2013 Fiji Stampin’ Up Incentive Trip Days 1-2-3

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Matt and I are in beautiful Fiji on the Stampin’ Up incentive trip. I think it took about 25 hours to get here but we made it! The internet is crazy expensive here so we may only post a few times. We get 30 minutes of free wifi BUT only 30 MB allowed so uploading pics really eats that up like pac man!

(Stamping School members, videos are up and posting as usual while we are gone so login and see what’s new!)

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Here is the view from the resort we are staying at, compliments of Stampin’ Up! We decided to come in 3 days early to make up for all the jet lag we were predicting. Our room is gorgeous and even a view of the ocean!

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So good to meet up with my good buddies, Georgia and Deb. That’s the best part of these trips!

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On Day 2, 10 of us rented Kit Kat, a Fijian driver, who took us all over Nadi to see some local sights.

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Our first stop was Nadi Temple, a Hindu temple that is the largest in the southern hemisphere and designed by architects from India. We had to take our shoes off before entering and be very quiet. We couldn’t take pics inside of course but it was beautiful.

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I had read about the Garden of The Sleeping Giant before we left and wanted to see it so we all went there next. It was originally started by Raymond Burr who loved orchids and had a huge collection. We saw stunning, lush gardens with over 2000 orchids as we walked on trails through and even saw mongoose.

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There is much discussion over how to tally up and convert Fijian money!

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Patsy and Jan enjoying the breeze

Day 3 we booked an all day Island Tour Cruise to Tivua Island, which is about 1 1/2 hours from Port Denarau. Snorkling, white sandy beaches, a Kava ceremony and feast and sunburn 🙂

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 few of us girls spent some time with our feet up – we were all still swollen from the long flights!

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As we returned back to the room late after dinner, our first PILLOW GIFT arrived! A fijian mat and fabric agenda holder!

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The other 250 demonstrators arrived this am (the ones who didn’t come in early) and the SU Hospitality room opened! They have the room set up so cute! We threw the bean bag for a prize, which is a fun accessory from the new catalog.

The guys are off to golf and the girls will be pool side, in the shade, recovering from sunburns!

Ni Sa Moce (goodbye!)

Linda (and Matt)

Stampin’ Up Cruise – Pre Vacation!

Hola!  Matt and I landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this  morning at 10:30.  I couldn’t get over how HOT it is here and the humidity is off the charts! (and we are Floridians who know how to handle the wet air!)   Other than the heat, it is very pretty here.   We came in a few days early to enjoy the sights before setting sail on the Adventure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean ship, to the Southern Caribbean.    I’m grateful to have earned this trip again this year and look forward to seeing what Stampin’ Up has in store for us.  They certainly know how to put on an event!

We set sail on Sunday!  I get seasick so I asked many of you what to take and I picked up a mini drug store to try.  This morning I took a Bonine and I’ve been sleepy all day!  As soon as we got to the hotel and I just collapsed on the bed and I was out cold.   I just couldn’t keep my eyes open.  I’ve got to get this under control before we sail.   There is a midnight stamping time for a few make and takes, so I’ve got to be awake for that!

I’ll be updating the blog with stampin’ updates when possible.  I may post several, smaller posts a day with my phone – quicker than having to do it all at night.   We have a Facebook page for Stamping School and I may use that since it is a quick way to fill you in. (sign up on the right sidebar for  that)  Matt will be updating his page (see tab up top for Matt) for all the personal stuff if you’d like to tag along on our adventures!  We did see quite a bit today already and more tomorrow.   We are already seeing other demonstrators here who came in early so it will be a fun day!

Sea ya!  Linda