Northern VA Tag-o-rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by zcooney, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    Too tough for you slobs? :D

    Someone grab it & bring to my place tomorrow night. HBN & are hosting a half-assed tech night. More like food & beers in the garage. :1drink PM if you didn't see details in the Chatter thread.
  2. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Hee Hee, I found it, but I haven't had time to get there to get it. WORK is my delimma!
  3. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Grab: jeffrey road, great falls, va (near end/riverbend park)

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    Very nice tag, hadn't been back there. Many "modest" homes were noted. . .. :rofl

    New tag, or Ali to new tagger, sometime this evening. :clap
  4. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Ali has been handed off. . .. After pressing the plastic, oogling a meal and watching wrenching, an oil change and other assorted maintenance. . .. :thumb

    Because without HBN's pics, it didn't happen:

    The meal:
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    Watching an oil change
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    Ali trying to find ancestors in the drain pan:"Grandpa?"
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    :clap :clap :clap
  5. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Thanks for stopping by. At the end of the night, nobody took Ali home with them :cry

    So I made her breakfast today and I'll try to find something on my way in.
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  6. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Oh no, you are corrupting Ali with a no meat diet! :rofl
  7. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Ali decided that millions of years of evolution have led him to meat.
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    In bush at base of tree.
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  8. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    HBN, very well played! :rofl :rofl :rofl
  9. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Dang; just got Windows 7; somehow lost my draft response when I hit "minimize!"

    Anyhow, grab at Let's Meat On The Avenue, 2403 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA.

    Butcher-in-chief whispered, he sometimes carries Alligator meat . . . didn't want Ali to hear and become offended/frightened!

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    Guess I'll have to post this, then come back and EDIT with the bike picture.

    Tag before dark Saturday!

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  10. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    My favorite butcher in the area. Great guy. And I have bought alligator from him (it's delicious) as well as kangaroo. And many more normal meats. Highly recommend his place.:clap
  11. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Boston Butt?? :huh
  12. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    My FAVORITE cut of meat... :tb
  13. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Cyber-illiterate though I may be (can't WINDOW Windows7), I'll try to make a tag post. Looks like it's gonna take lots of edits, at my current level of incompetence!

    Epic day; gourmet breakfast at the prestigious Warrenton Moose Lodge; then Ali said he wanted to visit again the National Marine Corps Museum (you've seen its spire off I95 at Triangle, approximating the angle of the Iwo Jima image flagstaff), where inmate turtleman posed the alligator by his namesake, the "alligator" amphibious tractor, invading a south Pacific Island:

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    "Someone better pick up those bandoliers," said Ali, "Bet they're gonna come in handy!":

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    Moving right along, we went to another repository of militariana:

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    "Make my day!", said Ali:

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    Inmate turtleman won a lottery for an opportunity to ride in a M113 APC (armored personnel carrier), the combat limousine for many wars and for many countries' armed forces:

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    "With all these armored vehicles, I'll stand behind this good ol' artillery piece," said Ali:

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    Where is Ali?

    Road clue: Would be named, "Yemen Road," if named today. The road shares its name with that of a former British crown colony; the municipality was the capital of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen until that country's unification with the Yemen Arab Republic. The USS Cole was attacked in its harbor; a Gulf is also so-named. Fighting, in 1967, in the Crater district of the then-colony, became known as the "Last Battle of the British Empire."

    Text clue: Bob Hope entertained Americans in Wartime.

    Remove the letter, "h," from the first word in his theme song title, and you'll get an idea of the sentiment where Ali now rests.

    Oh, the tracked vehicles Ali played on will probably have been evacuated when you visit the site; the towed artillery field piece, however, should still be in place, near the flagpole.

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    UPDATE: SteelB12 solved the location immediately; however, his current location (England) frustrates his grabbing ability!
  14. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Tag site CAVEAT:

    "Tank farm" it is, but NOT the petroleum tank farm at Newington.

    And, this ain't the 70-acre developmental site at Dale City.

    Red herring countermeasures now applied; so--unleash your search engines and find Ali!

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  15. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    The Tank Farm 13906 Aden Rd Nokesville

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  16. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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  17. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    That's a pretty cool place. Wandered around looking over the machinery for a while.


    New Drop....


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    Gator is hidden among the rocks directly behind the left sign post....

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    Clue added.

    This lane has a two word name.

    First word....... drag or sledge town

    Second word...... this general defeated Lee


    That should make it easy enough.
  18. schnutzy

    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    hmmm....
    I know that sign. Ive seen it many times, yet I cant remember where it is.
    oh well
  19. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    There are a couple gents that found the location fairly quick.
  20. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Don't want to hold up the game so I added a clue to the original post.