Stampin Up Grand Vacation 2013: Kanab Tour
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Stampin Up Grand Vacation 2013: Thursday and Final Dinner

OK time to finish off this recap series I think for the 25th anniversary Stampin' Up Grand Vacation to Utah.

Very nice to have a little sleep in today after our action packed last few days.  We divided up today - John and my friend Kathryn's husband Tony got energetic and hired mountain bikes.  They took the chairlift/ski lift up the mountain and rode down.  Got some great pics too but they're still on John's phone so will have to come back and slot a couple in later. 

I opted for one last trip to the outlets to pick up some presents for the kids, hmmm and perhaps another outfit or two for me.   Here's a view from the shuttle bus - the ski runs look amazing.  This would be a fabulous winter destination too.

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Had fun taking a peek into a huge Michael's craft store.  Decided that between the loads of gifts from Stampin' Up and the pile resulting from my couple of ventures to the shops - it was time for a new ......

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Back to St Regis (with my suitcase on my lap - ha ha).

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Time to meet up with John again for some relaxing by the pool and we tried out the famous St Regis Bloody Marys.  Mmmm.

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This is the life. 

Soon enough it was time to go and get ready for our final night dinner at a mystery location.

About half an hour or so in the bus and we arrived at .....

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Red Cliff Ranch - we had such a fun evening.

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Drinks and nibblies first ....

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And some team pics.  Love these girls.  How grateful I am to have shared this trip with some great friends.

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Explored the ranch a little ....

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Spied this - Stampin' Up really know how to put the special into special events!

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Time to gather in the stables for dinner.  I was in photography heaven ....

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Thanks Claire for this pic ....

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Dinner was a delicious buffet featuring lots of local produce. 

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Dinner and great company then time to venture outside again for more fun.

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There was a fabulous country band and some dancers to entertain and lead us later in some moves to work off our dessert!

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So what was dessert??  For us it was an introduction to s'mores.  

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You take one of those slabs of marshmallow and toast it over the fire.  Then sit it on a cracker, top with a slab of chocolate and add a dollop of caramel and a sprinkle of salt.  Top with the other cracker and enjoy ....

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Oops bit sunny there! Was so full afterwards I couldn't fit in one of these .....

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Sun went down, fairy lights came up and we all enjoyed the music, dancing and talking over fires. 

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Thanks Genna for this one.  Hmm I think I'm going a different direction to everyone else - ha ha.  Was heaps of fun.

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Back on the bus and back to St Regis after a wonderful evening.

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And another beautiful pillow gift from Stampin' Up.  This time it was a beautiful hard cover book of Utah photographs.  And look inside ......

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Last day tomorrow then we head home to our munchkins who have been having a marvellous time with their cousins.

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One more instalment then we're all done and dusted folks and I'll have some creations to share.

Thanks,  Sue

Comments

Vicki

I am enjoying your virtual tour. Thanks for sharing. Look like fun :)

Di Dunk

Lovely photos Sue. I am enjoying your tour too. Looks absolutely fantastic. I can see you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Wendie

What a wonderful celebratio of success.

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