghhhhh......oh well, the Wii will be burning for the next few days.....I love my hubby.....
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march 28th? wow! i am so jealous.

you know, i spend a lot of time jealous.

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In addition to my 6 month ticker...I now have a new one.....we leave on March 28th for a week in Aruba at the Surf Club. I can't believe we are leaving in 11 days!!! Just a get-a-way to unwind and destress....our friends are actually taking the plunge and coming too. (the same ones that are coming for a week in Sept)...This will definately be a very laid back do alot of nothing trip....lots of stuff that doesn't cost alot of money.....nothin but rest and relaxation!!!!!! Now I have to stress out about getting ready....you people know me.....I am a month long packer....plus I have to get out summer clothes AND try sh*t on.....was not planning to do that dreaded chore until at least next month.....uggghhhhh......oh well, the Wii will be burning for the next few days.....I love my hubby.....
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Ruba, I know you can do this packing thingie. What a wonderful surprise for you and coming up so soon. Wow, this is wonderful. Enjoy every minute. You don't have to spend a lot of money to have a great time.
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sherry....don't be jealous...you have so many blessings...and gina...since this is only one week, I am packing very light....for sure...one suitcase for us...we will have a washer/dryer so I will use them if neccessary. And you are absolutely right, don't need alot of money to have a good time...already talking about the stuff we can do that won't cost anything. I am finally gonna use the lazy river....this will be a new adventure for us...never stayed at the Surf...we own at the Ocean...I am getting so excited....even though I am not a spur of the moment type of gal...this is gonna be fun!!!!!
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i am in no way a pool person when there is a beautiful beach but i love the lazy river. so does murray. it is a place i can spend one heck of a lot of time. we were lucky to be guests of some owners last vacation and got in that pool two days one week. wow!!! can't wait to hear your opinion of it.

and yes, i have many good things going on now but i sure wish i was going with you anyway. i truly miss aruba. look at my ticker and remember that the last time i saw aruba was in august. a year should never have to go by without aruba.

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sherry....don't be jealous...you have so many blessings...and gina...since this is only one week, I am packing very light....for sure...one suitcase for us...we will have a washer/dryer so I will use them if neccessary. And you are absolutely right, don't need alot of money to have a good time...already talking about the stuff we can do that won't cost anything. I am finally gonna use the lazy river....this will be a new adventure for us...never stayed at the Surf...we own at the Ocean...I am getting so excited....even though I am not a spur of the moment type of gal...this is gonna be fun!!!!!
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ruba ~ guess you don't want any packing tips from me, huh?? lol I HAVE learned my lesson, and will NEVER, EVER, NEVER take two suits AND a carry-on! again. Now I know where the washers and dryers are, and even used them!

You're so lucky!!! Wish I could stow myself away in your one suitcase.

Have a phenomenal time!!!
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Old Tuesday, March 17th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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sherry...until this morning I, too, would have been waiting for a whole year for another vaca. Ray just kept saying we can't pass this up...the flights total were $360 a piece. Had a week to use...traded a lock off for a two bedroom suite..and whala...we have a trip. Have to switch some work around...but that's easy. Already started throwing stuff on the bed....yeehaw....
and Elaine...I would love to have you stow away with us....
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Hey 'ruba! I think we'll see you in Sept/Oct. this year since we moved our trip back a week. We have a wedding to attend on Ren Island on 9/29 so we're staying until Oct. 4th this year.
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Hey Amy...how nice a wedding...yep, we're there from the 20th until the 4th...maybe we will try to make a bb party...or maybe we'll see you at the Bugaloe...plan on spending some time there this year. See you in September....
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Hey Amy...how nice a wedding...yep, we're there from the 20th until the 4th...maybe we will try to make a bb party...or maybe we'll see you at the Bugaloe...plan on spending some time there this year. See you in September....
We've never been to Ren Island before so we're looking forward to both the wedding and seeing the island.

We'll definitely be at the Monday BB parties. And the Bugaloe...one of our favorite spots!

See you in Sept!!!
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We leave on Saturday...I can't believe I'm going twice this year.......woohoo......so I have one day and a wake-up.
I will think of you all while I'm there....and drink everyone's drink of choice....I'll check in tomorrow and I will check in during the week...maybe I'll blog my way through the trip again.....happy trails to me
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Amen to that Ruba, Happy Trails to You !!! I have always found that "last minute trips" are always the best ones.
Enjoy paradise. My drink would be a cold Balashi. Thank you.
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cold balashi for Gina....check....
brown lady for sherry...check...

anyone else have a request that I would be more than happy to fill??

thanks for the wishes...
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Finally I get to post on countdown again. 34 days to go for 11 days on the island of happiness. Came up all of a sudden so I dont have to wait forever.
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Good for you, Bob! I like the idea of making a decision like that on the spur of the moment!!
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76 Days and Counting until we arrive on Aruba, YAY!
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60 days!!! I am excited to get back!!!
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Bob, carlaw and sbatjc, you are all very lucky. We have to wait until December. UGGHH
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30 days hath September, April, June and November and Arubabob and Linda.
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30 days and we're there!!!! Can't come quick enough
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We are booked!

June 6th. And my god I cant believe how cheap it is right now. I guess the economy has trickled it's way to my vacation. Jet Blue non stop all the way. i hope they have enough Skyy Vodka for my Bloody Mary's this time. Time to start packing.
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June 6th. And my god I cant believe how cheap it is right now. I guess the economy has trickled it's way to my vacation. Jet Blue non stop all the way. i hope they have enough Skyy Vodka for my Bloody Mary's this time. Time to start packing.
Send them an email to be sure they know who they are carrying. Also pin a note to your shirt to let them know to carry you off the plane in Aruba.
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Send them an email to be sure they know who they are carrying. Also pin a note to your shirt to let them know to carry you off the plane in Aruba.
Good advice Bob. *hic*
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Ten days and counting. We'll be there from May 7-21. Tried to put a ticker on but it's not showing up.
We'll be at the AM on the 11th and 18th.

Oops.......now I see it.
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when you get home, we really want to hear from you. don't fade away just because the trip is over. you have already given valuable help here.

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We'll be at the AM on the 11th and 18th.

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when you get home, we really want to hear from you. don't fade away just because the trip is over. you have already given valuable help here.
Thank you, Sherry. I'd really forgotten I was a member here until I was reading thorugh different bulletin boards this past weekend. I joined this before our second trip to Aruba in '06.
I've read a lot of great information here.
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getaway...great to see you over here....I will give you my wishes for a wonderful time in Aruba...have a great trip. And please do tell us how your trip was when you get back...
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12 days!!! I am so excited! We fell in love with Aruba last Year. We had to go back!!

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getaway...great to see you over here....I will give you my wishes for a wonderful time in Aruba...have a great trip. And please do tell us how your trip was when you get back...
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Hi ruba.....I will most definitely let you know how our trip was. Just got an E-mail from Aruba Your Way Tours.....we're going to get to do our Harley excursion that we missed last fall because of rain. Looking forward to that and Charlie's Bar....and I have an old license plate that I'm taking with my name on it. I did ask Hans for a colored Yaris and not a white one......LOL.
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233 days and 10h to our sixth trip to the island of our hearts....ARUBA!

This year we will have a nonstop flight. We just have to drive up to Stockholm(5h drive). We will start one day before our flight leaves Stockholm and stay 1 night at Jumbo hostel by Arlanda Airport/Stockholm. The flight leaves at 10am and then its 11.30h flight to Aruba. This year we have chosen to upgrade to Royal Class. First time for us it feels great. Better seats, food and service. So we will enjoy this flight. It will be everything our flight last year were not.

Now i have the wonderful summer and 4 weeks vacation here in Sweden first.........But the i say it again. Then it's Big Aruba Countdown.

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233 days and 10h to our sixth trip to the island of our hearts....ARUBA!


This year we will have a nonstop flight. We just have to drive up to Stockholm(5h drive). We will start one day before our flight leaves Stockholm and stay 1 night at Jumbo hostel by Arlanda Airport/Stockholm. The flight leaves at 10am and then its 11.30h flight to Aruba. This year we have chosen to upgrade to Royal Class. First time for us it feels great. Better seats, food and service. So we will enjoy this flight. It will be everything our flight last year were not.

Now i have the wonderful summer and 4 weeks vacation here in Sweden first.........But the i say it again. Then it's Big Aruba Countdown.

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Four weeks vacation this summer? Lucky you. Are you a teacher?
We will see you in December! Actually it's funny, you get a non-stop flight, we come from Massachusetts and have non-stop on the way down and we HAD non-stop on the return but they have changed it so we have to stop! YUCK! We picked Tuesday return because we knew we could get non-stop and the airport would be less crowded. Oh well.....
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Diviaruba,

No i'm not a teacher. I work in a factory. Luckely i have 5 weeks paid vacation. It's the law in Sweden. On top of that i have about 55h in a timebank. So that if i need to take a day of i can use hours from the timebank and i still get paid. In that sence i'm spoiled.

Looking forward meeting you in December.

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The US has to come up with that law. I can't wait to hear how that hostel you are staying at is. It seems like fun.
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5 weeks vacation's a great law, Tina. Wow, wish we had that here in the states.

Hope all that are leaving soon have a wonderful time.

Nancy, it's nice seeing you here.
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Hi Elaine.......8 days and they're really flying by. Woke up really early...I think my body is trying to get on Aruba time.
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The US has to come up with that law. I can't wait to hear how that hostel you are staying at is. It seems like fun.

I will take some pictures of the Hostel so i can show you. Nice to have one night rest and just a walk away from the airport before the long flight to Aruba.

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Just read about the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders being at the Radisson May 26-June 1. I am not an eagle fan but I like everybodys cheerleaders. What timing I have. Will be on the island from May 21-June-1. Will be at the Westin May 29-June-1. Will have to take my morning walks to the Radisson beach and see what I can see. Maybe some photo shoots. 20 days and a wakeup.
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Just read about the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders being at the Radisson May 26-June 1. I am not an eagle fan but I like everybodys cheerleaders. What timing I have. Will be on the island from May 21-June-1. Will be at the Westin May 29-June-1. Will have to take my morning walks to the Radisson beach and see what I can see. Maybe some photo shoots. 20 days and a wakeup.
Hope you see them but I had the same situation with the Pats cheerleaders. They moved them to another hotel last minute and they wanted nothing to do with you at the airport. Good luck.
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Hope you see them but I had the same situation with the Pats cheerleaders. They moved them to another hotel last minute and they wanted nothing to do with you at the airport. Good luck.
Maybe they will move them to the Westin.
We went to London in august 1990 and stayed at the Intercontinental hotel. Just so happened that the retired players from the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints were also staying there. They were there for American bowl 90 between the 2 teams. Got Archie Manning and Big Ben Davidson autographs and photos taken with each. Big Ben was very friendly guy. Talked to The snake, Kenny Stabler and others. They were very accesable. Also scored 2 tickets to the game which was sold out. It was in Wembly stadium and it was a blast.
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Looks like some celebs will be with us on Aruba again this trip. Soul beach festival or something like that. Jaime Foxx, Robin Thicke, Common,Estelle, Wayne Brady and Etana will all be there from May 20-25. Tickets are $65 per for each of the 3 shows. Maybe we will go.
Philadelphia Eagles cheer leaders will be at the Radisson May 26 to June 1. We will be at the westin from 5/29 to 6/1 I hear they will be playing beach vollyball and signing autographs as well as doing the photo shoot. I may just wander down the beach a few times. Only 1 hotel between us.
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Happy we won't be there then.......our partially full plane is full now......thanks to this darn flu and people booking Aruba...but it does look like from what I've read they'll mainly be at the Divi and Holiday Inn.
I am packed.....whoo hoo! And I did find purell wipes today.
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Have a wonderful time, and a safe trip, Nancy! Remember to give us a complete report when you get back.
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Have a wonderful time, and a safe trip, Nancy! Remember to give us a complete report when you get back.
Thanks Elaine....I will with pictures....don't think it's any different posting her than other bulletin boards...computer is off soon...I really need some sleep. Guess you forget how much work it is getting ready....and I'm not getting any younger...LOL
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