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LORETTA KELLEY AND TONY LaGRECA'S HOUSE, 6807 WESTMORELAND AVE, TAKOMA PARK, MD 20912

Host phone for last-minute calls:  3o127o4925.

Parking:  Beware of oddly-placed no-parking sign two houses to left.  Westmoreland's 1-side-only; if no places head back toward Carroll but turn left onto Walnut to try the next street, Eastern Ave.

From Takoma Pk Metro Station:  a pleasant 12-minute walk--go 4 blocks east on Carroll and turn right onto Westmoreland.

From the NE:  495 Beltway to NH Ave south, exit 28B.  Drive about 3.5 mi, past Piney Branch and Univ Ave (major intersection).  Right at signal onto Ethan Allen Ave (aka 410/East-West Hwy; U-Haul on corner; if you reach Eastern Ave you missed it).  See shortcut below, or stay on main roads:  Go 1.1 mi on Ethan Allen, then straight past the fire station on left at lighted intersection w/Philadelphia Ave (where 410 turns; now you're on Carroll Ave).  Go to ### below.

From the NW:  495 Beltway to Georgia Ave south (exit 31B, MD 97).  Go south about 2 miles.  When you see a railroad overpass ahead, turn left at light onto Sligo Ave (marked "to 410").  Turn right at 1st light onto Fenton St.  Then left at 1st light onto Philadelphia Ave, aka 410/East-West Hwy.  (Note for mapreaders:  you cannot turn left from Georgia Ave onto Philadelphia Ave.)  Stay on Philadelphia Ave about 1.3 miles to T-intersection where fire station is straight ahead.  Turn right onto Carroll Ave and go to ### below.

From DC:  Travel north on convenient street (such as 16th or 13th).  Get onto Piney Branch Rd.  Pass Georgia Ave, pass Blair Rd.  Turn right on Philadelphia (410/East-West Hwy).  At T-intersection where fire station is straight ahead, turn right onto Carroll Ave.  Go to ### below.

###Heading west on Carroll Ave from the fire station, pass Capital City Cheesecake (formerly Savory Cafe) on left, where road bends gently to right.  Where road bends gently back to left, make sharp downhill left turn onto Westmoreland.  (If you reach Laurel Ave where there's a small clock tower in the middle of the street, you missed it.)  Westmoreland narrows at the end of the 1st long block--keep going straight.  #6807 is 4th house on left in 2nd block.  Yellow house w/turquoise rocker on front porch.

From the East or West:  Get onto 410 (East-West Hwy) and follow directions above.

From Virginia:  Better take the Beltway unless you're very familiar with DC.

Shortcut through neighborhood, from NE starting at NH Ave & 410/E-W:  Go 1 block west on 410/E-W and turn left onto Elm.  Go 6 blocks.  At T-intersection, turn left (still Elm).  Go 1 curvy block and turn left onto Westmoreland (where straight would become Walnut).  4th house on left, yellow house w/turquoise rocker on porch.

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PHYLLIS DERRICK & STEVE SIMKO'S HOUSE, 9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Host phone for last-minute calls: omitted by choice. Please write to phllsdrrck at the gmail.
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LINDA & ROSS' HOUSE, 3600 T St., NW, Wash DC 20007

Host phone for last-minute calls: 2o23332826.

(Ross sez this may not be quickest/shortest route but is easiest & most foolproof.)   From I-495 (Capital Beltway), take the MD-190/River Rd exit #39, towards Washington.  Keep right at the forks in the exit ramp.  Stay on River Rd to end and turn slight right onto Wisconsin Ave NW.  Go 2 miles, then stay straight to get onto 37^th St. NW.  (Wisconsin bears left where there’s a gas station straight ahead; go to the right of the gas station.)  Then left at 3^rd stop sign onto T St NW.  It’s the last townhouse on right at end of block, white with brown shutters. 

Note weekday parking is very strictly enforced.  2-hour parking ends 8:30pm, so don't park there before 6:30.  They even write down license plate numbers, and will issue a citation if your car's in the neighborhood for 2 hours and 1 minute, even if you move it to a different place.

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SONIA'S HOUSE, 3812 Denfeld Ave, Kensington, MD 20895

Note Sonia has a large and enthusiastic canine housemate who sometimes dances with us....

Host phone for last-minute calls:  3O15O379O6

From I-495 (CAPITAL BELTWAY) take the exit 33 N, Connecticut Ave (185).  Stay on 185 for 2.7 mi, through Kensington and where 185 forks left at the intersection with 193.  A few blocks past this fork, turn R onto Denfeld and find #3812 on right.

Alternate route from Beltway:  North on Georgia Ave/97, fork left on Viers Mill/586, left on Univ Blvd/193, right just before Connecticut onto Newport Mill, then in a few blocks where Newport Mill bends go straight onto Denfeld to Sonia’s on left.  (If you miss Newport Mill, just turn right onto Conn, right onto Denfeld, and house is on right.)

From I-270, take Montrose Rd. east which becomes Randolph Rd.  Then right on Viers Mill, right on Connecticut Ave/185, and left on Denfeld to Sonia’s on right.

Or you might prefer other routes from the north side of town near the Beltway, such as Seminary Rd which turns into Capital View, or Univ Blvd/193 from farther away.

METRO:  The closest stops are Wheaton and Grosvenor/Strathmore—Sonia’s between the two arms of the red line.  Most folks would think it's a little too far to walk, but it would be easy for someone to pop over and get you.  Let Sonia know ahead of time, including your ETA, then call her and we’ll dispatch someone to come get you.  Getting a ride back to Metro afterwards is easy, or maybe even closer to home.

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TED HODAPP & LYNN BAUMEISTER'S HOUSE, 6902 Sycamore Ave, Takoma Park, MD  20912 (just a few blocks from Loretta's place)

Cat in residence.

Host phone for last-minute calls:  3o12701875.

FROM NE BELTWAY:  South on New Hampshire Ave (MD-650).  3.4 mi to right (west) on East-West Hwy.  (See signs for MD-410; local road name in that direction is Ethan Allen).  0.7 mi to left at 1st light onto Sycamore (at Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op health food store).  Last house on right.  (Yes, when coming from the north/west via Beltway, the NH Ave route is usually better traffic-wise than GA Ave or 193 & Carroll.)  Alternative to avoid Takoma Park traffic:  after turning onto E-W/410, take first left onto Elm, then 3rd right onto Sycamore; first house on left.

FROM TAKOMA PARK METRO STATION:  East toward Takoma Park on Cedar, which becomes Carroll after 1st block--this is the main drag through town.  Go 0.7 mi, staying straight onto Ethan Allen where Carroll branches off (after the fire station, where MD-410 comes in).  Next right at the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-Op health food store onto Sycamore.  0.3 mi to last house on right.

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DEB WEINREICH'S HOUSE, 6212 Twenty Year Chase, Columbia, MD 21045

Only 19 minutes from the DC Beltway

Cat in residence.

Phones in case you have trouble finding it:  H41o9530030, C41o3753789

FROM 495 IN EITHER DIRECTION:  Take 95 North to Route 175.  When you exit, stay in the left lane of the ramp to go west toward Columbia.  There are two traffic lights which come up quickly after the exit; proceed straight through those.  Get into the 3rd lane from the right as you approach the next light, which is at the major intersection with Route 108--you want to go straight instead of splitting off to Columbia Gateway Drive with the two right hand lanes.  Then take the first exit AFTER that split, towards Snowden River Parkway (North).  Turn right from that ramp onto Snowden River Parkway.  Then take the first right onto Dried Earth (Blvd or Rd?).  Go one block and take the first left onto April Brook Way.  Then take the 4th right onto Twenty Year Chase.  4th house on right, #6212.

FROM POINTS NORTH OF COLUMBIA:  Take 95 South, then Route 100 West toward Ellicott City.  Take the exit for Snowden River Parkway.  There's a weird traffic circle at the exit; go 3/4 of the way around (which is like a left turn) onto Snowden River Pkwy.  Continue south on Snowden River Pkwy through about 3 traffic lights.  After going through the light at Tamar Drive, take the 2nd left onto April Brook Circle.  Then 4th left onto Twenty Year Chase.  4th house on right, #6212.

FROM WEST/NORTH/I-70:  Take I-70 to Route 29 South.  Get in left lane to exit soon onto Route 100 East toward Columbia.  Take normal right-lane exit for Snowden River Parkway South.  Continue south on Snowden River Pkwy through about 3 traffic lights.  After going through the light at Tamar Drive, take the 2nd left onto April Brook Circle.  Then 4th left onto Twenty Year Chase.  4th house on right, #6212.
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REBECCA SUMMEROUR & ALEX COLWELL'S HOUSE, 860 Venable Pl., NW, Washington DC 20012. It's just SW of Takoma Park, where Georgia Ave & Piney Branch meet.  Google maps is reliable for finding it. Street parking is available. Host phone for last-minute calls:  Rebecca 7o39810201, Alex 3o12138442.