Category Archives: Washington D.C.

Segway Bistro

On October 16, 2012 I woke up and Ivan didn’t sleep much again because of his asthma.  We’re convinced it’s something in the house.

We drove to CVS and parked the car there.

Ivan, Lil Dave and I took the Metro to the Center. 

We went on a Segway tour in Washington, D.C. 


The tour went to many places along the National Mall like the FBI building, Capitol Building, The White House and the Lincoln Memorial.


We got the car back in Takoma Park. 

I drove us to Baltimore which is only a short drive away.  I wanted to visit since this is where I was born.

Ivan was hungry and got a veggie delight sandwich.

We checked in at the Airbnb place with a lady named Deb.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t any wi-fi.

We went into the city where nothing was really happening.  We got a house salad at Chiapparelli’s which Deb recommended.

We walked around Pier V and ate the tasty house salad.

Later, we went to dinner at Corner Bistro.  Lil Dave had banana fries and a chicken and banana burger.  Ivan and I shared a corn chowder with lump crab added.  We also got a main course of crab cakes with sweet potato fries and green beans.  It was a lovely meal.

We drove back and watched Parks and Recreation before heading to bed.


Mark’s Museum

I woke up on October 15, 2012 and Ivan didn’t sleep much the night before.  His asthma was really bothering him. 

We headed to the Prince Georges mall where I bought a jumper (jacket) at Ross.  I thought it would be wise to get a thicker jacket since it’s been getting cold and will probably be colder as we head up towards New York.

Ivan and I got food at Subway.

We dropped off the car at the house since the guy at the house said there’s no parking around the station.

Ivan noticed parking at CVS right near the station that we could have used. 

Took the Metro to Metro Center.  We walked along the National Mall where we saw the National Monument.

Next, we checked out the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. 


We checked out a few different areas of the museum like fossils, mammals and dinosaurs. 


Ivan and I each got a nice grilled eggplant sandwich with cheese and sundried tomatoes.  Lil Dave got a banana soup. 


It’s a really big museum and we didn’t end up seeing everything. 

Ivan wanted to do a free walking tour in an hour and a half.  The clouds looked gloomy and dark, so it looked like rain.  We decided to head back and do a Segway tour tomorrow instead.

Later, we went to dinner at Mark’s Café.  Ivan had a vegetarian chili.  Lil Dave had a banana noodle dish.  Ivan and I each had a great bibimbap with brown rice.

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