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Andrea J.
01-11-2009, 09:23 PM
Jan 8 Thur
flight AA 1013 bos - aua left on time but was 5 1/3 hrs in the air due to high wind avoidance. the pilot took the LONG way to avoid turbulence.

dinner
casa tua pizza
yum

weather clear

Jan 9 Fri
Dr Ras dental visit :-) early morning.
Weather partly cloudy. 80's few spits of rain drops
spent the day at/in the pool.
walked over to beach and dipped in once ...brrrrr but felt good after a minute or 2.
dinner at tulip.....paul had ribs and chicken i had chicken sate' very good and each had a glass of delicious sangria.
casino broke even which i call a win!

Jan 10 Sat
weather the same.
again at the pool with a token walk over to jup in the ocean.
dinner Liz, Katherine and I to MJs for dinner
delicious.
I only had a chicken ceasar salad which i had been thinbking about all day. Liz had the versacci steak and Katherine had the almond groper. ALL YUM.
Where was Paul?
He was at lacabana eating and did not want to come to the hen party. imagine that!

casino at alhambra lost very smokey very disgustingly stuffy and hot the place needs a major facelift or at least some COLD CLEAN air conditioning and shapooing the rugs would be smart too.

Sunday Jan 11
ditto
and we ate a late lunch so we just split a huge order of chicken wings at Cleos @ Alhambra for a lite late supper.
the wings were GREAT.
the machines were hitting except i did not know when to quit. i turned my $25 into $115 and then like magic is was $0.

right now, 10:20
stars out and nice breezes
btw, the damn tree frogs are incredibly LOUD.

good night
next installment in a few days.
andrea

Arubalisa
01-11-2009, 09:36 PM
Oh boy! :eek: You know we are all jealous from beginning to end! :D Continued good weather and delicious food as well as luck in the casino. ;)

arubamark
01-11-2009, 09:43 PM
Hey I heard those tree frogs are good eating.:D Only kidding! Enjoy the rest of your stay, keep us posted and good luck in the casino. Remember that time is your biggest enemy in there. But I have to agree, if you break even you're still a winner.

qlaval
01-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Wish you both a GREAT vacation!

Randi
01-12-2009, 08:42 AM
Funny you should mention the tree frogs. When we use to stay at La Cabanna that was part of the "charm". The sound was "Aruba" to us!

Why is it that only at La Cabanna we hear tree frogs, no such sound at the high rise district?:confused:

kthy66
01-12-2009, 09:42 AM
Thanks for the report! Sounds wonderful!

danadog56
01-12-2009, 11:42 AM
So jealous.....wishing we were there....have a great time and keep posting..!!!
Also, keep the money when it gets over a hundred..!!!

~Amy~®
01-12-2009, 12:48 PM
Sounds like you're having a nice, relaxing vacation! Have fun!! :)

love aruba 99
01-12-2009, 12:54 PM
:)THANKS FOR THE REPORT, ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR VAC. GOOD LUCK AT THE CASINOS:thumb:

Karen Lutzker
01-12-2009, 04:42 PM
Hi Andrea,

Did not realize you had left for Aruba. Glad you are having a wonderful time. Wish we were with you guys. Freezing here for the next few days, so be happy you are in Aruba :) Looking forward to the next installment of your vacation. Best Regards and a safe flight home.

tds-ken
01-15-2009, 04:11 PM
Tip an Island cocktail for all of us!!!!:D:D:D

Lynn R
01-15-2009, 04:37 PM
Hello Andrea,
Can you tell me if the Divi Divi tree (or it may be called something else)across the Amsterdam Manor is still alive? The one the Aruba is so well known for.

Andrea J.
01-16-2009, 05:31 AM
yup it is alive and well

2 or 3 yrs ago some nimrod hacked off a large limb
much effort was put into trying to save it
the limb was lost
but those 2 lovely trees remain

andrea

Hello Andrea,
Can you tell me if the Divi Divi tree (or it may be called something else)across the Amsterdam Manor is still alive? The one the Aruba is so well known for.

sunworshipperII
01-16-2009, 07:28 PM
Hope you guys are having a great time and relaxing. Think about us back here, it was 18 today (heat wave) Be down there soonhttp://www.aruba.com/forum/gfxs_aruba4a/icons/icon10.gif

~Amy~®
01-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Hello Andrea,
Can you tell me if the Divi Divi tree (or it may be called something else)across the Amsterdam Manor is still alive? The one the Aruba is so well known for.

I think I must take a photo of those trees every year since we stay at Amsterdam Manor. Here is my latest photo from 2008. As Andrea said, both trees are alive and well! :)


http://www.aruba-travelguide.com/trip-reports/2008/amy/photos/28.JPG

Lynn R
01-19-2009, 10:21 AM
Thanks Andrea and Amy looking forward to take some pictures...
40 days...
Regards,
LR

Randi
01-19-2009, 11:39 AM
Why don't they plant more of those Divi trees?

~Amy~®
01-19-2009, 11:48 AM
Why don't they plant more of those Divi trees?

Even though people refer to those two trees as Divi trees, they're actually Fofoto trees. You'll see most of the Divi trees in the cunucu or Arikok Park.

CandyC55
01-19-2009, 04:01 PM
I'm so jealous!!! We'll be thre soon enough... Have fun and enjoy!!! Andrea tell me is there a new shopping mall by the high rises?? What about Hard Rock Cafe??

Andrea J.
01-19-2009, 04:42 PM
yes new shopping mall
and hard rock up in the high rise section


much congestion
went by there just 2x this past vacation

now that it is so congested up there, i stay out of the high rise area

raining here now............a good resspite fro the blazing sun.
andrea

mermaidmomma
02-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Funny you should mention the tree frogs. When we use to stay at La Cabanna that was part of the "charm". The sound was "Aruba" to us!

Why is it that only at La Cabanna we hear tree frogs, no such sound at the high rise district?:confused:

Really? :confused:
No tree frogs singing at night in the high rise district?
We are staying at the Marrriot. That has always been one of my most favorite parts of our tropical vacations. I missed the caribbean night sounds on the cruises for sure. 5 days to go for us! Thanks for all the stories and reports!