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could be easy could be hard
Doh! I know this one but I have to pack today and will be out until Sunday mid-day (and certainly won't have time to do the tag-back before then). If no one gets it before then I'll get it.
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I know right where that is, or should be, just trying to think how a scooter got there...

I will be over there tomorrow but will be in a car unfortunately.
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Think I know one of the buildings. Going to be in DC in the early morning to get Washington Monument tickets for tomorrow night, it's open till 10:00 PM through the summer.

Anyway I'll take a detour to try and find it on the way home.

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Alexandria, VA, as seen from in front of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. This is an Alexandria landmark, clearly visible when landing from or taking off to the south from Reagan National Airport.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Masonic_National_Memorial


The Amtrak station is at the bottom of the hill on the right, just across the tracks from the King Street Metro station.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2100+king+street,+alexandria,+va
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Incidentally, I didn't post it because Dragonred seemed to be hot on the trail, but here was what was going to be Friday's clue.
Ahhhhhhh!!!
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August 24, 2008
Hints:
- inside the Beltway
- first name has four (4) syllables

If you've been there, you know it. If you haven't been there, you may have read about it.
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No clue - new playgrounds all look the same to me. Too bad neurotic parents got the playgrounds of my youth torn up - those were awesome.

I'll be out till Friday - I hope someone gets it before I get back.
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More hints:

- this isn't a typical play ground.

- it is not in Alexandria or Arlington.
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in the outer banks til next sat
think I got it, but won't be in the running until next sunday at the earliest Crying or Very sad emoticon
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My office is in one of the buildings behind the Hilton on the left. I like this game.
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I love this game
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More hints:
- it has been reported on (including in the WaPo)
- it has been blogged about
- the name is unusual
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tough one
well chug

Surprised noone has got it but I assure you come Mon I will be there. When I said I knew before I was mistaken forgetting the inside the beltway clue I was thinking Alkonkian park 4 sylables over the top park but not the answer. But I remembered reading about a park in the post in a certain location so I will be there MONDAY
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OK, no more hints until Monday at the earliest.

(btw - the photo is the first time I have been there, my youngest child is 17. But as you may be able to tell from the photo, Ollie Tamale enjoyed it.)
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Back now. Still have no clue. Not sure if I should ride around looking for this or whether I should take my variator apart.
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I have my Vespa! I can play now! I have no idea where that park is.
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Congrats christina
you must be so happy Laughing emoticon
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finally I introduce Clemyjontri Park
Great tag chug! As far as I can tell this is the best playground in the world. Over 2 acres of the best kids stuff, sectioned into 4 outdoor rooms. Your clues led me to the answer while I was at the beach,and I remembered the article in the post about it. Thanks for the motivation to ride out there it was a nice brisk morning ride, Kirby Rd. was a hoot, nice rolling hills. Partial to that name anyway thats my daughters name Kirby Jade

thanks again Vince
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Sounds like a great place. I will have to check it out!
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Re: finally I introduce Clemyjontri Park
dragonredlx50 wrote:
Great tag chug! As far as I can tell this is the best playground in the world. Over 2 acres of the best kids stuff, sectioned into 4 outdoor rooms.
Great tag! I was always partial to Tuckahoe park in Arlington.
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Clemyjontri Park
Good job!

Clemyjontri Park is very different and has an interesting history.

Fairfax County Park page
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/clemyjontri/

WaPo article
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/09/AR2006100901179.html

Yelp
http://www.yelp.com/biz/clemyjontri-park-mclean

Google Map
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=6317+Georgetown+Pike+McLean,+Virginia


My next clue was going to be:
The first and last letters in its name are also present in the name of a major government facility nearby (CIA).
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new tag
I shot this close to a 1860's cannon
inside beltway
three words in name
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I know this one but think I should take a pass - unless no one gets it in the next week or so.
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clue
all three of the words in this historic place have 4 letters
within five miles of 395
not in springfield Razz emoticon
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Re: clue
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all three of the words in this historic place have 4 letters
within five miles of 395
not in springfield Razz emoticon
Good hints.
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I think I know where that is. I am going to try and find it.
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I know it but have no free time until Sunday. If no one gets it by then I will.
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I was going to go today but, you know, the rain... If tomorrow is better (which it looks like it will be) I will go see it.
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Ratstar wrote:
I was going to go today but, you know, the rain... If tomorrow is better (which it looks like it will be) I will go see it.
The race is on then!
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Aww man, you mean I might have to wake up early on a Sunday? Razz emoticon
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Aww man, you mean I might have to wake up early on a Sunday? Razz emoticon
My dog let me sleep in so I rewarded her by taking her to the park. You should easily beat me there now.
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I'm done.
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So I went out to find the tag location today and I missed my turn... ended up getting lost in Alexandria (no GPS or maps). Turning around, I ended up on Telegraph road and I thought, hey this is nice, so I kept riding past Hayfield in very scenic areas. I finally turned around and found 395, but by then I decided to let Boomie have this tag. I had fun, though!
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Ransom wrote:
At the risk of angering the Scooter Tag Purists, I wondered if the NOVA/DC folks could handle dual scooter tag so I post a DC photo to chase down at the same time as we wait to hear who makes it to NoVa first.

Your clue:

This is located in the quadrant of the city that also houses the DC Convention Center
This will get confusing. You should really start a new thread.
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Closing time?
Hey Dragonred - does the fact that that place closes at 5:00 mean that we can't get to it on weekdays? I was going to go over a few times but I don't want to drive out there for nothing.
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Re: Closing time?
BoomieMCT wrote:
Hey Dragonred - does the fact that that place closes at 5:00 mean that we can't get to it on weekdays? I was going to go over a few times but I don't want to drive out there for nothing.
I believe it closes at dusk.
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Re: Closing time?
chug wrote:
BoomieMCT wrote:
Hey Dragonred - does the fact that that place closes at 5:00 mean that we can't get to it on weekdays? I was going to go over a few times but I don't want to drive out there for nothing.
I believe it closes at dusk.
indeed these photos were taken just at dusk
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Ransom wrote:
At the risk of angering the Scooter Tag Purists, I wondered if the NOVA/DC folks could handle dual scooter tag so I post a DC photo to chase down at the same time as we wait to hear who makes it to NoVa first.

Your clue:

This is located in the quadrant of the city that also houses the DC Convention Center
you can't post until you win or start a new thread
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Re: Closing time?
dragonredlx50 wrote:
chug wrote:
BoomieMCT wrote:
Hey Dragonred - does the fact that that place closes at 5:00 mean that we can't get to it on weekdays? I was going to go over a few times but I don't want to drive out there for nothing.
I believe it closes at dusk.
indeed these photos were taken just at dusk
My bad. I'll try to get this one Tuesday then - it should only take an hour w/out traffic (like there is such a thing).
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