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Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 5:07 PM


For those of you who missed me, I am back!
My daughter moved to Washington DC in Sept, and friend of my mine, has four daughters in the DC area -- so we went for the weekend. I had never been to DC before so I got the biggest kick of seeing the sights --- I am a sucker for historical stuff.... the weather was amazingly warm on Saturday, but overcast -- but the sun kept coming out... so I wanted not only to see the Washington Monument but I wanted to touch it ( goober, I know, thats me) -- just as I put my hands on it, a huge rain storm blew up -- I mean seriously blew up -- small children where lost, umbrellas where turned inside out, small dogs passed us by, ala Dorothy and Toto -- it was crazy! Since we had already walked 2 miles from my daughters apartment and around the Mall, we were tired and so wet -- finally took the Metro back to dry off -- But It was incredible to see -- they are already starting on things for the Inauguration -- it was cool to see the work being done... We hit the Smithsonian Air and Space yesterday and that was beyond cool... if you have never been, go if you get the chance!

Taco24  (Level: 142.3 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 5:54 PM

Welcome back!

D.C. is a great place to visit. Had the pleasure of going to grad school there during the presidency of Carter and the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Incredible, is it not? Local news is the national/world news.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 6:12 PM

My daughter lives about 2 miles from the White house -- they were offered $2000 for her apartment for the night of the Inauguration!

Oogie54  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 1120)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 7:17 PM

Haven't been in DC since 1990, would like to go again, love the Smithsonian

Kaufman  (Level: 270.0 - Posts: 3941)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 8:07 PM

I haven't been in DC for about 3 hours, when my subway crossed into Maryland. Come out and visit, everyone!

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 8:59 PM

I was thinking about coming down for the Inauguration.....if I can just get the trigger on this suitcase nuke figured out....

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 11:31 PM

Um, oddly enough, my daughters apartment is no longer available

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7725)
Tue, 18th Nov '08 11:40 PM

Welcome back!

I hope to go down there January 20.

I voted ........ wisely [in my Teutonic Knight voice from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade]

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 12:32 AM

Welcome Back!!

My evil parents made me go to DC in 85 (my senior year)...I spent my entire weekend brooding over all the parties and fun stuff I missed. Saw the Smithsonian (through my pissed off eyes) I think, and can't remember a damn thing. They went to Arlington, I continued to wallow in my own self pity. Thought I became a dumbass when I hit 30, guess I was a couple decades off.

Wish I could do it all over again.


Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 854)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 3:04 PM

You must go back for there is so much more to see and do! I fell in love with that city when my grandma brought us there for the Bicentennial-- awesome parades.

I love DC and lived there for almost two years (Dupont Circle area). There was always somewhere to visit for no admission which was awesome for a new college grad. The National Museum of American History is still my favorite of all the museums. I look forward to taking my kids there when they're all old enough to remember (and not too old to resent missing high school stuff like Chick).

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 3:19 PM

Oh I agree, DC is amazing -- I am a history buff, and sentimental -- I will confess to my first sight of the Capital Building took my breath away --- thats why I wanted to touch the sights not just look at them -- my daughters boyfriend is a walking encyclopedia and told us so much about things that he had gleaned over the years -- everything to factoids about the Embassy buildings to the black squirrels that were running around. The Museum of American History was closed the day we where -- I cant wait to go back and see more -- its great having my daughter live there, I am looking forward to many more trips.

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