Rise and shine! We were on the bus at 6:50 AM and we returned to the hotel at 9:30 PM. We went from St. George to our beloved Kanab, Utah manufacturing facility (1 1/2 hours by bus), we had lunch there then another 1 1/2 hour drive to Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. We rafted down the Colorado River in the most breathtaking scenery. It was a full but perfect day! (even when you factor in the sweet but goofy raft guide who stopped twice to strum his guitar that he whipped out of nowhere while singing… it was a wee bit unexpected).

This is how we get welcomed by the amazing staff at Kanab who say they wait all year for us to come. Trust me, it's a love fest when we're there as we love these hard-working folks too!


Patty Bennett and I toured together.


Love seeing our CEO, Shelli Gardner's, private family quarters on the 2nd floor of the manufacturing plant.


Six of us from our Advisory Board 2010 posed at the rock sign at the entrance. Check out the blue skies!


Stampin' Up! surprised the 120 of us with a 3-hour float trip down the Colorado River starting at Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona.


Gorgeous scenery.


And even a stop to see some petroglyphs!


Dinner in our own bag was waiting for us on shore.



And upon our return, after having been gone 14 1/2 hours, we had this striking framed photograph of our float destination today waiting on our bed. It was a great day!