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Offline Basquo

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Stuff To Do in D. C.
« on: January 03, 2012, 08:03:09 AM »
I'm starting this thread So we don't get too derailed on the Hotel thread...please post thoughts on and links to fun and interesting things to do in the Washington D.C. area.

This is one of my favorite things from when I was younger:  http://www.si.edu/

And I'm looking forward to the food, as usual!!

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 12:34:06 PM »
 





This is one of my favorite things from when I was younger:  http://www.si.edu/

And I'm looking forward to the food, as usual!!

oh yes, the Smith is a MUST see! above all others.

A couple good standbys are the National Aquarium http://www.aqua.org/index.html in Baltimore which has MEtro service from DC. . Entry is $25, or $8 on friday evenings.

and the National Zoo (yay PANDAS!) http://nationalzoo.si.edu/default.cfm (free admission)

Ive seen the zoo and it is pretty cool. Always wanted to see the aquarium.

-Will
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 12:46:23 PM by WillyWump »
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 01:29:08 PM »
A few great restaurants to check out:

The Monocle Restaurant
http://themonocle.com/

Art and Soul DC
http://www.artandsouldc.com/

Circa at Dupont
http://www.circaatdupont.com/

Open City (located right by Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro station)
http://www.opencitydc.com/

The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern (DC Location) - on New Jersey St. - low prices, great drinks
http://www.billygoattavern.com/

Gay Bar/Grill:
JR's Bar and Grill (Dupont)
http://washingtondc.gaycities.com/bars/566-jrs-bar-grill


Definitely have to go to the Smithsonian -
and make sure to check out National Museum of African Art (a Smithsonian facility) - I just renewed my membership (can we say, 10% off all purchases, including food?  Yeah, buddy)
http://africa.si.edu/

More to come ---

Phil D (who absolutely loves Washington D.C.)

Edited to add Smithsonian Museum of African Art (was there in November and it was awesome)
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 01:33:23 PM »
I absolutely love the United States National Arboretum.  We can get private group tours and they also have a moonlight tour. 

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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 03:41:48 PM »
Too bad the Chesapeake House is no longer there.  (9th and H NW).  Those boys sure knew how to shake it... but the problem is you really did not want to be near stage because distance and darkness really did a lot for them. 

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 04:03:06 PM »
If you want a slice of local legend, head to Ben's Chili Bowl like all of the politicians do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben's_Chili_Bowl

ps: now that Commander Salamander closed a couple years ago the entire city is a mere ghost of it's former self

And this is a bit geeky of me I realize, but for something off the beaten path but always easy to get to physically, the Map Room of the Library of Congress often has interesting exhibits.  Also, if you find yourself in the vicinity of Ford's Theatre, around the corner is the often overlooked National Portrait Gallery (part of Smithsonian, just not on the Mall with the majority of the buildings). They did a lovely enclosure/renovation with a glass curtain-wall undulating roof by Norman Foster a few years ago and it would provide a nice respite from any hot weather before continuing on elsewhere. It's at Eighth and F Streets, NW

Oh, by the way, if you've not familiar with the way addresses are done in quadrants, or how numbered versus lettered streets are done and overlaid on state named boulevards do yourself a favor and learn it.
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Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 04:14:13 PM »
Oh, by the way, if you've not familiar with the way addresses are done in quadrants, or how numbered versus lettered streets are done and overlaid on state named boulevards do yourself a favor and learn it.

That is good advice. 

Also if you venture to the fringes of the city and want to kinda know how far you are from the center, a general rule is that streets with one syllable names are closer in than two syllable and three.  (Cumberland Street NW would be much farther out than C street NW).  Typically the street names run through the alphabet so you would expect Porter Street to be closer to the city center than Lowell.  These rules do have exceptions but are useful if you are new to the area.  Oh and if you drive there... please remember that people already in the circle have the right of way.  That is a rule that changes from state to state and let me tell you... the DC drivers dont mind hitting your ass.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2012, 04:19:30 PM by hope_for_a_cure »

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 05:14:40 PM »
.  Oh and if you drive there... please remember that people already in the circle have the right of way.  That is a rule that changes from state to state and let me tell you... the DC drivers dont mind hitting your ass.

that all sounds very confusing. I think we will leave the driving up to Gary. SHOTGUN!.  I got caught in one of those circles in New Hampshire, and since they are unheard of in Texas I was stunned at what was happening, I went around like 8 times before I got the balls to make a run for an exit, by that time I was so dizzy that I missed the exit and drove over the island taking out the suspension of the rental car we were driving.

Good times.


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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 05:31:01 PM »
they are unheard of in Texas I was stunned at what was happening

Barbara please -- we even have them in rural areas. Get with the program.

Oh, and in Killadelphia we have Logan Square, which we also call Logan Circle, because it's a traffic circle within a square park :)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 09:01:56 PM »
I have seen them in Colorado, but they are very confusing.

It all sounds wonderful.

HUGS,

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 11:23:29 PM »
I guess I won't be driving.  I don't even know what you guys are talking about.  If I do, I'll either take the F250, Crew Cab Ram, or any other functional trucks that will automatically give me the right of way.  They really don't want to fight a Ram with a beamer do they?  I'll take a right of way when I need.  Or, I'll just fly now that I'm no longer afraid.  Already done the research, and it still amazes me that flying is cheaper than driving.....and I'm certain it's quicker.  Hell, I can air the shocks up in the S10 and freak them all out.  They'd look at that thing and assume it's not insured.  Another way of getting a right of way.

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 07:28:03 AM »
Traffic circles (roundabouts for our friends across the pond) are not all that difficult to navigate.  Although, when you have to go into them the wrong way like the British do, it can get a little hairy.  Just put your big girl panties on and you will all do fine.

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 09:03:28 AM »
 8)

Ed and I are seriously talking about going. ( It's been quite awhile , since we drove in Washinton DC),  And we will be driving.  We will be doing the same as we did earlier this summer and taking the auto train to Lorton, VA


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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 09:13:54 AM »
8)

Ed and I are seriously talking about going. ( It's been quite awhile , since we drove in Washinton DC),  And we will be driving. 

Ray

Same here Ray, we will be driving to D.C. from ABQ, we did the math, and to fly it's about the same money-wise, the only difference between flying, we would get there a lot faster, it will take us about
2 days, but it will be FUN taking I-40 all the way to VA. (unless Bob changes his mind) sometimes we agree just to disagree , however I'm sure we'll come to some agreement by then, (I'm still working on him)  ;)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 09:44:01 AM »
I plan to drive there.  My only dilemma is that I am also going on a cruise for my birthday this year (early Aug) and funds will be tight.  I plan to attend but will be staying with friends to offset the costs.  Its just a little over one tank of gas for me to get there from here so I am sure I can swing that part.
 

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 09:55:19 AM »
I plan to drive there.  My only dilemma is that I am also going on a cruise for my birthday this year (early Aug)

James I didn't know that you were a Leo, I love Leo's, your a strong person, and can take most anything life throws your way, Mark is a Leo, your such nice people to know, always kind, punctual and cordial ;)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 10:42:19 AM »
Well, I don't know about punctual , , ,  ;)

I am taking Amtrak to DC. I know that will come as a surprise to nobody, but I thought I would throw that out

I have already printed the map with the metro route from Union Station to the hotel. It sounds and looks simple.

Now, I am going to research some gluten-free friendly restaurants.

HUGS,

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 10:46:24 AM »
Hey Mark, keep me informed of your plans.  Your train might be passing through these parts (or pert near) and I might choose to join you.  Wonder if they serve any lavendar drinks?

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 10:59:21 AM »
Well, I don't know about punctual , , ,  ;)

HUGS,

Mark

Well I haven't officially met you just yet, but I 'think I'm spot on about Mark  ;)

Amtrak sounds like fun, do they still have sleeper-cars , and how many day(s)
will it take to get to VA. I'm interested, guess I better do some goggling on this
subject :D
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 11:07:30 AM »
Well I haven't officially met you just yet, but I 'think I'm spot on about Mark  ;)

Amtrak sounds like fun, do they still have sleeper-cars , and how many day(s)
will it take to get to VA. I'm interested, guess I better do some goggling on this
subject :D

It takes 2 days.  I checked to see how close that route comes through my parts.  Heck of a lot cheaper than flying.  Maybe we just rent one sleeper car....lol

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 12:23:53 PM »
since they are unheard of in Texas I was stunned at what was happening
yes, traffic circles are definitely not a Southern thing. I never saw one before until I was in Ohio. However, we actually have two circles in my area though right now - but they are within a shopping plaza area (which must have been designed by Yankees LOL)

Its just a little over one tank of gas for me to get there from here so I am sure I can swing that part.
I'm trying to work things out to attend also. Perhaps you and I can hook up for that ride North  ;)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 03:28:33 PM »
If you're driving up from the south, and if you've never been, you might enjoy spending a day in Williamsburg/Jamestown.

If you're driving in from points west a stop to see Monticello would be enjoyable.
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 09:37:49 PM »
Tours in D.C. : The White House

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Requests are accepted by our office up to six months in advance, but no less then two months in advance. These self-guided walking tours of the East Wing are available Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays) and take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. For the most current tour information, please call the 24-hour line at (202) 456-7041. Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation.

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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 09:59:11 PM »
Anyone driving up from the South -- I am about 1 mile off Rt. 95 in Richmond (exit 83B).  Depending on timing, as I plan to attend too, perhaps you can swing by for a break and a dip in the pool.

It sounds so far away, but will be here before you know it.  Especially for me -- a very busy year for travels and the wedding in September!

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 10:18:51 PM »
Anyone driving up from the South -- I am about 1 mile off Rt. 95 in Richmond (exit 83B).  Depending on timing, as I plan to attend too, perhaps you can swing by for a break and a dip in the pool.

Goodness gracious -- I was just at the Bill's BBQ on Boulevard a week ago :) You're really out in the burbs girl, at least I had an address in Shockoe Bottom.
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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 07:35:51 AM »
Goodness gracious -- I was just at the Bill's BBQ on Boulevard a week ago :) You're really out in the burbs girl, at least I had an address in Shockoe Bottom.

Well one wouldn't really be surprised to hear that you were a Bottom queen.......

While I always loved living in a "city" -- Richmond hardly qualifies.  The nice part of the 'burbs' -- I always have a place to park and I get to have a pool in the backyard.  So, next time you are in the area, let me know -- pool is open from mid-April thru mid-Oct.

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2012, 07:57:08 PM »
Anyone driving up from the South -- I am about 1 mile off Rt. 95 in Richmond (exit 83B).  Depending on timing, as I plan to attend too, perhaps you can swing by for a break and a dip in the pool.

Mike

 oh Granny, Outside of AMG I am usually in Fredericksburg once or twice a year.. maybe I can stop by sometime :) and we can knit or do grandma stuff.
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2012, 10:07:03 PM »
oh Granny, Outside of AMG I am usually in Fredericksburg once or twice a year.. maybe I can stop by sometime :) and we can knit or do grandma stuff.

You would always be welcome here...  only about 45 mins away -- and seriously only a mile or so off the highway.  Bring that speedo I hear you own....   :-X
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2012, 11:15:46 PM »
From today's Washington Post: Guide to Cheap Eats in DC
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2012, 08:36:29 PM »
From today's Washington Post: Guide to Cheap Eats in DC

 "Burma Road" looks yumm-yumm!

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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2012, 08:53:35 PM »
"Burma Road" looks yumm-yumm!



Girl please -- I know you want that cheeseburger from chef Danny Meyer's Shake Shack (plus it's just a block south of Dupont Circle). All the rage in NYC for the past 7 years! We're finally getting our first one in Filthy this year.

You can also go to Bobby Flay's Burger Palace at 2121 K Street, NW for a taste contest, five blocks from Shake Shack.
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2012, 10:50:33 PM »
Girl please -- I know you want that cheeseburger from chef Danny Meyer's Shake Shack (plus it's just a block south of Dupont Circle). All the rage in NYC for the past 7 years! We're finally getting our first one in Filthy this year.



We've got a Shake Shack on South Beach here - it is great - so, I will have to check it out when in D.C.

Also, the Billy Goat Tavern - which I mentioned in earlier post - is the chain (started in Chicago) where Saturday Night Live's "Cheezborger! Cheezborger! No fries, cheeps! No Pepsi, Coke!"? was born.... I ate and drank there when I was in D.C. in November and their burgers are pretty good (simple, but good). Cozy little place to have a drink and close to the Capital (Judiciary Square Metro or Union Station) - on New Jersey Ave. http://billygoattavern.com/
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2012, 01:01:50 PM »
Hey Gang,

I have been doing some research and I came up with a few eating establishments that are gluten-free friendly.

Anyone know anything about any of these?

Bertucci's (Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom),

Legal Seafoods (Chinatown),

Morton's (Downtown and Georgetown),

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Downtown and Dupont Circle),

Uno Chicago Grill (Union Station).

And, by region:

DOWNTOWN:

The Capital Grille

Jaleo 
                               
Zengo

CHINATOWN:

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

Zaytinya                                     

WOODLEY PARK:

Lebanese Taverna

And don't forget about the CUPCAKE scene in DC:

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS:

Sticky Fingers Bakery

DUPONT CIRCLE:

Hello Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcakery

PENN QUARTER

Red Velvet Cupcakery

And someone else suggested:

Pete's APizza
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »
Hi Mark:
A bunch of the one's you have listed are national chains and not specific to D.C.; however, I did go through your list and put some info about the ones that I know about --- See bold highlights below:

Bertucci's (Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom), - chain restaurant - good food and reasonable prices, they do get fairly crowded, so expect a bit of a wait (especially for dinner)

Legal Seafoods (Chinatown), - chain restaurant - I haven't been to the one in D.C. - but the one in Fort Lauderdale (Sawgrass Mills Mall) is pretty good - I'm not a big fan

Morton's (Downtown and Georgetown), chain restaurant - the Chicago original - extremely pricey - great steaks, but be prepared to pay around $60 per person  (and that's if you only have one drink) - very distinguished crowd - but not a D.C. powermover crowd, as they are more likely to be at Capital Grille or one of the many well known neighborhood steakhouses (i.e. The Monocle)

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Downtown and Dupont Circle), - chain restaurant - great steaks and seafood - but also very pricey - about the same cost as Morton's (maybe slightly less) - and not as pretentious of a crowd - more "homelike."

Uno Chicago Grill (Union Station). - standard pizza chain restaurant - unique pizza - people either love it or hate it - it is one of the many restaurants in Union Station - The Center Cafe is actually a better place to eat and you can sit above the floor area and look out from all directions across the rotunda of the station (ate there in November) - if you check out the link, it gives a good perspective of the restaurant: http://www.unionstationdc.com/store/center-cafe-restaurant/2137040097/2138814770; another good one is Thunder Grill (gets a large crowd, but has plenty of seating  slightly pricey); Potbelly's is good for sandwiches (not sure if they have a gluten free menu or not)

And, by region:

DOWNTOWN:

The Capital Grille - chain restaurant - used to draw a very distinguished crowd and was the place to see and be seen - but has lost a lot of that as the franchise has grown (The Monocle is a DC staple where you almost always run into a Senator/Congressperson, etc.) - VERY EXPENSIVE - last time boss and I ate there (she was paying) the tab for two of us (with no alcoholic drinks) including tip was $160. A la carte for any items you want other then the steak that is on your plate (with average steak running around $45 and sides from $8-$10 each: http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/menus/D3_DinnerA.pdf

Jaleo  - don't know anything about
                               
Zengo - don't know anything about

CHINATOWN:

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana - don't know anything about

Zaytinya                                     

WOODLEY PARK: - great area, lots of good restaurants to satisfy most any palate; http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/7/654/DC/Woodley-Park-restaurants

Lebanese Taverna - don't know anything about; I've been to Open City and liked it - great enclosed patio dining experience

And don't forget about the CUPCAKE scene in DC:

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS:

Sticky Fingers Bakery

DUPONT CIRCLE:

Hello Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcakery

PENN QUARTER

Red Velvet Cupcakery

And someone else suggested:

Pete's APizza - I've heard of Pete's but have never eaten there - looks interesting: http://petesapizza.com/vegetarian_vegan_gluten-free.html

Don't know anything about the cupcake places - I'm not a big sweet eater   ;)

List of restaurants located in Union Station (I am going to include this on a separate post also):
http://www.unionstationdc.com/Restaurants
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2012, 04:51:58 PM »
Plenty of great restaurants and "grab a bite" joints located in Union Station (all of the Metro trains go to the station):

http://www.unionstationdc.com/Restaurants

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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2012, 05:41:52 PM »
I would not call the Capitol Grille a chain restaurant.  When I lived in DC area (1990-1994) it was one of my favorite late night places.  There was a cheaper "pub" menu and one of the memorable items was their burger.  One time I sat next the George Stephanapolous at the bar around 11:30 at night.  One frequently spots White House staff there.  The dinner menu is pricey though....
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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2012, 05:56:26 PM »
We have a Capital Grille here in Philly, directly across from the Ritz Carlton and City Hall. However, I'd never eat there. Talk about a lack of creativity on the menu. Reminds of a hotel restaurant, though upper end.
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2012, 05:58:33 PM »
I would not call the Capitol Grille a chain restaurant. 

I guess I see restaurants that have more than 20 or so restaurants in multiple states chain restaurants - doesn't mean that it isn't good food - but judging by the map the CG has locations in a great many states and cities - with multiple locations in some cities...  Back in the early 90s, I would definitely not have categorized it as a chain - it has lost a bit of its "originality" and "distinguishability" (is that even a word - lol) since it greatly expanded.
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2009/03/16/daily58.html

Not that it is a "reliable" source, but wikipedia uses the same term to describe the restaurant. Also, it is owned by Darden Restaurants - they also own and operate Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons52.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Capital_Grille
http://www.darden.com/

http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/locations/Main.asp



Edited to add appropriate links
« Last Edit: January 16, 2012, 06:43:25 PM by phildinftlaudy »
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Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2012, 06:08:47 PM »
BTW, I think I could give some of the finer steakhouses a run for their money....
Tonight's dinner...
A 16 ounce T-Bone steak - seasoned and marinated for 19 hours, then broiled, served with perfectly sauteed onions and mushrooms on top, with seasoned, steamed green peas, and macaroni and cheese.  YUM YUM.  I think this would go for about $65-$70 at one of D.C.'s finer steakhouses   ;D

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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2012, 10:05:13 PM »
Hey Gang,

I have been doing some research and I came up with a few eating establishments that are gluten-free friendly.

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Oh Mark, that sounds like fun, I've never had gluten-free, and with the gutt- issues I already have, it sure couldn't hurt, we'll have to go gluten-free eatery hopping in D.C. .....looking forward to it  ;)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2012, 02:40:34 PM »
for you techy girls, you might be interested in downloading this app for getting around DC. It comes in both iPhone and Android versions:

http://letsembark.com/#features
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2012, 03:16:16 PM »
for you techy girls, you might be interested in downloading this app for getting around DC. It comes in both iPhone and Android versions:

http://letsembark.com/#features

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2012, 09:55:51 PM »
My bad!  The restaurant I am referring to is "The Old Ebbitt Grill" and it is around the corner from the White House.  The Capital Grille is a national (and overpriced if you ask me) chain and not very imaginative.

The Old Ebbitt Grill is a bit more reasonable and you never know when a White House celebrity or staffer may be in there.  Google "Old Ebbitt Grill" to read more about it.

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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2012, 09:23:29 PM »
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2012, 08:22:21 PM »
Something to do in DC: hang out with me!

I'm getting a shweet tax return this year due to being in college so I now have most of the money needed for the trip! Woohoo! I'll be seeing my peeps in DC this year! I love you guys!

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11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
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03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2012, 04:58:35 PM »
James I didn't know that you were a Leo, I love Leo's, your a strong person, and can take most anything life throws your way, Mark is a Leo, your such nice people to know, always kind, punctual and cordial ;)

   I am a LEO  :-*

I like fancy CAR Museums !  and that sort of Hoopla  ???

 I will see all that can be seen  :)

 I will see the sites with other Leo's ?   Hope so  ;)

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2012, 05:29:00 PM »
   I am a LEO  :-*

I like fancy CAR Museums !  and that sort of Hoopla  ???

 I will see all that can be seen  :)

 I will see the sites with other Leo's ?   Hope so  ;)

                                                                              The Weasel  :-*

If you don't go to D.C. then I won't go  :-[ so, don't make my sad, hope to see you there  ;)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2012, 05:40:55 PM »
Perhaps that's why I get on well with all those Leo's mentioned.  I'm the cancer sign and Leo's are supposedly our most compatible. 

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2012, 04:15:46 PM »
Here are some of my personal favorites/suggestions which may be mentioned by others:

1) Dukem (Ethiopian Food): communal eating without utensils, but spicy food.

2) Ping Pong Dim Sum (a little pricey, basically Chinese tapas dishes, but yummy): one new location in Dupont Circle and one by Gallery Place Chinatown.

3) Ben's Chilli Bowl (always packed though, so stand in line...and sometimes, the line is almost 2 blocks long if you consider how it also goes inside the restaurant)

4) Rosemary thyme (one of my favorite brunch places off 18th and S St NW)

5) Perryís (drag brunch, funnest place with all you can eat breakfast on the weekends)

6) Circa (off Dupont Circle)

7) Hank's Oyster bar (off of 17th/gay street and R St?)

8) Gallery Place Chinatown has some very nice restaurants too as well as the Verizon Center (e.g. Rosa Mexicano, Matchbox Pizza, Clyde's)

Some things to do besides the sight seeing/touring:
1) Odyssey cruise along the Potomac around key DC points of interest (i.e. Jefferson/Lincoln Memorials, Washington Monument, Watergate hotel). Can accommodate groups of people and also serve food. I suggest doing this at night and the moon is out.

2) The Kennedy Center (The only thing scheduled this early on is the Addams Family)

3) Shakespeare Theater (Too early for them to list whatís showing)

4) Gay outings: Town is the biggest gay club in DC and across the street is Nellies, which is the only gay sports bar in DC and also my favorite because it's laid back and has OK food with very goodlooking servers/bartenders. 17th (aka Gay) Street has Cobalt (a club)/Level One (which is a restaurantÖan ok place for brunch), several gay owned/friendly restaurants like Annies, Dupont Italian Kitchen (or DIK), and JRs (overly crowded bar).

Let me know if there's something you are particularly interested in (e.g. a specific type of food or place to go, and I may be of further assistance). Don't be surprised if I drop in on one of your outings as I haven't seen some of you in over 5 years!
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2012, 05:23:43 PM »

 Don't be surprised if I drop in on one of your outings as I haven't seen some of you in over 5 years!

Looking forward to meeting you !   8)


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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2012, 12:20:26 PM »
It's my roomie from Montreal!! Good to see you! Thanks for the tip on The Addams Family...I think I would like to see that. I've been all over DC but never to the Kennedy Center.

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2012, 09:06:06 PM »
Don't forget to plan a trip to Arlington National Cemetery - the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is really something to see (especially when they change the guard), also the Challenger astronaut burial site, and the JFK and RFK grave sites - check out the list of burial sites, memorials, and monuments:

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/VisitorInformation/MonumentMemorials.aspx

Everything at the Tomb of the Unknowns is paced at 21 seconds and timed meticulously.

I used to jog through Arlington National every evening after work when stationed at Fort Myer VA, which borders the cemetery.

Really something to see. Iowa Jima Memorial is also close by
 
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2012, 03:52:33 PM »
Don't forget to plan a trip to Arlington National Cemetery - the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is really something to see (especially when they change the guard), also the Challenger astronaut burial site, and the JFK and RFK grave sites - check out the list of burial sites, memorials, and monuments:

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/VisitorInformation/MonumentMemorials.aspx

Everything at the Tomb of the Unknowns is paced at 21 seconds and timed meticulously.

I used to jog through Arlington National every evening after work when stationed at Fort Myer VA, which borders the cemetery.

Really something to see. Iowa Jima Memorial is also close by

Phil,  both Hubby Bob & I would love to go see this, let's see if we can get a few people ( those who would like to see this) @ AMG D.C. 2012, if not we'd be more than happy to accompany you @ the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  ;) I think all US service Vets past & present , as well as anyone else should see this  :)
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »
Phil,  both Hubby Bob & I would love to go see this, let's see if we can get a few people ( those who would like to see this) @ AMG D.C. 2012, if not we'd be more than happy to accompany you @ the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  ;) I think all US service Vets past & present , as well as anyone else should see this  :)

No problem Dennis -
We can probably let people know a day and time we will be going - the Metro actually has a stop at Arlington Cemetery.

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2012, 05:46:01 PM »
I grew up there and don't even remember ever going to ANC, but then I hate America.  I'm sure my parents took me as a kid and I just don't remember it.

If the weather is nice you can probably just as easily walk from your hotel instead of taking the subway -- you'd only be taking the subway one stop anyway and then still have to walk a ways to get to the eternal flame location. The walk from the hotel to the eternal flame is probably 1.25 miles. Plus by walking you'll get to see the Iwo Jima Memorial.

fyi: Robert E. Lee's mansion is located there, as originally this was his family estate. I know some of our Southern members that still cling to the Lost Cause might find some masturbatory satisfaction in making a pilgrimage. But just remember the view across the river looks North.
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« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2012, 05:56:03 PM »
Don't know if this has been mentioned but it might be a fun day outing:

http://potomacriverboatco.com/mount-vernon-cruise.php

There are also nice mule-drawn boat rides that (I think) depart from Georgetown and go up the old Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Period costumes are optional.
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« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2012, 06:53:20 PM »
I think riding on the river is a great idea by Miss Philly...Being on the water on ferries or boats in such places as Seattle and San Francisco and the river ride in Mexico City were all a lot of fun and a great, interesting way to see all the sites.  I'll also never forget the boat ride to Greenwich on the River Thames when visiting London.  So that is one thing I'd like to do in Washington.

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« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2012, 07:11:29 PM »
Here's something else -- for a non-touristy thing to do, go to the Fish Market for fresh crabs w/Old Bay seasoning (if you don't know what that is look it up -- very Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region culinary item). You can get them by the bag and just eat them there at an outdoor table -- you order them by gender and though the females are pricier you should try some of both as females have some shad in the innards. This is the kind of thing that if you don't eat it you've not really experienced the local food:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Avenue_Fish_Market

This is a doable walk from the Smithsonian Castle on the south side of The Mall, just go south down 10th St and when you get to the little park where the street ends you'll see the market on the other side of the road on the water.

Afterwards, if you use google-maps on your phone to guide you or you will get slightly lost, you should be able to walk to the Jefferson Memorial if you wish to. The Holocaust Museum isn't that far away either.
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« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2012, 03:15:49 PM »
Oh, this is also fun in that Jefferson Memorial/Tidal Basin area -- in fact it was one of my favorite things as a kid:

Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
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« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2012, 05:55:30 PM »
One thing I need to do is visit the Vietnam Memorial.

My brothers name is on that wall.  He was only 19, had served less than 6 months before he was killed.

I was in 5th grade at that time.  It was a warm autumn morning (Oct 2nd, 1967) when the doorbell rang.

I was on the couch cleaning my clarinet getting ready for school.  My mother was sitting across the room.

I went to the door and let the young soldier in.  He stood at attention and started to say:  "On behalf of the President of the United States".

He got no further.  My mom stopped him and said:  "Don't give me any speeches.  Just tell me if he's alright."

The soldiers shoulders sagged, he looked down to the floor, and then at my mother.

"No mam I'm sorry he's not.  He was shot by a sniper and didn't survive."

It was so many years ago, but to this day the memory is still very vivid in my mind.

Thank you for allowing me to put this out there.  It took me a couple of days to decide whether it was appropriate or not. 

I'm so looking forward to AMG and all of it's wonderful and positive memories.
But this is something I must do.

RAB   :'(

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« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2012, 07:29:35 PM »
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« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2012, 08:31:35 PM »
"No mam I'm sorry he's not.  He was shot by a sniper and didn't survive."

It was so many years ago, but to this day the memory is still very vivid in my mind.

Thank you for allowing me to put this out there.  It took me a couple of days to decide whether it was appropriate or not. 

I'm so looking forward to AMG and all of it's wonderful and positive memories.
But this is something I must do.

RAB   :'(

Very touching, and such a tragedy.

Yes. You will need to go and do an outline of his name on a piece of paper ( I forget what they call that).

I would like to see the wall also.

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« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2012, 09:51:58 PM »
RAB,

A sad story, indeed. 
I was amazed at the powerful emotions that the Vietnam Memorial brought out in me -- and I didn't lose anyone close in that war.  It brought me to tears during my first visit.
I'm sure that the Wall will be even more emotional and meaningful to you.

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« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2012, 09:58:19 PM »
Thank you for allowing me to put this out there.  It took me a couple of days to decide whether it was appropriate or not. 

I'm so looking forward to AMG and all of it's wonderful and positive memories.
But this is something I must do.

RAB   :'(

Of course it's appropriate for this post.  I'll gladly accompany you as I would love to visit the memorial. 

Take care and best wishes.

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« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2012, 01:13:27 PM »
Thanks everyone for your support.  This will be my 2nd visit to the memorial.  I sense my emotional response this time will not be so much about grieving but about disbelief/anger over what that war brought about. 

Now back to the bright side, there's so many things to do and see in DC.  Heck we could spend our entire time in the Smithsonian and still not see everything.

I think someone should email President Obama and see if he'd issue a proclamation that DC welcomes AMG.   ;)

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« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2012, 06:19:38 PM »
Thanks everyone for your support.  This will be my 2nd visit to the memorial.  I sense my emotional response this time will not be so much about grieving but about disbelief/anger over what that war brought about. 

   ;)

RAB

I know exactly,  believe me. 

I would like to see the Vietnam Memorial also.  I only saw the miniature one, that travels around the country.

I was 19 years old, when I received my "Greetings, you are hereby ordered for induction" into the Armed Forces" from uncle Sam, Vietnam was still going on, And I was certain that I was going to end up there, but I was fortunate enough to go to Germany.

less than 5 months after I received this letter, I was officially in the Army.  And looking back now, with no regrets.







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« Reply #66 on: March 10, 2012, 09:35:37 PM »
I know exactly,  believe me. 

I would like to see the Vietnam Memorial also.  I only saw the miniature one, that travels around the country.

Also, On a lighter note,  I would like to do the cruse in the Potomac !



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« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2012, 07:04:21 PM »
Has this been mentioned? If not, why not?  ;D

 
http://www.secretsdc.com/

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« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2012, 08:17:48 PM »
There's a good reason they keep Ziegfield's a secret:



btw, that place has been there for over 30 years. That whole district in the SW quadrant was the gay zone until they tore most places down to build the new stadium.
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« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2012, 06:31:22 PM »
Hey gang,

I have 6 Priority Entry passes to the Holocaust Museum in DC.  While the museum is a fairly "heavy" experience, it is a fantastic one.  These passes are available to anyone who wants them -- just let me know.

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« Reply #70 on: June 26, 2012, 06:49:36 PM »
Hey gang,

I have 6 Priority Entry passes to the Holocaust Museum in DC.  While the museum is a fairly "heavy" experience, it is a fantastic one.  These passes are available to anyone who wants them -- just let me know.

Mike


I'd be interested in seeing that.

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« Reply #71 on: June 26, 2012, 07:19:10 PM »
BEEN THERE ALREADY

ps: it's really an exceptional place. I interviewed with the NYC firm that did all of the exhibition design though never ended up working for them directly. They worked with my previous office as a consultant hence the connection.
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« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2012, 08:36:02 PM »
Not sure which night I will be going... but, I plan on having at least one meal (probably a lunch as it is a bit on the pricey side) at The Monacle (mentioned previously in this thread).

It is a DC staple - near The Capital complex and is where many Congressmen and Senators mingle. It is on the Senate side of the Capital.

http://www.themonocle.com/index.html

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The food is out of this world.
Dinner is doubly delicious.

If anyone is interested in joining me for lunch, let me know - we can work out a day to go. Maybe before or after walking through the Capital building - checking out the Rotunda - and maybe stopping by the office of a representative or two.

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« Reply #73 on: June 26, 2012, 10:18:35 PM »


I'd be interested in seeing that.

-Will

OK -- li'l Willy gets one of them......

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« Reply #74 on: June 26, 2012, 11:46:54 PM »
Hey gang,

I have 6 Priority Entry passes to the Holocaust Museum in DC.  While the museum is a fairly "heavy" experience, it is a fantastic one.  These passes are available to anyone who wants them -- just let me know.

Mike

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« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2012, 06:53:03 AM »
Hey gang,

I have 6 Priority Entry passes to the Holocaust Museum in DC.  While the museum is a fairly "heavy" experience, it is a fantastic one.  These passes are available to anyone who wants them -- just let me know.

Mike

If I were going to DC, I'd get in on this for sure. I've been to the Holocaust museum in Amsterdam as well as Anne Frank's house. Both were experiences not to be missed. I got chills up my spine in Anne Frank's bedroom and I teared up too. Her diary was the first "serious" book I read as a child and I've re-read it many times since. To actually stand there in the physical space she occupied was moving beyond words. We must never forget.

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« Reply #76 on: June 27, 2012, 11:53:29 AM »
Thanks Mike, if I can get a ticket to the museum as well that would be good.

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« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2012, 06:26:49 PM »
You got one Jody.

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« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2012, 08:59:58 PM »
Boo. We are missing the AIDS quilt on the National Mall by one day :(

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« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2012, 09:51:47 PM »
Also the Larry Kramer play "The Normal Heart" will be at the Arena stage (Kennedy Center) through Sunday night of AMG week.  Extraordinary drama (rivals Angels in America) about AIDS in the early days.  I am seriously considering it on either Saturday or Sunday (there is a 2 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening performance both days.)

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« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2012, 10:12:53 PM »
Also the Larry Kramer play "The Normal Heart" will be at the Arena stage (Kennedy Center) through Sunday night of AMG week.  Extraordinary drama (rivals Angels in America) about AIDS in the early days.  I am seriously considering it on either Saturday or Sunday (there is a 2 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening performance both days.)

Gary

Hey Gary,

I'd be up for that -- never seen the show OR been to the Kennedy Center.  Of course, I'm still trying to figure out when / if Sid will be able to make it up.

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« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2012, 10:33:35 PM »
Also the Larry Kramer play "The Normal Heart" will be at the Arena stage (Kennedy Center) through Sunday night of AMG week.  Extraordinary drama (rivals Angels in America) about AIDS in the early days.  I am seriously considering it on either Saturday or Sunday (there is a 2 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening performance both days.)

Gary
I would love to see that as well.
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« Reply #82 on: June 27, 2012, 11:36:57 PM »
Unfortunately, we're going to miss the chance to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which will be on display until July 25 (dammit!).

http://www.aidsquilt.org/

Jan, since you'll be there for the IAC, if you get a chance to see the quilt, you should try to do so.  But be prepared and bring a tissue / handkerchief -- it's very moving.


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« Reply #83 on: June 28, 2012, 08:31:26 PM »
Not sure which night I will be going... but, I plan on having at least one meal (probably a lunch as it is a bit on the pricey side) at The Monacle (mentioned previously in this thread).

It is a DC staple - near The Capital complex and is where many Congressmen and Senators mingle. It is on the Senate side of the Capital.

http://www.themonocle.com/index.html


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Phil that sounds very good, but I want seafood with Old Bay Seasoning..........come now all you easterners take  me to where I can find some real good east-coast seafood, I'd be real happy  :D
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« Reply #84 on: June 28, 2012, 08:42:35 PM »
come now all you easterners take  me to where I can find some real good east-coast seafood, I'd be real happy  :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Avenue_Fish_Market

It's a market, not a restaurant, but most stands also cook your product there with Old Bay. It's on the waterfront and there are picnic tables there where you can go and eat it.

It's also a walkable distance from the south side of The Mall. However, make sure to either use a map or write directions down in advance as you have to walk under or over a huge freeway, and then over another 4-lane parkway.
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« Reply #85 on: June 28, 2012, 08:53:50 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Avenue_Fish_Market

It's a market, not a restaurant, but most stands also cook your product there with Old Bay. It's on the waterfront and there are picnic tables there where you can go and eat it.

It's also a walkable distance from the south side of The Mall. However, make sure to either use a map or write directions down in advance as you have to walk under or over a huge freeway, and then over another 4-lane parkway.

Thanks Miss P  I'm sure Bob & I will figure it out and find our way around.......He HATES seafood  :-\
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« Reply #86 on: June 28, 2012, 09:00:03 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_Avenue_Fish_Market

It's a market, not a restaurant, but most stands also cook your product there with Old Bay. It's on the waterfront and there are picnic tables there where you can go and eat it.

It's also a walkable distance from the south side of The Mall. However, make sure to either use a map or write directions down in advance as you have to walk under or over a huge freeway, and then over another 4-lane parkway.

There is actually a Metro stop pretty close to it..... I think it is the Maine Avenue stop.... I used to work near there when I lived in DC....I worked in the SW quadrant, near DC Tracks (Trax) which was in SE quadrant.... at Buzzard's Point (which is gone now, as the stadium is in that area).

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« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2012, 09:22:56 PM »
Phil that sounds very good, but I want seafood with Old Bay Seasoning..........come now all you easterners take  me to where I can find some real good east-coast seafood, I'd be real happy  :D

Why on earth would you want to ruin perfectly good seafood with Old Bay??  Seafood should taste like seafood -- maybe with some melted butter, but not that horrid "seasoning".

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« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2012, 09:33:41 PM »
There is actually a Metro stop pretty close to it..... I think it is the Maine Avenue stop....

Yes, I know that stop but it's not that end of Maine, it's actually closer to the Smithsonian Metro by about 2 blocks.
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« Reply #89 on: June 28, 2012, 09:39:38 PM »
Why on earth would you want to ruin perfectly good seafood with Old Bay??  Seafood should taste like seafood -- maybe with some melted butter, but not that horrid "seasoning".

Mike

Well I'm the real seafood fan ( Bob Hates it) so I'll take my Seafood - Catch of the day, however I can get it  ;)
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« Reply #90 on: June 28, 2012, 09:55:59 PM »
According to Quilt2012.org, we may have some locations where sections of the quilt will be available to be seen up until a couple of days past July 25th:

http://quilt2012.org/quilt-display-locations/

AIDS 2012 Global Village
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Display Dates: July 22 Ė 27

Arena Stage
1101 6th Street SW
Display Dates: June 1 Ė July 26

First Congregational United Church
45 G Street NW.
Display dates: June 27 Ė July 26

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Display Dates: June 26 Ė July 26

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Display Dates: June 27 Ė July 26

Peace Corps
1111 20th St, NW
Display Dates: May 24 Ė July 26

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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
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« Reply #91 on: June 28, 2012, 09:58:31 PM »
If you guys hit DC and the weather is anything similar to what begins tomorrow and then lasts for four days expect to stay indoors ;D

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« Reply #92 on: June 28, 2012, 10:14:21 PM »
Also the Larry Kramer play "The Normal Heart" will be at the Arena stage (Kennedy Center) through Sunday night of AMG week.  Extraordinary drama (rivals Angels in America) about AIDS in the early days.  I am seriously considering it on either Saturday or Sunday (there is a 2 pm matinee and an 8 pm evening performance both days.)

Gary

Tickets for the matinee showing of Normal Heart (some great seats) start at $45 + $7 tax/fees = $52

I'm thinking of going either Saturday or Sunday to the 2 pm performance.

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8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
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« Reply #93 on: June 28, 2012, 11:05:51 PM »
Why on earth would you want to ruin perfectly good seafood with Old Bay??  Seafood should taste like seafood -- maybe with some melted butter, but not that horrid "seasoning".


I never even heard of Old Bay until I lived in Virginia, and Tina has promised me blue crabs with Old Bay when I head to Fredericksburg right after the AMG  ;D  Although I am starting to see OB in the stores more and more in San ANtonio over the past few years. But it's always like only 2 cans up on the top shelf. Isnt there a blue can and a red can?
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« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2012, 12:23:52 AM »
Willywump, yes there is other cans.  There is a lemon flavor and I think a garlic flavor also, it's about the only spice I use.

Den,  Woody's in North East MD has great seafood, I know it's not DC.  I live closer to there, and since I go to school in North East I had to check it out.

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« Reply #95 on: June 29, 2012, 12:46:48 AM »
Boo. We are missing the AIDS quilt on the National Mall by one day :(

I'll be going to see that, I wouldn't mis it for the world.

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« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2012, 11:27:08 AM »
Willywump, yes there is other cans.  There is a lemon flavor and I think a garlic flavor also, it's about the only spice I use.

Den,  Woody's in North East MD has great seafood, I know it's not DC.  I live closer to there, and since I go to school in North East I had to check it out.

Michelle 8)

Thanks Michelle..........I don't wanna speak out of turn here, and I know that most of you despise these chain eateries, but any body know where I can find a Joe's Crab Shack | Seafood Restaurants | Crab Restaurants  anywhere near where we'll all be, sorry didn't want to be tacky about the whole chain thingy, so please forgive me here  :-[
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« Reply #97 on: June 29, 2012, 11:33:53 AM »
Thanks Michelle..........I don't wanna speak out of turn here, and I know that most of you despise these chain eateries, but any body know where I can find a Joe's Crab Shack | Seafood Restaurants | Crab Restaurants  anywhere near where we'll all be, sorry didn't want to be tacky about the whole chain thingy, so please forgive me here  :-[

The closest one to the hotel is 25 miles away in Gaithersburg, MD
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« Reply #98 on: June 29, 2012, 11:37:37 AM »
The closest one to the hotel is 25 miles away in Gaithersburg, MD

Wow...I'd have to rent a car for @ least a day to go eat there  ??? kinda not really worth it  :o
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« Reply #99 on: June 29, 2012, 11:47:02 AM »
Wow...I'd have to rent a car for @ least a day to go eat there  ??? kinda not really worth it  :o

Well, uh... yeah. But other than that I don't quite "get" why you think you're going to find a difficult time locating seafood in the first place by just winging it. Hello, it's on almost every menu on the east coast.

Do you eat sushi? This is your opportunity to take it raw.
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« Reply #100 on: June 29, 2012, 12:01:28 PM »
Well, uh... yeah. But other than that I don't quite "get" why you think you're going to find a difficult time locating seafood in the first place by just winging it. Hello, it's on almost every menu on the east coast.

Do you eat sushi? This is your opportunity to take it raw.

Hell to the NO  ::)  I don't like raw-fish would rather have it cooked or streamed

I found a Joe's Crab Shack | Seafood Restaurants  in Fairfax Va. about 13 miles away
but, yeah, your correct I'm sure I'll find what I'm looking for as far as any seafood  :)
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« Reply #101 on: June 30, 2012, 11:20:35 PM »
According to Quilt2012.org, we may have some locations where sections of the quilt will be available to be seen up until a couple of days past July 25th:

http://quilt2012.org/quilt-display-locations/

AIDS 2012 Global Village
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Display Dates: July 22 Ė 27

Arena Stage
1101 6th Street SW
Display Dates: June 1 Ė July 26

First Congregational United Church
45 G Street NW.
Display dates: June 27 Ė July 26

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Display Dates: June 26 Ė July 26

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Display Dates: June 27 Ė July 26

Peace Corps
1111 20th St, NW
Display Dates: May 24 Ė July 26
Hi Phil

I also believe that panels of the Quilt will be on display at the National Mall from the 21st - 25th..as well

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« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2012, 11:22:52 PM »
Unfortunately, we're going to miss the chance to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which will be on display until July 25 (dammit!).

http://www.aidsquilt.org/

Jan, since you'll be there for the IAC, if you get a chance to see the quilt, you should try to do so.  But be prepared and bring a tissue / handkerchief -- it's very moving.

I already have that on my agenda Henry...thanks.

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« Reply #103 on: July 04, 2012, 04:27:20 PM »
Two things Santi and I really want to do are
a) The National Zoo (they have pandas!) and
b) Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (they have a Butterfly Pavilion :-)

We're thinking about Friday and Saturday for those events, since Santi will only have two full days with us; he has to fly home Sunday afternoon.

Do we know when the Memorial Service will be?

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« Reply #104 on: July 04, 2012, 06:31:33 PM »
Two things Santi and I really want to do are
a) The National Zoo (they have pandas!) and
b) Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (they have a Butterfly Pavilion :-)

We're thinking about Friday and Saturday for those events, since Santi will only have two full days with us; he has to fly home Sunday afternoon.

Do we know when the Memorial Service will be?

Bob &  I would be happy to do this w/ you & Santi ,  Friday or Saturday would be great Please let us know what day in advance  :D

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« Reply #105 on: July 04, 2012, 06:34:16 PM »
Two things Santi and I really want to do are
a) The National Zoo (they have pandas!) and
b) Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (they have a Butterfly Pavilion :-)

We're thinking about Friday and Saturday for those events, since Santi will only have two full days with us; he has to fly home Sunday afternoon.

Do we know when the Memorial Service will be?

Jen and I don't get to the AMG Hotel until Friday (not sure what time) but I think we can get a wee group together for Saturday to the Smithsonian Museum...what do you think?

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« Reply #106 on: July 05, 2012, 10:09:06 PM »
Looking forward to seeing everything (which we can't possibly).  It all sounds good! 

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« Reply #107 on: July 09, 2012, 09:20:31 PM »
but I think we can get a wee group together for Saturday to the Smithsonian Museum...

Count me in.

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« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2012, 10:36:58 PM »
Planning on having a bite to eat and a few drinks on Thursday, July 26th in the evening at Circa at Dupont (just across the street from the Dupont Circle Metro).

There may even be a special guest joining.

Anyone interested, let me know and I will see if I can secure reservations.

http://circaatdupont.com/

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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2012, 12:29:19 AM »
Looks like a great plac Phil.

My hotel is the Courtyard Washington DC US Capital Hotel (what a mouthful)1325 2nd Street NE, but I have no idea how far that is from Circa at Dupont..but if it's possible Jen and I will be there.

I love special guests... ;)

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« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2012, 12:50:33 AM »
Looks like a great plac Phil.

My hotel is the Courtyard Washington DC US Capital Hotel (what a mouthful)1325 2nd Street NE, but I have no idea how far that is from Circa at Dupont..but if it's possible Jen and I will be there.

I love special guests... ;)

Aroha
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Oh, that's a crappy location they put you in -- one side looks out on about eight railroad tracks. But on the plus side there's a subway station right there too. If you're in the mood you can walk a few blocks down to the Greyhound station and make some money giving blow jobs in the men's room.

You can get to the restaurant easily as you will not even have to make a line transfer. Take the subway (Red Line) in the direction of Shady Grove, and exit at the Dupont Circle station. That's six stops. When you go up the escalators you'll be on Connecticut Avenue and you'll see the restaurant on the opposite side of that avenue.
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« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2012, 05:33:34 AM »
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Oh, that's a crappy location they put you in -- one side looks out on about eight railroad tracks. But on the plus side there's a subway station right there too. If you're in the mood you can walk a few blocks down to the Greyhound station and make some money giving blow jobs in the men's room.


All the Hotels near the Conference Center were all booked out, this was the nearest one that had a couple of rooms available.  I won't be spending much time around there anyway so it's not a problem.

The Greyhound station sounds like a nice wee place to visit, I'm always up for something a little different when I'm on holiday, just not sure I'll make any money though, but what the hell anything for a laugh, should I wear my Red Ribbon?

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You can get to the restaurant easily as you will not even have to make a line transfer. Take the subway (Red Line) in the direction of Shady Grove, and exit at the Dupont Circle station. That's six stops. When you go up the escalators you'll be on Connecticut Avenue and you'll see the restaurant on the opposite side of that avenue.

Well that sounds easy enough to get to...thanks Miss P.

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« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2012, 07:41:50 AM »
Phil,

I'd be up for it on Thursday night.  Of course, my arrival time depends on when I can sneak out of the office AND how bad the traffic is into DC (although I will be going against the flow, so I'm hopeful).

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« Reply #113 on: July 11, 2012, 08:40:04 AM »
Phil,

I'd be up for it on Thursday night.  Of course, my arrival time depends on when I can sneak out of the office AND how bad the traffic is into DC (although I will be going against the flow, so I'm hopeful).

M

That's great Mike ---
So far, Jan, Jen, you, me, and hopefully a surprise guest.
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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2012, 10:29:53 AM »
Planning on having a bite to eat and a few drinks on Thursday, July 26th in the evening at Circa at Dupont (just across the street from the Dupont Circle Metro).

There may even be a special guest joining.

Anyone interested, let me know and I will see if I can secure reservations.

http://circaatdupont.com/

I'd love to try that place.  Their menu selection is great.  See you then.
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« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2012, 12:35:44 PM »

Anyone interested, let me know and I will see if I can secure reservations.


Count me and Santi in!

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« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2012, 12:43:08 PM »

But on the plus side there's a subway station right there too. If you're in the mood you can walk a few blocks down to the Greyhound station and make some money giving blow jobs in the men's room.


Really? You had to throw that in there? I don't care if you know her and she has a good sense of humor, that was a pretty crappy thing to say to a lady in public.

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« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2012, 12:49:11 PM »
Anything involving food and drinks?  You can bet I'm in.  It's one of the best parts of AMG.

Menu's look wonderful.

RAB   ;D

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« Reply #118 on: July 11, 2012, 03:33:59 PM »
Really? You had to throw that in there? I don't care if you know her and she has a good sense of humor, that was a pretty crappy thing to say to a lady in public.

I've said much worse to her.
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« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2012, 03:54:45 PM »
Phil,  we don't get to DCA until 5PM, so I don't know how we'll feel flying all day  :-[ what time will this be, I'm kinda interested, but, I cannot promise anything getting in that late in the day :-\
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« Reply #120 on: July 11, 2012, 04:08:02 PM »
That's great Mike ---
So far, Jan, Jen, you, me, and hopefully a surprise guest.

Phil, please add me to the list too -- I'll be arriving Thursday mid-day.
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« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2012, 04:09:36 PM »
Really? You had to throw that in there? I don't care if you know her and she has a good sense of humor, that was a pretty crappy thing to say to a lady in public.

I still cannot understand why miss p even post anything in this thread, as he's not even attending AMG this yr. ::)

miss p why aren't you going, your missing out darling  :-*
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2012, 04:27:03 PM »
I still cannot understand why miss p even post anything in this thread, as he's not even attending AMG this yr. ::)

miss p why aren't you going, your missing out darling  :-*

Were either of you able to give detailed subway instructions within 5 seconds because you grew up in DC? No.

Maybe I'll show up unannounced and freak all of you out.
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« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2012, 05:13:19 PM »
Were either of you able to give detailed subway instructions within 5 seconds because you grew up in DC? No.

Maybe I'll show up unannounced and freak all of you out.

Well, you could always show up in drag w/ heels on and be that queer tour-guide for us all, who knows might be festive  :-*
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« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2012, 05:22:01 PM »
Well, you could always show up in drag w/ heels on and be that queer tour-guide for us all, who knows might be festive  :-*

I just had +50 stitches removed from my right foot two weeks ago and I'm still recovering. I somehow doubt that high heels are in my future.
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« Reply #125 on: July 11, 2012, 05:35:20 PM »
Why on earth must you insist on making everything always about you, this is a AMG D.C. topic thread  ::)
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« Reply #126 on: July 11, 2012, 05:51:24 PM »
Nonsense. I'm actually just trying to get my post count up to 20,000
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« Reply #127 on: July 11, 2012, 06:42:29 PM »
All of this is making me insanely jealous since I am not coming until early Saturday morning.  Ann, you will find it very easy to use Metro at your Capitol Hill hotel particularly to get to the Thursday night event in Dupont Circle.  It won't even be a "wee walk" as you like to say!

I will be at a wedding rehearsal dinner that evening-- trust me, not even remotely as interesting or fun as what you will all be doing.

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« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2012, 09:00:02 PM »
So right now, we are looking at 10-12 people for Thursday evening at Circa at Dupont.

I am going to call tomorrow and see if they accept reservations -
They do get a crowd - and the only barrier that could pop up would be the increased crowd they may have from IAC going on.

I will provide an update as soon as I see if they can accommodate.
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« Reply #129 on: July 11, 2012, 09:21:40 PM »
I read this and thought I'd share with those of you attending.  Well, those who may get there a day or two early.  The documentary "deepsouth" is being screened in D.C. on the 24th and 25th.  I know it isn't the kind of fun many may want, but if some get there early and don't have much to do....

http://www.poz.com/articles/Deep_South_HIV_2726_22582.shtml

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« Reply #130 on: July 12, 2012, 01:25:35 PM »
Planning on having a bite to eat and a few drinks on Thursday, July 26th in the evening at Circa at Dupont (just across the street from the Dupont Circle Metro).

There may even be a special guest joining.

Anyone interested, let me know and I will see if I can secure reservations.

http://circaatdupont.com/

Unfortunately, Circa at Dupont does not take reservations. We can still go - but may have to sit separately, wait for a table, etc. ----- of course, they do have alcohol to enjoy while waiting for a table   ;D

I am still planning on going Thursday evening - as it is a great place and really gets a person into the vibe of DC - and is a great walking, viewing area......
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« Reply #131 on: July 12, 2012, 04:33:35 PM »
Sounds great Phil.

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« Reply #132 on: July 14, 2012, 11:12:13 AM »
Jen and I don't get to the AMG Hotel until Friday (not sure what time) but I think we can get a wee group together for Saturday to the Smithsonian Museum...what do you think?

Aroha
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The Museum on Saturday sounds good. Also, since Santi really only has two full days with us, we're thinking Friday might be a good day to go to the Zoo. I know there's some folks who have voiced in the White House tour thread that they're not going, and we're in that group too, so maybe a little traipse over to see our National Zoo would be a good alternative. Must admit, tho, it would've be fun to take the chance of running into an Obama in their natural habitat.
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« Reply #133 on: July 14, 2012, 12:02:03 PM »
@ Basquo  then it's a date for the zoo on Friday, I cannot promise anything else as Bob wanted to go on that Lincoln Memorial Tour ( it cost $50 per person tho and it's 3 hours) on Saturday, so that is about the best we can do, unless someone comes up with something else , the rest of it we'll play by ear  ;)
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« Reply #134 on: July 17, 2012, 05:34:52 PM »

There may even be a special guest joining.

Anyone interested, let me know and I will see if I can secure reservations.



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« Reply #135 on: July 17, 2012, 05:39:45 PM »
Since we aren't getting AMG T-shirts this year I will buy Mike Tyson face tattoos that reads AMG 2012 for anyone who wants one ... one face tattoo limit per attendee . 

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« Reply #136 on: July 18, 2012, 08:00:29 PM »
Although technically it runs from July 21 through the 25, the AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT will still be on display in many venues throughout the city. 

If you are looking for a specific panel visit the AIDS QUILT TOUCH.  It's an incredible app that allows you to enter a name then shows you that individual's particular panel and where it will be on display.

I entered the name of my oldest and dearest friend and the names of some old friends and I started shaking when i saw what appeared on the screen.  I'm going to miss all of you this year but my heart and soul will certainly be with you as Gary delivers his deeply moving words. 
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« Reply #137 on: July 18, 2012, 08:26:15 PM »
  I'm going to miss all of you this year but my heart and soul will certainly be with you as Gary delivers his deeply moving words.

Im going to miss you terribly Robert. And since you wont be there I guess my chances of hanging out in an ER is all but gone.  ;)
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« Reply #138 on: July 18, 2012, 11:49:39 PM »
You might recall that Robert was not our only ER "client."  Nevertheless, like you, I hope we can skip that experience from Las Vegas.  However, if need be, I do know where all the nearby hospitals are located.

 :)

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07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
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« Reply #139 on: July 19, 2012, 11:01:32 AM »

@Basquo,  I'd be willing to do the Smithsonian on Saturday. 

I am in the group touring the White House on Friday, so the zoo would be out for me.  At one time the zoo was free to get into, and I think it still is.

@Den  I"m told the Lincoln Memorial Tour is good, I've never done it, and should try it sometime.

It's funny how when you live this close to places you never do different stuff.

Michelle 8)



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« Reply #140 on: July 19, 2012, 12:52:56 PM »
My partner and I lived there for five years and only visited places when our out of town family and friends visited.  It is amazing how much of DC I have never seen.  Have never been in the White House...wish I could have come this year but I am not arriving until Saturday morning.  There will plenty for everyone to do regardless of their individual tastes.

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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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« Reply #141 on: July 19, 2012, 01:41:42 PM »


@Den  I"m told the Lincoln Memorial Tour is good, I've never done it, and should try it sometime.

It's funny how when you live this close to places you never do different stuff.

Michelle 8)

 

Yeah Michelle, I can understand that  ;) my otherhalf wanted to at least spend a whole day w/ me alone, so I caved-in and give him that whole day on Saturday, the rest of it, well we'll see how well we like it  ;)
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« Reply #142 on: July 20, 2012, 08:29:32 AM »
Just in case anybody wants pricing on tours in the D.C. area
here's a nice listing of them  ;)


http://www.dctours.us/?event=offer.list&p=9


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« Reply #143 on: July 20, 2012, 08:37:42 AM »
The one thing I have to visit is the Vietnam Memorial.  It hadn't been erected yet the last time I was there.
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« Reply #144 on: July 20, 2012, 10:05:16 AM »
Vietnam Memorial is  definitely on list  there are several  of us  interested in going...
unfortunately  I  knew  some of the guys on there...long time ago  but still tough to see


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« Reply #145 on: July 20, 2012, 10:13:29 AM »
Vietnam Memorial is  definitely on list  there are several  of us  interested in going...
unfortunately  I  knew  some of the guys on there...long time ago  but still tough to see


Nick

Nick, I'm interest in going to see this, Please let me know when, Friday is the Zoo & Saturday is already booked for bob I so maybe we all can set something up, I wish there was more time to do all of things   :-\
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« Reply #146 on: July 20, 2012, 12:33:47 PM »
Everyone,

The Vietnam Memorial is never closed and it is an easy Metro trip from our hotel.  You will have no problem at all finding your way there.

And it really is a "must see" in DC including the Korean War Memorial which is nearby.  For that matter, the massive World War II memorial is also a Must See.

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01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
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« Reply #147 on: July 20, 2012, 01:27:15 PM »
This is the one my otherhalf Bob wants me to go on

http://www.onboarddctours.com/dc-the-best-tour/

so, I'm gonna be a good hubby & dear and go with him

if any of you are interested, and you don't think it's too pricy

it's 50 bucks and takes only 2 hrs.

Oh well, I tried  :-\

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« Reply #148 on: July 20, 2012, 03:15:36 PM »
I'm shocked... SHOCKED that nobody has suggested a jaunt to Ziegfields/Secrets for the East Coast's finest combo drag/male stripper shows.

Shameful, even.
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« Reply #149 on: July 20, 2012, 03:18:53 PM »
I'm shocked... SHOCKED that nobody has suggested a jaunt to Ziegfields/Secrets for the East Coast's finest combo drag/male stripper shows.

Shameful, even.

I'm shocked that there is things to do in DC other than barhop ... who would ah thunk it .

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« Reply #150 on: July 20, 2012, 03:19:27 PM »
The Newseum is the best museum in DC (IMO)
http://www.newseum.org/


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« Reply #151 on: July 20, 2012, 10:29:54 PM »
The Newseum is the best museum in DC (IMO)
http://www.newseum.org/

It certainly is!

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« Reply #152 on: July 21, 2012, 10:42:50 AM »
Have never been inside the Newseum and have always wanted to go.  Wonder if we will have a group wanting to visit there.

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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
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« Reply #153 on: July 21, 2012, 10:55:47 PM »
One Tampa reminded me that I would like to see the National Cathedral, even better take in one of their choral Evensongs. Looks like they are in the late afternoons...anyone wanna accompany me? Gary? Phil? Any other God fearing AMG'ers??

Heathens welcome also.

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« Reply #154 on: July 22, 2012, 01:06:24 AM »
This heathen will go, the methodist part of me won't even care that I will be in a Cathedral. ;D

Also the  Holocaust Museum is good, although you can only take the tour at certain times, but you can make the time that day I think.

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01-23  CD4 32    VL 125,400
02-18        76     VL 189
03-14  no cd4 test done   VL-52
04-14   69  VL-UNDECTABLE  YEA!!
05-26   50  whoopsy  
06-27   71        %-7
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #155 on: July 22, 2012, 11:47:34 AM »
This heathen will go, the methodist part of me won't even care that I will be in a Cathedral. ;D


KK, you and I are going to get along beautifully. We'll stop and do some Chambord shots on the way back from the Cathedral  ;D
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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #156 on: July 22, 2012, 11:49:52 AM »
We'll stop and do some Chambord shots on the way back from the Cathedral  ;D

Now I'm interested .

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« Reply #157 on: July 22, 2012, 11:52:13 AM »
One Tampa reminded me that I would like to see the National Cathedral, even better take in one of their choral Evensongs. Looks like they are in the late afternoons...anyone wanna accompany me? Gary? Phil? Any other God fearing AMG'ers??

Heathens welcome also.

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« Reply #158 on: July 22, 2012, 12:05:12 PM »
WillyWump  I cannot go into a Cathedral, I'll spontaneously combust  ;D

they have fire proof pews for you people.

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« Reply #159 on: July 22, 2012, 12:07:29 PM »
they have fire proof pews for you people.

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You didn't respond to my comment so I'm canceling my trip . 

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« Reply #160 on: July 22, 2012, 12:15:28 PM »
You didn't respond to my comment so I'm canceling my trip .

giggles   ;D
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« Reply #161 on: July 22, 2012, 12:18:14 PM »
I promise to throw back a shot of Chambord every time someone makes fun of Guilhermina.
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« Reply #162 on: July 22, 2012, 12:36:46 PM »
You didn't respond to my comment so I'm canceling my trip .

Darling, I didnt respond because I was too busy writing "Ply JG with liquor and he'll do anything you want" in my trusty trip planner.

I promise to throw back a shot of Chambord every time someone makes fun of Guilhermina.

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« Reply #163 on: July 22, 2012, 02:15:00 PM »
I've always wanted to witness a spontaneous combustion...so now I am interested.  Most people are afraid of being hit by lightening when they enter a church...come to think of it, I haven't seen that either!

There has been extensive repair work done on the National Cathedral since last year's earthquake so it will not be in its full glory.  Same is true of the Washington Monument which now may not reopen until 2013 or 2014.

Fear not though, there are more free things to see and do in Washington DC that can possibly accomplished in the time we will be there.

Eager to join you all next Saturday morning.  So wish I could come sooner.

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« Reply #164 on: July 25, 2012, 07:57:18 AM »
Willy,
I am also bringing a bottle of Firefly Ice Tea Vodka, and maybe a bottle of cool whip vodka to.  Depending on traffic on 95 and the beltway Thursday night the chambord may be gone.

@Den  If you spontaneously combust I will gladly help resuscitate you ;D

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Re: Stuff To Do in D. C.
« Reply #165 on: July 25, 2012, 08:05:03 AM »


@Den  If you spontaneously combust I will gladly help resuscitate you ;D



As a former nurse, I'm pretty sure all we'd be able to do is piss on him to put the fire out.   ;D  Absolutely positive that's what I learned.
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« Reply #166 on: July 25, 2012, 08:22:16 AM »
http://www.ballston-common.com/

I believe this mall is pretty close to the hotel.
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« Reply #167 on: July 25, 2012, 10:41:22 AM »
Ballston Common I would not call "destination shopping" more a neighborhood place. If you want the best shopping on the East Coast outside of NYC then you should use a day and go to Tyson's Corner. Tyson's actually has not one, but two massive shopping malls located right next to each other.

Tyson's Corner Center: http://www.shoptysons.com/

Tyson's Galleria: http://www.tysonsgalleria.com/

However, you have to take both the subway and a bus/taxi to get there. It's about 8 miles from the hotel.

Keep in mind that there is also a Macy's department store in downtown DC, and if you insist on only using the subway to shop take the red line to the Friendship Heights station in Chevy Chase. There is both a Neiman Marcus and a Saks Fifth Avenue there.
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« Reply #168 on: July 25, 2012, 10:56:51 AM »
Keep in mind that there is also a Macy's department store in downtown DC, and if you insist on only using the subway to shop take the red line to the Friendship Heights station in Chevy Chase. There is both a Neiman Marcus and a Saks Fifth Avenue there.

There is also an upscale mall in Georgetown - just a few blocks away from the Foggy Bottom metro station.....
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« Reply #169 on: July 25, 2012, 12:51:01 PM »
http://www.ballston-common.com/

I believe this mall is pretty close to the hotel.

Greg, I'll go with you to the mall, but, I must warn you, I'm not much of a clothing hound like you are  ;)

but if I can find a nice pair of boots, ( if they have my size most retailers don't  :o) I might buy them, and buy you lunch  ;)
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« Reply #170 on: July 25, 2012, 01:03:06 PM »
There is also an upscale mall in Georgetown - just a few blocks away from the Foggy Bottom metro station.....

Yeah, I know -- it's been there since I was a teen. At that time it was very cutting edge/very high end, but I looked at the store listing this morning and there's only four stores (I discounted the Dean & DeLuca because it's a food store and not even physically in the mall, it's next door). It's been having tenant issues for years. But if anyone does go there, make sure and find the old canal behind the building as it's got a great walkway/park type area that has also been in a fair amount of films.

Personally I find malls kind of tired. I haven't been in one since early 2005 :) There are better options just walking around on the street in Georgetown, or downtown DC. Still, if you like shopping malls there is no comparison to Tysons.
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« Reply #171 on: July 25, 2012, 01:06:34 PM »
Just find me a Cow Town Boots Store, and I'll be happy  :D
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« Reply #172 on: July 25, 2012, 01:10:56 PM »
Just find me a Cow Town Boots Store, and I'll be happy  :D

We don't wear things like that in the east.
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« Reply #173 on: July 25, 2012, 01:18:36 PM »
We don't wear things like that in the east.

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« Reply #174 on: July 25, 2012, 01:37:25 PM »
We don't wear things like that in the east.

I'm probably wearing my Justin Ropers tommorow. Although they get a bit uncomfortable on a plane. hmm, Instead I might wear my sick kicks (for the ladies).

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« Reply #175 on: July 25, 2012, 01:46:04 PM »
so unfashionable
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« Reply #176 on: July 25, 2012, 02:27:13 PM »
so unfashionable

Is it too soon to wear my Green/Yellow/Red Joker socks through Airport security?
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« Reply #177 on: July 25, 2012, 02:36:09 PM »
Is it too soon to wear my Green/Yellow/Red Joker socks through Airport security?

Depends on how much of a vile hayseed you wish to be.
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« Reply #178 on: July 25, 2012, 02:36:50 PM »
Is it too soon to wear my Green/Yellow/Red Joker socks through Airport security?

Let us know how that works out. ;D

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« Reply #179 on: July 25, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »
Greg, I'll go with you to the mall, but, I must warn you, I'm not much of a clothing hound like you are  ;)

but if I can find a nice pair of boots, ( if they have my size most retailers don't  :o) I might buy them, and buy you lunch  ;)

I think we can probably get Henry to go also.  I don't care where we shop as I'm not even sure what I need yet.  I usually know after I see it.
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« Reply #180 on: July 25, 2012, 03:07:16 PM »
Sounds like a good plan, Greg  ;)
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« Reply #181 on: July 25, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »
As a former nurse, I'm pretty sure all we'd be able to do is piss on him to put the fire out.   ;D  Absolutely positive that's what I learned.

WOW, you mean I get to be resuscitated by both sexes, now I'm really interested  :P
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« Reply #182 on: July 25, 2012, 07:02:26 PM »
I lived for three years around the corner from Ballston Common.  It is a neighborhood type mall...not mega shopping, however there are a wide variety of restaurants.  It is on the Orange Line at Ballston...a few stops up from our place.  You most surely would NOT walk there.

I suspect you will find much more near where we are located though.

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« Reply #183 on: July 25, 2012, 11:00:44 PM »
  You most surely would NOT walk there.

That is exactly what Curtis would do if he were joining us this year. In fact, he would probably walk from the hotel to the Mad Hatter. That's just the way he rolls/walks.

 


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