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    Mon 10/28...Red Sox win, Linda's dutch pancake, in ARUBA. What a great way to start a beautiful morning. Strawberries were my extra add on. You're probably getting tired of hearing it but it's ridiculous how much I look forward to my crepe. Three more before I leave the island. Today may have been the nicest day yet. Beautiful blue skies with a medium Aruba breeze. Spent all day on the beach(water). Another couple from home came in yesterday that are staying at the Bucuti so they will be joining most nights for dinner. I made some resv for the week. Chalet Suisse tonight, Madame Janette Wed, Pincho Fri, Screaming Eagle Sat, Daniels Sunday, and fill in from there. Look like a great lineup? Picked up our friends for our 6:30 resv at Chalet Suisse. This was our second visit there in the last 3 years. First visit was good but not great. Very nice ambiance and well run place. Wife had her first lobster tail on the island which was excellent. Very big piece of meat with great taste. SIL had crab stuffed grouper that was good, not great, BIL plain chicken...blah blah blah, he said was his best so far. Visiting couple had red snapper and sea bass. Both were also good, not great. I ordered for the first time ever, Duck. It was good but I was expecting something as good as my SIL had at Gianni's. Not close. I know a lot of people love this place but I thought it was just a little above average. I would go back again but feel no need to rush. Maybe every couple years for us. Back to catch the game. I'm nervous! Have a good Tuesday! Good night!

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    It literally makes me smile seeing how happy Linda's makes you! You are correct - sounds like a great start to any day!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    We have reservations at Pinchos on Friday at 7:00pm. Might see you there! Will be our arrival day for three week stay. Enjoying your trip reports!! Can't wait to get back there myself! Enjoy!!

    HUFFDADDY

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    Reading your posts from frost-bitten SE Pennsylvania. My husband and I also purchased at Divi Pheonix last year. Coming down with a friend for a "girls week" November 9 - 16. We won't have a car but will want a massage while we're there. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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    You might have to cancel Madame Jeannettes Wednesday night so you can watch the Sox win the series.!!!!

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    Huff, I don't even want to talk to you due to serious envy(1st day of 3 week stay). jk BeS33, I don't even want to hear about frosty in PA. This was the first massage for us on Aruba but were very pleased with Nafanny Spa. She will come to Phoenix to pick you up. Don't you just love it here!? Arubaron, Due to added pressure from the rest of the group(my inlaws are Yankee fans), I can't cancel but you can be sure there won't be any time wasted. Resv at 7:00

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    Tues 10/29...Sox have won over 100 games this year, I'm only asking for one more win. That's not asking for too much is it? Opened my eyes to look at the beautiful blue waters but it was still dark so I rolled over to see what time it was and no power. Rolled out of bed about 7 and called front desk. They said most of the high rise area was down and since no one could make their coffee or breakfast they gave us all free passes to our big breakfast buffet at our restaurant, Pure Ocean. This is our newly remodeled restaurant and they did a very nice job. Beautiful open air beach side setting. We haven't tried the dinner yet, but breakfast was real good. Another great day at the beach. Had about 2 mins of light rain, the rest mostly sunny, nice breeze. Took our time coming off the beach since we didn't have a resv anywhere. Ended up picking our friends up at 7:15 because I couldn't pull myself away from the balcony. What a ridiculous sunset! I got some of the best pictures and video ever of Aruba sunsets. I wish I could share these pics with you, better yet, I wish you all were here to see it. I know most of you understand and share the same thoughts as I, but, I LOVE this island. I can't tell you the warm fuzzy feeling I get when I'm sitting on the beach or in the water and look around at where I am. What really amazes me is, this feeling is getting stronger each year! I don't take one second for granted. Anyway, we decided to lighten it up a little tonight and went to Mulligans at the Divi Golf. The group ordered 2 grouper sandwiches, 2 pizzas, a crab wrap, and a chicken sandwich(guess who). All dishes were great! I love their pizza and the comfortable feeling we get there. We walked upstairs to Windows and decided we were going to put that on our list for this year instead of waiting for next year. None of us have eaten there but were very impressed with the look and friends around the Divi were really talking it up this year. Unfortunately, we had to take one off the list and chose Screaming Eagle. We loved it there last year but it got the last minute bump. It'll be first on our list for next year. Went up to the mall and got some ice cream and Starbucks for dessert. Sat around talking and watching the interesting people walk by then called it a night. Need to get my sleep for some Linda's in the morning. Wishing everybody a happy "HUMP DAAAYY, YEAH!!!" Good night!

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    I am still smiling and have an idiotic look on my face as I read about the chicken sandwich/guess who.
    Thank you so much for sharing your time with us, love it !!

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    Such great reports. I really hope you know how we enjoy them!! You're really making me want to give Linda's a try.

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    Can you believe my husband does not care for Dutch pancakes. When we go to Linda's (1-2 visits each trip) he has eggs or he doesn't go at all and stays back at the timeshare while my Mom and I indulge. I think he's nuts. Oh well, his loss lol.

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