From Friday, August 26th, to Sunday, August 29th, my company and I traveled to Wisconsin Dells for an end-of-the-summer getaway. I could not have been more excited to spend time with my co-workers outside of the office; I’ve been looking forward to this trip ever since we were told about it in April. This was our first ever company trip out of town, and it was definitely a success!
We left for Wisconsin around one and arrived around five in the afternoon after an almost four hour bus ride. Everyone was so excited to finally reach our destination that we nearly ran off the bus! Our company stayed at Rivers Edge Resort which was literally on the river’s edge and less than 10 minutes away from downtown Wisconsin Dells. When I say “literally on the river’s edge”, I mean it took us less than a few minutes to walk over to the river and dip our toes in the water!
The lodging where our company stayed, Rivers Edge Resort.
The Clickso team got their very own cabin which was inhabited by Craig, Kim, Britt (Kim’s sister), and myself. I didn’t bring any loved ones so I was absolutely thrilled to share a room with Kim and Britt. It felt like a sleepover every night! Craig was in the next room over, and although he is Kim and I’s boss, it felt like we were vacationing with our older brother.
1st photo: Me and Kim on the bus ride to Wisconsin.
2nd photo: Craig enjoying time with our co-workers.
On Saturday morning, Kim, Britt, our co-worker, Freddy, and his fiancé and I got up early to head to Mt. Olympus water and theme park in the Dells. Since it’s the end of the summer, I didn’t think it would be that packed, but surprisingly, it was! We spent a majority of the day at the water park soaking up the rays and playing in the wave pool which was actually pretty nuts… Waves were about eight feet high! In the afternoon, we raced each other on go-karts and rode the roller coaster, Hades. Craig decided to stay around the resort and go tubing down the river with a few members of our staff. He said it was so nice floating down the river that he was actually sad to have it end! When he told me this, I was actually pretty jealous since I was exhausted by the time we got back to the resort for dinner.
Craig, me, Kim & Brit hanging out by the fire. (I didn’t want to smell like smoke, which is why my hood’s up!)
Overall, it was trip that I will definitely remember for the rest of my life. Not only because it was so enjoyable, but because it was something that most companies don’t do to begin with and that I was lucky enough to experience. Since our company is quite small, we were able to take a break from work, relax and enjoy time with one another outside of the work place. Our workforce felt like a close-knit group before, but after this weekend, I almost consider my co-workers as my second family. If your company is small enough to venture out of the workplace for a weekend, I highly suggest it! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week everyone!