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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Vienna Trip day 1

Hi everyone,

Sorry for being awol for a while but I do have a good reason... honest.  At convention in London 2010, the incentive trip for 2012 was announced and when Vic heard it was Vienna she said she wanted to aim for it.  What made the announcement  even more exciting was that for the first time SU were allowing the incentive trip winners to take a guest.  At that time I was the only downline Vic had and she turned to me and said "If I get the trip you are coming with me"  So you may have guessed that she reached her targets with hard work and the help of her team.

So last Wednesday, 13 June, I set off  bright and early at 3.50am to pick up Victoria and set off for Vienna. Dean drove us to the airport.  The journey was pretty uneventful other than that we got through customs etc much quicker as I had asked for a wheelchair due to my back, so this helped especially as we had a tight timeline with our connecting flight in Frankfurt. However we arrived safely at Vienna Airport and were driven straight to our hotel - Grand Hotel Wein a 5* hotel.

Like a dummy I forgot to take a picture of the actual hotel but it certainly lived up to our expectations.  However, I did take pictures of our room, to say we were the envy of a lot of the other demos was an   As you will see I took a photo of the toilet.  Now normally I wouldn't do this but we couldn't understand why there was a phone in the toilet!!!!!

Don't you agree the room is absolutely gorgeous?  Having freshened up we made our way to the hospitality suite where we were met by Shelli and her husband Sterling as well as some of the other SU staff.  It was great to relax and have time to chill out before we had to get ready for the evening meal.  All the demo's that achieved the trip had the opportunity to "spin the wheel" and win a different prize every day.  We were also allowed to fill up a box with sweeties every day, yum yum.
Dinner that evening was at Le Ciel Restaurant  on the 7th Floor.  Dress for the evening was resort casual.  It was a 5 course meal.  A lot of what was on the menu I didn't like as I'm a fussy eater.  The guests didn't get a menu unfortunately so I  have copied this one from Vics blog and here's my attempt at taking one of the dining room.

Each table had a beautiful display of flowers and we knew which one to sit at due to the flag in,   As a mentioned earlier I am a fussy eater and the best course of the evening for me, and I don't usually do sweet stuff, was the dessert.  Luckily I took a picture of it before I ate it, it was scrumptious.

Here are a couple of pictures of some of the demo's.  In the first one is Jules and Michelle and the group picture features from left to right starting at the back.   The very farthest person is Zoe, then we have Amanda, Natalie, Shelli (yellow top), Victoria, me, Monica, Jo and Bekka.  Front row is Paula, Michelle and Jules.


It was a fantastic start to the holiday.  I'll be back soon with more pics and stories from the trip.  Until then I hope you have enjoyed reading about my trip so far.

Tracy -x-


  1. It certainly was fantastic. Hope you are feeling better. Sorry to hear the trip home was a bit of a nightmare. Hugs Zx

  2. fab pics Tracy, must arrange to share all the photos soon


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