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October Trip report

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October Trip report

Since we are moving toward the peak travel season, I am hurrying to post my trip report in a timely manner. The first third of my trip with nearly 100 photos is now online at http://www.mightymac.org/aruba/index.htm It includes an ABC Jeep Tour, Red Sails sunset cruise and a day where we hired a taxi to go to other attractions.

We flew into Oranjestad on Sunday, October 24 and returned on the 30th. This was our honeymoon and our first trip to Aruba.

We stayed at the Radisson Aruba Resort. I had booked a deluxe ocean view room when making the reservation through Expedia. I emailed to confirm the reservation directly with the Radisson a few days before the trip and mentioned it would be our honeymoon. At check in, we learned that the hotel had upgraded us to a suite.

We dined at several of the restaurants that we heavily mentioned here. Over all, the food was good, but no better than I can get at fine restaurants at home. But the settings were very nice. Particularly for the first meal (ocean side at Passions) and the last (in a bed at Screaming Eagle).

I hope to post the rest of the trip by the end of this weekend.

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Great trip report...Good info for any newbee

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wow what an awesome report with photos. Will pass on to our daughter and her BF who are going on their first trip to Aruba! Can't wait for more pictures and report!

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Great report and fabulous pics!! Thanks for sharing...really made me wish I was there.

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Enjoyed your report and photos. Well put together. Looks like you had a great honeymoon. Congratulations on your marriage.

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What a great informative report. Standing by for the remainder. Congratulations on the marriage.

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You had me @ "Jamaican Jerk baby back ribs". Oh yeah. Congrats!

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For some reason i was under the impression that you were going to be sailing on the Black Pearl?

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"For some reason i was under the impression that you were going to be sailing on the Black Pearl?"

I booked with the Black Pearl, then saw several one time vistors to this forum posting rave reviews and became uncomfortable with them and canceled.

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The rest of our trip report is posted, starting with attending the Bon Bini Festival at Fort Zoutman http://www.mightymac.org/aruba/10aruba12.htm

Other highlights included SNUBA on the wreck of the Antilla http://www.mightymac.org/aruba/10aruba13.htm and the Submarine Atlantis Tour http://www.mightymac.org/aruba/10aruba16.htm

My three favorite meals on the trip came during the last half of our vacation. They were at Amazonia, Zeerover, and the Screaming Eagle.

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Great trip report! Thanks for sharing the photos, too!