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View Poll Results: How Many of These Have You Done (Or Been To) Multiple choices allowed.
Bealeton Flying Circus 7 9.46%
George Washington National Masonic Memorial 23 31.08%
Winery tour visiting at least 4 different wineries 19 25.68%
Hike Manassas National Battlefield Park 28 37.84%
park off the GW Parkway and watch the planes come in at National 36 48.65%
Attend an equestrian event (maybe even the Gold Cup) 19 25.68%
Art classes at the Torpedo Factory 10 13.51%
Explore the town of Occoquan 41 55.41%
Prince William Forest Park 22 29.73%
Attend an event at George Mason University 46 62.16%
Waterford Fair 14 18.92%
Murder Mystery at Gadsby Tavern 2 2.70%
Kayaking on the river, my favorite! 14 18.92%
Big Apple Circus at Dulles Town Center 11 14.86%
Contra Dancing in the Lovettsville Barn 3 4.05%
Attend at concert at Wolftrap 49 66.22%
Watch a skulling race at Sandy Run 1 1.35%
Loudoun County Farm Tour (Fall or Spring) 8 10.81%
Haymarket Day 2 2.70%
Sky Meadow State Park 23 31.08%
Winchester Apple Blossom Festival 12 16.22%
Park at Riverbend Park & hike to Great Falls Natl. Park 17 22.97%
Spring blooms at Meadowlark Gardens 11 14.86%
Tattoo 5 6.76%
Try your hand at geo caching or letterboxing 7 9.46%
Ride the W&OD all the way to Purcellville 7 9.46%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-27-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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I haven't been to the Bealton Flying Circus in years. Do they still have it? If you've never been, you should go, it's a true Virginia experience. Low key and mellow, go on a day you want to relax, not on a day you need lots of excitement.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Apple Blossom in Winchester is great fun -- several days worth of fun!
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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A few I forgot:

1. Rolling Thunder on Memorial Day. Watch them roll in from the bridge to the West Falls Church metro.

2. Laying the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Or, helping to volunteer placing wreaths at the other graves. Both are extremely moving experiences.)

3. Blue Grass Jam on Saturday nights in Lucketts. I haven't tried it yet, but have heard great things about it. So this is one of my resolutions for 2010.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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I'm surprised more people haven't been to Meadowlark Gardens. I thought that's where everyone goes to see cherry trees in the spring and butterflies in the summer. Also, the infamous banana tree.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I've sometimes considered going to one of those Civil War re-enactments. Has anyone been? Are they interesting or dull as dirt? It just seems like that would be the quintessential "Virginia" experience. That, and going to Jimmy's of course.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I'm surprised more people haven't been to Meadowlark Gardens. I thought that's where everyone goes to see cherry trees in the spring and butterflies in the summer. Also, the infamous banana tree.
Not as many folks riding the W&OD as I was expecting, either. When I moved here it seemed like everyone I met was into riding it the full length. I guess that's no longer the thing to do.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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For those who've attended a concert at Wolftrap, what did you see?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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For those who've attended a concert at Wolftrap, what did you see?
I've seen a few operas there, and we've seen Garrison Keillor once. I also saw Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper w-a-y back in the day, with the Pogues opening. That was an interesting show. The (mostly) retiree-age docents working that one looked a bit shellshocked . . .

BTW, Normie, when you listed "Tattoo" as an option, did you mean going to get a tattoo, or attending a military tattoo?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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I'm surprised more people haven't been to Meadowlark Gardens. I thought that's where everyone goes to see cherry trees in the spring and butterflies in the summer. Also, the infamous banana tree.
Yet, another one of those places that I've been meaning to visit... I didn't even know that they had cherry trees there. I'll bet it's a gorgeous place in the spring time.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Buddy Guy with Susan Tedeschi (the boring opening act). It's a good thing my dad slept through most of the second half, when Buddy started getting really raunchy. "Bust a Viagra over here, Susan - it's gonna be a looooong night."
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