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08-05-2008, 10:23 AM
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I thought the spy museum was really overrated.
I've never been, just heard good things.

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08-05-2008, 10:24 AM
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Hell, you're about four/five city blocks from the Smithsonian and the National Mall. If it's museums you're after, there's definitely something for everyone within short walking distance. Admission to all of them on the Mall is free.


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08-05-2008, 11:34 AM
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Hell, you're about four/five city blocks from the Smithsonian and the National Mall. If it's museums you're after, there's definitely something for everyone within short waking distance. Admission to all of them on the Mall is free.
Yea, I don't think many people realize how close verizon center is to the mall.


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Definitely. Here's a quick map of Union Station, Verizon Center, and the National Mall, all in close proximity to one another. Google: Link

Verizon Center is four blocks due north of the National Gallery, three blocks north of the National Archives.

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Kinda OT but still on topic...the guy or chick (or both) that came up with Google Maps...best person ever.

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Kinda OT but still on topic...the guy or chick (or both) that came up with Google Maps...best person ever.
I'm guessing its someone who is very rich.

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08-05-2008, 01:37 PM
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mmmm Capital Q


man i would strangle a cute little kitten for some good BBQ right now, North Carolina style... is that wrong?

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08-05-2008, 02:15 PM
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I thought the spy museum was really overrated.
i have been, its pretty good, the best part of the tour was the tutorial on how to use a lock pick...besides that the tour is worthless, i would have rather walked around and read about the different spy equipment and spies on my own pace. i think i was there before it was redone, but i am not 100% sure on that, but as museums go, learning about espionage is higher on my list than wax statues of napoleon

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i have been, its pretty good, the best part of the tour was the tutorial on how to use a lock pick...besides that the tour is worthless, i would have rather walked around and read about the different spy equipment and spies on my own pace. i think i was there before it was redone, but i am not 100% sure on that, but as museums go, learning about espionage is higher on my list than wax statues of napoleon
I think my problem was that I did that operation spy thing first. And I thought that was really lame. By the time I got in the actual museum I had already been there an hour and a half so after about 30 min in the museum I was really ready to go.

It just didn't hold my attention for that long.

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Yea, I don't think many people realize how close verizon center is to the mall. Than again in a city that is only 5 square miles you are pretty much close to everything.
You sure about that? Thats ridiculously small.

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You sure about that? Thats ridiculously small.
According to those crazy kids at Wikipedia...

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Washington, D.C. has a total area of 68.3 square miles (177 kmē), of which 61.4 square miles (159 kmē) is land and 6.9 square miles (18 kmē) (10.16%) is water. The District is no longer 100 square miles (260 kmē) due to the retrocession of the southern portion of the District back to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1846. The District's current area consists only of territory ceded by the state of Maryland

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08-06-2008, 09:22 AM
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Really, though, Verizon Center has got to be one of the NHL's best options in terms of eating out, within walking distance from the arena.
Has anyone here been to Columbus?

I've heard they have the best arena district so I'm curious how ours stacks up.

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08-06-2008, 10:43 AM
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Has anyone here been to Columbus?

I've heard they have the best arena district so I'm curious how ours stacks up.
It's pretty cool, but the area surrounding VC is much livlier--more people, more noise/action and more restaurant/bar options.

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C-Bus is as close as the Caps are gonna be for me this year, so i'll report on the grub when i go

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You sure about that? Thats ridiculously small.
Thats not correct, I have no idea what I was trying to type when I wrote that.

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Thats not correct, I have no idea what I was trying to type when I wrote that.
hehe i wasn't gonna bust yer chops, i could tell it was some kinda typo / braincramp - heck the town i grew up in (Damascus) is 9.6 square miles, according to the United States Census Bureau

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The District Chophouse is my favorite restaurant.
Thirded.

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C-Bus is as close as the Caps are gonna be for me this year, so i'll report on the grub when i go
Too bad you and the Mrs. aren't coming to DC, you'll miss seeing the crowd rockin' the red. TV does not do it justice.

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Thirded.
Me four!

And if you can get a table or seat at the bar, the Greene Turtle isn't bad. We've eaten there a few times and it's always been good.

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I generally like going to Fuddruckers, especially after a win. It's pretty lively in there, and with a lot of Caps fans.

Also there's a Roy Rodgers like, 3 minutes from the Franconia/Springfield metro exit, so sometimes I make my way over there.

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I generally like going to Fuddruckers, especially after a win. It's pretty lively in there, and with a lot of Caps fans.

Also there's a Roy Rodgers like, 3 minutes from the Franconia/Springfield metro exit, so sometimes I make my way over there.
I think Fudruckers is the worst chain in America. I never understood how anyone can like that food. I'd rather eat at Arby's. That's right, Arbys.

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I think Fudruckers is the worst chain in America. I never understood how anyone can like that food. I'd rather eat at Arby's. That's right, Arbys.
We can't be friends anymore.

Not that we necessarily were in the first place, but...

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I think Fudruckers is the worst chain in America. I never understood how anyone can like that food. I'd rather eat at Arby's. That's right, Arbys.
Don't hate on Arbys. Nothing wrong with a little beef N chedder with curly fries every once in a while.

Although I actually like fuddruckers food. Never been there after a game though, i prefer to go places with a bar.

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I recently had a bison burger at Fudruckers. It was pretty tasty.

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Fuddrucker's isn't horrible, if you're living in a suburb or something. But there's no way I would ever suggest anyone to go to one in DC. There's probably 60 places within a two block radius of Fuddrucker's that are a better choice. That would be a complete waste of a meal in Chinatown.

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Gordon Biersch used to be high on my list, but the last few times i went i felt they were slipping...


Fuddruckers is the only place i can go to get a burger, have no one else in the place, and still wait 20 minutes.

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