Can you point out some child-friendly/child-centric neighborhoods or areas in the DC suburbs? We would like to raise a free-range boy
, and want a place where kids can, to a large extent, run free. [more inside]
posted by procrastination
on Sep 2, 2008 -
If you rear-end someone in Washington State are you automatically "at-fault". [more inside]
posted by kevnmo
on Aug 28, 2008 -
Please help me identify this bird in Washington State (nocturnal). I didn't see it, but I heard it. It was a long screech, starting at a low pitch, and ending at a high pitch. The screech lasted a full second or so.
There was one right in front of my house, and another in the backyard. If it helps for region, I'm out in Snohomish where there's tons of pine trees around.
posted by DCTapeworm
on Aug 1, 2008 -
I'll be driving from Los Angeles to the Seattle area in a few weeks. I don't want to endure the dreariness of I-5 all the way up, but I also don't want to spend too much time on the trip. Three days would probably be ideal; four would be acceptable. What route will provide the best balance of beauty/points of interest and expediency? [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I need advice and tips on traveling with two dogs through Washington. I must go from Moscow ID to Vancouver WA to Bellingham WA, then back to Moscow. Any ideas for dog friendly places to see or stay, (or to sit, lie down and roll over)? [more inside]
posted by knolan
on Jul 22, 2008 -
I need lesson plan ideas for Washington State History. It's a summer school class with three weeks left, three hours per day... and a number of odd and annoying constraints. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath
on Jul 17, 2008 -
How are the distances between stations on the DC Metro website calculated? They do not appear to be tunnel, walking/driving, or even straight-line (great circle) distances. [more inside]
posted by thrako
on Jul 6, 2008 -
I'd like some suggestions on where to watch the European Cup Final this Sunday in Washington DC. Extra points if the bar is pro-Spanish.
posted by mand0
on Jun 27, 2008 -
DC-area driving lessons: I'm a qualified UK driver, and I want to organize a few hours of "refresher" driving instruction to build confidence on US roads. But I'm finding it strangely difficult to arrange. Suggestions for specific DC-area instructors, or advice on where to look and what to ask for? [more inside]
posted by game warden to the events rhino
on Jun 27, 2008 -
My family is considering moving to Oregon (or conceivably Washington) in a couple of years, and we are going to visit soon. I'd like to collect suggestions of possible locations so we can try to visit. We would like a cheap, small town with a liberal climate along the Washington/Oregon border or moderately near the coast. Is this possible?
posted by lgyre
on Jun 24, 2008 -
Photography in Washington, DC: Where can I take my camera, and where can I take my tripod? [more inside]
posted by fogster
on Jun 23, 2008 -
What's a good place to take my Mom hiking in the Olympia, WA area? She's got endurance for a decently long, steep walk, but she's afraid of heights and won't walk on loose or slippery surfaces. [more inside]
posted by scose
on Jun 15, 2008 -
What are some great backpacking trips (2-4 days, up to say 30 miles) with a 5-hour drive of Portland, OR? Loops preferred, but out-and-back is OK.
posted by gottabefunky
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Four days, mid-July, mid-week, in the Columbia River Gorge. We want to take day-hikes in different locales but stay somewhere centrally located. Hood River, I assume? Or someplace on the Washington side? Hit me up, hivemind.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jun 7, 2008 -
Would it be way too expensive to get some minor work (installing railroad spikes) done on my banjo... in Washington, DC? (vs. 'the suburbs' ?) If not, any recommendations of general instrument guru shop guys? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Jun 6, 2008 -
Where can I get 120 film (for a Holga) in Washington, DC and Auckland, NZ? Is mail order my only option? [more inside]
posted by troika
on May 29, 2008 -
Where can I find a used bookstore that will buy gently used academic books in the DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on May 29, 2008 -
We are going to a Washington Nationals ballgame on Sunday. What good food is there in the new stadium? Which bars have decent beer? Thanks, folks.
posted by gaspode
on May 9, 2008 -
Can you recommend a tax attorney in Washington State? Business taxes (Department of Revenue), specifically - but any tax attorney you've had good experience with would be appreciated!
posted by whitelight
on Apr 26, 2008 -
Growing up in Washington state in the 70’s and 80’s I watched a PBS show about a grandma that visited sites of interest (Columbia Gorge, White Bird Pass, etc.) in the Northwest with her grandchildren. Production quality, as I remember it, was rather crude. Does anyone else remember this show? What was the name? Thanks!
posted by rotifer
on Apr 16, 2008 -
Seattle filter: What are the best places to eat on the "ave" in the University District? [more inside]
posted by macinchik
on Apr 10, 2008 -
Asking for a friend: I want to be a prosecutor. Badly. It doesn't have to be all glamor and glory, I just want to get into court. I am looking at the Northern CA, OR and WA areas. Does anyone have any inside information on areas that are hiring/firing? [more inside]
posted by autojack
on Apr 10, 2008 -
Have any of you lived in Washington Heights, in Manhattan? I just moved to 162nd St. would appreciate any recommendations of
a good local hardware store, handyman, pet store, supermarket or farmer's market, 24-hour bodega, good delivery or absolutely anything else that is worth seeing/knowing about around here. [more inside]
posted by jdruk
on Jan 10, 2008 -
Seattle area jazz/swing bands
(for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
posted by fatllama
on Jan 7, 2008 -
[Washington State Law question] How do the following differ? Motion for Summary Judgment. Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. [more inside]
posted by Capri
on Jan 6, 2008 -
Cool old pinball machines are tough to find, especially outside of the city according to Google. [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin
on Dec 27, 2007 -
We're throwing a Mexican-themed New Year's Eve party. Where's the best place to buy the booze, food and decorations in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo
on Dec 27, 2007 -
Recommendation for an all-night place to hang out in Washington D.C. Saturday night that is safe and clean, has wireless and bathrooms, serves food, and will let me stay there all night. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford
on Dec 20, 2007 -
What wine grapes (if any) would grow successfully just outside of Kelso, Washington
? Ideally, they would be low maintenance as far as grapes go. Would be looking to graft 2 or 3 year old plants. It's cold in the winter, hot in the summer and wet all the time.
posted by guruguy9
on Dec 18, 2007 -
Why does road paving take so long in Massachusetts? Last year, when the Mass Pike was being paved, it was a multi-month project. They would mill the road, leave the milled road as is for several weeks, then pave it. The process of covering the length of the work area took several months.
By comparison, when I lived in the DC Metro area, paving happened overnight on Route 66 in Northern Virginia inside the Beltway - seemingly instantaneously. One machine would mill the road, collect the milled asphalt, turn it into new asphalt, lay it, and then it would be paved -- in hours, not weeks or months. They would mill/pave one lane one night, then move to the next lane the next night. [more inside]
posted by scottso17
on Dec 9, 2007 -
I'm a freelance web developer working in Washington, D.C. -- can anyone recommend a CPA who can help me figure out my tax situation? [more inside]
posted by jacob
on Nov 29, 2007 -
I'll be spending January 1st-7th in Northern Virginia (Purcellville
, specficially) with family. Looking for something fun to do in the DC, Northern VA, or Baltimore areas while there.
posted by charmston
on Nov 15, 2007 -
I need to find a place for 10-12 co-workers to celebrate a holiday party in DC, but I need to ensure it isn't a sit-down meal. [more inside]
posted by rabbitsnake
on Oct 18, 2007 -