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Our touring bus

Some limo heh???

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Touring in our van

Three wise monkeys?

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Ready for our big day out at Disneyworld on Chris' Birthday

Whiling away the first night on the Lido deck
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Gee, boarding ship was certainly thirsty work!

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Some of our luggage littiering the foyer of the Holiday Inn Express on the morning we boarded the cruise

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Katie's Girls Beading up a storm with Stephanie Dixon

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Cathy on deck on first morning at 6.30am (very windblown!)

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Saturday 16.04.11 update

Well, our wonderful cruise finished this morning around 9.30am when we disembarked Carnival Fascination.

We have now travelled to the town on St Augustine, which is around 3/4 hrs drive south of  Jacksonville.  St Augustine is the oldest city in the USA, and we are staying in a quaint, beautiful bed & breakfast, called Victorian House, which is on the corner of the oldest street in the USA!

Well, we are all very, very tired after our week at sea.  We thought our first 5 days over here were hectic until we boarded that ship! Weelllllllllll!

We completed 4 workshops of 3.75hrs each in 2 days (that’s not saying that we actually completed all of the projects), visited Key West one day, visited Nassau, Bahamas the next day, then the next day is today.  I don’t think the girls know what has hit them yet!  We were up aroun 6.00am most mornings, down to breakfast by 7.00am, workshop at 8.00am until 4.30pm, then a demo or something else, then a quick dash for dinner at 6.00pm!  And they say cruising is relaxing!???

We have had some absolutely brilliant experiences, met some wonderful people – teachers, employees of Swarovski from both USA and Austria, as well as fellow workshop attendees.  Us Aussies made quite a statement, and everyone was impressed at our dedication flying halfway around the world to attend, and absolutley looooove our accents.

Gaye with her new adopted daughter, Stephanie Dixon, from Canada, who was one of our teachers

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The Girls in Johns Pass Village

Gaye ushering the girls across the road while Chris carries the yellow flag

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Some of our shopping

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