Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC

I attended a conference, the Gartner Security and Risk Management conference at National Harbor in Maryland. I have to say, this conference is just better quality than the RSA conference that I attended in March in San Francisco. Little did I know other than right after checking into my hotel, that I had a lot of friends nearby!

I was able to visit my Marine brother, Bismarck, whom I haven’t seen since 1996, and one my groomsmen and Marine brother, John, whom I went to bootcamp with back in 1992, and I haven’t seen since right after my wedding in 2011.

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Walking to the plane, leaving on a Sunday
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This was just interesting to see, sitting there in the airport.
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Our hotel, it was a little different, the entrance was behind the building.
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Bismarck and I, after twenty years!
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Dropping me off, we had a great time!
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His is my office set up in the hotel.
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The conference, though it has a funny name to me, was really fantastic and beautiful. It was large and there was refreshments everywhere. Every seat to rest in had power to recharge devices.
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Cole and I with our passes.
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I was able to get a run in, that was nice. Ran up to Cameron Run.

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Cool view from the bridge

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Gotta run back to the hotel which is quite far from here.
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Post-run selfie!
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I caught a glimpse of the Marine Corps Museum on my way to visit John. Wish I had time to go see it
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Spent the afternoon and evening with John and his family
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Beautiful place and wonderful company. Love being treated like family by my friends.
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Kins has gotten so big from the last time I saw her.
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Kellan has turned into a young man
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Just outside of the Marine Corps museum on the way back to the hotel, we went to check to see if it was open.. It wasn’t
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There wasn’t any Ubers anywhere around when I needed to go home so John gave me a ride!
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This is the Gaylord convention center in Maryland where the Gartner conference is.

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Colin Powell was the keynote speaker and gave a great speech on leadership

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Cole and I met up with Jesse, we seem to sync up at all conferences

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I finally got to see the Washington memorial
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The World War II memorial

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The middle of the reflecting pool
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The middle of the reflecting pool
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The Lincoln memorial

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Korean War Veterans memorial

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Vietnam Veterans memorial

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The White House

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Thomas Jefferson memorial

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Phoenix Comicon 2016

We had a blast at the Phoenix Comicon this year! Saw family, friends, and coworkers out there; as well as some cosplayers we keep running into at these events. It’s a great time!

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Venetian Carnival Themed Harley and Joker

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I keep running into Earl at these events!
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Bustle Girl

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My cousin’s roommate Darryl from the “I Had Those Toys” booth

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Hotel San Carlos

Pat’s Run

I was part of the work team that did the Pat Tillman run.

Patrick Daniel Tillman was an American football player (Arizona Cardinal) who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Pat’s Run raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

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