Hike on the VA Side of Great Falls and Chinese Language Practice

Let's take our language practice outside and hike the Virginia side of Great Falls.  We will be meeting at the visitor's center and do a moderate 1.5 ~ 2 hour hike while practicing Chinese with each other.  Afterward we will stop at Great Falls Tavern http://greatfallstavern.com/ for lunch and continue with our conversation.  Yes I wish there is a good Chinese restaurant nearby, but this place is not bad and can accommodate a large party.

Please bring sun screen, water, snacks, and don't forget there is a $5 park entrance fee, unless you already have an annual pass.

Once again I can pick up a few people from the Courthouse or Rosslyn metro.

More details will be provided later.  If there's inclement weather in the forecast the hike will be canceled.

 

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  • XINYING M.

    Hi, everybody!

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Perhaps we can make a picnic out of it next time.

    June 16, 2013

  • Danny

    It is a very successful event. Really enjoyed it.

    June 15, 2013

  • Leo

    Thanks for all of you! I have a great day!

    June 15, 2013

  • Josephine C.

    I have a great and fun day.....thanks!

    June 15, 2013

  • kelly

    I really have fun

    June 15, 2013

  • Di

    We will be taking off in 5 minutes. Let me know if you're still in line. My number is[masked]

    June 15, 2013

  • Di

    We are gathering at the visitor center. Will wait for the people in line.

    June 15, 2013

  • TK

    In line at the park entrance

    June 15, 2013

  • Jessie

    Hi I'm here. I'm just waiting in a long line to pay for my entrance fee.

    June 15, 2013

  • Susan

    My rosslyn metro folks: im sitting at the bus stop bench in a bright yellow shirt. Come say hello when you arrive!

    June 15, 2013

  • David J

    Sure. What time you like. I am an early person but can do any time. 8:30?

    June 14, 2013

    • Lee

      Thank you. I will be standing near trolly station around 8:30 am. See you there.

      June 14, 2013

  • David J

    It is in falls church downtown. On the side of route 7. Where you are? I can pick you up. I will go from old town and stop by at falls church. Anywhere along the line is good.

    June 14, 2013

    • Lee

      Oh, then can we meet at king street metro station?? What time do you like??

      June 14, 2013

  • David J

    If people want to carpool from VA side. I can take someone in alexandria, falls church area. I normally stop by on saturday morning at falls church Starbucks for coffee.

    June 12, 2013

    • Lee

      Hello. This is lee. Could you Lerner know where you might get coffee in falls church?? Since falls church is near my place, if you can give me a ride that would be great :)

      June 14, 2013

  • Di

    Chris and Stacy, thanks for spotting the mistake. It is of course in McLean, VA.
    The weather looks terrific for Saturday. Looking forward to see everyone there!

    June 14, 2013

  • chris

    I'm not sure if anyone caught this. the address above is incorrect. the visitor center should be at:
    9200 Old Dominion Dr.

    McLean, VA 22102

    Please let me know if I'm wrong. But you should not be going to Arlington. it is the wrong direction!!

    June 14, 2013

    • Jessie

      Yeah, that's what I thought too. Great Falls on the Virginia side is closer to route 7. I've been there several times before so I assume it was a typo? Could someone confirm this for us? Thanks!

      June 14, 2013

  • Di

    So far I'm picking up Susan and possibly another person. Xu and Lee, I have room for you but it might be a little tight. If one of you can find a ride from someone else then please let me know. I'll be at the Rosslyn metro at 9:45 AM on Saturday. My number is[masked] if you need to reach me.

    June 13, 2013

    • Leo

      Thanks Di! I really appreciate your offer! See you Saturday.

      June 13, 2013

  • Lee

    If anyone can give me a ride near Alexandria or near metro stop like Rosslyn metro statin, that would be great. Thanks.

    June 13, 2013

  • Peter

    我从Baltimore 附近出发,可以搭上3个人,如果顺路的话可以联系我。

    June 13, 2013

  • Leo

    Hi everyone, this activity is awesome and I'm eager to attend. But I need someone to pick me up. I live in crystal city and we could meet at the metro station saturday morning.

    Xiexie,
    Xu

    June 12, 2013

  • kelly

    I am new from NYC to Maryland!!!

    June 11, 2013

  • Di

    The lunch place is the Tavern at Great Falls. http://greatfallstavern.com/ 9835 Georgetown Pike
    Great Falls, VA 22066

    June 10, 2013

  • Shiao-Ke SK C.

    Even though I do not believe I will be able to participate in the actual hike due to another commitment close to that time, I'd definitely look forward to joining you for lunch. Should I RSVP anyway? Thanks!

    June 10, 2013

    • Di

      I will post the name of the restaurant later in the week. We will probably be at the restaurant between 12:30 and 1. I see you've signed up already.

      June 10, 2013

  • Shiao-Ke SK C.

    Possibly lunch only

    June 10, 2013

  • XiangJi W.

    I am interested in this party ,I wish I can join your

    June 5, 2013

  • XiangJi W.

    I am interested in this party ,I wish I can join your

    June 5, 2013

  • Peter

    Awesome!

    June 2, 2013

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