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    Senior Member Aruba4ever's Avatar
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    I did not even think about the little, little one....Dinner out certainly would be difficult every night regardless of cost. I know you will be psyched having the entire family there....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    yup jay
    with having a baby and a toddler it would be crazy thinking that we could go out every night.
    not so much the expense, just the hassle especially since they go to bed at 7 and are pretty cranky by 6 pm


    our plans during the first week when our kids aren't there include:
    Madam Janettes
    Hung Paradise
    The Restaurant at Tierra Del Sol
    Gostoco
    Italiana Terrazano @ Paradise Beach Villas

    with the family:
    Hung Paradise

    and Kevin and Becca alone while we babysit will go to The Restaurant at TDS or Madam Janettes
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    .. shouldn't drink with breakfast...!
    Speak for yourself! lol Thank the powers that be for mimosas and bloody marys!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Those Tropix roling cooler look cool. So you guys/gals dont have any problems bringing frozen foods? Do you just use this cooler as a carry on? How is it bringing food back? I'm guessing you just bring a few of those re-freezable packs to keep whatever cold. Doesn't customs ask you if your traveling with food? Or is that more foor fruits etc?

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    technically bringing raw meat is not allowed.
    no fruit is allowed.
    that being said, aruba customs has never said a word to us.

    we bring NO food back with us.
    in the rare occassion it goes uneaten (but stays frozen) we give it to away.
    a few years ago we had a an entire ham dinner with carrots and potato that was given away.

    we never bring it as carry on.
    it always goes into our checked large rolling duffles.
    we use no ice packs.. we put everyting in lock n lock containers...freeze....wrap each item in a couple of sheets of newspaper, insert all in the rolling cooler and then the rolling cooler into the rolling duffle.

    everything arrives rock solid frozen.

    the rolling cooler(s) are terrific for the pool and the beach once we arrive!
    Quote Originally Posted by arubamark View Post
    Those Tropix roling cooler look cool. So you guys/gals dont have any problems bringing frozen foods? Do you just use this cooler as a carry on? How is it bringing food back? I'm guessing you just bring a few of those re-freezable packs to keep whatever cold. Doesn't customs ask you if your traveling with food? Or is that more foor fruits etc?
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    We use this cooler Food from home for our November trip-cooler.jpg

    Pack it and just put it right in a checked suitcase. The wheeled base is great for going back & forth when we change rooms or plan to be away from the resort for the day. I usually bring an ice sheet rather than ice packs - they are great to use for minor injuries. The front part detaches and is a smaller cooler to bring to the beach. We also have a cooler bag from Costco for the pool & beach.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post

    and Kevin and Becca alone while we babysit will go to The Restaurant at TDS or Madam Janettes
    That's what we good grandparents do..... hopefully they will sleep soundly and Kevin and Becca get a great romantic dinner.....!

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    We travel naked, so iqsnay on the foodyea, but if we're on the island at the same time we now know where to grab a bite to eat.

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    Although we eat light, healthy meals for breakfast and lunch in the room, the one splurge is to head out for dinner each night. It's a fairly big part of the whole Aruba vacation experience, whether it is local and casual or something different. We generally skip 1) over-priced fine dining and 2) anything remotely like pizza or Italian, all of which we have done a million times over at excellent places at home. It's always fun to find something outstanding-yet-moderately priced that you wouldn't easily find (or cook) at home.

    Rhys

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    I usually will make and freeze some calzones to take to have for lunch. Also bring my sauce frozen then cook pasta there. But we'll see this year I at least will take the calzones








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