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Dean Martin
09-19-2009, 08:17 AM
Hi gang....I'm a new member want just wanted to introduce myself and say hi:)

We've never been to Aruba but very much looking fwd to going in March for our 20th Anniversary and finding a tropical home away from home. Everythnig I've read tells me Aruba will be that place!:cool:

We usually go to Vegas a few times/yr and although we'll still do that, we're looking for somewhere that is more tropical and doesn't have some of the less desireable traits of Vegas.

We love (and in no particualr order): R&R, casino's (mostly VP), beaches, salt water, pools, good food and red wine, and sunbathing w/ as little on as possible:behappy:

I'm hoping to learn much and be a contributor too once we get a few trips under our feet.

Thanks and it's great to "find" you!:D

Andrea J.
09-19-2009, 08:26 AM
hi welcome to the community forum
my comments in red


Hi gang....I'm a new member want just wanted to introduce myself and say hi:)

We've never been to Aruba but very much looking fwd to going in March for our 20th Anniversary and finding a tropical home away from home. Everythnig I've read tells me Aruba will be that place!:cool: i am pretty sure that you will not be disappointed. if you are expecting green, lush tropics.....you WILL be disappointed. aruba is a desert island with tons of cactus and rocks. high humidity, warm trade winds and it is glorious.

We usually go to Vegas a few times/yr and although we'll still do that, we're looking for somewhere that is more tropical and doesn't have some of the less desireable traits of Vegas. aruba will be a fun change for you1

We love (and in no particualr order): R&R, casino's (mostly VP), beaches, salt water, pools, good food and red wine, and sunbathing w/ as little on as possible:behappy:hahaha as little on as possible :-) you will find great food and wine amazing sunbathing/beaches and pools and the casinos although NOT like vegas or AC, will still be enough to keep you spending money and maybe winning. the casinos are small by vegas standards.

I'm hoping to learn much and be a contributor too once we get a few trips under our feet.

Thanks and it's great to "find" you!:Dplease contribute and ASK as many questions as you want. u do not have to have a few trips under your belt to be active on the forum.

welcome!
andrea

Arubalisa
09-19-2009, 10:05 AM
Welcome to the forum!

Liz - Aruba Lover
09-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Welcome Dean.

cindyo
09-19-2009, 03:27 PM
Dean ...you came to the right place...( are you really Dean Martin, and if not , why did you choose that name, curious people want to know...)
Anyway, welcome to our great site, you've just hit the jackpot with it ! Get all the info you can from us...

DANNYO
09-19-2009, 04:28 PM
:cool:Dean,is Frank and Sammy going with you,Aruba needs some good entertainment.WELCOME TO OUR FORUM:D

CandyC55
09-19-2009, 08:41 PM
Dean when in March are you going and where are you staying?? You'll love all of Aruba where ever you stay..... My husband and myself will be there in March also...

Dean Martin
09-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome gang:)

I'm actually John but a long time fan of Dino and his music so he makes for a great alter ego...lol

We're looking at 6-13 March since our Anniversary is the 10th....or do we need to be considering a few days longer? :thumb:

WhiteSideOut
09-20-2009, 10:13 AM
Welcome to the forum. I have found this site very helpful, I'm sure you will too.

cindyo
09-20-2009, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome gang:)

I'm actually John but a long time fan of Dino and his music so he makes for a great alter ego...lol

We're looking at 6-13 March since our Anniversary is the 10th....or do we need to be considering a few days longer? :thumb:

Few days longer..after a day flying there and home, 2 days are gone....add a few more days !

CandyC55
09-20-2009, 10:38 AM
John we'll miss you by a day we'll be there March 14-26

Arubalisa
09-20-2009, 10:45 AM
I too vote for adding additional days. Like Cindy said you lose a day at the beginning and end. With the days in the middle you will have some where you will want to tour or take an excursion which cuts down on beach days. :(

DANNYO
09-20-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome gang:)

I'm actually John but a long time fan of Dino and his music so he makes for a great alter ego...lol

We're looking at 6-13 March since our Anniversary is the 10th....or do we need to be considering a few days longer? :thumb:When you get to Aruba and stay a few days you will know why we make such A BIG fuss about Aruba.Most of us on this site have been to Aruba 1 to 40 or more times so when we say stay longer you wont regret it.Enjoy your vacation.

Andrea J.
09-20-2009, 02:29 PM
we have gone for as short as 8 days and as long as 15

day 1 and last day are "travel days" and should not be counted (IMO)
makes for a logistic conundrum when doing a weeklong timeshare but an night pre or post timeshare by using priceline or similar makes it doable and affordable.

:-)