Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Commemorative Metro Fare Card & Frederick Douglass Museum

Dnyamini is again the first to answer the 4th SH question correctly: "In 1957, Joseph Lowery helped to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference alongside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

She is in the lead with six points, and with only one question left, she can't be beat. So--dnyamini, you are the winner of the Scavenger Hunt! I'll be in touch soon.

Should You Buy a Metro Card?
The bus company and I are monitoring preparations by DC officials to determine where our buses can drop us off and pick us up at 5:00-6:00 p.m. on 1/20/09. I'm thinking Union Station is a good place, as there is plenty of parking, shops, food, restrooms, warmth, and it is a Metro ride to the Mall. However, I'm also looking into a location closer to the Mall that would not require a ride on the metro.

Still, some of you may want to venture past the Mall area before or after the swearing in and the parade. You may want to go to Anacostia for the history or Georgetown for the shopping. If you want to purchase one of the Metro fare cards, here's the information you need:

Thanks to AS for sharing this information and links with us.

In accordance with the pass usage regulations (on the back of the OneDay Pass), the Obama (Inaugural) One Day Pass and the normal One DayPass will be good for unlimited Metrorail travel for the following days:

Sat (1/17/09) - weekend

Sun (1/18/09) - weekend

Mon (1/19/08) - holiday

Tue (1/20/08) - holiday

Thank you and have a Happy Holiday!
SarahSmarTrip(r) Regional Customer Service Center888-SMARTRIP (888-762-7874)RCSC@smartrip.net

Metro’s commemorative Obama Inaugural SmarTrip cards and One-Day passes are now available for advanced sale on Metro’s Web site at http://www.wmata.com/fares/purchase/store/

Frederick Douglass Museum

The museum dedicated to the life of this historic figure is just a few blocks from the Capitol Building.

The Frederick Douglass Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans.

According to the website, tours are scheduled by appointment only. This policy may change before Inauguration Day. Contact information: Phone: (202) 547-4273 info@caring.org

Do you have a suggestion for a place to visit while we're in DC?

I wish you all happy, loving, and peaceful holidays.


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