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New Meetup: Go the Extra Mile!! Woodrow Wilson Bridge & National Harbor - Alexandria, VA

From: albert
Sent on: Monday, September 6, 2010 7:41 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Alexandria Walking Group!

What: Go the Extra Mile!! Woodrow Wilson Bridge & National Harbor - Alexandria, VA

When: Saturday, October 9,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Belle Haven Marina Picnic Area
George Washington Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22314

Hey Super Troopers!!!

As your fearless (and favorite) assistant organizer, two of the things I enjoy most are: shamelessly self-promoting my boyish good-looks, big muscles, and romantic heart; and the other is listening you (our peeps) and your great ideas, and turning those ideas into awesome events! Because without you, it would suck. Well, it wouldn't really suck, but you know...

This walk is for Allie and the twenty others who liked her idea.

The walk will start from the Belle Haven parking lot off the GW Parkway (near the Belle Haven Marina). We'll first head north to the Wilson Bridge along the Mt. Vernon Trail. We'll then walk the span of the bridge to National Harbor. Just fyi, it's very loud up there with the wind in your face, the cars speeding by, and the airplanes flying around, but the views are great.

Once we reach National Harbor, to make the walk more manageable, we'll take a break to grab lunch (Potbelly's) and roam around a little before heading back to our start point along the same route as we took to get there. As an option, you could take the ferry back to Old Town for $8.00 or so.

This easy, breezy, beautiful walk is a little further than our normal distance, but I know we're up for it. The 2.5 hour (7.5 miles of smiles) is completely paved, with an uphill onto the bridge.

How to get there: The Belle Haven parking lot is conveniently located just south of Old Town, Alexandria and is situated on the George Washington Parkway, and just minutes off the Beltway.

Directions from the Capital Beltway I-495:
?Cross Potomac River if coming from DC or MD and take GW Parkway south toward National Airport.
?Go Past National Airport and into Old Town Alexandria. GW Parkway now becomes Washington Street. Stay on it.
?After approximately 2 miles, Washington Street becomes the GW Parkway again and you will see the river on the left.
?Go 1 mile and make a left into Belle Haven Marina.
?Immediately turn left again toward parking areas. Don't go to the Marina!

Use this Google Map so you don't get lost!

What to bring: yourself, water, comfy shoes, and cool sunglasses. As always, if you have questions, need a ride, going to be late, or just want to say hello, my number is (301) 712-5880.

Hope you'll come to the dance!


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