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Old 03-24-2008, 08:40 AM   #57
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Cell is good

The Cell signal at Roger's Farm is good to make a data connection. I will be doing the same.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:51 AM   #58
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Does anyone know how cell coverage is at the Roger's farm?
Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all show good broadband coverage for Upper Marlboro. Hopefully, real life coverage matches the coverage maps... "can you hear me now?"

I have to say, it would be fun to watch you re-inact that scene from RV in which Robin Williams is contorting himself trying to get a signal. LOL! ...sounds like good happy hour entertainment.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:10 AM   #59
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Well, I'm hoping for good weather so that Rob and I can work from the roof of Clayton's police mobile command center (though I wonder if he's kept his collection of Airstream's oddest models). The signal should be awesome there (no physical contortions required)!

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Anyone know how T-Mobile is for coverage?


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Sprint, Verizon and AT&T all show good broadband coverage for Upper Marlboro. Hopefully, real life coverage matches the coverage maps... "can you hear me now?"

I have to say, it would be fun to watch you re-inact that scene from RV in which Robin Williams is contorting himself trying to get a signal. LOL! ...sounds like good happy hour entertainment.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:09 AM   #61
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Anyone know how T-Mobile is for coverage?
I thought you had an iPhone???

The T-mobile map shows very spotty in the area... but OK at the rally site. YMMV
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:18 AM   #62
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Ugh

5 more inches of snow last night here in central NY. Man I can't wait until I get the SOTR out on the road headed for Maryland.. I leave on Tuesday towing the trailer to Quantico, VA until Sunday. I will then tow the trailer to BWI airport where I fly to Charleston, SC until Tuesday night, return into BWI very late, will crash in the trailer on I95 just south of BWI and await for Frank to Caravan over to Great Falls! Frank, I'll be in the rest area on I95 just south of you. Good times!
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The T-mobile map shows very spotty in the area... but OK at the rally site. YMMV
I do. But I tinkered with it a little.

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I do. But I tinkered with it a little.

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OK, about what time in the AM are y'all planning to be at Great Falls? I just might get out of Chattanooga in time to camp somwhere close off I-66 Tuesday evening. If y'all will let me, I'd love to meet up with this officially unofficial caravan.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:37 AM   #66
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10am

On the latest Episode of theVAP - at the very end, Frank made a call for people to meet up at the Visitor center of the Great Falls National Park at 10am on Wednesday morning. We'll meet, shake hands, and then go see the falls, and then begin the meander downtown, tour the streets and then head south for Mt. Vernon.
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Thanks Rob, the park is in northern Virginia...Riverbend Park Visitors Ctr
8700 Potomac Hills St
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703-759-3211 I would give directions, but I think it would be easier if you were to look it up on a map or do a map quest for it. 10 am we will meet, and probably head out from there by 11 am. When coming in 66 check the signs carefully, I think truck and trailer is not allowed past 495, it might just be commercial vehicles, but pay attention there. So glad you might unofficially join us in an official manor. You do have a white tux and long gown for the rally? You did get the official dress code mandate right?
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Thanks for the info guys. Guess I need to download the latest episode of the VAP. I'm still trying to catch up on all the PRE-2008 episodes.

Great Falls is programmed into my Garmin, I'll check into the "truck and trailer not allowed" issues, and thanks for the heads up on the OFFICIAL DRESS CODE MANDATE. Now, where's my evening gown . . . . this ought to go well with my hiking boots.

BTW, my last VAP listening adventure included some reference to "polished turds". Rob's not allowed in my trailer with an ice pick.
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When coming in 66 check the signs carefully, I think truck and trailer is not allowed past 495, it might just be commercial vehicles, but pay attention there.
I think it's just commercial vehicles that aren't allowed but I may be mistaken. Also, watch the HOV. If you're heading inbound in the afternoon it shouldn't be a problem, but be aware that I-66 inside the beltway is HOV-2 only during rush hour. More info here and here.
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It's pretty easy to get to, but make sure you go to the Virginia entrance. There is a Maryland entry, but it will land you on the wrong side of the river!

Here are directions.

I would suggest taking the George Washington Parkway into the city. It is a scenic route overlooking the Potomac River and a more direct route from Great Falls. Sightseeing info on that road can be found here.

FWIW, I think you probably could travel on Rt. 66 inside the beltway. According to VDOT the restriction is for "Heavy-Duty Trucks (two-axled, six-tired, or larger)." However, I will call VDOT on Monday just to be sure.

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