Early in 2016 it was announced that American Name Services would be giving a “bonus” to each member of the ANS team for meeting our 2015 sales goal. The bonus was to be used to fund an ANS trip for each employee and a guest. Over the next several months, we will give a brief summary of where our employees have ventured.
Stephanie is our HR Manager and was the second person to go on her ANS trip. Here’s what she had to say about it: I took my twins to visit the New England area because I wanted to enjoy the beach and give my boys a taste of American history.
The first day we went to Newport, Rhode Island and visited two mansions: “The Breakers” and “Rosecliff”. The Breakers is the largest and most lavish mansion in Newport. Rosecliff is best known for its use in a few movies, most notably “The Great Gatsby”. Rosecliff has a ball room that the owners converted into a skating rink during the 1920s. We also walked the Cliff Walk for a couple miles where we enjoyed just being near the ocean.
The next couple days we followed the coast, starting in Plymouth and ending up out further on Cape Cod. We got the history tours in Plymouth viewing Plymouth Rock, a life-sized replica of the Mayflower and other historical sites in town. We spent one day on Sandy Neck Beach and then took a tour of Chatham Lighthouse way out on the Cape.
The last three days we spent in Boston following the Freedom Trail. This trail takes you along a route by many historical sites. We started at Boston Common and then continued on the trail by King’s Chapel, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, etc. One of the places along the way that caught our attention was the Green Dragon Tavern. This pub is known for being patronized by many of the early colonist leaders including John Hancock and Paul Revere.
Overall, the trip was great! My boys got to do things they’ve never done before (ride the subway and take an airplane) and I got to spend a week on the coast.
Find more ANS trip summaries here.