Friday, July 12, 2013

A Flight Reminder

Aruba Bound
Once you have made your flight reservations, check your itinerary at least once a week.

Though we have notification set up in case there are any changes, we were not notified of time changes on both of our upcoming Aruba flights. We still have 6 months to go before we depart so will not be surprised if flight times change again.

I also check to ensure that we still have our seat assignments. One of the other times when we flew over the Christmas holidays, Delta changed the equipment larger planes and assigned seats for everyone were lost. Again, we received no notification but saw it because we kept an eye on it. Luckily, we were able to grab new seats, together for our family of three.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Amadeus Restaurant Aruba

From our review-
Amadeus was one of the highlights for “new found places” for us out of all of our dinners while on the island.

Besides the serene ambiance of the restaurant, the soothing classical music was a nice compliment to the 17th century d├ęcor. Dd, a fledgling musician, loved the Mozart theme and we all loved the Austrian cuisine. This restaurant on the island of Aruba, of all places, is definitely a refreshing change of fare.
The quality of the food and service were even more remarkable! Frank was an attentive, but not overbearing host. Without doubt try his blended liquor, the Lost Symphony. It is a unique and delectable blend of Cocoa, Vanilla and Almond.
Appetizers-- Escargot, Coconut Breaded Shrimp, Austrian Goulash Soup
Entrees-- Lobster Newburgh, Beef Stroganoff, Braised Beef Steak
Dessert-- Sacher Torte, Fresh Strawberries, Chocolate gelato sundae

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Christmas in Aruba 2013

Aruba Bound
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For those who have been following my blog over the years, my grandmother has always taken our entire family away for Christmas and sometimes even New Years. Over the past nine years we have cruised the entire Caribbean and Central America. We visited Aruba for a land vacation twice. Following my mother and grandmothers passing late last year, my father has continued the tradition. This past Christmas and New Years we cruised the Eastern and Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruise Line's Sihouette.