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In D.C. in a Couple of Weeks

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by doctorquant, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Attending a scholarly conference in D.C. from May 9-11. That Saturday's pretty much a wash conference-wise so I thought about taking in the Braves-Nats game that afternoon. Been to D.C. a few times but am always open for tips/pointers from locals. Fire away!
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    D.C. is the worst.

    But if you MUST attend this thing, there's a moderator around here who likely can help you out.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Rent a small aircraft and land it on the White House lawn.
    And don't forget to wave for the cameras!
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  4. qtlaw24

    qtlaw24 Active Member

    Air and Space Museum is a must; the one at Dulles Airport is very enjoyable as well.
  5. qtlaw24

    qtlaw24 Active Member

    Best thing I ever got was the personalized tour of the Capital after contacting my Congressman's office; got to ride the "secret" underground rail.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Ping Pong Dim Sum for eats, especially for the honey roasted chicken puffs.

  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Aren't those booked up quite a bit in advance?
  8. sostartled

    sostartled Member

    Bring Zyrtec. My previously black car turned yellow over the weekend. If you haven't been here in a couple years, the Washington Monument is open again. You could try to get a ticket to go up. Mount Vernon (George Washington's house) is really nice if you like history, and it's pretty close to the city. Take a walk up from Dupont Circle to the National Cathedral. You pass a bunch of embassies and the Cathedral is pretty awesome. Or, you know, watch hotel room porn.
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Hotel room porn? Man, you have to PAY for that!

    There's enough free porn on the Internet to shake a stick at. And then some.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Huh? Who? Me??

    If you go to Mount Vernon, go out back and swim straight across the Potomac. You'll come up on the lawn of the house I lived in for three years
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine going back without eating at least a pound of grilled wings at any of the various Austin Grill locations. But maybe that's just me.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Will you have a car? If not, Dulles and Mount Vernon are out.
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