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Posted By webbie,
Aug 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Ah, we'll have those raw veggies and dip!
For what it's worth.... we're heading down from Ballamore... gotta be in DC anyhow so might as well stop in.Mrs. Blue was concerned that it might be cold... "sweetie, we're going to a wood stove show..."
Looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate - perfect fall weather!
Weee... so goes the forecast roller coaster, today it is listed as 20% chance of rain.
It looks like I will be at the event on Sat. Is there a secret hand shake or some other way to ID the forum royalty? I am hitching a ride with someone so I don't know how long we will stay around in the evening.
I am going to try to sneak away sat night for a couple of beers. I was browsing the woodstove designs online and will definitely head down there sunday. Need to get my Woodstock swag.
In case you haven't seen it, pictures are going up on green heat's facebook page of the setup and now some of the stoves in action!
Packing for the weekend trip. We were going to take the train, but the hours we want to go the ticket prices are high. It's more cost effective for a single traveler. The ride down is not to bad, 4 Hrs. Going to be a DC tourist for the weekend.
My wife just asked you think we will need a heavy coat....... Sue it's a wood stove contest.
I don't think you will need a coat if your hanging out in those tents
i looked at the train when i figured it was gonna just be me comiong , but when wifey decided to join me we figured to just drive up, she's got a little kia soul that gets slammin gas mileage so it wont cost as much for fuel as the train tickets would have
Man I sure wish I could be there. Just way to far. Everyone have fun.
The 2 hour parking near the mall will fill up quick, usually by 11am on Saturday it is ride around and see who is leaving time. There is a a couple parking garages near by, not sure what their rates are.
I suspect it will only take a second to recognize a few of us.
The 2,000 spaces in the Reagan Building parking garage close by is $13 for 24 hours on weekends.
There you go, that would put you halfway between the mall and the hotel the after party is at.
BB thanks for the parking info. At the hotel is $38 a day.
Sigh, it looks like I will be coming alone. Told the wife I had an activity planned on the Mall this Saturday. Once I explained what it was all she said was "Pass!"
For anyone that may not be spending the night or looking for better rates on hotels, there is always Metro (http://www.wmata.com) to get downtown. Parking is free at many stations on the weekends and you can buy a fare card at the stations. You will need to check the individual stations for their weekend parking rates. I know that the Vienna metro stop has free weekend parking. You can buy an all-day pass that will let you take all the rides you want for the day. Vienna is on the orange line and it takes about 27 minutes to the Smithsonian station on the same line. Vienna is also easy to get to from the Beltway. It is the first exit off of 66W.
I might break out my old hat that will stick out like a sore thumb.
found some pics:
Looks like the Gearhead gang is ready to rock. Swimmingly.
Excited to see that new stove do its thing.
It's cool how they have set those stoves up in tents. Wonder if the tents are made out here by Rainier or Pacific. I'm excited about the gear head stoves from a technical standpoint, but it still wouldn't make it within a hundred yards of our living room. The more antlers and moosehorns it gets the more unlikely it is to make mainstream America.
What time is everyone showing up Saturday? I was going to try and get there by around 11am.
wife and i should be getting in around mid day as well, depends on when we get moving in the morning
Woodstock needs to be careful that they don't turn this new stove into a cartoon. If that were to happen, I agree that mainstream America would move on.