My Ferris Bueller Day Off-"How Can I Handle Work On A Day Like Today?"

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County VAFortunately my day did not end with a Ferrari crashing through the garage window but I admit I did play hooky most of the day.  In my case it was off to Burke Lake Park.

Burke Lake Park is located just off of Route 123 and a few miles from the City of Fairfax. With over 850 acres including a 220 acre lake there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. For the walkers, joggers and bikers the 5 mile dirt loop around the lake is a great way to take in all of the vistas. For the youngsters the miniature train ride chugging along at 10 MPH is a hoot. Want to get in a round of golf? You can do that too at the 18 hole Par 3 course.

The Frisbee golf course is a challenge for young and old, though for the life of me the fun of trying to throw a Frisbee through a hoop eludes me! For the young and young at heart stop by and give the Carousel a whirl and don't forget to bring your stale bread to feed the ducks. Guaranteed you will be attacked without it!

For the guys who like to fish you can rent a small electric powered boat or canoe and cast your line. Make sure you have a valid fishing license. It's the law!

 

One of the best things about the park is that no matter what season you go you will find the park well maintained and friendly park staff around to help.  Today the 4.7 mile path around the park was busy with a number of folks who looked to be having their own Ferris Bueller day off as well.

Burke Lake Park is just one example of the benefits of living in Fairfax County. With over 25,000 acres of parkland maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority you can find a park just around the corner from almost any neighborhood in the county.

Now it's back to work finishing up the details from a settlement and 2 ratified contracts yesterday.  Don't want my clients calling my name over and over again trying to figure out where I am.

 









Photo Credit: rla579 from Flickr

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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Sounds like a great day off - and a well deserved one, too :)

Jan 31, 2012 09:38 AM #1
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Martha Brown
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Nothing better than living near a beautifuk park and this one sounds grand. I am so jealous. The best I could do was look out my office window. Oh I did take a few moments and freshen a corner of my garden when I got home right before sunset. :0)

Jan 31, 2012 09:56 AM #2
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Scott Godzyk
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Cindy good for you for taking a day off, myself I was buried in work, my day off will have to wait until the end of February when I go somewhere sunny and warm. I hear teh weather was incredible in VA today. It is heading our way for Wed. Very nice picture by the way

Jan 31, 2012 12:07 PM #3
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Richard Iarossi
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Cindy,

65 degrees, the last day of January...I think a lot of people played hooky today.

Rich

Jan 31, 2012 12:29 PM #4
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Cindy, I need to get off the road when I'm down that way.  This sounds like a wonderful place.  

Jan 31, 2012 12:50 PM #5
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Lou Ludwig
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Cindy

Playing hooky and Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Virgina would be a great place to do it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 31, 2012 12:52 PM #6
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Ellie McIntire
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A little R&R is good for business. It sounds even more decadent to do it on a Tuesday though!

Jan 31, 2012 12:58 PM #7
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Sharon Alters
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Cindy, if that photo is any indication of the beauty of Burke Lake Park near Fairfax VA, then it must be one gorgeous place!

Sharon

Jan 31, 2012 02:11 PM #8
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Cindy,

What an awesome photo! I loved "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"..so glad to hear your glorious day did not end up with a Ferrari crashing :). It looks like enjoying the beauty of Burke Lake Park is truly an asset of living near Fairfax, VA :).

Jan 31, 2012 02:20 PM #9
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Wayne and Jean-we all need to take a day off now and then.

Feb 02, 2012 01:23 AM #10
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Martha-sorry you didn't get a chance to enjoy our fabulous day.  Glad it's raining now so I can concentrate on paperwork.

Feb 02, 2012 01:26 AM #11
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Scott-I've figured out if I don't take a day or off during the week I'll get cranky.

Feb 02, 2012 01:27 AM #12
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Rich-where's our winter?  Did I say that outloud?

Feb 02, 2012 01:28 AM #13
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Mike-if you're coming this way give me a call.  We'll sneak off together.

Feb 02, 2012 01:29 AM #14
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Sharon-it's especially beautiful in Spring & Fall. 

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Lou-Ferris Bueller had the right idea.  Sneaking off is good for the psyche.

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Ellie-if I don't take a break on a Tuesday chances are I'll be working 7 days straight.  Already have 2 appointments booked for Saturday and one for Sunday.

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Dorrie-I do have a picture of a Ferrai but that's about as close as I'll ever get to owning one.

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