Hi All! Finally home again and have a moment to write up a nice recap of the wonderful wonderful trip to Fiji.
The above is our place setting for the first night's dinner. I was stoked with this as purple is my favourite and seahorses are what I'd pick out for myself too. It was perfect! These are handpainted on local wood. Such a cool souvenir.
Our room. They were great to keep the rooms very cool and to leave us drinking water every day. All our needs were catered for – it was a lovely resort and such a nice place to lounge. I spent as much time as possible in that bed . . . which wasnt' much really . . .
And every night we receive pillow gifts, which is possibly everyone's favorite part of these trips. The first night I received this very cool beach bag, perfect for the adventure the next day. I used and used this and will continue to do so. Thank you Shelli!
Soo, the next morning, we were up before the sun ready to go on a white water rafting adventure. We had no idea the ride there was four and a half hours by bus and van.
Here we are in our gear and helmets after a 20 minute hike through the forest to get to the boats. At this stage we were ready to get wet. We were absolutely melting. But the safety talk freaked us out a bit, so we had a healthy fear of what we were getting into at this stage.
SU was so thoughtful and had a photographer sitting downstream at various points snapping photos of all of us at no charge to us. That was such a NEAT gift!!
It began to rain at some point during the day (all of us had lost track of time between the early morning and the jet lag), and it got cold off and on. The best moment of the trip was in a peaceful part – the scenery was exotic and stunning and birds were singing. Our guide, Abraham, began to sing to us in his language. It was amazing. The four of us were silent and touched by the moment.
I'll add a few of those after I finish this bit.
Friday morning was make and takes and swaps. We have some fantastic product coming up! Might be buying that entire mini catalogue myself to be honest. It was fun to sit and chat with friends from home and australia and craft the morning away.
We mucked around the rest of the day, kayaking and sleeping and shopping. And walking around. I bought some neat little things for christmas stockings and a carving to keep in my lounge as a souvenir.
well I can't remember what we did on the saturday except the kayaking and shopping and lounging about. It was wonderful. Oh yes, melinda treated me to a couple hours at the spa! Lovely!!! I could get used to that . . .
This is us at the farewell dinner, which came all too quickly.
We were treated during dinner to a talented group of local singers who presented to us some native songs. It was beautiful – very high class. They then came through us and shook our hands. They were shy.
Thank you so much to all my team and my customers for making something like this possible for me. Melinda and I commented several times that who would have thought . . . two ten year old girls in Montana and best friends for life would one day meet up in Fiji. I feel so blessed and loved and happy. thank you all for being in my life.