Congressman Jeff Flake's Big Deserted Island Adventure
The idea of a politician announcing that he took off to spend a week alone in the wilderness has acquired something of a bad reputation these days -- but, in this case, it's true. Congressman Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) recently spent a week this summer on a survival trip to a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean.
"(My travel photos and notes) were originally for family and close friends," Flake told Politics Daily. "They knew I was going on this trip, and I wanted to share it with them. But, after the Mark Sanford piece, I didn't want people to assume I'd been hiking the Appalachian Trail -- so I thought I'd release them."
Congressman Jeff Flake's Big Deserted Island Adventure -- Politics Daily
Really interesting story! I laughed at his comment about Mark Sanford 'hiking the Appalachian trail' and not wanting anyone to think that's what he was up to!
Here's his story in the WaPo. It includes a daily diary and a photo slide show.. Rep. Jeff Flake Spends a Week Alone on Deserted Island - washingtonpost.com