Flag vest diplomacy


Arizona: overlooking the Grand Canyon, on a half marathon route. (link)

May 27, 2017

I'd been to Arizona on a number of occasions before starting my vest adventures: with Raytheon, I visited our missile business headquarters at least twice, and with a good friend, I'd driven through the state on a cross-country road trip. 

But until May of 2017, I'd never experienced the park that perhaps more than any other represents the American West.

It was quite a day: I'd just flown back from a work trip overseas, and met my former roommate in Phoenix to drive up to Kanab to rest for a few hours before the race. We had an early start to make it to the race, ran/walked the half marathon, and then drove another couple of hours to Utah for a seven-mile hike with the rest of our crew.