Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:51 pm

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Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:51 pm linkquote
So I still have a chance? hehe.
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:56 pm

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Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:56 pm linkquote
Ratstar wrote:
So I still have a chance? hehe.
Possibly but isn't there somewhere you have to be today at 7:00?
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:43 am

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Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:43 am linkquote
Hmm, weather may not cooperate on this today. Perhaps we'll see how "super" your super is then Ratstar?
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:50 pm

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Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:50 pm linkquote
I had to run an errand for my husband after work today, so no tag
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:47 am

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Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:47 am linkquote
Excuses excuses!

I was going to get it yesterday but weather.com lied to me and said I'd get rained on. I can't get it today but tomorrow (weather permitting) it's all mine! Although Ratstar, you are much closer then me and you haven't had a tag yet. . .
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:59 pm

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Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:59 pm linkquote
I am going tonight as soon as I feel the rush hour traffic is a little less. It's a gorgeous day for riding.
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:31 am

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Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:31 am linkquote
Did you make it back today? I was thinking about going today if it was still a target but I heard traffic inside the beltway was horrible due to Patriot Day events (and road closures).
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:18 pm

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Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:18 pm linkquote
I went last night but it got dark right before I got there. I was disappointed. I guess winter really is coming. Gah! We are scooter tag underachievers!

On a side note, I dropped off my scooter for the break in service today. I went to Arlington Vespa, and I am having separation anxiety. I will pick it up tomorrow after work.
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:25 pm

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Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:25 pm linkquote
I'm taking mine in to Arlington on Monday but will wait for it. They 'said' a couple a of hours. I'll wander around that lovely part of Arlington while they work on her. Let me know how your service goes, Christina.
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:41 pm

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MP3 250
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Posts: 148
Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:41 pm linkquote
If no one gets this in the next few days, I'm getting it. It's less than a mile from my house....
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:29 pm

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LX50
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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:29 pm linkquote
zzzzz
well now that we are all asleep, heres another clue



Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:12 pm

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Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:12 pm linkquote
Man could have given that on Fri night instead of Sun night I was down that way all day sat.

Grew up 5.7 miles from there, lived in the area for 24 + years and never know that was there.

Wayne B
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:33 pm

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Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:33 pm linkquote
Re: zzzzz
dragonredlx50 wrote:
well now that we are all asleep, heres another clue
I knew where it was - I just haven't been able to get there.
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:05 pm

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:05 pm linkquote
Fort Ward Park
Here is Fort Ward Park, in Alexandria, VA

From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Ward_(Virginia)
Quote:
Fort Ward is a former Union Army installation now located in the city of Alexandria in the U.S. state of Virginia. It was the fifth largest fort built to defend Washington, D.C. in the American Civil War. It is currently well-preserved with 90-95% of its earthen walls intact.
Wikimapia
http://wikimapia.org/1355053/Fort-Ward-Park-and-Museum

From the City of Alexandria:
http://oha.alexandriava.gov/fortward/

4301 W Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4301+W+Braddock+Rd,+Alexandria,+VA



Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:14 pm

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LX50
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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:14 pm linkquote
thank god
thanks for saving us chug
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:21 am

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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:21 am linkquote
Easy
OK, this is a very easy one, offering the opportunity for gastronomic delights while getting it.



Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:46 pm

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LX50
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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:46 pm linkquote
if someone wants it
I know it but won't have my scoot for a couple days, Upgraded to the malossi 78.8 kit. Everyone pray for a happy return, I need my scooter
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:28 pm

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:28 pm linkquote
I know where that is. Sorry I haven't been around much, been really busy with a family matter and with getting a new apartment (move in Oct 1). Any of you guys in the Leesburg area?
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:51 pm

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LX50
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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:51 pm linkquote
un related to tag
Hey Christina

Just wondering how your service went from arlington vespa. They told me I would have it in a day and its been a week. I'm jonesing for my scoot


Vince
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:38 am

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:38 am linkquote
C'mon folks. This is an easy one, so let's not spend 2 weeks chatting about it. (And the other MP3er (StooterBoy I'm looking at you), rain is no excuse.....)

Go get it and some good food, too!
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:15 pm

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LX50
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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:15 pm linkquote
yeah
I got my scooter back and I feel much better now . I thought I had the place but didn't , tomorrow morning I will have a second try
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:04 am

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LX50
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Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:04 am linkquote
strike 2
I know I have seen this, but I'm searching
so far been to full kee near baileys and house of dynasty out telegraph road , may need a clue
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:32 am

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Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:32 am linkquote
Re: un related to tag
dragonredlx50 wrote:
Hey Christina

Just wondering how your service went from arlington vespa. They told me I would have it in a day and its been a week. I'm jonesing for my scoot


Vince
Well, I got mine when they promised it would be ready. I don't think they did anything wrong, but I will go to a different dealer next time.
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:05 am

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:05 am linkquote
Re: strike 2
dragonredlx50 wrote:
I know I have seen this, but I'm searching
so far been to full kee near baileys and house of dynasty out telegraph road , may need a clue
Going from Alexandria to Bailey's is the correct direction - just keep going. If you get to the Beltway, you went too far.

The name of the overall place is two words, each word has two syllables and neither word includes "a" "i" or "u". And now that I'm thinking about it, it is an odd name for the place.
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:42 am

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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:42 am linkquote
Re: strike 2
chug wrote:
The name of the overall place is two words, each word has two syllables and neither word includes "a" "i" or "u". And now that I'm thinking about it, it is an odd name for the place.
Also no "o".
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:29 pm

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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:29 pm linkquote
strike 3
drove all the way to the beltway, must of missed it . it was at night. I don't give up
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:24 am

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:24 am linkquote
Re: strike 3
dragonredlx50 wrote:
drove all the way to the beltway, must of missed it . it was at night. I don't give up
My MP3 is parked in front of the right hand side (as you enter) of the entrance.

You can eat well here. Many choices. In the middle of the parking lot are two flag poles, one with a US flag, the other with the flag of another country.

And nearby (within approximately 1 mile) are a large home improvement store, a Big 3 auto dealer, a large department / discount store with a name that many pronounce as if it was French, etc.

Oh, and it is not in Alexandria or Arlington.

Maybe we should have our next meet up at one of the places here!
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:37 am

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LX 150
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Posts: 55
Location: Herndon, VA
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:37 am linkquote
If it is where I think it is, Adam and Eve would have shopped there ...
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:18 am

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:18 am linkquote
msauter wrote:
If it is where I think it is, Adam and Eve would have shopped there ...
And that is why I think the name is so odd. Adam and Eve came from a different continent. Just guessing that it was a substitute name for paradise, i.e., a version of "There is so much opportunity in America - the streets there really are paved with gold!"
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:35 am

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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:35 am linkquote
chug wrote:
msauter wrote:
If it is where I think it is, Adam and Eve would have shopped there ...
And that is why I think the name is so odd. Adam and Eve came from a different continent. Just guessing that it was a substitute name for paradise, i.e., a version of "There is so much opportunity in America - the streets there really are paved with gold!"
Or, create a little bit of paradise (i.e., home) here in America.

Great place. For those of you who don't know it, you should. (And, soon, you will.)
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:45 am

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Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:45 am linkquote
It is a great place. I have my own theory on the name, but I can't tell the story without giving too much away. I was there on Sunday, but I was in the cage, not the scooter.
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:26 am

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LX50
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:26 am linkquote
strike4.... not
Wow found it finally, great clues, finally found the" Eden center" in a AC Map book



Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:14 am

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Location: Herndon, VA
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:14 am linkquote
Congrats, Dragon. Can't believe how well you get around on that LX50. Did you stop and eat at one of the great Vietnamese restaurants there at the center? Lots of good food.

I went to Vietnam on vacation this last April, I found another "Eden Center" in Ho CHi Minh City, District 1 (Saigon) ... between Dong Khoi (formerly Tu Do) and Nguyen Hue, as I remember. I am told the one in Saigon existed in some form before the fall of South Vietnam, so it is probable the marketplace there in Falls Church was named after the one in Saigon. I think the clock tower there in Falls Church was meant to replicate the one in Ben Tanh market, also in Saigon. If you like scooters, you would be amazed to see the scooter traffic there in Vietnam.
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:27 am

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Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:27 am linkquote
thanks
well it is no longer a 50, it morphed to 78.8 so oboy No I didn't eat there but was amazed at volume of cool looking places. I will revisit this place many times . Again chug thx for another , as always , interesting tag. Current tag soon
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:20 am

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:20 am linkquote
Eden Center
Eden Center is home to many great places to browse and eat. Also has a good Asian grocery store. It is located in Falls Church, at Seven Corners: Rte 50, Rte 7, and Wilson Blvd.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=6773+Wilson+Boulevard,+falls+church
(btw - Google maps in map view shows Eden Center on the wrong side of Wilson Blvd. It is on the north side of Wilson)

Here is its web site
http://www.edencenter.com/

Here are some places to eat (some now closed) on Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide
http://www.tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/area/virginia/falls_churchseven_corners/eden_center/

My long time favorite is Song Que - Vietnamese sandwiches and bubble drinks - try the crispy grilled pork sandwich with a bubble drink, a good dinner for under $7. 6773 Wilson Boulevard. They are moving into the Four Sisters space soon, as Four Sisters is moving out towards Tysons.

Another longstanding favorite is Viet Bistro, just off Wilson Boulevard, near Rt. 7 (approximately 6801 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA), 703-538-7575, in the corner of the mall closest to Wilson Blvd.
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:49 am

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MP3 250
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Location: Alexandria, VA - woof! Just across the river from DC
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:49 am linkquote
msauter wrote:
It is a great place. I have my own theory on the name, but I can't tell the story without giving too much away. I was there on Sunday, but I was in the cage, not the scooter.
When you said your wife was Asian (that was you, correct?), I knew you had to know this place.
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:53 am

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LX50
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Location: alexandria,virginia
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:53 am linkquote
I was cruising through a park...
And a menacing bi-plane swooped down and I thought it made a good tag.



Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:23 am

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Location: Stafford, VA
 
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Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:23 am linkquote
I know exactly where that is as I work less than a block away from it. I may have to drive my scoot for the first time to work tomorrow.
Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:38 pm

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Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:38 pm linkquote
Wow, I have no idea where that is!
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:28 pm

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LX50
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Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:28 pm linkquote
clue #1
This Bi-plane is not the only one flying around this little"city". But in my opinion the coolest



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