We came to Fort Myer to watch the 4th of July fireworks. Although MWR was having a ticketed event that day, it ended by 6 p.m. We set up our picnic blanket on the lawn at Whipple Field which overlooks all of DC from atop a hill. They had coolers of ice water set out and Gatorade and other drinks to purchase. You were welcome to bring your own food and coolers, but you needed to pass through a security checkpoint where they would search your bags and wand you. Parking was available at the Fort Myer exit from Arlington Cemetery, but we parked at the pool thinking I could get my handicapped child closer and avoid the walk. Bad move, as traffic is KILLER getting off post after the event. I think we sat in traffic just to get off post for 45 minutes to 1 hour. However, the awesome vantage point for the fireworks show was worth it!
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