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Old 10-23-2018, 10:01 AM
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Default D. C & Cowboys

My oldest son has recently moved to Virginia and both my boys and I are cowboys fans. I am a Texan born in Dallas.
Jesse invited Tyler and myself up for a Cowboys game being played in DC so we flew up Saturday for the Sunday evening game.
Trip up was good but through a front moving through the mid Atlantic.
Light to moderate rain and IMC for about an hour.


Jesse picked us up at KRMN Stafford about 12:30 Saturday. We drove up to Springfield where our hotel was and had lunch then jumped on the Metro for a tour of DC.

Lincoln Memorial


White House


Washington Memorial


Capital Building



Then back to Springfield for dinner and rest for Sunday.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:12 AM
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On Sunday we had some time before the 4pm game so back into DC.
We took the Metro stop at Arlington Cemetery and visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK's grave.




Then took the Metro in to spend the rest of our time in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Back to Springfield and lunch and pick up the car.
Off to the game we went to our $85 dollar parking spot.
Nice stadium


Good game with my boys


After a disappointing loss it was back to the hotel for dinner and an early morning departure.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:18 AM
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Next morning it was breakfast and off to the airport.
Morning was predicted to be 34 degrees but the airport was 29 degrees when we got there.
This Florida plane has never had frost on it before and I was a little unsure of how to handle it.


Turned it to the rising sun and spend a few minutes with a credit card cleaning the leading edges and all control surfaces.
Nice ride home with a stop for fuel in Florence, SC.

Great weekend with my boys and fun flying another 9 hours in this fun machine.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for sharing Mark. You are blessed.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:47 AM
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Nice trip, excellent choice on the seats, best value in the stadium IMHO.

Sorry for your loss.

Okay, not really, HTTR!
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:25 PM
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Hey Scott,
I assume you mean blessed for being a Texan.

Hey Mike,
Seats worked out great. Long trip for a loss but at least they kept us on the edge of our seats.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:57 PM
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Default Nice trip Mark

Hey Mark. Nice trip. Good to see you are still flying. I just went to Auburn Al. on my 6. Loved the trip but had a scary moment. Tell you about it someday. Take care
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