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    Junior Member roadstar's Avatar
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    Need Some Sympathy

    Well, my better half has advised me that there will be no trip to Aruba this year. Even though we have equal say in all major decisions, seems like mine is only worth about 49%.

    We did a family trip to Divi Aruba last year, and it was just pure, unadulterated joy. Superb food and drinks, and altho definitely on the hot side, but after a Canadian winter, I was more than ready for it.

    I was hoping we'd be back this year, and try the Veranda Building, rather than the low-rise Vista buildings (at Divi Aruba). But, remodeling of bathrooms and a new roof have taken precedence, and the trip has been sacrificed.

    I need sympathy, and if I keep typing, I just might cry .........

    But for everyone that IS going on a holiday to Aruba, I wish you the best, as it really is a slice of paradise.

    Roadstar

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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    Roadster...just book it anyway and let your wife know...this will make you 51%..

    Honestly, sorry to hear you can't go...cindyo

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    You have my sympathy, I would hate not going to Aruba every year. I'll be poolside in 13 22 minutes (8/5/09). CAN'T WAIT

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    Well, I certainly understand that home reno's take a toll on the budget but perhaps you might be able to find a less expensive way to get to Aruba.

    Flights, perhaps a cheaper route? Not sure where you live in Canada (I am Canadian too) but for example, if you live in Toronto (we do not) look at flying a non direct route (Air Canada is the most expensive way to fly) which saves you a few hundred dollars p.p. Perhaps, look at accommodations that are less expensive and eat out a few less times (stay at a place that has kitchen facilities). Try going at less peak travel times, if you are flexible.

    Come up with a new plan and see if that might help the budget!
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Just keeping looking for those deals and maybe --- just maybe your better half with change her mind!!

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    Senior Member Jarubian's Avatar
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    Roadstar, sorry to hear you may not be able to go this year. Belive me a had to miss the past 3 years, but this year no way anything or anyone gets in my way. I need that serenity.

    Keep looking for deals, you never know.

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    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
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    Such a small percentage for a big decision. When there is the littlest bit of doubt (only once) I send pictures of Aruba via e-mail to my DW every day. Worked. haven't missed a trip in 15 years. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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    i am sorry to hear that.
    roof???? who needs a roof......get one of those blue plastic tarps.

    we had to put off our january trip due to "mold in the attic"
    cost a king's ransom to have it removed correctly and preventative stuff put up, new attic vents and new insulation.

    no aruba in the forseeable future for us.

    wanna come to my house and we can make frozen drinks, play blackjack and sit in my yard on ther riverbank and pretend we are all in aruba?
    unfortunately is is cool and cloudy in maine.

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by roadstar View Post
    Well, my better half has advised me that there will be no trip to Aruba this year. Even though we have equal say in all major decisions, seems like mine is only worth about 49%.

    We did a family trip to Divi Aruba last year, and it was just pure, unadulterated joy. Superb food and drinks, and altho definitely on the hot side, but after a Canadian winter, I was more than ready for it.

    I was hoping we'd be back this year, and try the Veranda Building, rather than the low-rise Vista buildings (at Divi Aruba). But, remodeling of bathrooms and a new roof have taken precedence, and the trip has been sacrificed.

    I need sympathy, and if I keep typing, I just might cry .........

    But for everyone that IS going on a holiday to Aruba, I wish you the best, as it really is a slice of paradise.

    Roadstar

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    If you can skip the A-I, you can save by renting a timeshare at CDM or ABC from an owner and doing ala carte. We always went to the Divi, but as new owners at CDM, we got to go for two weeks and just returned Saturday. We spent less for these two weeks than for one going A-I.
    Could be the compromise you need.
    Walt
    "Vacation is what you make of it, take from it and what you leave behind."

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    Just book it she will be packing her bags just as fast as you .Dont fight over vacation just do it.

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