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1 senator, 2 sons, 4 days, 1 deserted island: Jeff Flake escapes again to the North Pacific

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), center, with his sons, Tanner, left, and Dallin, right, photographed last week by a camera with an automatic timer on Biggarenn, an unoccupied island in the South Pacific. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sen. Jeff Flake.)

He's done it again.

Nearly four years after sneaking away to a deserted island in the North Pacific, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) took a secret four-day trip during the Memorial Day congressional recess to the same region where he fulfilled his lifelong dream of spending a survivalist week alone.

But this time Flake took along his two youngest sons -- and didn't completely disconnect from the office.