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« Reply #420 on: May 21, 2015, 08:21:55 PM »

We need to go through all our old photos and see if we have any that show the Marriott back around June/July 2005.
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« Reply #421 on: May 21, 2015, 09:25:05 PM »

Me too!  

Agreeing with Klaas on the Aruban officials never "chasing" anything in this case!
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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #422 on: May 21, 2015, 10:33:55 PM »

The Marriott Spyglass Tower in Aruba started construction in 2005 and completed in 2007. I'll try to find the ground breaking date.
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« Reply #423 on: May 21, 2015, 10:44:31 PM »

TM - check your email, I just sent something I need your opinion on.  Thanks!
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« Reply #424 on: May 21, 2015, 10:44:57 PM »

The Marriott Spyglass Tower in Aruba started construction in 2005 and completed in 2007. I'll try to find the ground breaking date.

Thanks Wreck!
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« Reply #425 on: May 21, 2015, 10:48:05 PM »

TM - check your email, I just sent something I need your opinion on.  Thanks!

Sorry, Klaas!  Just saw this but I'm checking it now! 
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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #426 on: May 21, 2015, 10:54:31 PM »

http://bb.visitaruba.com/f10/help-marriott-surf-club-construction-1352/

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Planning first trip to Aruba in August 2005 with family and have nice chance at Marriott Surf Club. I've been reading so much about the construction upheaval (marina blocking ocean, cranes, blue towels, pools not done, etc., etc.) that I'm not sure what to think.

Does anyone know where it stands now? Anyone willing to project where it may be come August?

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We stayed at the Surf Club this past November. The villas are just beautiful. So nice having a washer & dryer right in the kitchen closet. The one pool that is opened was just great. Big, and had a swim up bar. They were working on the second building but the construction didn't bother any of us. Once in a while we may have looked up to watch a huge crane in action. As far as the beach goes, we mostly stayed by the pool. The Surf Club has put in lots of palapas on the beach and yes, you do have to walk towards the Ocean Club to swim, but in my eyes, not really an inconvenience. I wouldn't hesitate about staying there in August. So much more will be completed (well I hope so). I'll be at the Ocean Club in May so I'll let the board know how the Surf Club is coming along when I get back.
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« Reply #427 on: May 21, 2015, 11:00:48 PM »

http://www.arubaluxurycondos.com/resorts/marriott-aruba-surf-club/

MARRIOTT ARUBA SURF CLUB

Perfectly situated along miles of sugary white sand and iridescent waters of Palm Beach, Aruba.
Marriott Aruba Surf Club is a refreshing compliment to the eclectic Caribbean.

With an average annual climate of over 80° F, this year-round tropical oasis offers a captivating diversity of landscapes and recreation. From rocky coastlines with windblown divi-divi trees, spiny cactus and swaying palms, the unique spirit and rhythm of the island are matched with the abundance of recreation.

Construction at Marriott Aruba Surf Club was just recently completed. The first phase is presently was open in 2006. Phase 2 opened in the spring of 2006 and Final Phase opened for guests in late 2007.
 
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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #428 on: May 21, 2015, 11:39:22 PM »

Here is a PDF link to the CoolAruba search photos from June 2005 I saved:

http://scaredmonkeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Aruba-Search-Photos-June-2.pdf
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« Reply #429 on: May 21, 2015, 11:41:34 PM »

http://www.pageinsider.com/arubamarriottcareers.com

 

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« Reply #430 on: May 21, 2015, 11:47:33 PM »

Our best bet to show the construction is if Rob has some pictures when he was there in June or July 2005!
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« Reply #431 on: May 22, 2015, 12:03:34 AM »

Our best bet to show the construction is if Rob has some pictures when he was there in June or July 2005!

Red may have some photos too.  I'll dig around the next few days and see what I can find.

Have a good night all!

 
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« Reply #432 on: May 22, 2015, 12:15:11 AM »

http://cdn.redweek.com/photos/full/7/5/9/75985.jpg



Lighthouse Tower is the yellow/green building closest to beach. Compass Tower is directly behind it, Spyglass Tower is the L shaped building on right.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/45313042@N08/5613885778/

Aurba Marriott Surf Club Filling The Lazy River 5
Preparing to fill the Lazy River at Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 2005.

Taken on October 19, 2005




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We found the Marriott Surf Club by faith or a solid recommendation from the person who was helping us decide where to spend our 2006 vacation.

Anyway, not knowing what to expect other than it was one of Marriott’s newer resorts we decided to take the leap. The resort was about 60% complete, although livable since it is right on the beach. Here is a shot of the Spy Glass Tower construction.
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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #433 on: May 22, 2015, 12:38:57 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/groups/1623137@N21/pool/

There are several more pictures at the link of the Marriott Surf Club construction, as you scroll down the page each picture leads to an album.

Click on the picture to see more in the album.

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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #434 on: May 22, 2015, 02:16:10 AM »



Justice for Natalee! 

 
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« Reply #435 on: May 22, 2015, 03:55:37 AM »

if you go to google earth and look under "view" (top left), there is a "historical images" option. go to palm beach and search for the marriot and move the date slider to june 2005 to see the most applicable picture (june 22 2005 i think). there is not much built that i can see. lots of materials and equipment. i've tried to figure out how to post a screenshot, but i can't. sorry.

https://support.google.com/earth/answer/148094?rd=2#historicalimagery

if anyone speaks to beth, dave or matt, please tell them my thoughts are with them this month, as always. thanks!


 
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« Reply #436 on: May 22, 2015, 09:31:01 AM »

if you go to google earth and look under "view" (top left), there is a "historical images" option. go to palm beach and search for the marriot and move the date slider to june 2005 to see the most applicable picture (june 22 2005 i think). there is not much built that i can see. lots of materials and equipment. i've tried to figure out how to post a screenshot, but i can't. sorry.

https://support.google.com/earth/answer/148094?rd=2#historicalimagery

if anyone speaks to beth, dave or matt, please tell them my thoughts are with them this month, as always. thanks!


 


Thanks for the reminder on Google Earth! DIdn't know it went that far back in time now.  Cool!  Here are a couple images.
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June 2005


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« Reply #438 on: May 22, 2015, 11:27:40 AM »

Our best bet to show the construction is if Rob has some pictures when he was there in June or July 2005!

Red may have some photos too.  I'll dig around the next few days and see what I can find.

Have a good night all!

 

I am looking thru all of my pics to see if I can't find something. Problem is I don't specifically remember searching near there. Trying to see if I don't have pics with the Marriott construction in the back ground. Either down from Pond draining, down from the Racquet club or on general from the beach. I can remember searching in some marshes that I thought I got this area in photos in the background.
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« Reply #439 on: May 22, 2015, 03:36:29 PM »

Wow-seriously great links.  Thanks all.  The guy's story sounds plausible to me-worth looking into in my view-what could it hurt? 
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