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Springtime in Albuquerque...



Actually come this May I'm embarking via Amtrak on a bucket list sojourn to Washington DC to view all those sights we all grew up learning about. Got a couple of days layover planned in ABQ with cushjbc and his lovely wife, looking forward to visiting with them on their home turf. Hopefully I'll get to meet joser85 and any other BW107ers in the area.



Be in DC on the 16th, I've got an Airbnb just a few blocks from the National Mall for a couple of nights and allegedly Digmenow has a tour guide hat he intends to wear. Hoping to spend a few nights with him and Mrs Dig, and meet any BW folk with the inclination.
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Springtime in Albuquerque...



Actually come this May I'm embarking via Amtrak on a bucket list sojourn to Washington DC to view all those sights we all grew up learning about. Got a couple of days layover planned in ABQ with cushjbc and his lovely wife, looking forward to visiting with them on their home turf. Hopefully I'll get to meet joser85 and any other BW107ers in the area.



Be in DC on the 16th, I've got an Airbnb just a few blocks from the National Mall for a couple of nights and allegedly Digmenow has a tour guide hat he intends to wear. Hoping to spend a few nights with him and Mrs Dig, and meet any BW folk with the inclination.

About five years ago I visited DC and really enjoyed it (loved all the history), youíll love it! Nice time to be there, wonít be too hot...I went end of July, very hot and humid. If I recall there are a few Civil War battle fields not too far away, nice drive with the top down I bet!
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DC is great. Very cool place. The Smithsonian is a multi day affair. My day spent there didn't give it justice.

The Vietnam war memorials were chilling. God bless those lost.

I won't lie, Amtrak journey across the country sounds delightful! Give my best to cush and mrs cush!
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About five years ago I visited DC and really enjoyed it (loved all the history), youíll love it! Nice time to be there, wonít be too hot...I went end of July, very hot and humid. If I recall there are a few Civil War battle fields not too far away, nice drive with the top down I bet!


Yeah, I was aware of the late summer heat, though scheduling on the front end played the biggest part in the timing. And I don't think missing school kids on vacation is all bad...


That's why the hookup with Dig.
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DC is great. Very cool place. The Smithsonian is a multi day affair. My day spent there didn't give it justice.

The Vietnam war memorials were chilling. God bless those lost.

I won't lie, Amtrak journey across the country sounds delightful! Give my best to cush and mrs cush!


Of course!


I'm in DC for four or five days, gonna devote one of those to just the Air & Space Museum.
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isthisdave, Make sure that your Amtrak train has a dining car. The foods in the snack bar only trains are not that good. Anything needed to be served hot (burgers, etc.) are pre prepared, packaged in plastic, and microwaved. I can recommend the black angus steak dinner- medium rare. Tender, and tasty. Breakfasts, and lunches (and Amtrak coffee) are good too, well above what we expected from Amtrak prior to our first sojourn.
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I'm in DC for four or five days, gonna devote one of those to just the Air & Space Museum.
You may...or may not..... find it interesting. Yes.....there are some GREAT exhibits all through the Smithsonian.......but it is dumbed down to the lowest denominator.

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Your trip is at a great time of year and you will have a great time. Over the past 30+ years, I spent much time in Washington DC for business and, sometimes, pleasure. Despite my numerous times there, it remains a fascinating place for me. As a history lover, I always found something new to learn or discover.

If you've not done so, contact your Senators' offices to request admission tickets for access to venues such as Congressional visitors areas and White House tour. The Senators will also have tickets for other free but ticket required events, such as the evening parade at Marine Barracks. Simply ask what they have available during your stay and be sure to contact both Senators' offices.

Enjoy your time there.

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Been to both DC and Albuquerque and they both offer lots of things to see and do. Much of what DC has to offer is either historically obvious or mentioned already, but there's also lots to do in Albuquerque such as balloon rides (I think the big balloon festival is in the fall), the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, other outdoor sightseeing activities or side trips, and casinos & museums if the weather isn't totally cooperative. We had lots of fun in both places!

Sounds like a fun trip. Hope you enjoy yourself.

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