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Winter Fun in McLean

McLean residents share how they like to spend winter days in McLean.

Wesley Romary, ninth grader at McLean High School

Wesley Romary, ninth grader at McLean High School Photo by Lori Baker.

Wesley Romary, ninth grader at McLean High School

“I have a lot of friends who go skiing and snowboarding on the weekends. That’s really big. Other than that, it’s kind of cold. There’s not really a lot to do. Just staying indoors. We play a lot of FIFA on Xbox. When it’s not snowing, we play outdoor soccer. It’s cold, but it’s still fun. It’s mostly people that play on the high school team; but not really organized.”

Mary Salter, 36-year McLean resident, and her dog Gracie

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Mary Salter, 36-year McLean resident, and her dog Gracie

“My kids had a good time living here. That sledding hill [behind Franklin Sherman] is one of the wonderful things here. We’ve been here since 1976. I’m very happy here. I like to walk, and I don’t do any sledding or anything like that. I’m a little past all of that. Walking is what I do most. Occasionally we go to the McLean Community Center for something. The Capitol Steps were there, so we went to that. It’s kind of an under-used resource. They do a lot of cool stuff, especially for little kids. They have a lot of children’s performances there.”

Pamela Saunders, part-time art teacher at Brooksfield School, and stay-at-home mom, from McLean

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Pamela Saunders, part-time art teacher at Brooksfield School, and stay-at-home mom, from McLean

“We go to Clemyjontri. It’s usually empty on winter days like this. And it’s my childrens’ birthday, and they love the outdoors. So we like to spend time outdoors, finding nature trails. We also go to the library or the community center, or the playgrounds.”

Emma Saunders, second grader at Franklin Sherman Elementary School

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Emma Saunders, second grader at Franklin Sherman Elementary School

“In the winter I like to go sledding with my friends. I also like to drink hot chocolate and eat pancakes.”

Michelle Laino, deputy CFO for a nonprofit, from Arlington

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Michelle Laino, deputy CFO for a nonprofit, from Arlington

“What my girls and I like to do in the wintertime is go to the mall in Tysons Corner. We go to the movie theater there. There are other theaters around, but Tysons theaters are the nicest. It’s a clean, nice theater. And they always have the best movies there. And then if you want to eat there, you have a lot of choices, from the food courts to the restaurants. There are just lots and lots of choices.”