I went a couple days early -- straight from my trip to New York. In addition to working on my swaps, I went shopping, hiking at Zion National Park, and saw Sister Act at Tuachan Amphitheatre. (It drizzled the entire second act!)
Zion National Park
|Welcome Dinner by the pool|
We were spoiled with different treats in the Gathering Place every day! And of course, we got to "Toss for Prize" each day too!
I love the chance to break out of my comfort zone and do something I don't get to do at home. This year, I went zip-lining! It was a short excursion with three friends, but so much fun! Check out this video to see our thrilling adventure!
One of the highlights of these trips is always a chance to visit Kanab, Utah -- the "birthplace" of Stampin' Up! It's at least a 90 minute bus ride each way from St. George, but worth the drive! The Events staff has a huge basket of snacks for us and we play Bingo to win prizes from the catalog!
|Stampin' Up! Manufacturing Plant in Kanab, Utah|
|"helping" to make stamps! I used the die-cutting machine.|
In addition to touring the private apartment, we got to make a card and enjoyed lunch with the employees. I love the attention to every little detail! The Stampin' Up! Events staff is amazing!
|Visiting the "rubber park" in Kanab|
The new product was for our make and take projects in the Gathering Place. I skipped the stamping and just visited with friends and played cards. But there was plenty of finished projects around us to inspire us.
The week went fast, as it always does. Our final event was a dinner and an encore performance by the St. George Musical Theater of one of my favorite musicals ever: West Side Story. The performance was incredible! Thinking about it again as I type this, I still wish I could go back and see it again! The theater was set up "in the round" so it was very intimate. It was the perfect way to end the retreat.
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