The Magical Mountain Tour
Our wonderful web production team led by valiant knight Alex K., took a
journey on Wednesday that led them to one of the most magical places on
this fine earth.The team of 8 who work on Front End Development within the Creative Service
department here at Zappos.com, chartered a van and headed to Valencia, CA to the roller coaster insanity of Magic Mountain.
“The path was treacherous and long, but we made it
in fine form,” said Alex K. “But we are a strong group of mammals, make
no mistake about that”.
The group made t-shirts for the event, or battle-cloth, as they would
prefer that you call it, that had each one of them visually depicted,
which gained quite a bit of attention along the way. “Everywhere we
stopped along the way, people would stare at our shirts attempting to
match our faces to the drawing,” said Ray M. “I felt famous, like Ryan Seacrest or Edgar Winter or something,” he said.
The journey ended up at their destination at around 11:30 AM, and the good time happy day began.Ray M. says that although he enjoyed the roller coasters a great
deal, some of his cohorts were deeply frightened.
“I really loved the ride ; it made me feel like a kid again. But Ryan was scared,
too scared to move, I tell you.” (Author’s note, Ryan A. has declined
to comment on this accusation, but he claims to be seeking revenge by
vandalizing Ray M.‘s desk, possibly knocking over his filing cabinet.)
The group spent 6 hours riding, eating and enjoying each other’s
company and, after a long day, the group finally rolled back into Vegas tired,
hungry and ready for more. Alex K. was happy with the result of his
toil, and he felt that this was a great exercise for his team to grow
closer to one another.