December 5, 2009 employees and their spouses gathered at the Amtrak station to board the train to Boston. For many, this was the first time on the Amtrak, which all found to be enjoyable. After arriving at the TD Bank Center a few hours later, we took a short walk to Boston Beerworks, where Blueberry Beer was the infamous drink that accompanied most everyone’s meal.
After an enjoyable and entertaining dinner, we found ourselves headed back to the TD Bank center, where we took a few minutes to browse the Fan Store, and then headed to our Box Suite.
While awaiting the start of the game, some of us were able to tour the sports memorabilia that was located throughout the center.
We greeted the start of the game with much enthusiasm. Hooting and hollering could be heard from our box with every goal all night long; eventually cheering them on to a 7-2 win over Toronto.
ETTI employees left the shop on the afternoon of July 23, 2009 to head up to Bingham, Maine for an ATV trip. The night consisted of playing a game that included 4 pvc pipes, 2 Frisbees, and 4 empty bottles, (Scott and Joe were the overall reigning champs) a late night dinner of spaghetti eaten around the camp fire, and then a good nights sleep in the cabin to prepare for a long day of riding. The morning of July 24, 2009 we all woke up to a cool and rainy day. After having a quick breakfast and gearing up for the trip, ETTI employees received a briefing on ATV safety and then were each assigned their own Polaris Sportsman.
The trails were wet, muddy, and rough, everything you would expect out of the wet “summer” of 2009 in Maine. But ETTI employees did not let that put a damper on the day, after all, who doesn’t love a good challenge?
The trip, consisting of a lot of fun, some teambuilding moments, tons of rain and puddles (who can resist splashing through puddles – large enough to call a trail the “Lake Road” – while riding an ATV?), and even some humorous moments in between it all – some still being brought up as inside jokes to this day – will be remembered for a long time to come.