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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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