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    Paul + Andrea Oct 22-30 Lacabana

    I'll be brief!

    Weather HOT and SUNNY with some breezes, but not a nice strong breeze that we had been accustomed to.
    Some late night showers that interfered with nothing.
    Heavy steady rain most of the morning of the 29th.

    We stayed in unit 319D @ Lacabana recently renovated and was LOVELY.
    Renovations phase 2 is underway and the noise, dirt, dust and workers had no ill affect on our vacation.

    Re: The Villas and the WaterPark and the Renovation of the Casino. Well, all i can say is that I have a better chance of getting into heaven than the villa and casino renovation has of being completed within 6 months of their actual projection dates. The WaterPark (Morgans Island) looks like it might actually be completed before mid 2009. I wish i could say that for the new casino and the renovation competion for the villas.

    Gas Prices/Car Rental: we used exactly $9 worth of gas and drove less than 40 miles. Car rental from Tropic and per usual service was excellent as was pricing.

    Casinos: Nope, not in our budget.

    Fine Dining : We ate in our unit a few nights pasta, meatloaf, pizza and salads
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    enjoyed Madam Janette, Tulip and Lindas.

    The ATA came and took our photo and gave the plaque for the Distinguished Visitors.

    Went to the lighthouse for a few photos.
    Went to Alto Vista for the stations and rosary.

    Saw the beach from Tamarijn to Costa Linda and the formation/weather system of OMAR really did a number on the shoreline. Huge boulders of coral and big drop offs made the shoreline pretty awful.
    Mother nature with the help of humans trucking in sand will have if looking beautiful in short order.

    Met a few fine folks at the Amsterdam Manor's Beach Bar....about 10 bulletin boarders there including Tom and Karen and Islandboy from this forum.

    That's about it.
    Oh yea.................and with all of the complaining of American Airlines. We have never been more pleased. Our best flights ever. We were very very impressed with the American Air staff/gate agents at Queen Beatrix!

    Aruba-been there often, loved it, always want to stay longer.
    Andrea


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    The ATA came and took our photo and gave the plaque for the Distinguished Visitors.
    Andrea
    "Distinguished" is how many visits? 20? Great review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    The ATA came and took our photo and gave the plaque for the Distinguished Visitors.

    YEAH!!!! Now Paul has something to hang on the wall!

    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    "Distinguished" is how many visits? 20? Great review!


    Distinguished Visitor is 10 consecutive years....and Ambassador's Certificate is 20 consecutive years.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 --
    36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018





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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    Distinguished Visitor is 10 consecutive years....and Ambassador's Certificate is 20 consecutive years.
    Andrea and Paul will be Ambassadors in no time at all!

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    Andrea your new title is Ambassador....make sure you change your avatar.
    My relatives got one and proudly hang it in their home..and even take it to aruba with them to put in their room....They are very proud of it, and you should be to. Will you be in the paper?? Let us know, cindyoxox

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    thanks to ~amy~ she was able to put us in touch with the certificate person/procedure.
    again, thank you amy!
    paul feels like he is now the appointed dictator of aruba.

    the certificate of distinction is now hanging in the office.

    the trip was good
    we stuck to our budget
    i did a little christmas shopping there (lots of aruba aloe and stroopwaffle purchases) and will make up a few gift baskets for my nieces and son's girlfriend.

    xo
    andrea

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    how do they verify that you have actually been to Aruba for the specified consecutive years? Is it consecutive years or number of visits??
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    how do they verify that you have actually been to Aruba for the specified consecutive years? Is it consecutive years or number of visits??
    It is consecutive years. I'm close to my 20th visit but next year will only be my 14th year so I have 6 more years to wait. But we do have a very nice Distinguished Visitor certificate hanging on our wall in our office at home.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 --
    36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018





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    how do they verify that you have actually visited "consecutive" years? Do they ask you to produce evidence??

    This will be our 10th visit over 12 years.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    i have no idea how they verify the consecutive visits.
    maybe it is the honor system?

    happy standard time!
    ANDREA

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