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For information on the VA/DC/MD meetup next Saturday, please see my last diary at:

http://www.dailykos.com/... . My previous diary has a poll to help determine the time we should meet at Union Station. If you plan to come and haven't voted yet, please go there to vote: http://www.dailykos.com/...

Current list of who said they will be there (or will try):

JamieG from Md & husband
Diana in NoVa
VexingEyes
webgenie
JanetT in Md
JTinDC
sreeizzle2012
it really is that important
Trs
captainlaser
billlaurelMD
mollyd
JR
LeoDaLion
Hastur
ConfusedSkyes
cpinva
JG in MD
Chris Bowers
louisev
mimi
agrenadier
yellowdog
AnswerGuy
Malachite
randomfacts
IndieGuy
oxley

Possibly:

TheOtherMaven
Axmill
TeacherKen
Deep Harm
a gilas girl
restondem
shademar
Something the dog said

With a group as large and diverse as this one, it might be hard to decide on what kind of place we want to eat.

I had originally thought of the Center Court Cafe. I've never been there and it looks nice  and the menu looks good for a vegetarian like me.

The problem is that this is a large group and people might be coming in at different times, so it might be hard to get a table large enough or tables close enough at the restaurant.  I've rethought that plan, so here is what I propose. We meet at the earlier time, 4 or 4:30pm, chat, and when we get hungry, eat in the food court.

We can pull tables together and move around to talk with each other. This is something I liked at the Silver Spring Panera get together, we did a lot of switching around, which is better than being locked in to talk to the same person all evening -- even though I'm sure that person would be lovely, it would be nice to be able to talk with more people.

This way, everyone can buy the food they want to buy, eat earlier or a little later. If you're on a tight budget or special diet, you can even bring your own meal.

Then later on, for those of us who can stay longer, we can go to the Center Court Cafe and have coffee and/or dessert -- or dinner for those who are still hungry.

Please peruse the directory of places to dine  and then tell me what you think in the comments.

And vote in the poll for fun.

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