Friday, August 28, 2009

Company retreat.

This past weekend my family and I joined my boss, my coworkers and their families for a weekend retreat in Ohio.
I was a bit sceptical of the plan.
Their would be twelve people on this adventure.
We would all get up early Saturday, drive two hours to Red Hill Farm Cabins, spend the day and night, then come home Sunday afternoon.
I spend my work week with these people, not that they aren't great, but I wasn't so sure I wanted to spend my weekend with them too.
The drive there was mostly interstate.
Tink was asking if we were there yet before we got 15 minutes down the road.
I put a movie in for her and handed her the DS, she didn't make another peep the entire drive.
When we pulled in the drive way of the cabins we were greeted by my boss his wife and three boys.
They helped us unload our car and showed us to the cabin we would be sharing with a coworker. Hubbs, Tink and I would be sharing a room. Hubbs decided this would be his bed.Tink and I would sleep here, on the other side of the room. No fighting Hubbs for covers all night? Not such a bad idea.Tink was more excited about the stuffed animals on the window seats than anything else. Until she found a playroom set up with antique, wooden kitchen appliances and furniture and baby carriages to play with. She was in heaven and still thinks my boss built the room just for her.After settling in we headed off to fish for a bit.This is where Hubbs spent most of his time.
There was also badminton, cornhole, soccer, bonfire building, lots of great food, even better desserts, alcohol, deer spotting and many laughs.

I have to say, it was a much better weekend than I expected. There is already talk of another retreat, maybe one that lasts 2 nights next time.


Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Looks like a really nice place! Although, I'm with you on the notion of spending your weekend with your coworkers. I love my coworkers, but 40 hours a week is plenty. And sharing a cabin with one of them? And your family and theirs? Wow. Major points for you there. Glad everyone had a nice time!

The Johnson 5 said...

Looks like fun! I'm glad it went better than you thought :)

Fiauna said...

The cabins looked nice. So if you have to spend more time with your coworkers, at least you were doing it in style.

Toad's Lair said...

I can't believe how big Tink is getting!