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My wife and I are from central CA and are driving our Sky Redline to the meet at Mytle Beach and then going to DC for a visit. I am looking for suggestion on where to stay and
what tours to take. I was 10 the last time I was there and that was over 50 years ago. Don't remember much of that visit must be the old timers I would also like to meet up with or join any events that may be going on in the area at the time.
I'm sure there is a lot to do in D.C. I have not been there since 1999 and I stayed outside of D.C and took the metro in and around the city......hope to see you in Myrtle Beach, I will be in the Blue Stone with the Star Wars plates:D....bring some of the California sunshine with you..:thumbs:
 

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My wife and I are from central CA and are driving our Sky Redline to the meet at Mytle Beach and then going to DC for a visit. I am looking for suggestion on where to stay and
what tours to take. I was 10 the last time I was there and that was over 50 years ago. Don't remember much of that visit must be the old timers I would also like to meet up with or join any events that may be going on in the area at the time.
Keep an eye out for the DC Duck Tours. They attacked Mother's Miata with a WWII amphibious vehicle! :eek: As long as they don't run over your car, it's supposedly a great way to see the district. If you can get 10 or more people together, the White House is doing tours again. You'd need to plan ahead since your Congressman would need to arrange it. Info is here: Tours & Events

Must See Museums: Spy Museum (~$10), Newseum (~$20). Mom says people always rave about each of them and they're really worth paying for in a town full of free museums. There are also a plethora of Smithsonians (Air & Space is most popular, American Indian's Cafe is a must for lunch), the National Gallery, and an excellent Jazz Club at the Kennedy Center.

Restaurants: DC Coast- seafood; Acadiana- cajun; Jaleo- tapas; Rasika- Indian (with heavenly crispy spinach); Cafe Atlantico- Latin American (wonderful mojitos); Ceiba- Latin American (Pisco Sours to die for); Clyde's- basic American, moderate price with a great raw bar.

Make sure your hotel is Metro convenient, as you will want to take your car to some places, but will find that it will limit your activities in many others. The city is theoretically easy to navigate, but that's really a big old lie. Looking at directions, always be careful to know what quadrant you're in or going to. Your best bet would be to stay in NW, but certainly not in SE. In fact, don't go into Southeast Washington DC at all. You'll find a variety of hotels in NW to suit any budget. :thumbs:

(Can you tell Mom called while I was typing this? :D)
 

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Thanks for the info. We found a hotel in Landover Hills MD seemd to OK. Fit our budget. I definitely want to visit the Smithsonian and other places I did contact our congressman about a month ago and filled out the security check. Have not heard back yet but still have time. I want to go to the Wall and pay my respects I was in Vietnam 1966 though 1968. The eateries sound excellent.
Hope to see you at Myrtle Beach.
 

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Thanks for the info. We found a hotel in Landover Hills MD seemd to OK. Fit our budget. I definitely want to visit the Smithsonian and other places I did contact our congressman about a month ago and filled out the security check. Have not heard back yet but still have time. I want to go to the Wall and pay my respects I was in Vietnam 1966 though 1968. The eateries sound excellent.
Hope to see you at Myrtle Beach.
Jack, I would rethink staying in Landover,MD That is in Prince George County, which has the highest crime rate of any county in the state. I used to live in Montgomery County which is next to it, 30 years ago and it was bad then.I would check-out the VA side and take the Metro-say Dale City, Woodbridge or Fredericksburg. Maybe Montgomery County Bethesda, Rockville or Gaithersburg they all have the Metro. I could be wrong about Prince George, but I don't think so.
 

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Jack, I would rethink staying in Landover,MD That is in Prince George County, which has the highest crime rate of any county in the state. I used to live in Montgomery County which is next to it, 30 years ago and it was bad then.I would check-out the VA side and take the Metro-say Dale City, Woodbridge or Fredericksburg. Maybe Montgomery County Bethesda, Rockville or Gaithersburg they all have the Metro. I could be wrong about Prince George, but I don't think so.
can't be any worse than baltimore city, what a sh-t hole, and I should know I work down there
 

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I'm in Lusby MD, Calvert County. 2007 Deep GXP.

I'll be doing another Southern Maryland Mod Meet (#5) Memorial Weekend at my place. my email is [email protected] and the sign up is on the Kappa Performance Forum. Google the name to get there.
 
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