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2013 WINNER - TRIP TO LAS VEGAS

You may recall that in our October 2013 Newsletter we advised that the winner of the Las Vegas Trip as announced at our AGM/Awards Night, last September, was Rachelle Corfield.

"The alarm went off at 5am on Tuesday January 28th 2014, not that Geoff and I needed the alarm we didn't hardly sleep that night anyway due to a mix excitement and panic!

 

We arrived at Sydney air port extra early so we could check our luggage and have breakfast. The baggage got checked but breakfast didn't happen as we were to nervous to eat! We finally boarded the plane and it was huge!!! As the plane started to roll forward for take off I thought I was going to pass out it was so scary! I think poor Geoff's arm still looks like it was attacked by a feral cat from where I was clinging on so tightly.

Once the plane was in the air it wasn't so bad, I just kept telling myself I was on a really big bus! We landed in LA at 6am and it was so pretty the sky was pink and the city lights were twinkling. We swapped on to our next plane to Las Vegas and landed there at 11:30am. We arrived at the Bellagio Hotel at 12pm and it was just amazing! It was so huge and so elaborate!

The hotel was themed for Chinese Year Of The Horse... How appropriate! I was stoked at all the horse statues and themes. Our room was just beautiful and we had an amazing view of the fountain shows. The very first photo I took from our room window is one of my favourites as the landscape is so amazing that it doesn't look real! We spent the next 2 days literally shopping till we dropped and enjoyed some time in the casino in the evenings. The following 2 days we spent walking both ends of the strip and looking at all the shops and other hotels.

The Miracle Mile Shopping centre was opposite our hotel and it contained 1.2 miles of shops! On the last day we sadly said goodbye to the Bellagio at 9am and headed back to the air port. We had an absolutely amazing trip and it has given 2 'home-birds' who don't go any where, the inspiration to go back to Las Vegas for another holiday. We can't thank the NSW Owners Group and Peter & Marie Neil enough for giving us this opportunity and trip of a life time!"

 

Rachelle & Geoff Corfield

Members are reminded that the format for this years trip to Hawaii, is different to last years, in as much that last years eligibility was conditional upon being nominated as an owner of the month and being present on the night. This year, all financial members as at January 2014 will be eligible for our Hawaii trip and names will be drawn until we have a winner. This means that you have to be present at this years function to be eligible and given that the cost of attending is included in your Annual Subscription... what could be easier.