Another FUN-tastic Rockton Software retreat is in the books! For this installment of our annual winter retreat, the entire Rockton team descended on picturesque San Diego, California. Our seven team members that a hail from Fargo, ND enjoyed the California climate most, as it was a welcome change from the negative temperatures of the frozen tundra.
The game plan for the week was a familiar one: work hard brainstorming, collaborating, and discussing topics as a team during the day, and play hard as a team during the evenings. As luck would have it, our first two days in The Golden State were rainy days, which tempered the urge to get outside and explore just a bit.
The sun showed back up on Tuesday night, just in time for a team outing to La Jolla for a cooking demonstration and delicious meal from a French chef. Pasta, beef tenderloin, and bread pudding will never be the same!
On Wednesday, we headed to the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego for another scrumptious meal at Lou & Mickey’s. With clear eyes and full stomachs, we then proceeded to The Shout! House, a dueling piano bar. This was a fun experience for all and we highly recommend it for a night out. There’s no doubt you will be thoroughly entertained! It’s a shame our team doesn’t like to sing or dance… (insert wink emoji here).
By Thursday, the team had worked so hard that we earned early release and jetted over the San Diego Bay via the Coronado Bridge for an afternoon at Coronado Beach. A few splashed in the waves while others simply took in the spectacular scenery. After watching the colorful sunset, we finished our evening with a seafood spectacular, courtesy of the Bluewater Grill.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and on Friday we wrapped up our meetings, said our goodbyes, and the California sun set on another productive, inspiring, and rejuvenating Rockton retreat!