Last night in chat there was serious discussion on getting together Sat. Jan 19. here in Washington, D.C.
Gear Junkie was so excited about it he wanted to make it this weekend. He confessed he forgot it's Christmas week. Ben, are you sure you want to drive up and back same day? Gregg and Hawk might carpool down and pick up any stragglers along the way. <<<---hitchiker
Nothing firm was decided and they all might have just been blowing hot air but if we are going to make this happen I think everyone needs to know ASAP to facilitate planning.
Everyone liked the idea of a casual lunch then off the the Air and Space Museum. At least 20 other museums within walking distance of each other if that doesn't suit everyone. I can pick out a few "must do" and some to avoid if anyone needs suggestions.
Then to a swanky restaurant for dinner that is truly "Washingtonian" I can think of a few right away like the Old Ebbitt Grill across the street from the White House. 5 star food and service www.ebbitt.com is one. The Sky Terrace Restaurant in Hotel Washington is another. (I'd have to check if it's open during winter) Amazing views of the city and The White House. Anyone can suggest a dining establishment but I should have final approval. (When we come to your city, you get to choose.)
Good thing is it will be Restaurant Week then:
Lunch: restaurants that will offer a 3-course fixed-price
lunch special for $20.08
Dinner: restaurants that will offer a 3-course fixed-price
dinner special for $30.08
This is a great chance to try out some places that normally would charge 3 times that for a meal.
Washington Reagon National Airport is 5 mins. from me so if anyone can get last minute cheap flight here (West Coasters) I can make a pickup run.
I don't think it matters if we get 5 or 6 to come or 15 or 20. We should do this. All are welcome of course not just the plumbers. If you haven't been to D.C. lately it's changed for the better..much better. This place is booming but that means the whole city is one big construction site.
I'll be fresh off the West Coast gathering on Jan. 5th. Gregg thinks they might brainwash me. Well, they better bring a lot of soap.