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Viewpoints: What is your favorite way or place to have fun in summer in McLean?

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Sadie Bowers, graduating senior at McLean High School “I like to hang out with my friends and spend as much time at the beach as possible. Meeting new people is one of my favorite things to do. I have a beach house in the Outer Banks that [my family] and I have been going to since I was born. It’s like a second home. When I’m not at the beach, I really like visiting Georgetown, especially now that I have a [driver’s] license.”

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Lisa Tran (pictured with her husband John Tran), associate counsel at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office “As soon as it gets warm enough, I like to go golfing. I don’t travel a lot but during the summer I will usually try to do something special. This summer I’m going on a cruise into the Eastern Mediterranean.”

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“I like to go to my family’s beach house in Montauk which is in the Hamptons on Long Island. It’s a family house so I always see my family and it’s nice to relax with them on the beach. While I’ve been there I’ve gone surfing, hung out with family, made bonfires, and enjoyed s’mores. I’m usually not around in McLean during the summer and I’m a little bummed since it’ll be the summer after senior year and I’m not going to see my friends before I go off to college. While I’m here, I’m trying to get together with them as much as possible and we’ll do a lot of hanging out and going to the pool.”

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“I’m part of a medieval combat society, so we get together and about once a month we do reenactments. During the summer we get together, practice sword fights and it’s a lot of fun. I’ve been doing it for about five years now. It was really popular at the college I went to down in Richmond, VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) and where they perform in the park. I was walking by on my way to class one day and thought, ‘hey, this looks cool.’”

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“Because of my job I don’t have a lot of time for vacation. When I have time I like Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. [Otherwise], I also enjoy Harper’s Ferry and the Shenandoah mountain area.”

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“We always have a big family vacation that’s fun for us and we like to visit family. We travel way more during the summer because the kids’ activities are set during the rest of the year. Normally during the school year the travel is related around hockey. I’m going to Morocco this summer, which is really exciting. [Meanwhile] I have family in Boston and New Hampshire so I’ll take the kids there.”