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DC during the holidays

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Looks like I'll be in Washington Dec. 14-16. Anything special for the holidays that I should check out?
     
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    The West Wing resume scatter ought to be cool.
     
  3. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    They're reopening the American History Smithsonian a few weeks prior.
     
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Huge party at Moddy's on the 15th, I hear.
     
  5. Hopefully there will be some snow for you. D.C. in the snow is beautiful.
     
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Actually it looks like I'll be up there in a couple weeks instead of a month.

    And, rather than staying at the Renaissance a few blocks from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I'll be holed up in Ashburn.
     
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Enjoy the strip malls up there!
     
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The White House and Capitol Christmas trees are truly nice.
     
  9. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Thankfully I'll have a rental car.
     
  10. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    You could always drop by and mock Dan Snyder and his lackeys...

    Anyway, just down Rt. 28 is the Udvar-Hazy Center, the annex for the National Air & Space Museum. It's free to go there, but parking is $12. Among the exhibits are the Space Shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71 Blackbird, an Air France Concorde, the Enola Gay, and a tiny jet that was the first ever aircraft for FedEx. Plus there's a tower where you can see aircraft on final approach into Dulles, if you like that sort of thing.

    There were some minor Civil War battles to the north in Leesburg; Manassas is about 12 miles southwest of Ashburn.

    At least there's a Wegmans nearby, so you'll never go hungry. And, if you're there and you like to fancy yourself of a certain tax bracket, just up the street you'll find a Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini dealership.
     
  11. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    If you get a chance, go see the National Christmas Tree. Also, be sure to take in any of the Smithsonian museums.
     
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Also enjoy the strip clubs and the mugging you can get by the Greyhound bus terminal and the Capitol.
    Outside of that, enjoy the Chocolate City.
     
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