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.
Jonna and Nicole work in data processing at our sister company, West Coast Data Services. They also happen to be related! They used their ANS trip bonus to go to the Florida Keys. Here’s a summary of their trip from Nicole’s perspective:
For our ANS trip we visited the Florida Keys. Our first outing was to the Everglades National Park. It was dense, marshy, and full of spiders and mosquitoes. We saw a metric ton of birds, an alligator, and a friendly turtle. Afterward we drove over to Biscayne National Park and walked along the shore for a while.
We went Kayaking in Long Key State Park and saw a baby hammerhead shark. We also had some spectacular Key Lime Pie (of course!).
60 miles on the Overseas Highway took us down to Key West, the last key you can drive to. There we saw the southernmost point of the continental US, and pulled our hair out trying to navigate the narrow, busy streets. We walked around the key and visited an assortment of shops.
The next day we left early to take a two hour ferry ride out to the Dry Tortugas National Park, the site of a 19th century fort, out in the middle of the ocean. Once we were there, we explored the fort and went snorkeling around the coaling dock ruins. On the way back the ocean was turbulent, so we stood out on the bow and watched the waves.
We had a great time and appreciated this opportunity!
See more ANS trip summaries, here.