Happy Labor Day Weekend! Labor Day was established as an annual holiday to honor the American Labor movement and to celebrate workers, their achievements, and all of the wonderful ways that workers contribute to the well-being of our country.
Did you know that Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official public holiday? (Whoop!)
Before 1860, a typical work day could range from 10-16 hours! Yep, that’s a long day if we’ve ever heard of one. Thus, the “eight hour day movement” was born. The labor unions advocated that there should be 8 hours for work, 8 hours for recreation, and 8 hours to rest.
As the 8 hour work week became common, workers were happy to share the work and later recalled using their increased leisure time for family activities, sports, socializing, and general community-building. “You weren’t all wore out when you got out of work,” one Kellogg’s worker said. “You had the energy to do something else.” (More info on this here)
Let’s celebrate those 8 hours for recreation together. We know that you work hard, and we believe that you should be rewarded for it!
We’re sorry to say it, but the Summer is winding down. When it was Memorial Day, and the whole summer was stretching out luxuriously in front of you, what were some of the things that you wanted to do this summer? Did your bucket list include getting outside at least once a week? Taking that epic road trip that you’ve been dreaming of? Volunteering to make your town a better place? Visiting that local tourist trap that you’ve secretly always wanted to check out?
Now is your chance. Seize the day, adventurers! Live in your moment, soak up the sunshine, and cross off the rest of your bucket list. Don’t let the season slip by you! In case you forgot to create your bucket list, our guides and staff got together to share some of the items off of our own lists. Get creative with it, have fun, and share what’s on your list with us! We’re dying to hear.
Meet Michelle! Michelle has been with T2T for 4 years now, and is a zip guide, lead guide, assistant trainer, and works in our welcome center. On her phone, you’ll find lots of reggae music. If she could travel back in time, she would travel to the renaissance so she could meet and see the great artists that emerged.