We’ve gone and done it again!

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We’ve had a tremendous response to our retreat this year! Thanks for your support of Vivi Magoo! It tickles us that you love what we do! <><><><><><><><><><> Were you poised at your computer last July when we opened registration? It was a flurry of activity that Sunday, with most classes filling quickly. There are still seats open in a variety … Read More

What am I doing? I don’t know; but I know it’s going to be exciting!

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DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS We have created a schedule of events for you, our Adventurers! ——————– Breakfast beginning each morning at 7:00 am The Spoke Cafe Chef’s Inspired Scrambled Eggs Scrambled Eggs Bacon Sausage and Turkey Sausage Southwest Potatoes Biscuits and Gravy Pancakes Oatmeal Fruit Yogurt Breads, Bagels, and Pastries Juice Coffee, Tea Enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning before … Read More

How do I get to the hotel?

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FLYING If you’re flying into the Valley of the Sun, you can pick up an Uber or Lyft at the airport, and they will get you safely to the Hampton Inn in Scottsdale in no time. It’s as simple as downloading an app, and you’ll be set up to request a ride in minutes. We use them all the time, … Read More

TSA makes me nervous

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You can ship your supplies ahead of time to the retreat!

Are You Worried About TSA or the hassle of checking your tools on the plane? TSA is usually pretty good about letting all of your items pass through their inspection if you have them packed in your checked luggage. If you’re worried about checking your beloved tools and torches on the airplane, maybe we can ease your mind a bit. … Read More

Weather in the Valley of the Sun

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We’re only days away from kick-off, and we’re so excited to be able to share this awesome event with you! We know you will have so much fun! Although it’s fall, and in most parts of the country, this means winter is right around the corner, here in the Valley of the Sun, we are heading into our best time of the … Read More

What’s there to do in and around our Valley of the Sun?

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We love our city and hope you will too! If you’re coming early or staying after our retreat ends, the “Valley of the Sun” offer so many things to do for you. You’ll quickly become a fan of the area and want to return time and time again. Here’s our shortlist of things to do in our fair city – … Read More

Student Supplies List? Want to ship things ahead to our venue?

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Question: Do we have a supply and tool list?  Where would I ship my boxes? Answer: The student supply list is located in the class descriptions on our website. Scroll most of the way down the page, and you will find what you are looking for. You may choose to ship your things ahead of time to our venue. Here is the … Read More

Can We Chat?

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Could we ask you to do us a favor? We like to keep in touch with you throughout our retreat, and texting is the easiest way for us to stay connected. And, if you are ever in need of one of us, just text us; it’s much easier than trying to hunt us down! Could you text us your name and cell phone … Read More

Let’s get started on our Epic Adventure!

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We’re getting close to when we begin our journey with each other!   Less than two weeks away! We’re so excited and hope you are too! We’re going to begin sending a series of emails to you – We want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make your trip and retreat memorable and fun. And, we invite … Read More