Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No Problum Here, Mon

What a wonderful week it was. This will mark the 5th year in a row Electrolux has brought us along on their yearly trip. They only take the top of the top dealers and their spouse away to show their appreciation of the hard work we do. We stayed at the awesome 5-star Iberostar Grand Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. These rooms were great. We had our own butler! The hotel features multiple infinity pools, and a view that could not be compared to anything. That's what blew me away when we checked in the first day. It was all inclusive so we didn't have to move much from the hotel besides for the excursions we went on. Abby and I partook in relaxing personal massages and I enjoyed a couple rounds of golf.

We went to the legendary Rick's Cafe, had some fabulous Jamaican food and watched cliff divers. The Cafe is located right on the edge of a cliff face where it's nothing but the clearest bluest water you've every seen. Later in the week we went to the tropical rainforest and experienced what I say is the coolest ride in the world. Its the Rainforest Bobsled at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios. "The signature attraction of Mystic Mountain is the Bobsled ride. Custom-designed bobsleds evoking the glory of the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team travels along stainless steel rails on a 1,000 meter gravity driven ride through the forest. Imagine a bobsled roller coaster through a tropical forest". Doesn't that sound like the coolest thing ever? Trust me, it was. We took a trip down the Martha Brae River. We traveled down the 3 mile river on a 90 minute ride on long bamboo rafts that the locals poled across the river with. It's a gentle river with little to no rapids. It was a great day that day, wasn't too hot nor did it rain that much. It was a great addition to an already relaxing vacation.

Here's a picture of us with Greg Miller, Vice President of Sales, with Rene Kaiser, eastern area director and David Parks, national sales director as well. Everyone had a wonderful time this year. The weather was perfect everyday and the nights were even better.

We would like to thank Electrolux for everything. They treat their people first-class the whole way. It feels great to have such a giant like Electrolux treat you like family, truly makes us feel like we're on top of the world. So far they've taken us to Cabo San Lucas, Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and now Jamaica. They keep outdoing themselves each year. For next year, there's word floating around that the Mediterranean is the next stop. If so, We can't wait.

I leave you with a sunset from our last night there. This was shot from our balcony window