Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Incentive Trip Day 4

Our final day in Palm Cove was a "free" day. We awoke to blue skies (most other days had been warm, but overcast), and decided to go for a walk along the beach. The resort was absolute beachfront, so we didn't have far to go! It was rather windy, so I felt sorry for those who had elected to go on boats. I was quite happy to stay on dry land, having explored the reef just a couple of years ago when we stayed in Cairns for our wedding anniversary.After our walk, we then sat down to a leisurely breakfast (or more like brunch by this time!).
And then back to the Resort for one last spin of the wheel. We got to spin the wheel every day. If it landed on green, you won Stampin' Up! goodies, brown meant a pack of lollies. I was lucky enough to get 4 out of 4 greens, and I took home a pack of Ribbon Originals, Pockets and Pieces, Rub ons, and Rhinestone brads. Cool!
We whiled away the afternoon by the pool, and then I had to get in my robe for a photo shoot! Aaron (the Australian Manager) joined us:
Dinner that night was an amazing experience. We all hopped on a couple of coaches (we found ourselves on the "Party bus"! Nicki and Vicki had organised a karaoke sing-along. I was hoarse by the time we arrived from singing and laughing!). We headed up the mountain to a Wildlife Reserve where we had dinner with the lions. Our dinner tables were set up right next to an enormous Lion's enclosure. They were close enough to touch (but thankfully there was a big fence and an electric current separating us! Seeing a pride of lions running towards you out of the darkness is an amazing experience. Having dinner at the same table as Shelli and Stirling is not to be sneezed at either!
It was a much more tired bunch of people going down the mountain that night, after a tour of the zoo, dinner and yummy dessert.

Sad goodbyes that night, and the next morning, with lots of hugs and promises to see eachother on next year's trip. I'll be there for sure! Who wants to join me? :o)


  1. I would love to join you next year on IT, but I just don't think I will get there.... Maybe 2010???

  2. Marelle, I loved reading all your trip. Sounds like it was totally fabulous (and well deserved). Look forward to seeing all your swaps etc.



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