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Evening in Del Ray
Let’s take an easy evening stroll in Del Ray! • What we’ll do: - Starting from outside the Dairy Godmother at 2310 Mount Vernon Ave, we'll walk south to Del Ray Ave and cut over west to continue south on Commonwealth Ave. At E. Mason Ave. we'll turn left and walk until we run out of street at the Alexandria YMCA, turn left, and walk north five blocks along Leslie Ave. to E. Custis Ave. At E. Custis Ave we’ll turn right and walk a block east to Del Ray Animal Hospital at the intersection of Custis and Mount Ada Avenues. - From a hidden (shhh) entrance near Del Ray Animal Hospital we'll enter Mount Jefferson Park and climb up a steep hill to follow the trail northwest along the roadbed of the defunct Washington & Old Dominion Railroad all the way to Commonwealth Ave. Arriving at Ashby St and Commonwealth Ave, we'll walk south along Commonwealth Ave to Mount Vernon Ave and continue south to our start point. - The walk is about 2.5 miles of smiles and should take between 40 minutes to an hour. With the exception of the first part of Mount Jefferson Park, which is a dirt path, it's sidewalks throughout. - Google map: https://tinyurl.com/ybj6yhb2 • How to get there: - Driving: From VA-1/Jefferson Davis Highway (either direction), turn west onto Custis Ave. and drive four blocks west to Mount Vernon Ave. Turn right, and the Dairy Godmother is on your left a block and a half along. Parallel park anywhere in the neighborhood. - Metro: From Braddock Road Station, walk 0.2 miles west on Braddock Rd, turn right onto Mount Vernon and walk 0.9 miles north. See https://goo.gl/maps/HHYgtncjNy52 • What to bring: Water, comfy shoes, and your furry friend if desired (leashes required). Keep an eye on the forecast; an umbrella may be handy! • Weather: The forecast is partly cloudy and a high temperature of 81F, with a 25-35% chance of late showers. Sunset is at 8:20 pm and civil twilight ends about 30 minutes later. Updates here: http://tinyurl.com/ovnojef . • Advisory: As a reminder, this is an adult group, and you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well-being during events. No one under 18 years of age is allowed at this event, either as members or as guests, to include babies in carriers and/or strollers. • Administrative stuff: - There are public restrooms at the Dairy Godmother and at the nearby Mount Vernon Recreation Center, open until 9 pm. - The custard flavor of the day is Nocciola (chocolate and hazelnut). • Notes: - Dairy Godmother, 2310 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301, (703)[masked], http://thedairygodmother.com - Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305, (703)[masked]

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