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      10-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Visiting DC this weekend from Chicago...what's been affected by the shutdown?

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Heading to DC for a wedding this weekend, i've been there before but my wife hasn't. We wanted to do the touristy things and visit the monuments (e.g. Lincoln Memorial) and such.

Can you guys give me any intel as to whether any of the attractions have been affected by the shutdown?

Any suggestions for out-of-towners? Food? Attractions? Must-sees? We're open to anything.

Thanks!
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      10-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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Arlington Cemetery (but not Arlington House) is the only thing open. Not sure about museums, I assume they're closed.
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      10-02-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Everything government operated is a no-go. Monuments, public museums, parks, etc... forget about it.

No Army-Navy game.

Hell, Obama can't even go slack off and play golf.
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Yea pretty much all museums, monuments, etc, per the above. However, there are still people moving barricades and entering some of these facilities. Haven't heard of any arrests yet. Army - Navy game is still on.
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Pm me for some food reccomendations, i can give you ideas for whatever you like!
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Where are you staying? Downtown?
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Hopefully the wedding isn't at one of the monuments b/c a few people already had their's cancelled.

Like Jaime said, give us an idea of where you're staying and we can narrow the suggestions.
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Hey guys,

Heading to DC for a wedding this weekend, i've been there before but my wife hasn't. We wanted to do the touristy things and visit the monuments (e.g. Lincoln Memorial) and such.

Can you guys give me any intel as to whether any of the attractions have been affected by the shutdown?

Any suggestions for out-of-towners? Food? Attractions? Must-sees? We're open to anything.

Thanks!
I'm heading to Chicago later this month for a wedding. Do I need to pack heat?
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The wedding itself and our hotel is in Alexandria. We're renting a car to get around. We don't mind driving around at all.


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I'm heading to Chicago later this month for a wedding. Do I need to pack heat?
I know right? LOL, Chicago has a gun ban, so unfortunately, only the bad guys have guns. There are really just certain pockets of the city that should be avoided.
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The wedding itself and our hotel is in Alexandria. We're renting a car to get around. We don't mind driving around at all.




I know right? LOL, Chicago has a gun ban, so unfortunately, only the bad guys have guns. There are really just certain pockets of the city that should be avoided.
LOL. I'll actually be out in Naperville. Will be making a B-line from the Airport to the suburbs.
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Some of the Founding Fathers frequented Old Ebbit. So Obama is setting up Barrycades to prevent people from getting in.
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LOL, speaking of, Founding Farmers is a great spot in D.C!
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Oyamel for mexican
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If you are staying in Alexandria, try to check out Old Towne. Great place and some really good restaurants. There's also the National Harbor right over the Wilson Bridge that is fairly new and has some good sites and shops for the little lady to shop in.
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I'm heading to Chicago later this month for a wedding. Do I need to pack heat?
Snig, you're living in your 2014 Porsche that hasn't been manufactured yet?
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I've been in the dc area for seven years and if every thing was open I would still go see Gettysburg. Such an amazing place and you can drive around the entire battlefield. Soldiers from each platoon came back and put up markers about what happened at thousands of various locations. It's very moving and real history unlike the museums in dc.

Would take you little over two hours from dc to get there but it's well worth it.
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Snig, you're living in your 2014 Porsche that hasn't been manufactured yet?
Living (in) the Dream.
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Everything government operated is a no-go. Monuments, public museums, parks, etc... forget about it.

No Army-Navy game.

Hell, Obama can't even go slack off and play golf.
incorrect; the army-navy game is A GO
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incorrect; the army-navy game is A GO
As mentioned several posts above yours, yes.
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I'll throw a few more food options:

Alexandria:
Restaurant Eve (go for weekday lunch) - seriously, if you're local and haven't had this yet, you're missing out.

Arlington:
Pete's New Haven Pizza
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