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    injipoint Guest

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    We want to go into Washington this week. Our bus leaves the Eastern
    shore at about 6:40am and gets to Independence and 12th at about 7:50am

    We went in two weeks ago and found our way to the Old Post Office
    basement where we had very ordinary pastries though the coffee was good.

    Does anyone know of a good breakfast spot somewhere within walking
    distance of that area? I think we can get off the bus earlier than 12th
    and maybe even later. (My ideal breakfast would be a steaming bowl of Pho)

    We want to go to the Lincoln Memorial and then back to the National
    History Museum (we spent three hours there and still didn't see all we
    wanted to).

    We also went to the queue for 1600 Pennsylvania but it looked to be too
    long. We did go to the Naval Memorial and for a tour at Ford's Theatre.

    Lunch was a no go - the one place we went looking for from my GPS hits
    is a Federal insitution which used to accept $ but is now closed to the
    great unwashed general public.

    We are on old legs, but are reasonably fit.

    thanks

    Hoges in WA, but currently on the Kent Narrows.

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    Cheryl Guest

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    On 8/14/2011 7:35 PM, injipoint wrote:
    > We want to go into Washington this week. Our bus leaves the Eastern
    > shore at about 6:40am and gets to Independence and 12th at about 7:50am
    >
    > We went in two weeks ago and found our way to the Old Post Office
    > basement where we had very ordinary pastries though the coffee was good.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a good breakfast spot somewhere within walking
    > distance of that area? I think we can get off the bus earlier than 12th
    > and maybe even later. (My ideal breakfast would be a steaming bowl of Pho)
    >
    > We want to go to the Lincoln Memorial and then back to the National
    > History Museum (we spent three hours there and still didn't see all we
    > wanted to).
    >
    > We also went to the queue for 1600 Pennsylvania but it looked to be too
    > long. We did go to the Naval Memorial and for a tour at Ford's Theatre.
    >
    > Lunch was a no go - the one place we went looking for from my GPS hits
    > is a Federal insitution which used to accept $ but is now closed to the
    > great unwashed general public.
    >
    > We are on old legs, but are reasonably fit.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Hoges in WA, but currently on the Kent Narrows.


    There are so many places in DC and while I've lived in MD all my life, I
    wouldn't recommend a place. I hope others can. There are just so many
    eat spots on every corner. I think if I weren't familiar I'd follow my nose.

    Have fun!

    --
    Cheryl
    Come carpe diem baby - Metallica

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    Giusi Guest

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    "injipoint" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > We want to go into Washington this week. Our bus leaves the Eastern shore
    > at about 6:40am and gets to Independence and 12th at about 7:50am


    Just a few blocks south of that area is the Washington DC Design Center on D
    street at 4th SW. I believe the Metro stop is Federal Center yellow line.
    At the side of the building on 4th or maybe 5th, there is a self service
    restaurant where the food was always simple but good. Breakfast is quite
    wide in selections offered.
    Along the river are bunches of chain type restaurants, but I wouldn't bother
    with any of them. I would reserve a table and take a cab to eat the The
    Market Inn, which is by now historical. Good cocktails, outside tables this
    time of year, the She Crab Soup is sort of famous. If you lunch outside you
    will be able to wear whatever, I think. Anything else I know in that area
    may or may not exist after 11 years. In the museum zone, however, other
    than the cafe in the lower level of the National Gallery of Art, which I
    kind of like, it's tourist trap after tourist trap and junk food.



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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:35:04 -0400, injipoint <[email protected]> wrote:

    >We want to go into Washington this week. Our bus leaves the Eastern
    >shore at about 6:40am and gets to Independence and 12th at about 7:50am
    >
    >Does anyone know of a good breakfast spot somewhere within walking
    >distance of that area? I think we can get off the bus earlier than 12th
    >and maybe even later. (My ideal breakfast would be a steaming bowl of Pho)
    >
    >We want to go to the Lincoln Memorial and then back to the National
    >History Museum (we spent three hours there and still didn't see all we
    >wanted to).


    Not sure if you mean the National Museum of Natural History or the National
    Museum of American History, but they're side-by-side on Constitution betwen 9th
    and 14th Sts.

    You'd probably do better trying to get off earlier, at Constitution Ave.
    somewhere around 7th to 10th streets.

    I don't know where you might get pho in the early hours -- that's tough. But you
    can find decent breakfast (though somewhat touristy) at the Waffle Shop, on 10th
    St. across from Ford's theater. (Also recommended in that block is Bistro d'Oc.)

    And a little bit later in the day, you could wander a few blocks up to Chinatown
    and either Pho DC or Chinatown Express for good pho. Pho DC is on H between 6th
    and 7th; Eat First is also quite good in that block. CE is right around the
    corner from H on 6th.

    Have a good time!

    -- Larry

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    injipoint wrote:
    >
    > Does anyone know of a good breakfast spot somewhere within walking
    > distance of that area? I think we can get off the bus earlier than 12th
    > and maybe even later. (My ideal breakfast would be a steaming bowl of Pho)


    Not exactly a breakfast spot, but very trendy.

    http://dc.eater.com/archives/2011/08...t-rogue-24.php

    Be sure to turn in the signed contract within
    72 hours of your reservation.

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    injipoint Guest

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    On 15/08/2011 12:17 PM, [email protected] wrote:
    > [snipped]


    > I don't know where you might get pho in the early hours -- that's tough. But you
    > can find decent breakfast (though somewhat touristy) at the Waffle Shop, on 10th
    > St. across from Ford's theater. (Also recommended in that block is Bistro d'Oc.)
    >
    > And a little bit later in the day, you could wander a few blocks up to Chinatown
    > and either Pho DC or Chinatown Express for good pho. Pho DC is on H between 6th
    > and 7th; Eat First is also quite good in that block. CE is right around the
    > corner from H on 6th.
    >
    > Have a good time!
    >
    > -- Larry


    Hi Larry.
    No go on the pho early. Walked all the way up there and they were all
    closed.

    Walked back down to the Waffle Shop and had eggs and pork with toast and
    lots of coffee. Good stuff for not much.
    Then we walked and walked and walked around the National Art Gallery for
    hours. Magnificent exhibitions. Superb collections. We were stuffed
    but we had a great time.

    Had lunch in their Sculpture Garden Cafe. Don't bother - salads in
    plastic containers, limited range etc and then a little overpriced to go
    with it. Not bad, just ordinary.

    Absolutely could not manage to walk back up the hill to Pho DC a second
    time. However, since we planned on two museums today and only got one
    in, we'll have to go back. If I could get close enough, I'd take the
    boat over there and just commute in by dinghy for a few days.
    Thanks for the tips.



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    Giusi Guest

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    "injipoint" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    If I could get close enough, I'd take the
    > boat over there and just commute in by dinghy for a few days.


    You do know there is a marina in SW DC where enormous boats dock as well as
    tiny sailboats? If you ignore SW DC you will miss a very interesting part
    of her. I used to live there and walked to the Mall regularly as well as
    using the Metro.
    You could run roight up there and tie up for as long as you wanted to visit
    DC. You might need a reservation, I dunno, but boats and tall ships from
    around the world tied up under my flat as well as many moored in the river
    and shuttling.



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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:29:07 +0200, "Giusi" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > You do know there is a marina in SW DC where enormous boats dock as well as
    > tiny sailboats?


    Okay, I have to ask. Are the boats that dock there anywhere near the
    size of those monsters I saw docked (not just one or two, lots of
    them) in the Greek isles? I was shocked by how large they were and
    the shere number of them.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Giusi Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    "Giusi" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> You do know there is a marina in SW DC where enormous boats dock as well
    >> as
    >> tiny sailboats?

    >
    > Okay, I have to ask. Are the boats that dock there anywhere near the
    > size of those monsters I saw docked (not just one or two, lots of
    > them) in the Greek isles? I was shocked by how large they were and
    > the shere number of them.


    Even the tour boats that go back and forth to Mount Vernon aren't as big as
    cruise liners. You can't navigate most rivers in a liner, and the SW
    waterfront is a river, if a large one. It's not the Mississippi.
    Thére big enough, though.



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    Giusi Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio Are the boats that dock
    there anywhere near the
    > size of those monsters I saw docked


    http://www.dctours.us/?event=offer.t...e=BOAT&mpt=746

    the various types. The Bateau Mouche type was used for her wedding
    reception by a friend of mine backalong. Fun.



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    injipoint Guest

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    On 18/08/2011 2:29 AM, Giusi wrote:
    > "injipoint"<[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    > If I could get close enough, I'd take the
    >> boat over there and just commute in by dinghy for a few days.

    >
    > You do know there is a marina in SW DC where enormous boats dock as well as
    > tiny sailboats? If you ignore SW DC you will miss a very interesting part
    > of her. I used to live there and walked to the Mall regularly as well as
    > using the Metro.
    > You could run roight up there and tie up for as long as you wanted to visit
    > DC. You might need a reservation, I dunno, but boats and tall ships from
    > around the world tied up under my flat as well as many moored in the river
    > and shuttling.
    >
    >


    Hi Giusi
    Just went and had a Google Earth of the area and found what you were
    talking about.

    It's called the Gangplank Marina. Looks to be about $400 a week
    including power.

    Only one bridge (Woodrow Wilson) to wait for and no other problems.

    The Cruising Guide says it's a superb trip, even though we'll have to
    motor most of it. Should take about two days to get up. We can stop at
    St Mary's on the way.

    We're now planning to spend a week or more there on our way south in a
    couple of weeks. Thanks for the tip.
    Hoges

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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:21:12 +0200, "Giusi" <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    > "Giusi" <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> You do know there is a marina in SW DC where enormous boats dock as well
    > >> as
    > >> tiny sailboats?

    > >
    > > Okay, I have to ask. Are the boats that dock there anywhere near the
    > > size of those monsters I saw docked (not just one or two, lots of
    > > them) in the Greek isles? I was shocked by how large they were and
    > > the shere number of them.

    >
    > Even the tour boats that go back and forth to Mount Vernon aren't as big as
    > cruise liners. You can't navigate most rivers in a liner, and the SW
    > waterfront is a river, if a large one. It's not the Mississippi.
    > Thére big enough, though.
    >

    As far as I know, what I saw weren't cruise liners. When I asked
    about them, I was told they were private yachts. I was on a cruise
    ship. They were smaller, but shockingly large for a private boat...
    then I was reminded about the "oil wealth" and I bought that they were
    privately owned hook, line and sinker.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:28:03 +0200, "Giusi" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio Are the boats that dock
    > there anywhere near the
    > > size of those monsters I saw docked

    >
    > http://www.dctours.us/?event=offer.t...e=BOAT&mpt=746
    >
    > the various types. The Bateau Mouche type was used for her wedding
    > reception by a friend of mine backalong. Fun.
    >

    Maybe they were just small cruise ships that were moored for the
    winter. Our ship was the last one of the season for several ports,
    which made bargaining very easy.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Giusi Guest

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    "injipoint" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    Giusi wrote:
    >> "injipoint"<[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >>
    >> If I could get close enough, I'd take the
    >>> boat over there and just commute in by dinghy for a few days.

    >>
    >> You do know there is a marina in SW DC where enormous boats dock as well
    >> as
    >> tiny sailboats? If you ignore SW DC you will miss a very interesting
    >> part
    >> of her. I used to live there and walked to the Mall regularly as well as
    >> using the Metro.
    >> You could run roight up there and tie up for as long as you wanted to
    >> visit
    >> DC. You might need a reservation, I dunno, but boats and tall ships from
    >> around the world tied up under my flat as well as many moored in the
    >> river
    >> and shuttling.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Hi Giusi
    > Just went and had a Google Earth of the area and found what you were
    > talking about.
    >
    > It's called the Gangplank Marina. Looks to be about $400 a week including
    > power.
    >
    > Only one bridge (Woodrow Wilson) to wait for and no other problems.
    >
    > The Cruising Guide says it's a superb trip, even though we'll have to
    > motor most of it. Should take about two days to get up. We can stop at
    > St Mary's on the way.
    >
    > We're now planning to spend a week or more there on our way south in a
    > couple of weeks. Thanks for the tip.
    > Hoges


    There you go! Strangely, I used to live in Saint Mary's County, too, but in
    Lexington Park, not the county seat.
    Out of pity for whoever bought my apartment, don't blow your horn too early
    in the AM. Have drinks with the other skippers at the Yacht Club which
    isn't all that much, and wander over to the Market Inn one day. You'll have
    a great time.



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    Giusi Guest

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    > "injipoint" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    If you have eaten at Phillips Crab House at the beach or in Washington you
    wull know what this article is about.

    http://www.judithgreenwood.com/think...the-neighbors/

    If you haven't, why haven't you?



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    injipoint Guest

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    On 18/08/2011 1:10 PM, Giusi wrote:
    >> "injipoint"<[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    >
    > If you have eaten at Phillips Crab House at the beach or in Washington you
    > wull know what this article is about.
    >
    > http://www.judithgreenwood.com/think...the-neighbors/
    >
    > If you haven't, why haven't you?
    >
    >

    We're living on our boat on the Grasonville side and don't have a car.
    We've been to the Crab Shack and to Harris's Crab Deck and spend some
    time in Annie's but we are limited in our mobility for a while.


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:36:41 -0400, injipoint <[email protected]> wrote:


    >We're living on our boat on the Grasonville side and don't have a car.
    >We've been to the Crab Shack and to Harris's Crab Deck and spend some
    >time in Annie's but we are limited in our mobility for a while.


    Have you been to the Jetty in Kent Narrows? One of our favorite spots, and
    terrific crab.

    -- Larry

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:19:10 -0400, injipoint <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Only one bridge (Woodrow Wilson) to wait for and no other problems.


    Only if your boat is a large sailboat or a really humongous power boat!

    -- Larry

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:50:30 -0400, injipoint <[email protected]> wrote:

    > If I could get close enough, I'd take the
    >boat over there and just commute in by dinghy for a few days.
    >Thanks for the tips.


    You're welcome.

    You could also dock in Old Town Alexandria, take the free trolley less than a
    mile to the King St. metro station, and hop into various points in DC on metro.

    -- Larry

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    Giusi Guest

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    <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    , injipoint <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> If I could get close enough, I'd take the
    >>boat over there and just commute in by dinghy for a few days.


    > You could also dock in Old Town Alexandria, take the free trolley less
    > than a
    > mile to the King St. metro station, and hop into various points in DC on
    > metro.


    But then your evenings are in Alexandria which is pretty boring unless you
    are a drinking Yuppie.



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