lowfog01 wrote:If you ever come down this way, drop me a PM. I'll take you'll through the back gate and you won't have to mess with tour guides and avoid at least some of the crowds. Lisa
Thanks Lisa. That sounds great. I'm sure I won't have a problem with my retired ID and the wife and kids also have dependent ID's also.
You won't need me at all. That id is your "pass go and collect card" in many situations around DC. I hope you are asking if the places you are going to offer a military discount. Lowes offers 10% on everything everyday. I think that's a nation wide promo. Lots of restaurants, local and chain, offer military discounts, too. I always ask at hotels as I'm booking the room, if you don't ask you maybe spending too much. Also have you checked for lodging in the "Travel Lodges" on military facilities? A room at the Navy Lodge in VA Beach, right on the beach, is around $70. There is a place in NYC and Hawaii for about the same. When we travel we always check to see if there is a Travel lodge on the route and plan to stay there if it fits our schedule.
These are not run on military service dollars, they are run with Moral, Welfare and Recreation dollars and are generally matched with outside funding from corporations.
Anyway have a great day, Lisa