Washington DC, not poor, just cheap

My United flight leaves at 6:00 AM today, so if you read this post in the morning, I’m already on my way.

Thank to everyone who is suggesting great things to do in DC. I can’t wait to get there and see for myself!

Now, my conundrum:

My base of operations will likely be Alexandria, Virginia. The conference in Quantico, Virginia, starts at 8:00 AM this Friday. The next day, my plain to the midwest leaves at 8:45 AM. So that gives me a couple of options

  • Thursday night: Alexandria; Friday night: Alexandria
  • Thursday night: Alexandria; Friday night: Quantico
  • Thursday night: Quantico; Friday night: Alexandria
  • Thursday night: Quantico; Friday night: Quantico

Complicating this is that the VRE doesn’t do early morning or evening commutes, apparently.

Are taxis an option? Just renting a car and returning it at the airport?

My desire to minimize costs have a lot more to do with my cheapness than any actually dire issues, but still: every dollar saved on miscellaneous expenses can be used for food and drink instead!

Any suggestions?