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    Trip story, but also includes some resturant choices

    Our trip 8/5 - 8/15

    Let me first say,, weather was just beautiful,, from the moment our friend Bully picked us up , till the sad day we left.. Well day 1 upon arrival, we were tired,, got to Radisson,, unpacked some, however, was very anxious to get down to the pool,, so we went down, had a bite to eat at Gilligans, couple of Bulashis, and than dips in pool, I believe we were there till about 7,, than went up and went to bed early,, basically we slept in a little every morning, we had rented a Cabana the whole time there, so that was a PLUS. knowing we knew we had a place and never had to worry about the next day,, OMG people lining up at 2:45 to get good spot , that reservations didn't start till 4,, My friends that had also joined us, would go over every day at 4:30 - 5:00 and just settled on a back papala,, they would join us at Happy Hour .. Anyway, let me get to food,, 2nd nite Casa Tua - good, 3rd - Windows.. Excellent ,,( we had orginally planned this for husbands birthday in may,, but he had heart surgery , so we put off till August ) Anyway, Sonia and staff at Windows went above and beyond for his birthday, it was nice of them. 4 nite: friends went to Passions, they felt it was just so so, not as thrilled as the 1st time we all went.. Husband and I went to Bloosoms, we really enjoyed.. 5 nite, friends went to Papimento's , love, loved it. Husband and i just ate late late lunch, so we weren't that hungry, 6 nite, LG smiths,, was enjoyable, but wouldn't go again. 7 nite . Casa Tua again,, we all just wanted pizza,, we were all tired, bed early... 8 nite. Giannia..we all thought was great, loved the girl playing the fiddle, she was excellent. 9 nite , again friends went to papimento again, they loved again.. we went to that place JH Lings.. anyway, above hard Rock, was ok, won't go back .. 10 nite.. Hostaria Tratoria ( across from Hyatt ),, was excellent,, we all loved it...Def. will go back.. Because of my MS,, need to use a scooter,, took lots of rides on the walkway behind the radisson,, one day we ( friend walked ) went down to divi phoeniz.. still feel Radisson was the nicest.. next day we walked down to Holiday inn,, Hyatt nice, we did stop and i intoduced myself as a fellow forum member to Scott from scott brats, he introduced his wife,, we had a beer and we went on our way. I feel llike i missed a few things here and there, but we had a great time,, in pool everyday till around 6,, but after a full belly , a few cocktails, i think we were in bed and asleep everynite, by like 10:30.. We meant some wonderful people and made a few friends, we've already been in Facebook touch with them .. August is very crowded,, need reservations for dining.. If i should think of more, I will write again

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    Restaurants are what vacations are all about; at least for me. We also enjoyed LG Smiths and haven't been back. I think because the atmosphere is too much like any good restaurant in a big city and we prefer a more local feel like Amadeus or MJ's. just curious why you wouldn't go back?

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    Sounds like a great time!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Restaurants are what vacations are all about; at least for me. We also enjoyed LG Smiths and haven't been back. I think because the atmosphere is too much like any good restaurant in a big city and we prefer a more local feel like Amadeus or MJ's. just curious why you wouldn't go back?

    Like i said it was enjoyable,, but for us, we love windows,, and also right on premise Sunset Grill,, so i wanted to try , but with these others, just don't find necessary to go back

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    wanted to also say, these girls we meant, went to 2 fools and a bull, they are " foodies " , and they rated in # 1 in all the places they went, they also went to the other place, like that ( can't think of the name of it ? they liked it,, but they said not the same experience as 2 fools,, to them that was a " BIG THUMBS UP "

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    if you are in touch with these women, ask them to come onto aruba.com community forum and to post their reviews!
    i am guessing that the other restaurant they had similar experience was carte blanche.

    Quote Originally Posted by KATH2ME View Post
    wanted to also say, these girls we meant, went to 2 fools and a bull, they are " foodies " , and they rated in # 1 in all the places they went, they also went to the other place, like that ( can't think of the name of it ? they liked it,, but they said not the same experience as 2 fools,, to them that was a " BIG THUMBS UP "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    if you are in touch with these women, ask them to come onto aruba.com community forum and to post their reviews!
    i am guessing that the other restaurant they had similar experience was carte blanche.
    Yes, that was it... I did tell them about the forum.. we'll see ..

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