Friday, December 26, 2008
Whirlwind tour for the holidays
Colorado, Arizona, and back again...
It was not my intention...as a matter of fact it is an unspoken rule not to travel after the 15th of December up through the New Year.
But there I was heading to Fort Collins, Colorado to visit one of my mentors and his friends at Timberline. I had a wonderful time. When I arrived on Saturday morning it was in the 50's and sunny...by the time I woke up on Sunday morning it was in the teens, dropping, and 6 inches of
snow had arrived. Now I know why they ski so much in Colorado.
To make the trip a little crazy I left the Denver Airport (after being delayed 4 hours) around 12:30am and arrived in Arizona at 3am. I never really went to sleep because I had to be out on the golf course for a 10am tee time. The sun came up and my body was not to happy to never have enough darkness to really get quality sleep.
I hit the ball around a beautiful course, Starr Pass, in Tucson, AZ. This is a new and incredible resort in Arizona that is 20 minutes from the airport. As part of my day to day responsibilities at ATS, I stayed the rest
of the week to attend meetings at the Intelligence Warfighter Summit.
Thursday morning caught the plane to Phoenix and started my journey home to DC.