The DMC Boston office hosted their third annual Yearly Office Event (YOE) in Cape Cod this year. The YOE is an awesome opportunity for DMC employees from every office to come together for a fun weekend full of a variety of activities. Each office hosts one YOE event per year, and it is partially sponsored by DMC.
Last year, the Boston crew headed to the mountains of New Hampshire. This year, the Boston crew returned to Cape Cod. We decided to hit the beach and rented out a series of houses all situated across the street from the water.
Being a newer employee and from the Chicago office, I was especially excited to hop on the Boston YOE this year. I had never been to Cape Cod, so I was thrilled for a weekend at the beach on the East Coast.
Here are some highlights from our adventures.
We started the trip by walking a few blocks from our rental property to the beach. We enjoyed some beers, swam, and blew up some floaties. I loved this beach day. Elisha Harris, Kevin Service, and I especially had fun with an adorable Golden Retriever on the beach named Allie.
Blowing up the floats required everyone's help.
Frank May got creative with snacks and the banana floaty, while Xuelong Mu took Shamu for a dip in the ocean.
We enjoyed beautiful weather and a few beers, and we had an excellent time laying on the beach.
Friday was homemade sushi night. Molly Graham said "Sushi night was awesome. Many thanks to Adam and everyone who helped prep the beautiful fish we ate."
Our honorary sushi chef, Adam Wojcik, did a fantastic job preparing the full sushi buffet.
We cooked dinner together every night. Everyone held their own weight in the kitchen and contributed in some way. We enjoyed some dinners from the grill and even put together a cheese feast of baked brie.
On Saturday, the group set sail to Martha's Vineyard. Half the group rented bikes and cycled across the island. They had an excellent time adventuring through the little towns on Martha's Vineyard and exploring all the special parts of the island.
They found a little park to relax in Edgartown.
Frank also tested out riding a tandem bike from the back seat all on his own.
The rest of the group spent the day walking around and relaxing on the island. I was super excited to try my first ever lobster roll. It tasted amazing and was everything I hoped it to be. I am so glad that I finally go to try one.
Martha's Vineyard was a very cool little island, and I have always wanted to go there. I am happy that I had the chance to do so and spend a beautiful day out there. We boarded the ferry back to Cape Cod and reminisced on the fun time we had that day.
We spent each night enjoying each other's company, playing games, and star gazing. Molly said, "Stargazing every night was a goal of mine since stars get lost in the city. Watching Orion's position change in the sky each night as meteors made shooting stars and a lighthouse flashed across the water from some unknown shore was well worth the flight across the country."
Phil Schaffer agreed, "I liked that you could see the Milky Way at night."
The most popular game of the whole weekend was KanJam, even after the sun went down.
I had a wonderful time every night. I loved playing all sorts of card games and hanging out with people that I don't usually have the chance to see in person.
The trip would not have been complete without our Floaty Regatta. We took our lineup of floats (seen below) and set sail across the river.
We ended at a strip of sand across the way. Before making our way back, we played with some more dogs in the water and relaxed on the beach.
Everyone had an excellent time during the floaty regatta. We even got to talk to one of the harbor masters!
On Sunday afternoon, we all parted ways to travel back to our respective cities. The Boston YOE was a huge success. We created many memories with DMCers from around the country, and we look forward to our next opportunity to bond outside of the office!
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