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Wide-angle interior shot of Union Station in Washington, D.C.. Taken July 17th, 2007, assembled from 20 individual shots stitched together into one pano image.
The meetup for kossacks who are in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland is this Saturday, Oct. 13th, at Union Station DC, beginning 4pm.
We will meet in the food court on the lower level roughly at the halfway point between each end of the food court, underneath the "up" escalator on the opposite side of the foot court from Flamers, and near the Aditi Indian Kitchen.

I plan to stay till 7:30pm, so if anyone can't get there by 4pm, we'll meet up later.
I've sent additional contact information out in a kosmail to everyone who expressed interest in coming. If you haven't seen it yet, check your kosmail again! I've sent out three phone numbers, mine, Sree's and my husband's, so if I don't answer, try one of the other numbers.

If you didn't get a kosmail and you think you might be coming, send me a kosmail.

Yellowdog reminded us that there are weekend delays on Metro. Metro says to add 30 minutes to travel time. Yellowdog recommended adding 45 minutes.

IndieGuy says, The parking garage has a couple thousand spaces for anybody inclined to drive in.

JT pointed out that the lower level doesn't have WiFi access. If anyone has a mobile hot spot device and can bring it, that would be appreciated so we can do a liveblog.

Current list of who is coming on Saturday:

1. JamieG from Md
2. & husband
3. VexingEyes
4. webgenie
5. JanetT in Md
6. JTinDC
7. sreeizzle2012
8. it really is that important
9. Trs
10. billlaurelMD
11. mollyd
12. JR
13. LeoDaLion
14. pademocrat
15. TeacherKen
16. cpinva
17. JG in MD
18. Chris Bowers
19. louisev
20. mimi
21. agrenadier
22. yellowdog
23. AnswerGuy
24. Malachite
25. randomfacts
26. IndieGuy
27. oxley


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We meet at 4pm at the food court on the lower level, in the area near Aditi's Indian Kitchen and across from Flamer's.

Thanks to mimi, we have a map:

Look for the area between 117 and 116.

We can pull tables together and move around to talk with each other. This way, we'll be able to talk with more people.

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.

Here is a directory of places to buy food at Union Station:

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

I'm going to wear my orange jacket vest. If a even a few of us are wearing orange, it will make it easier for others to find us. I realize that orange isn't everyone's color and you might not have it in your wardrobe. But if you do, consider wearing it that day. My husband found an orange sweater this afternoon! So at least two of us are wearing orange.

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