Why The Internet Is Good!

I love Aruba.

Have been interested in the Riu Palace Antillas.

It’s the old Westin that I loved!

Reading information online it seems like the Westin rooms have not been updated.  I guess that’s ok if the price is right.

But, it also looks like the Riu Palace Antillas did build a small addition of new suites.  A very kind poster on Trip Advisor shared photos of the suites and what looks like a private pool.

riu antillas private pool

riu antillas private pool

The newer suites look EXACTLY like the room at Riu Palace Montego Bay back in April!

riu palace antillas new suite

riu palace antillas new suite

If I decide to stay it won’t be until 2015, so plenty of time for more reviews and research!

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Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger

chose the wrong guy gave him the wrong finger

Whoa!!!!  Every girl needs a Frank in her life!!

Loved this book and could not put it down.  It made me laugh so many times!

Besides the relationship between Quinn and hot Frank, I enjoyed Glenn and Quinn’s friendship!

From Amazon:

Ten years ago, Quinn Barton was on her way to the altar to marry Burke Morrison, her high school sweetheart, when something derailed her. Rather, someone derailed her—the Best Man who at the last minute begged her to reconsider the marriage. He told her that Burke had been cheating on her. For a long time. Quinn, stunned, hurt, and confused, struggled with the obligation of fulfilling her guests’ expectations—providing a wedding—and running for her life.

She chose running. With the Best Man. Who happened to be Burke’s brother, Frank.

That relationship didn’t work either. How could it, when Quinn had been engaged to, in love with, Frank’s brother? Quinn opted for neither, and, instead, spends the next seventeen years working in her family’s Middleburg, Virginia, bridal shop, Talk of the Gown, where she subconsciously does penance for the disservice she did to marriage.

But when the two men return to town for another wedding, old anger, hurt, and passion resurface. Just because you’ve traded the good guy for the bad guy for no guy doesn’t mean you have to stay away from love for the rest of your life, does it? Told with Beth Harbison’s flair for humor and heart, Chose the Wrong Guy will keep you guessing and make you believe in the possibilities of love.

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Dooney & Bourke

dooney & bourke

dooney & bourke

My bag this week!

It’s a Dooney & Bourke all weather leather bag from 1992 or 1993.  Made in the USA!

I don’t usually carry shoulder bags, but I’m loving this bag for fall !

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Cape Neddick Lobster Pound Fall Visit

We were happy to return to one of our favorite places!

The people that work here are so nice and kind.

They noticed that my Mom had a cane and gave us the closest table to the entrance both times we visited.

My Mom was happy because on one of our visits we got to have lunch with her cousins! I LOVE to see how happy she is when she’s with them!  : )

happy cousins

happy cousins

Guess what I had?!

Yup!  Boiled lobster!

cape neddick lobster

cape neddick lobster

The fall decorations outside were so pretty!

cape neddick lobster pound fall

cape neddick lobster pound fall

I couldn’t resist getting this from the Nubble Light Gift Store!  They were having a sale because it’s the end of the season.

cape neddick 03902

cape neddick 03902

We try to mix it up to a few different places when we go away, but this place really is one of my favorites.  Nice staff, great food, and the prices seem better than the other places!

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Sun and Surf

Sun and Surf.  Beautiful views of Long Sands Beach and yummy food.

sun and surf

sun and surf

Usually we eat breakfast here!

This was breakfast view on Columbus Day.  It seems like there are always people on the beach no matter what time of day!

breakfast view

breakfast view

It isn’t vacation unless one or all of us do a ‘fishy fishy’ song with the placemat

fishy fishy

fishy fishy

After the holiday a lot of restaurants only open on the weekends, so we had to mix it up for one of our lunches and ate at Sun and Surf.

My Mom had yummy swordfish.

The twins had fried clams.  The portion was HUGE and they loved the clams!

twins fried clams

twins fried clams

Yes!  I had boiled lobster and it was so good!!!

sun and surf lobster

sun and surf lobster

Will miss you Sun and Surf until next summer!

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Fall At Fox’s

We were in Maine for the long holiday weekend.

It was a nice time of year to be in York Beach.  Most of the crowds left on Monday the holiday and we didn’t leave until Wednesday!

We got to visit one of our favorite places a few times while we were there!

foxs

foxs

Mom tried an Autumn Kiss

autumn kiss

autumn kiss

We had the best table with this view.

foxs dinner view

foxs dinner view

I loved boiled lobster!

foxs lobster

foxs lobster

Sunset view at Fox’s with the Nubble Light

fall at foxs

fall at foxs

Until next summer!

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Two of My Favorites!

This week after I got home from Maine I finally found the Deluxe version of Songs of Innocence!!  : )

After I shared my photo on Instagram I saw THIS photo!  This U2 fan has the Elevation Suitcase tattoo I’ve been dreaming about, but have been too afraid to get!  This one came out perfect too!

u2 elevation suitcase tattoo

u2 elevation suitcase tattoo

I found THE perfect Halloween card for one of my friends.  He’s a huge Nightmare Before Christmas fan!  : )

jack skellington halloween card

jack skellington halloween card

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