Not quite what old Davy had in mind, I'm sure. I kinda recall he was headed away from Washington, but what the heck.
After some momentary panic when I could neither find my flight reservations nor decipher my bank account to determine if the ticket purchase had gone through, I have confirmed travel plans (minus the car rental. Still waiting on CheapoAir to get back to me, Their online system did not recognize any of my email addresses and their phone "agents" hung up on me.)
Also, I have picked a meeting place. Me. Who has never set foot in DC but thinks the internet has all the answers. With the help of Google maps (all hail Google), I have sent off emails and now post the message here. If you're going to be at the Rally, I'm going to be at the National Mall refreshment stand across from the National Air and Space Museum on Jefferson Dr between 7th and 4th streets at 9AM.
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I will most likely be bleary-eyed and in need of caffeinated refreshment. Our flight gets into Norfolk at 10:27 Friday night, then we have to drive about an hour to get to Williamsburg to the time share. We're taking the train from Springfield into DC. That drive will take two and half hours and we have to catch the train no later than 8AM on Saturday in order to get into DC by 9AM. Which means we have to get up at around 4:30AM and be on the road by 5AM. So. Much coffee will be required.
No decision yet on apparel or signage. Updates will follow. But I will be the slightly rotund, edging into middle age, bleary-eyed Texan accompanied by a long hair and bearded type -also edging into middle age but less rotund (the bastard).
See you there!