Day 7: Blue Mountains & Gartner’s Amazing SPOOKISH Fright Night Party

Hi Love Bugs,

I have been so behind on my posts. As a quick update, Sean and I made it to Fiji and we are now 16 hours ahead of the US and it is 6:30am. I am listening to the sound of the waves crash against our private deck, and it is pure bliss. I am planning on catching up on my posts today because I am up so early due to the time change. We are 2 hours ahead of Sydney.

The Blue Mountains outside of Sydney are absolutely beautiful. They almost take your breath away with all of the colors in the the sandstone. The reason why they are called the Blue Mountains is because the Eucalyptus trees give off an oil from the leaves that make the mountains appear blue in the distance. On our way to the mountains, we passed a zoo and many fruit farming fields. It is Autumn here so the leaves were starting to change, and it was just beautiful. We stopped at many look outs, and even saw an aboriginal dance that I was chosen to be a part of. It was pretty fun! Once we got back from the Blue Mountains, we went to quite possibly the best party I have ever been too. Gartner rented out an old warehouse and it was decorated for a Fright Night theme with dying roses, a hearse, spider webs, fog, purple lighting, etc. They really went all out. They hired an amazing spooky band, and dancers that walked around dressed up in costume. They even danced perfectly to thriller at one point. They also had a few make up artists painting ghoulish faces. I wish I would have taken advantage of this, but the line was too long. The people who got their make up done looked absolutely amazing. Some had sugar skulls, while others had Mad Hatter type painted faces. Overall, it was amazing and completely over the top.

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He was a sweet little guy……in between trying to fly away! Lol.

I love these little fruit bats. They have the cutest most furriest heads.
I love these little fruit bats. They have the cutest most furriest heads.
March of the Penguins. I couldn't get over how precious these little guys are when they waddle.
March of the Penguins. I couldn’t get over how precious these little guys are when they waddle.
Blue Bearded Dragon.
Blue Bearded Dragon. Nuff’ Said.
These little wallabies eat hay from ice cream cones. They hold them in between their little hands, and it is sooooo cute.
These little wallabies eat hay from ice cream cones. They hold them in between their little hands, and it is sooooo cute.
Introducing what a REAL Tasmanian Devil looks like! A zookeeper overheard me saying how cute they are, and how they do not look mean at all, and said: "They bite harder than an animal 4x their side." Ouch!
Introducing what a REAL Tasmanian Devil looks like! A zookeeper overheard me saying how cute they are, and how they do not look mean at all, and said: “They bite harder than an animal 4x their size.” Ouch!
Momma Wallaby and her Joey!
Momma Wallaby and her Joey!

The below pictures were all taken in the beautiful Blue Mountains! It was about 65 degrees.

I love my pookah!
I love my pookah!
The views were unbelievable!
The views were unbelievable!

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Our own little aboriginal dance! haha.
Our own little aboriginal dance! haha.
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
Amazing Gondola ride through the valley!
Amazing Gondola ride through the valley!

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Below are the pictures from Gartner’s Fright Night! It was such a blast. DSC_0789 DSC_0793DSC_0791

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Hands down, one of my favorite pictures.
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Haha, pretty much what my dad thinks of my antics. LOL.
Val, Myself, Katie, and Kim. I guess we are pretty scary!
Val, Myself, Katie, and Kim. I guess we are pretty scary!
Sydney Slicka's and our parents!
Sydney Slicka’s and our parents!
Please move back to Florida. Thank you.
Please move back to Florida. Thank you.
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AMAZING cake cutting demonstration.

<3 haha

 

DSC_0833We had such an amazing day! Thank you for reading. I will be posting more soon.

Until next time, Love bugs!

Christina

 

One thought on “Day 7: Blue Mountains & Gartner’s Amazing SPOOKISH Fright Night Party

  • Wow I’m blown away by what Gartner does at Winners Circle…..incredible!!! What memories you have made with dad and all your colleagues. Fright night looks like it was a fun event, and from what dad tells me one of his favorite night…..well I think he says that of all the events, it’s because of how proud he is of you Christina!! Can’t wait to see whats next. Love you always and forever to the moon and back……..Mom

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