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    Live Trip Report 11/24/18-12/13/2018

    Saturday 11/24:

    And we're off...6:15 AM flight out of Syracuse to LaGuardia and then to the island. Flight was uneventful, even thought they had the flight attendants take their jump seats for 45 minutes because of the turbulence, but it really wasn't bumpy at all. We landed 35 minutes ahead of schedule, along with six other planes. Even with the amount of people crushing the the exit we got through fairly quickly. Ricky from Wheels2go was waiting for us in the lobby, transported us to our rental car and we were out of there. Total time from touchdown to pulling away with our car was 45 minutes, which we didn't think was to bad, considering the crowds. We drove through downtown and headed straight to Lings. Grabbed a couple cases of beer and then off to Super Foods. It was crowded but we needed to get it done. We were there for a little over an hour but got everything we wanted. For you beer price shoppers; Both beers that we bought at Lings was a total of $7.00 cheaper then Super Foods. Yet the food costs were less expensive at Super Foods, for what we purchased. Got to our condo and unloaded. We must give credit to our management staff again, as the condo was squeaky clean and outfitted with clean linen and toiletries. We were also pleased to see that the tenants have taken very good care of the unit, with nothing abused, damaged or missing. Another credit to the management team. We unpacked everything and headed to La Cabana for happy hour. We were both pretty exhausted, but welcomed a cold beverage, live music and the atmosphere. We went to the Local Store for dinner. We reminisced of our times spent across the street a Palma Real. We had seriously considered buying a condo there at one point, but we're now glad that we took the time to look around and ended up where we did. We headed back home and called it a night. By this time we had been up for almost twenty hours and needed to recharge.
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    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.
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    good that you're there and that you posted!

    boy you were fortunate indeed that you made it thru the airport in record time...........on a Saturday wow!

    thans for sharing and enjoy every moment.


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    Saturday 11/24: And we're off...6:15 AM flight out of Syracuse to LaGuardia and then to the island. Flight was uneventful, even thought they had the flight attendants take their jump seats for 45 minutes because of the turbulence, but it really wasn't bumpy at all. We landed 35 minutes ahead of schedule, along with six other planes. Even with the amount of people crushing the the exit we got through fairly quickly. Ricky from Wheels2go was waiting for us in the lobby, transported us to our rental car and we were out of there. Total time from touchdown to pulling away with our car was 45 minutes, which we didn't think was to bad, considering the crowds. We drove through downtown and headed straight to Lings. Grabbed a couple cases of beer and then off to Super Foods. It was crowded but we needed to get it done. We were there for a little over an hour but got everything we wanted. For you beer price shoppers; Both beers that we bought at Lings was a total of $7.00 cheaper then Super Foods. Yet the food costs were less expensive at Super Foods, for what we purchased. Got to our condo and unloaded. We must give credit to our management staff again, as the condo was squeaky clean and outfitted with clean linen and toiletries. We were also pleased to see that the tenants have taken very good care of the unit, with nothing abused, damaged or missing. Another credit to the management team. We unpacked everything and headed to La Cabana for happy hour. We were both pretty exhausted, but welcomed a cold beverage, live music and the atmosphere. We went to the Local Store for dinner. We reminisced of our times spent across the street a Palma Real. We had seriously considered buying a condo there at one point, but we're now glad that we took the time to look around and ended up where we did. We headed back home and called it a night. By this time we had been up for almost twenty hours and needed to recharge.

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    Thanks Andrea...!

    We thought so too...we usually try not to arrive on Saturday. This trip was an exception as we had to alter our normal October trip and squeezing this one in between Thanksgiving and Christmas at least allowed us a second trip this year.

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    good that you're there and that you posted!

    boy you were fortunate indeed that you made it thru the airport in record time...........on a Saturday wow!

    thans for sharing and enjoy every moment.




    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.
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    Great start......
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    Sunday 11/25:

    Woke up acclimated and rested! Seems to have happened quicker this trip. It usually take a couple of days. This morning we unpacked everything that we had in storage and made the place our own. We now have it down to a science and everything comes together with ease.

    Went to Bodytech Fitness Center and renewed our membership. Time to get the old joints moving again...
    Had a late breakfast at the condo and then headed to Eagle Beach for a little bit of Aruba sunshine. It was partly cloudy, which made it pleasant for our first day in the sun. The Bride's fingers we're itching for the slot machines, so we ventured over to the Glitz for a short time, so she said. Well the girl couldn't lose, and we ended up staying there for a few hours. I actually left for a bit and went to Peta Peta happy hour. We caught up an hour later. I must have been her good luck charm and the luck ran out. Still finished up a bit though. Had a nice surprise at La Cabana. I'll link the photo to see how good you people are.
    Went over to Pega Pega to close their happy hour and grab a light dinner. Everything was very good. We were pretty much done after that and called it a night.

    Here you go...and the celebrity is?
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    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.
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    ahhhhh my favorite guy!!

    and is that your wife gushing all over him?
    I am jealous and wish I was in her seat!

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    Nice!He is always at work when we are on the island!
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    Love reading your reports. So glad you had a chance to get "home" again.




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    Andrea...you win! Meet us at La Cabana tomorrow and the drinks are on us!

    No, that's not the wife. We stood back and watched the others smother him. We weren't going to be one of "those"

    Here's a picture of the bride for future reference.

    Live Trip Report 11/24/18-12/13/2018-img_0053-jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    ahhhhh my favorite guy!!

    and is that your wife gushing all over him?
    I am jealous and wish I was in her seat!




    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.
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    Thanks Robin...you're to kind. We're just a couple of old boring people. But it is great to be back. We were away for to long...

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    Love reading your reports. So glad you had a chance to get "home" again.




    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.
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