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    ongoing trip report aug 7 - 21

    Yo kids
    paul and i are here

    brief review of day 1

    air tran from orlando
    took us 2 hrs to get thru ticketing/boarding passes to gate

    flight ok
    no food in 1st class
    only liquor was jack and canadian club

    paul and i drank apple juice and ate crackers and napped
    not sure worth the upgrade fee.
    no, that is a lie, i am sure it was not worth the fee.

    checked into unit 1428 ambassador bldg casa del mar
    filthy floors and bathrooms
    housekeeping came repeatedly
    dear husband is now at the desk begging for a change......ain't gonna hppen.

    looked for a house near the texaco station, off behind the taxi dispatch bldg...unsuccessful.

    dinner was at mark68's place
    CAFE'CAPRI
    delicious and very reasonably priced
    cheap beer
    i had a delicious drink of amaretto and margarita mix
    very delicious, i had 2

    paul had the mixed grill for his entree and it was steak and chicken and some type of pork with potatoes and salad. the portion was monstrous and very tasty.

    i had chicken sate with salad and potatoes and rice (carb special)


    met mark68, his lovely bride and gorgeous daughter.

    met up with sherry and murray, made plans to vegetate with them on the beach tomorrow.

    paul made fifteen cents at alhambra

    good night!
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    The good part is that's only the beginning of your vacation...
    Enjoy them to the fullest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    met up with sherry and murray, made plans to vegetate with them on the beach tomorrow.
    Have fun vegging! I hope the room issue gets straightened out.

    paul made fifteen cents at alhambra

    good night!
    Tell Paul "don't spend it all in one place!"

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    Oh Andrea you are there! I hope you have a wonderful visit, and I am sure you will.
    Is it true, you didn't get any food or drinks in first class?? That is awful! We always upgrade to first class but one reason is because you have more room, but we always get food and drinks. We have a 4 hour flight from Texas, and more room is good for my hubby because of the MS.
    Did Bully pick you up? Please tell him that Pat and Chuck said hello.
    Hope you get another room, or at least they make the room you have better!
    Looking forward to your updates.
    Pat

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    Andrea,
    Glad you made it safe and sound...although it makes me feel bad you wasted and upgrade fee for nothing...that is why we do the upgrade so we can eat and drink on the way down...
    as for CDM..Dh and I stayed there about 12 years ago and it was musty and dark then...but I would assume that they have done some renovating since then...guess not..

    On the bright side, you do have the rest of your time ahead of you....have a great time and enjoy yourself....save some sun and fun for me as I am heading down soon...
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    sun aug 8th

    blue skies, gentle breezes, no stiff winds.

    beach all day

    dinner at "amadeus" AWESOME

    looked for the "mystery house" unsuccessful

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    i can't believe you didn't get any food or drinks. The one time I flew first class (not on my dime) I was amazed that we got mixed nuts and not bits and bites or peanuts. lol!
    I'm sorry to hear about the rooms. We will be staying in 1213 and I hope it will be better. Did yours get sorted yet?
    Please keep posting. Your penpal. Amar

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    amarg, you will be in a different building.

    we are in the building of 1 bedrooms, the "ambassador suites"
    you'll be in "presidential suites"
    my friend liz is staying there now and her unit is nice.....2 large bedrooms and much nicer than the 1 bedroom ambassador suite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    amarg, you will be in a different building.

    we are in the building of 1 bedrooms, the "ambassador suites"
    you'll be in "presidential suites"
    my friend liz is staying there now and her unit is nice.....2 large bedrooms and much nicer than the 1 bedroom ambassador suite.
    Are they the units across the street?
    I believe this is the building we were offered when we had the same problems at the Aruba Beach Club years ago.
    Is the room clean now at least?

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    Also meant to ask what kind of shape the beach is in. Any rocks?

    Enjoy your beautiful weather!
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 02-07-2013 at 01:30 PM.

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