Washington DC: recommendation and rant...

dogmatik

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First trip ever to DC for me and the kids. Wow if you've ever been interested in everything about how this country started... It's awesome.
Arlington Cemetery.... All I can say is WOW!! Talk about feeling insignificant and non deserving of all I have...very humbling. The changing of the guard was so moving I almost don't have words. There's a very respectful ceremony. I could have sat there all day just to reflect.....

Now the irritating part... It was pretty cold and windy. I needed a hat of some sort. But refused to get on that had O on it. Took forever to find one. Every store was full of O stuff... All hail O....witness a miracle with O face on it. Or him and the wife on it. It was everywhere... Nothing but self righteous crap everywhere!! Was it like this with past presidents??? I don't know... But it's stupid.
 

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I would like to think their sales are in the ditch if they are peddling all kinds of "O" stuff, but the American people would probably prove me wrong since they elected him - twice!

Arlington is nothing short of amazing, and awe inspiring, and tremendously humbling, and sad, and so many things it's hard to explain it until you see it and feel it. Two of the most emotional times in my life was when I visited Arlington National Cemetery and the Normandy American Cemetery. It is difficult to retain your composure at these places. Truly hallowed ground.

I have not been to Gettysburg, but I want to see it soon. I have heard it is one of those places every American should see.
 

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I am planning a trip up there in July. Can you recommend a place to stay close to the mall with safe parking?
 

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If you're that close to DC I'd stay in Quantico and commute. Ride the subway in and out and don't park anywhere in DC proper. Go to the Marine Corps museum! It will cleanse the filth of O off of you and make you damn proud to be an American.
 

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We stayed at the grand Hyatt Washington it was close to everything. I didn't see any parking but valet sign said 45 a day.
Got great rate off of Expedia
 

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dogmatik said:
First trip ever to DC for me and the kids. Wow if you've ever been interested in everything about how this country started... It's awesome.
Arlington Cemetery.... All I can say is WOW!! Talk about feeling insignificant and non deserving of all I have...very humbling. The changing of the guard was so moving I almost don't have words. There's a very respectful ceremony. I could have sat there all day just to reflect.....

Now the irritating part... It was pretty cold and windy. I needed a hat of some sort. But refused to get on that had O on it. Took forever to find one. Every store was full of O stuff... All hail O....witness a miracle with O face on it. Or him and the wife on it. It was everywhere... Nothing but self righteous crap everywhere!! Was it like this with past presidents??? I don't know... But it's stupid.

I was there in September, so there was a pretty good supply of "Romney/Ryan" apparel, as well :D

But I don't remember the city being devoid of anything non-Obongo. But if you think about it, the White House isn't exactly "OFFICIALLY LICENSING" Obongo's face. So it's no different there than a kiosk at Raleigh Springs Mall....they just cater to the crowd. I'm sure there's plenty of military-related items at the Air & Space Museum.
 

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I was there for a conference, and Mrs. TAFKAP and I purchased a 7-day metro pass for about $30, each. The Metro will get you just about anywhere you want to go. But I'd recommend staying somewhere in Virginia, as the prices in DC are pretty astronomical.

Beware of DC if you're not in relatively decent shape. There's not a Metro station within a mile of the Washington Monument. And remember, those buildings are HUGE! Just because you can see them doesn't mean they're "right around the corner" I probably lost 5 lbs walking around DC for 3 days.
 

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If you're going down to the mall, 99% of the time you'll be able to park - for free - around the tidal basin. I usually use the small lot on the northeast side of the basin, across from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There is also a surprising amount of parking on the streets along the mall itself, and of course Ohio SW along the river.

ANYONE going to DC that wants to go to the top of the Washington Monument, the White defiled house, or the Capital, needs to take care of tickets online WEEKS before going if possible. A limited number are available on a daily basis, but they're hard to get.
 

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BMan said:
ANYONE going to DC that wants to go to the top of the Washington Monument, the White defiled house, or the Capital, needs to take care of tickets online WEEKS before going if possible. A limited number are available on a daily basis, but they're hard to get.

Washington Monument is closed indefinitely through 2014 due to the earthquake a year or so ago.

The most reliable way for TN residents to schedule tours is through Lamar Alexander's website. His "constituent service" portion of the website is the easiest to navigate to schedule his tour.

You need to plan at least 6-weeks ahead of time to schedule your tours. Especially for the White House tours (where 4-weeks minimum is required), you are given a time to show up....there are no requests available. One of Lamar's staffers will send you an email, and set you up for a number of tours.....Archives, WH, Capitol, and others. They're extremely friendly and helpful.
 

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Headed to DC this summer and looking forward to it. Got several places in mind as well as good grub. Actually staying in Georgetown by the river, so getting around shouldn't be too bad.
 

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If you're staying in Georgetown, there's an Italian restaurant called Filomina's. My dinner there last year ranks among my top 3, ever....easily vying for #1
 

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It will be 2 cold days in hell before Id take a tour of the white house under this jackass of a president.
 

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Last time I was in DC was during the 912 Project. I refuse to go back unless it is to deal with the mess in DC. Anywhere it is illegal for me to exercise my Second Amendment Right will NOT get any of my hard earned money. I made an exception to that rule for the 912 Project because "We the People" had to send a message to the criminals in D.C. If "We the People" ever get this country back in shape maybe I will return, it is a truly amazing and humbling place to visit.

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