09 Jan 2012
Alitha van Straten
I just want to express my sincere appreciation to SA Home Loans for the sponsorship that gave me the opportunity to attend the NAR in Anaheim this year. We were 83 in the South African group which was a handful, but we all coped very well and got back safely and inspired. It was an unforgettable lifetime experience. The NAR itself was amazing and the lectures were of a very high standard. We registered and paid for the full conference which included all the recordings of the training sessions for the whole period via the internet to view at home or the office. It was just impossible to attend all of them as they scheduled a few sessions at the same time. We took time off to visit a few places in Los Angeles, e.g. Disneyland and Universal Studios. We even took a day tour to Mexico which was one of the highlights. In Las Vegas, we stayed in the Luxor Hotel which is situated on, what they call, "The Strip" where everything happens-just glamour and more glamour, but very artificial. We took a day tour to the Grand Canyon by means of a bus, a 14 seat plane, a helicopter that took us to the floor of the Grand Canyon and a boat trip on the river. This for me was the ultimate experience. What you see on the television about the Grand Canyon is beautiful, but to see it in real life is awesome.