It's true! From RG's customer service specialists to our top-notch maintenance crew, our current team is pretty friggin awesome.
So on Saturday, July 13th we were able to close-up shop early and celebrate our wonderful staff at our annual RG Employee Appreciation Party.
A great time was had by all!
Have a great rest of your summer! See you at the studios.
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Visit Wish.org for more information.
Sitting in my office at home I am feeling both the summer heat and the ocean breeze. I am glad to be home after a three-week trip to Europe and England. It went fairly smoothly, the flights, the trains, the tours, the hotels, etc... Very few glitches. Portugal and Spain were countries that we had not been to before and the people were so friendly and easy to relate to. France was lovely; Nice, Cannes, Marseille, Lyon and of course the amazing Paris. So cosmopolitan and friendly. English was spoken everywhere, although we (I) tried my Spanish and French all the time.
I did have digestive problems due to new cuisines and eating late. In Spain they don't eat dinner until 9pm and the restaurants are open very late (due to the fact that the sun doesn't go down until 9:30pm). I got on a better digestive path in France and England. Every city that we stayed for more than a day we took the "Hop on, Hop off" bus tours, which we have done many times. Sharing cultural and political views in friendly environments was stimulating. One of the always-eye-opening cultural experiences we have enjoyed before in Europe is the variety and amount of world news. In the US we mostly hear about us and our country, but in Europe they have news from India, Asia, Africa, as well as Europe and the Americas. The sports coverage is extensive and we followed the women's soccer team through several matches. Attending the Yankees/Red Sox games in Olympic Stadium in London was so cool. We had British friends come with us and they had never followed baseball so it was fun explaining the game to them and by the end of the 7th inning they were fans.
I was humbled by the fact that the world goes on no matter what happens in the US. We did have a heat wave in Europe, which just felt like July in New York City, but was pretty rare for Europe in June.
All in all traveling opens the heart and mind to the common humanity we all share, the desire for food, shelter, love, safety and hope.
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On July 3rd we arrived back home from our family vacation in Europe. We started our trip in Lisbon (Portugal), toured around there and took a day-trip to Porto, the city that is famous for Port. Then we flew to Madrid, took a day-trip to Toledo and took a train to Seville. We toured Seville (beautiful city!) and then flew to Barcelona and spent three great days there; Ancient and modern with lovely beaches! We went to Tibidabo, the amusement park up on the mountain overlooking Barcelona.
We flew to Nice and spent a night, then drove to Marseille after stopping in Cannes. Some of my favorite places that we visited were Barcelona, Spain and Nice (France). We took the train to Lyon and spent three days there as well. And we ended our trip by going to both of the Yankees / Red Sox games in London. The 2019 London Series was the first regular season MLB series in Europe. Lucky for us, we got to see the Yankees win both high scoring games! For game 1 they won 17-13, and game 2 they beat the Red Sox 12-8.
Glad to be home, Jeannie
Jeannie is the teenage Daughter of RGNY Owners Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier
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Happiest of Birthdays to RG Staffers Ramiro and Melanie.
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