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Monday, October 11, 2010

On the YouTubes: We Watch The Reston Association Videos So You Don't Have To

Andy Sigle kicks off this month's fancy video from the Reston Association by standing in front of the glittery, vaguely blingy public art project at the Glade tunnel underpass. There's lots of cute video of kids from Hunters Woods Elementary talking about the project, which is actually fairly heartwarming for a Monday morning.

But that warm fuzzy feeling soon fades. "Are you a senior citizen or know someone who is?" Sigle then asks, kicking off a segment on growing old, which is a hellish nightmare something we all must face with grace and dignity. Fairfax Supervisor Cathy Hudgins explains what "aging in place" means, which apparently has something to do with telling those damn kids to stay off your yard or something.

With all these intimations of mortality, "sometimes you just want to find a quiet place," Sigle then intones, kicking the narration over to RA President Kathleen Driscoll McKee, who has a "super duper surprise" for us -- one of "Reston's most hidden treasures." No, not Targetville! It's some pond, or more accurately, a stormwater retention facility called Bright Pond, which is accessible only by trail -- meaning you can't back your Escalade up to the water's edge and do some fly fishing while sitting on the tailgate. McKee promptly gets dive-bombed by a dragonfly, then warns us that swimming is strictly verboten. And that's a wrap!


  1. As I watched the video about "aging in place", I munched a delicious Soylent wafer...

  2. "telling those damn kids to stay off your yard or something."

    I thought we were trying to tell those damn kids to stay off our trails...

  3. Bright Pond can be seen from Reston Parkway north of Weihle on the right side heading north bound.

  4. Anon 4:44,

    Only if the kids are smoking.

  5. Isn't Bright Pond the one that has the sign saying that it is private property?


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