We arrived late Friday afternoon at the resort as all of the other scrapbookers were also arriving and checking in.
The resort was HUGE and lovely.
Beautiful buildings and gorgeous grounds...
Autumn is certainly an impressive season in Taupo.
We had a downstairs room with french doors opening out onto the garden. Very picturesque.
and on each bed for all the participants (including me!) was a pamper pack...beauty products PLUS a Mills & Boon book..which was a humorous touch!
And here's the bathroom...
We then found the girls and delivered some of the boxes of prizes and things they asked us to bring with us in the car. They had SO much stuff. Boxes of prizes, all the kits, table decorations and oodles of things....SO many generous sponsors.
Here's a pic of me, Lucy and Nic outside before the whole weekend officially kicked off.
And it was almost time for registration, meeting and greeting and the official launch of the Autumn Retreat 2009. More tomorrow....