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Enjoy fall blossoms,Colors & Book Talk@Beautiful Arboretum-may bring fido
Come join myself and my friendly dog, Bogie (You can bring a guest or two and/or a dog- not that they are the same) on Sunday, October 21st at the beautiful National Arboretum to enjoy beauty, get exercise, go on a small roadtrip or walk there (if you want company on your walk there- you can join Bogie and I) and get to have fun. And we may even see some residents of the Arboretum, the two bald eagles properly called Mr. President and The First Lady who relatively recently hatched two eaglets. If you want to join us for more exercise and a nice walk to the arboretum, meet us at 12th and u at 11 am. If not, meet us at the arboretum at 1 pm ( We will meet at tables behind the visitor center-the first building you see I believe after entering at the 24th and R entrance. ) and enjoy good book talk and conversations, bond, exercise, etc. You may bring a guest or two and/or a friendly dog. I can't wait to enjoy the wonderful, beautiful arboretum with the great company of fabulous book lovers. Do please sign rsvp if you can attend and no need to tell us if you can't. We'll walk around the arboretum and enjoy the beauty, get some exercise and good book talk.Thus treat yourself to a beautiful, educational hike in the U.S. National Arboretum, a remarkable hiking venue tucked away in Northeast Washington. The hike will consist of a wind through an exotic, colorful, mildly hilly, and 446-acre landscape of woodlands, fields, and history. Highlights will include their fall flowering plants, river vistas, a former brickyard, discarded pieces of the U.S. Capitol (Capitol Hill columns in the middle of a beautiful field that resembles art), an exptic amazingly beautiful asIan garden with a pagoda and river view, and more beauty. Do please bring water for you (and if are bringing your friendly dog-water for your dog too). Directions. meeting place (above) in more detail are at the end below. Information about the Arboretum The Arboretum is located in northeast Washington, DC, 2.2 miles from the Capitol. It is bordered on the west by Bladensburg Road, on the north by New York Avenue, and on the south by M Street. Visitor entrances are located on New York Avenue and on R Street. There's parking too. United States National Arboretum 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington, DC[masked] Tel:[masked] U.S. National Arboretum (Metro Accessible) Join us to see the areas most botanically diverse hiking venue. Year-Round Interest Asian Valley in the Asian Collections, Friendship Garden, National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, National Boxwood Collection, Gotelli Dwarf and Slow-Growing Conifer Collection, Knot Garden in the National Herb Garden, Morrison Garden in the Azalea Collections, Holly and Magnolia Collections The National Arboretum is located in the northeast section of Washington, DC, approximately 10 minutes from the Capitol Buildingas mentioned above. There are two entrances: one at 3501 New York Avenue, NE, and the other at 24th & R Streets, NE, off Bladensburg Road. MEETING PLACE: if you're not meeting us to walk to the arboretum- Use the entrance on 24th and R Street. We'll meet at the tables behind the visitor center-i- i believe it's the first building on your left you come to after entering the arboretum. Driving Directions: From Northwest Washington: Follow New York Avenue east to the intersection of Bladensburg Road. Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. Please meet at kiosk between the visitor center and the parking lot! From the Maryland Suburbs: Take the Capital Beltway (I 495/I 95) to exit 22B towards Washington. Follow the Baltimore Washington Parkway approximately 7 miles to New York Avenue. Get in your left lane. You will approach the intersection of Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. From Virginia (I 395): Follow I 395 north over the 14th Street Bridge. Follow signs until the freeway ends at New York Avenue. Turn right onto New York Avenue and follow New York Avenue east to the intersection of Bladensburg Road. Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. From Virginia (I 95 and I 295): Follow I 95 North and cross the Wilson Bridge. Stay in the right lane over the bridge. Bear onto the I 95/I 295 North to Washington. Follow I 295 to the exit Rt. 50 West - New York Avenue and continue on Rt. 50 (New York Avenue) to Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. From Virginia (I 66): Cross the Roosevelt Bridge and follow Constitution Avenue past the Capitol Building. Bear left onto Maryland Avenue. Follow Maryland Avenue to Bladensburg Road. Make a left onto Bladensburg Road and travel 1 mile to R Street. Make a right onto R Street and continue 2 block to the Arboretum gates. METRO Directions: The closest Metrorail subway stop is Stadium Armory Station on the Blue and Orange lines. Transfer to Metrobus B-2; disembark the bus on Bladensburg Road at Rand street. Walk back 2 blocks to R Street. Make a right on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. We can't wait to see you for the exercise, beauty, good book talk and conversation, bonding, fun, etc. Cheers Robbie Susan

United States National Arboretum

2450 R St. NE · Washington, DC

$2.00
Respond by: 10/21/2018

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Meet kindred book lovers in a stimulating, coed book club! This book club already existed and has members, but we'd like to have new members join and we have continued doing so throughout the time the book club has existed- new blood and thoughts help make the book club even more interesting and diverse. One must fill out the form (I know it's a pain) and be selected by the group to join. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction. In the past, we met at people's homes all over the DC area; but now we meet in Dupont predominantly (you can eat and/or drink, if you want, good, inexpensive food). Perhaps we might occassionally meet at members' homes as well. We'll also have happy hours (which happens when we have book club there--before book club starts and the happy hour prices continue during the book club meeting) where we can get to know each other better and discuss our must reads, etc. At book club, you'll read a new book (wide range of genres, etc. and perhaps ones you wouldn't normally select--but when that happens book club members tell me how happy they are to be introduced to other genres/authors, etc.) and get to share your thoughts and discuss it with others. We pick a new book together and that's fun as well and we don't pick bestsellers unless it's actually a good well, written book that lends to interesting discussion/thought; (I've been told that makes us different than a lot of book clubs.). Come to be stimulated, enjoy a good discussion of an interesting book, laugh, learn, share stories, make new friends, etc!

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