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Old 12-29-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: The South
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If we're digressing . . . don't forget Historic Long Branch (wine & balloon festival are great but don't forget to tour the mansion), Glen Burnie and the Museum of the Shenandoah, Belle Grove Plantation,wine-tasting at Veramar Vineyards in Berryville or Linden Vineyards in Linden, Winchester Little Theatre, Wayside Inn and the Summer Music Theatre at Shenandoah University!

And, don't forget one of my favorite places -- Thai Winchester! Their apple-tinis are awesome!
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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(you had to wonder who those men were having sex with).
In my mind? Me!
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Oh c'mon.... Excuses excuses..... I live out here and commute to Ashburn (though not all the way to Tyson's... ewwwwww!!!)... But gotta admit I always get depressed having to come over the mountains into the hell of "NOVA" every day...
"Hell of NoVA?" Wow! I thought NoVA was "sunshine and puppies?"
I see WV plates all the time in Tyson's Corner, so I guess commuting daily from Winchester to Tyson's Corner isn't entirely out of the question. After all, I keep getting flyers from Snowden Bridge near Winchester mailed to me advertising their "convenience" to the DC Metro job centers. Maybe we need to run the Metro's Silver Line all the way out to Winchester?!
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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"Hell of NoVA?" Wow! I thought NoVA was "sunshine and puppies?"
I see WV plates all the time in Tyson's Corner, so I guess commuting daily from Winchester to Tyson's Corner isn't entirely out of the question. After all, I keep getting flyers from Snowden Bridge near Winchester mailed to me advertising their "convenience" to the DC Metro job centers. Maybe we need to run the Metro's Silver Line all the way out to Winchester?!

Last sentence, NO ! The last thing Winchester needs is to be turned into another Loudoun Co. I know a lot of people in Winchester and they don't consider themselves part of NoVa. The speak of NoVa as if it is an entirely different state! They're part of the Shenandoah Valley and want to keep their economy local; not just another bedroom community to DC. Culturally and politically, Winchester is still very Southern.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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... But gotta admit I always get depressed having to come over the mountains into the hell of "NOVA" every day...
Now I know what people mean about this . . . I had to go to Sterling/Ashburn to visit friends and felt this tension and nervousness once I got off of Rte 15 onto Rte 7 east. It just felt like everything was squished since coming from the mountains. I couldn't wait to leave and go back west.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Now I know what people mean about this . . . I had to go to Sterling/Ashburn to visit friends and felt this tension and nervousness once I got off of Rte 15 onto Rte 7 east. It just felt like everything was squished since coming from the mountains. I couldn't wait to leave and go back west.
How did you go to Sterling? I'll give you a short cut -- Take Cork Street out of the city past the Country Club (which has a beautiful course, by the way) . It turns into Senseny Road. Take that through scenic Clarke County, turn left on Triple J Road, follow to the light and make a right on Route 7. Just take that to the Toll Road and get off on Waxpool or which ever is closer to your friends. Much faster than taking Route 7 through Leesburg/Landsdowne area. You have so much to explore!
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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Last sentence, NO ! The last thing Winchester needs is to be turned into another Loudoun Co. I know a lot of people in Winchester and they don't consider themselves part of NoVa. The speak of NoVa as if it is an entirely different state! They're part of the Shenandoah Valley and want to keep their economy local; not just another bedroom community to DC. Culturally and politically, Winchester is still very Southern.
I SECOND THIS!!! When I first moved to Loudoun County (Sterling) there was nothing there but NOVA Community College and Home Depot. Everything else was horse farms and fields, all the way to Leesburg. Now that I think of it, it was a beautiful sight, especially in the snow. That was 20 yrs ago. Shortly thereafter, everything got built. The small community my development was in grew and the once-quiet street behind my house became a shortcut for people zipping to Rte 7, Dranesville Rd, or Rte 28. I couldn't even sit out on my deck and enjoy myself anymore because now there were cars speeding by, constant fire engines, and hot dogs hot-rodding it.

It may be inevitable that Winchester may become like Loudoun Co. But I hope to God it does not. Evenso, I hope that living in the downtown area is some kind of protection from the oncoming sprawl.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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How did you go to Sterling? I'll give you a short cut -- Take Cork Street out of the city past the Country Club (which has a beautiful course, by the way) . It turns into Senseny Road. Take that through scenic Clarke County, turn left on Triple J Road, follow to the light and make a right on Route 7. Just take that to the Toll Road and get off on Waxpool or which ever is closer to your friends. Much faster than taking Route 7 through Leesburg/Landsdowne area. You have so much to explore!
Thanks LynchburgLover! I didn't know about this shortcut! This scenary is so grand out there and I plan to enjoy it every minute that I can. Thanks a bunch!
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Thanks LynchburgLover! I didn't know about this shortcut! This scenary is so grand out there and I plan to enjoy it every minute that I can. Thanks a bunch!

Since you're in the downtown, you might want to check out the CC -- lots of your neighbors are members. It's wonderful.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Since you're in the downtown, you might want to check out the CC -- lots of your neighbors are members. It's wonderful.
LL, what's the "CC"?
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