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    Plan on visiting Leesburg and Fredericksburg next week (9/26/2010).

    My wife and I are planning to come to Virginia next week to scout out area's for buying a house. I can't wait to get back to an open carry friendly state(NC,VA). I am from Nebraska (open carry state). I will let everyone know, what I run into on the drive up from Fort Stewart Ga.

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    Welcome to OCDO.

    What part of the state? It's fairly diverse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Welcome to OCDO.

    What part of the state? It's fairly diverse!

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    We are going to be in Leesburg and Fredericksburg. We have been assigned to the Pentagon, and I am just looking for a small Farm/Ranch for our horses. We have lived here before, about a decade ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSM US ARMY View Post
    We are going to be in Leesburg and Fredericksburg. We have been assigned to the Pentagon, and I am just looking for a small Farm/Ranch for our horses. We have lived here before, about a decade ago.
    Can't speak to Leesburg, but Fredericksburg is a world different than 10 years ago. There are still rural areas around, you just have to drive a little bit farther to get to them. I guess that's true everywhere that is growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSM US ARMY View Post
    We are going to be in Leesburg and Fredericksburg. We have been assigned to the Pentagon, and I am just looking for a small Farm/Ranch for our horses. We have lived here before, about a decade ago.
    You might want to develop some contacts in real estate that can let you know about short sales in the area. I've seen some going for 0.20 on the dollar here in the last couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSM US ARMY View Post
    We are going to be in Leesburg
    Gimme a couple nights to choose from and we can set up a small Open Carry dinner in Leesburg if you like. :-)
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Gimme a couple nights to choose from and we can set up a small Open Carry dinner in Leesburg if you like. :-)
    yes please. sucked that I couldn't make it to the sterling oc dinner. need to stop stalking the forums and meet some folks :-P

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    I don't know how well you know the area, but both Leesburg and Fredericksburg are sucky commutes to the Pentagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    I don't know how well you know the area, but both Leesburg and Fredericksburg are sucky commutes to the Pentagon.
    Stop kidding yourself. ANYWHERE in nova/md is a sucky commute to the Pentagon...
    Last edited by Jonton; 09-23-2010 at 02:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonton View Post
    Stop kidding yourself. ANYWHERE in nova/md is a sucky commute to the Pentagon...
    But then there is this rather recent invention you may have heard about... They call them "trains". I certainly wouldn't drive a car from Fred'berg to DC every day. That would be nuts! I've heard the commuter from F'berg to DC isn't that bad. The military also gives you extra $$$ for taking public transportation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    But then there is this rather recent invention you may have heard about... They call them "trains". I certainly wouldn't drive a car from Fred'berg to DC every day. That would be nuts! I've heard the commuter from F'berg to DC isn't that bad. The military also gives you extra $$$ for taking public transportation.
    I was going to mention VRE to the OP, but he said he had been here about 10 years ago, which was well after VRE started up.

    I've ridden VRE just a very few times, so it's still a novelty for me, but it doesn't take much observation on the train or especially as they jump off and literally run for their cars, that they aren't there by first choice.

    Probably better than driving, but clearly a lesser of two very evil options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    I was going to mention VRE to the OP, but he said he had been here about 10 years ago, which was well after VRE started up.

    I've ridden VRE just a very few times, so it's still a novelty for me, but it doesn't take much observation on the train or especially as they jump off and literally run for their cars, that they aren't there by first choice.

    Probably better than driving, but clearly a lesser of two very evil options.

    TFred
    But OC is not prohibitted on VRE.

    Admittedly the OP could not avail himself of that during the work week (unless he found a secure storage site before arriving at the Pentagram). It's just pleasing to remind folks of the fact.

    stay safe.

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    I might suggest somewhere in between Manassas and Warrenton, plenty of horse properties and close to Manassas VRE. I see a lot of DOD stickers around the north side of Warrenton.

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