I always say to my children – I love you more then coffee and chocolate! They know the magnitude of those words…. cause I sure LOVE coffee and chocolate!
Starbucks became my FRIEND in the States. The only place that I found which made coffee that made me happy. I wasn’t the only one I must say… the line up before Convention every morning was out the door. Wonderful service though – actually the whole of the service industry in the USA was AMAZING. I really got used to it!!
We were lucky enough to be able to visit a taping of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the Sunday morning before heading off to the Grand Vacation out of Salt Lake City. It was amazing… it’s a weekly recorded radio show that’s been running since the 1929. Unexpected too as there was a couple of young performers that were modern and breathtaking.
So I want to tell you a little about the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation. Here’s Stampin’ Up!’s explanation:
Every year, Stampin’ Up! rewards the achievements of qualifying demonstrators with an amazing trip to an extraordinary locale where attendees participate in fun activities, relax in luxury, and-of course-stamp! Achievers also get to mingle with other successful demonstrators, build new friendships, and share business and stamping ideas. But what makes this trip truly special is that any demonstrator can qualify.
The qualification period for the incentive trip extends throughout the Stampin’ Up! year (April through March), with the qualification points resetting each new year. Those demonstrators who meet qualifications will be invited to attend the incentive trip, which will take place during the year following the earning period.
So a year or so ago it was announced that the Grand Vacation for 2013 was to Utah to the home of Stampin’ Up!. Stampin’ Up! was founded 25 years ago by Shelli Gardner and her sister and since then Salt Lake City Utah has become the place for Stampin’ Up!s Home Office and a number of hours away the manufacturing facility in a town called Kanab. For the Grand Vacation to be held in Utah was the Grand Vacation to end all Grand Vacations for most Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators as it’s sort of like our version of Disney Land. To be able to see when, where and how our products and the company we love is made and works was really something very special. More Demonstrators qualified for this incentive trip then ever before in Australia – 42 & each bringing along a guest! Joined by Demonstrators & guests from Germany, France, the UK and New Zealand.
So 4 buses of International Demonstrators and their Guests began their 5 day Grand Vacation on the Sunday morning after SU! USA Convention was finished an traveled about an hour out of Salt Lake City up into the mountains to a resort called St Regis Deer Valley.
This is the kind of luxury I could really get used to!
Stampin’ Up! had the run of most of the hotel and we even had our own suite for us to catch up with other Demonstrators and see what was happening for the day. Lollies and chocolates everywhere and constantly being refilled.
And then….. we got to go to our ROOM!!!! OMG!!!! Hello happiness!
The summer view out of our window of the ski run… can you imagine what that would look like in winter??!!
So I just had to share this ’cause its a bit cool… can you see the TV that’s inside the mirror??
So many beautiful outside sitting nooks….. but look out, if you look cold the Hotel staff bring you out a blanket. 🙂
More adventure deets to come soon.
Could you handle this kind of reward for working at a business that you love? Contact me today to join the Stampin’ Up! family – I’ll send you an information package. This could be you on a Caribbean Cruise in 2014 or Hawaii 2015.
Happy stamping and remember to live life in the sunshine.