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Randi
03-14-2009, 07:16 AM
Well its hard to believe that I have been in Aruba for almost 3 weeks, it seems like I have been here a long time (which I have) but on the other hand it has flown by!


The three teenage boys arrived on Thursday and they are slowly getting used to the freedom of vacation. My son with two friends are enjoying their break with me and one of the friends mom. No Mexico grad trip for them so next best thing a week in Aruba!!:)

Some of the restaurants we have done over the past that are worth mentioning are: Que Pasa, which I have never been to before. It was excellent!! The manager Stijin, helped make our restaurant experience over the top. The food was nicely presented, fresh, tastey and just plain fabulous. Going to go to that one again before I leave. Visited Yemanji Wood fired grill again and tried their new dish. Grouper Italiano, it was wonderful and now it is a toss up between that and Grouper fillet filled with Boisin cheese....hmm.

On DH last night we went to Old Man and the Sea (again). That is truly a wonderful place. The manager is somewhat new and has done a great job in replacing and/or bringing the staff "up to speed" literally and figuratively. When we were there in December the service was quite slow but the past two times, we have been more than pleased. We had the grouper in Macadamino (spelling?) nuts and loved it. Went earlier than last time and got to enjoy the sunset which was exceptional. It was cloudy that evening and the sun was setting through the clouds...amazing. DH was not happy with me for forgetting my camera:doh: so another wonderful picture opportunity gone!

Interesting thing I learned from a local, the ocean is the coolest in Feb. when it "turns over" and then starts to warm up again in March. Last year when we came in Feb. I couldn't help remark that the water seemed cooler than in December. This was the explanation that I was given. So this year, I am here in Feb and March and I see that to be true. Not that the water is ever cold but there certainly is a difference.

Met some great new people at the beach and it has helped make the week a lot of fun for me and my friend. Amazing how you can meet people and become fast friends in such a short time. I guess same can be said about our BB friends!:)

That's it for now..........:behappy:

cindyo
03-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Randi, thanks for the post. I am looking forward to OMand the Sea! Hope the "boys" have a great time and are safe. Is this the first time for your friend? cindy

Andrea J.
03-14-2009, 07:59 AM
thanks for your great uipdates
you do know the rest of us are living vicariously thru your reports!

enjoy
andrea

debrn
03-14-2009, 09:12 AM
Thanks for your posts Randi. We are going to Aruba for the first time in June and I like to hear your restaurant reports.
Debbie

lindon
03-14-2009, 04:19 PM
Randi,
Glad you mentioned Yemanji Grill. We want to try it this year. Sound like you liked it.

DANNYO
03-14-2009, 04:34 PM
Randi,
Thanks for the updates on your vacation.Hows the ocean since Sea Solutons did the ocean.Thanks in advance...ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR VACATION...:)

Randi
03-14-2009, 05:14 PM
The friends of my son's have never been here and are "blown away" by Aruba. One of the boys has never been anywhere but Orlando.
My friend came with us last year as a couple and they had never been before. She couldn't believe that she was able to come again!

The ocean is really great, however, we have had another very windy day which stirs up the ocean. The ocean floor is vastly improved.

cindyo
03-14-2009, 05:56 PM
Randi, you are a good mom to have all the "boys" with you...

Randi
03-14-2009, 08:24 PM
I will let you know how good how good a mom I am after the week!~:doh: Actually, they have been great so far...............

sunworshipperII
03-15-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks Randi, for all the info. Can't wait to try Old Man and the sea this trip. Weather has been ok????? Enjoy the boys have fun.

Randi
03-15-2009, 06:13 PM
cloudy all morning but beautiful this afternoon.

beckybnott
03-16-2009, 08:24 AM
Randi,

I think its funny that your in aruba and still find time to post things on this site.. It makes me think of the time I bought my daughter with me and she was as Happy as a clam when she found her way to the computer lounge. I couldn't believe it, I said "look at her she's in Aruba and she just cant wait to get on that computer.. I actually enjoy my time away from the computer, and the phone.. But its nice that someone is actually there giving us updates.. I usually call my friend Alicia at the Tamarijn and get the scoop...

Thanks and Have a great time.. Aruba is Gorgeous and I'll never forget the first time I saw that ocean.. Its nice to bring someone new with you, I like to hear all the nice things that people have to say about it..

Becky

beckybnott
03-16-2009, 08:25 AM
I forgot the (r)n in brought, I hate it when that happens.. Up above

Randi
03-16-2009, 10:05 PM
Randi,

I think its funny that your in aruba and still find time to post things on this site.. It makes me think of the time I bought my daughter with me and she was as Happy as a clam when she found her way to the computer lounge. I couldn't believe it, I said "look at her she's in Aruba and she just cant wait to get on that computer.. I actually enjoy my time away from the computer, and the phone.. But its nice that someone is actually there giving us updates.. I usually call my friend Alicia at the Tamarijn and get the scoop...

Thanks and Have a great time.. Aruba is Gorgeous and I'll never forget the first time I saw that ocean.. Its nice to bring someone new with you, I like to hear all the nice things that people have to say about it..

Becky

It is always fun to report on what's going on. Don't always have the time to do so but this week I am having a different experience with three teenage boys and DH is back home. Tend to have a little more free time to do this. Will be home on Friday so I guess I will be able to do my final report then.

Arubalisa
03-17-2009, 12:28 AM
Randi, enjoy your last few days. :)

beckybnott
03-17-2009, 06:14 AM
Randi,

Friday is coming near. Usually after Im there almost three weeks, Im ready to go home, but when the last day gets there, I say I could stay alittle bit longer..

Do you happen to know what the water Tempature is????

Becky Have Fun:p Lucky

Randi
03-17-2009, 06:58 AM
don't know temperature but it is warm, warmer than in Feb. It has been really, really hot so the water can feel cool at times but it really isn't.

JMillerlite
03-17-2009, 06:58 AM
Randi,
It sounds like your having a great time:D I can't wait to get there! What are they prediciting for the weather the rest of the week? :confused:

Randi
03-17-2009, 07:01 AM
Have no idea about weather predictions for the week. The locals tend to look at the ocean for their directives and it is calm once again. Today (8am) it is sunny with some clouds but not extreme sunshine. As most of you regular Aruba goers know, weather changes can happen pretty fast.

~Amy~®
03-17-2009, 10:00 AM
Love your reports, Randi! Enjoy!!! :)