National Christmas Tree and Monuments Sunset Hike

  • December 19, 2010 · 4:00 PM
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This is an event I do every year and great for kids of all ages! We will meet at the Smithsonian Metro Station on the National Mall at 4PM, then walk around the monuments enjoying the sunset, ending up at the National Christmas Tree to get warm by the fire and enjoy some of the performance you can find here: http://www.nps.gov/wh....
As always dinner is an option and will throw it out to the group to suggest places to eat as I do not live in DC. Please dress warmly and be prepared to walk a few miles on a windy, chilly evening. This is a fun, get you in the Christmas Spirit Event, so let's enjoy some good cheer to get us going for the last week before Christmas or whatever Holiday Event you celebrate!This event is cross-posted with the Washington Backpackers Meetup Group. We can work out a carpool if people wish as well as I plan to go into DC on Metro. Happy Holidays everyone!

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  • Mary L.

    Fantastic time. The people were interesting to talk with. The views were gorgeous. Next time I will dress warmer though.

    December 20, 2010

  • Jim N.

    Fabulous group and an enchanting evening! Thanks everyone and Merry Chistmas!

    December 20, 2010

  • Jim N.

    OK, any questions call me on my cell. I will be leaving about 1PM to get down to the National Mall on time. As my home is on the edge of the Prettyboy Dead Cell Zone, do not assume my cell will ring or capture your phone number. I will be in good cell range after 1PM however once on my way. Merry Christmas everyone...should be lots of fun as we have about 38 people between both groups!

    December 19, 2010

  • Jim N.

    Mary Lynn, maybe you and Maureen can carpool together....just email her to see.

    December 18, 2010

  • Jim N.

    If the meetup fills up, don't worry about and just come anyway...it's Christmas!

    December 18, 2010

  • Jim N.

    Coming from north of Baltimore to the Cheverly Metro Station (Orange Line). It is a 20 minute Metro ride from Cheverly to Smithsonian Metro Station and trains leave at 2:59, 3:14 and 3:28PM.

    December 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming from Baltimore to the Metro (Greenbelt or Takoma Park), if anyone wants to carpool!

    December 18, 2010

  • Jim N.

    The Potomac River is freezing over, so quite a treat for this trip!

    December 17, 2010

  • Jim N.

    We can run another carpool at Dorsey Rd. MARC Train station in Annapolis Junction parking lot if the rest of you on the west and south sides of town want to carpool. If this location suits everyone I will dig out the directions.

    December 17, 2010

  • Jim N.

    Gwen, I can meet at Hunt Valley or Timonium Rd. Park-n-rides....just email or call me on cell posted.

    December 15, 2010

  • Gwen

    Is there a carpool plan for the members coming down I-83 north of the Beltway? I'd like to be included.

    December 15, 2010

  • Jim N.

    We can run carpools depending on everyone's location. I will be coming down I-83 south from north of town, then going around the west side of the beltway to the BW Parkway to get on the Orange Metro Line

    December 11, 2010

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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