ACC has an Ocean-Front Property in Arizona!

“We’ve made a change to your long-term assignment. We’re going to send you to Flagstaff, Arizona.”

And just like that, my whole world was rocked!

On my to Richmond tonight, I stopped for dinner in lovely Charlottesville, Viginia, home of the University of Virginia. I had dinner at a lovely place in downtown C-Ville with two guys from my company, and over beers and red wine, we exchanged stories of our jobs and lives. After dinner, the three of us moseyed back to my rental car in the parking garage, whereupon finding my company phone wedged under the driver’s seat, I discovered I had a missed call from my boss. Our boss.

Until today, I had assumed that I’d be spending most of the next 2 months in beautiful Lubbock, Texas…the City of Dreams, I call it. I had been mentally preparing myself for this, and I thought I was ready for the task, but then my boss broke the news. Although I will go to Lubbock next week, and probably stay for the week after that too, I will soon make my way out to Flagstaff Arizona!

Which apparently looks like this:

Read ’em and weep:

As you can see from the pic (courtesy of Google Maps), Flagstaff is 4 hours from Las Vegas, 2.5 hours from Phoenix, and 1.5 hours from the fucking GRAND CANYON. Boom.

(Found this random pic on Google;Thought it was too awkward to not to use)

It’s also 45 minutes from METEOR CRATER.


Yeah. Going to see that.

So, i’m incredibly excited for this opportunity. I’ve never been to Arizona, and I have no idea what to actually expect. Should I bring a jacket? Hiking boots? I’m not sure, but i’m really, really stoked.

Some info about Flagstaff: According to the 2010 census, about 65,000 folks live in Flagstaff; their Record High temperature for August is is a downright chilly 93 degrees; the city sits on the southern tip of the San Francisco Mountains, Arizona’s highest mountain range, and Flagstaff itself sits at an altitude of 7,000 ft.; historic Route 66 runs right through the city; the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort is 15 miles north of the city; oh, and it’s home to Northern Arizona University, where i’ll likely be spending a significant amount of time.

So…that’s my life! I’m going to Arizona in 3 weeks!

Anybody know anybody there? Or have any tips, tricks, or secrets?


2 responses

  1. Nevin

    Man, that awkward guy picture is so great!

    August 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

  2. Donna

    Not wanting to be a Negative Nellie, I had refrained from commenting on the Lubbock assignment…but, this is SO much better! Congratulations! I’ve only been to that area a couple of times, but it’s quite lovely with access to all kinds of terrain and climate. Way better than Phoenix which is like a giant ashtray. Yay! I look forward to seeing your own awkward Grand Canyon photo soon!

    August 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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