Property Olympics

Trip Start May 06, 2012
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Trip End Oct 17, 2013


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yesterday was the annual Grand Canyon Xanterra Property Olympics. The different departments (like Food and Beverage, Rooms, Retail, etc.) competed for medals and glory and, best of all, there was a ton of really good free food. Sadly, I did not take any photos, because I was too busy winning a silver medal.

I competed in the Amoeba Race. In this race, five people on each team had to all hold on to a rope and then complete a short course. First, there was a long table we had to go under, then there were two trash barrels with the ends cut off and stuck together to crawl through. There was a long board on some cinder blocks we went under, then another tube and another table. Finally, we ran around a cone at the other end and did it all over again on the way back. It was a tournament-style competition, so we competed three time, beating the HR team for the silver but finally losing to Engineering for the gold.

There were other games, like an obstacle course, a giant puzzle to put together and a giant maze the team had to solve with a softball by tilting it back and forth, like one of those children's toys writ large. I was only there part of the time, as I had work at 3 p.m., but from what I hear F&B didn't fare too poorly, but we didn't win either. Ah well.

All in all, it was a fun event with a ton of people. We got to hang out with our coworkers in a fun setting, rather than at work, and as I said, free food. Really, really good free food. The staff shirts I designed were on sale there, too. They put them on a dark red and a dark green, darker than I originally had them, and I liked the way it worked. I got one for free. There were also humorous shirts for each department ("Who pooped in the park? Engineering knows!" And for Food and Beverage: "That's how we roll" on the front and "We know you like our buns" on the back) that we all got for free. I had a good time.
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