For Google’s 2005 engineering offsite, we went to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It was a great excuse to get away and hang out with co-workers without constantly talking about work, and we had a lot of fun. OK, we still talked about work…but we also built sand castles and rode roller coasters and grilled hot dogs and played volleyball and pinball and skee-ball! Google may be a great place to work, and it does have volleyball and pinball, but it still doesn’t have skee-ball, much less sand castles or roller coasters. We’ll have to work on that.