Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category

From Prague to Innsbruck

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

This is going to be an inverted posting. I'll start with when we arrived where we are now, then where we went to dinner. Then I'll describe the trip here. We're in Innsbruck, which is surrounded by snowy mountains. Out our balcony, this is what we see (when it's not dark). Okay, ...

Last kiss in Prague…

Monday, April 13th, 2009

We're spending our last night in Prague doing laundry and making reservations in Innsbruck. My sister Sharon was kind enough to call the 800 number for hotels.com, since we don't have a phone. It turns out that the apartment building has a washer & dryer in the basement—one of each, unfortunately, ...

From Heidelberg to Prague

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

I'm sitting here in an apartment in Prague, enjoying a nice cup of tea. It turns out that my guess that smotana na šl'ahanie or ?ertstvá smetana ke šlehání meant "table cream" was right. Who knew? Below is a shot of Karen plotting out new adventures for tomorrow. We plan to ...

Hello from Hochenheim!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

We're in Hochenheim, Germany tonight. We picked up the rental car at 10 this morning, then drove straight to Germany. End of story. If it were only that simple. For starters, I couldn't find my international driver's license this morning. I don't need it for most of western Europe, but I'm told ...

The zoo, the other zoo, a martyr, and Pizza Hut: Last full day in Paris

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Today, we happily zipped off to the zoo… only to discover that it's closed for renovation. Yes. The whole damn zoo. Not just part of it. Right in the height of tourist season. Closed. The Paris zoo is supposed to be one of the best in Europe. I was really looking ...

Paris: Day 5. Marmottan, Montmartrobus, and more

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

We lingered this morning because Karen had some email business she needed to attend to. We finally left at about 1, and headed for the Marmottan—a huge collection of mostly-impressionistic art. Unlike the D'Orsay, there was no line. Also unlike the D'Orsay, they do not allow photography. The Marmottan is housed ...

Paris Day 3—the Orangerie and a boat ride

Monday, April 6th, 2009

This morning, we were up a bit earlier than yesterday—jet lag is just about conquered. We moseyed down to the boulangerie and bought some croissants for breakfast. After breakfast, we headed for the Orangerie on the Metro. As we were leaving, I remembered to take a picture from the front ...

Paris—Day 2. Rodin Museum, Notre Dame, and walks along the Seine… and birds!

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Jet lag is a pain. I slept from about midnight until 4 am… was basically awake from 4 to 6, and then slept until 8:30. I'll have to try to go to sleep earlier tonight, but I suspect that by the time I'm finished sorting through the 434 pictures I ...

Paris Day 1—Afternoon

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

After lunching and napping, we took the metro to go see Petit Palais. It's one of those rarities in Europe—a free art museum. They have a small collection of impressionistic pieces—one Monet, several Pissaros, a Cassatt, and a few others. Monet's Sunset on the Seine, Winter Effect is reminiscent of ...

Brick House Family Restaurant

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Karen & I finally tried the Brick House Family Restaurant for dinner tonight. They're in the Woodlawn area of Route 1, about six miles south of Alexandria—on the east side of Richmond Highway. There used to be a Chinese restaurant in that slot. Brick House is a mixed ethnic restaurant ...

Guajillo’s — Downhill

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

We went to Guajillo's in Arlington for dinner tonight. It's in a little strip that also contains Ray's Hell Burgers, Pho 75, and Village Bistro. Ray's the Steaks used to be there, too, but they've now moved up Wilson to 2300 (intersection of Clarendon and Quinn). In any case, we'd ...

December 28, 2008 in the Ft. Myers Area

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Yesterday, we headed out early to catch the service at the Ft. Myers UU church. According to their web site, the regular minister was to be doing the service. Unfortunately, she wasn't, but they were going to show a DVD of Van Jones' Ware Lecture which he gave at the ...

Picnic Pizza in Kingston, NY—Thumbs Down

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I did a bit of research and found that a number of folks had raved over Picnic Pizza in Kingston, NY—including several who drive many miles out of their way for Picnic's pizzas. So, my expectations were high. I ordered my standard — pepperoni and mushroom. The crust was too ...

Two Lights – Too Awful

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

We had lunch today at Two Lights Lobster Shack near Portland, Maine. We had clam chowder and lobster rolls. This was absolutely the worst lobster roll I've ever had—and I've had plenty. This was the first lobster roll that actually was worse than having nothing at all. There were three ...

Thursday, October 11, 2007: Belfast to Biddeford

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

We got under way from Belfast at about 11 this morning, after a breakfast of Hannaford's sausages and eggs. We first decided to stop at the Hannaford in Belfast and the Job Lots next door to it. Hannaford is the regional grocery chain that sort-of like Giant in the DC ...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007: Belfast to Bar Harbor and Back

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

While here, we've subscribed to Blue Streak for internet service. It's $4.95 per day. National Access (100k) is slow enough that I decided to go for Blue Streak, too. It's not amazingly fast, but it's faster than 100k. I decided to go for a walk while Karen was tending to matters. ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007: Augusta to Belfast

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007: Augusta to Belfast Tuesday morning, we set a course for Darby's in Belfast, Maine. On the way through Augusta, we stopped at a head shop called Cosmic Charlie's. While Karen looked at earrings, I decided to take a few pictures. The Olde Federal Building After Augusta, we drove to ...