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    Senior Member sunworshipperII's Avatar
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    My wonderful vacation

    Started Super Bowl Sunday with a direct flight out of cold Boston. Flight was ontime and smooth no issues when we landed in Aruba sailed right through everything, luggage was there all is good. Walked outside to find Bully and Hector was there instead thats fine took us to start our wonderful vacation at Playa Linda.
    We rented a townhouse (3 bedroom) we were 6 people was great. We had made reservations to watch MY PATRIOTS play at Moomba arrived there we had second row seats with a table great view of the HUGE screen.. WHAT A GAME.. exhausted after back to place to get a good nights sleep was a long day being up since 3;30.
    Had to get up bright and early 5 to save a spot at pool we had the same spot all week was nice. Saw our friends we met 2 years ago they had their whole family down for the week. Needless to say weather was terrific... We ate in this night so we could get the whole day in at pool then strolled Palm beach area. ahhh I love it here...
    Tuesday.. We actually went downtown shopping just us girls..spent all day there bought some Jewelry of course guys stayed at beach We ate at Smokey Joes this night for Ribs.. Kelvin was our waiter he was super made a joke of everything..
    Wed... oops more pool and beach..and bingo....Dinner this night was at my favorite Chalet Suisse I had the stuffed grouper, hubby had the Shrimp Scampi, our friends had the beef stroganoff and Filet what a meal...
    Gotta run more to follow .......................








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    Thanks for the flash of warmth.... right now we're both chillin' at 10 degrees in Boston...... looking forward to more of your report and Aruba warmth.

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    I can't think of a better place to be to watch the Super Bowl! So glad you got a chance to be in the warm weather. Boston is the pits right now with another foot of snow forecast for this weekend. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Thanks for sharing your trip with us! Super Bowl on the beach at Moomba must be awesome... and by the way they are OUR PATRIOTS!!!

    Go PATS!!!

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    thanks for sharing..
    awesome seats for super bowl

    looking forward to reading more too.

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    I'm back...Thursday gee another pool - beach day and bingo. My friend won pot was 120.00 nice....We hit Scots Brats a few morning awesome and it was right down the driveway from us so very convient. Thurs dinner was a Azzuro started out great sunset was perfect... hubby and I had the pasta fagioli app with a salad and split the famous pasta bowl.. we told them to bring the app then salad then pasta... they brought all at once (not good) waiter forgot my friends daughters dinner so upset the apple cart a bit but all in all food was good service could have been better.
    Friday ho hum another day soaking up the sun....sorry to sound boring but we have been so many times thats all we want to do..this night we also ate in then went to marriott and ritz casino for a bit I'm no a gambler so a little in the slots and im done My friends hubby was there every night don't think he did too well..
    Saturday their kids were going home due to the impending snow in Boston....(they were not happy)
    Once again another pool day walking the beach and so on.... This night we were back to Madam Janettes I know some people say its gone down hill...well not by me food was great as ever... had the lamb, hubby had the shrimp
    everything was delish...
    Sunday was moving day (thanks to Andrea) we moved to Lacabana have never stayed there was not what I expected
    We really liked it will hopefully be renting from you again.. Room was awesome had nice view of pool this night we had a reservation at Passions on the beach have never been was Excellent our meals were great had the coconut crusted grouper yummy
    Monday up bright and early to get at pool thats the only thing I hate about vacation..Im up earlier than when I work
    our friends went to two fools and a bull, hubby didn't want to go as you dont' know what you are eating till you arrive
    hes not cool with that so we went to Sole Mare was very good as I remembered I inquired about them not being part of Giannis and Azzuro anymore He said he bought them out I th ink"?
    Tuesday was our last full day in Lovely Sunny Aruba we got up early went to beach to get a Palapya (?) got them
    had breakfast on site was very good spent all day soaking up those last rays....then packing then off the Palm area to stroll one last time and get any last minute things to take home...To hit my favorite Casa Tua for pizza and salad.
    Well Wednesday was time to leave had my friend Bully pick us up to go to airport so good to see him (we actually bumped into him when we were at Chalet Suisse he was picking someone up...love him. off to airport so sad
    back to boston in the cold and snow with another 12-18 for this weekend....oh boy take my back please......
    Hope you enjoy look forward to going back and to hearing about others trips to keep my memories fresh...








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    Great stuff... good restaurant information, choices and reviews. So..... you get up earlier on vacation than when you're working...? Well, do you take as many naps at work as you do at the pool/beach...?

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    My kind of vacation! It's good to hear that your meal at MJ's was good. Sorry you had to come home to this awful weather.

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    That coconut crusted grouper sounds really good! Thanks for posting. Your trip sounds perfect.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    I wanna be back there.... more snow today ....ughhhhh can't even see my pool fence out back








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