Sunday, November 18, 2007

I'm Home!

Well, I'm back from the big metropolis of Washington DC. My company, TRIAID Rehabilition Products, exhibited our tricycles at the Washington Convention Center. The exhibit was from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

Here is a picture of one of the trikes. These are for kids with Cerebral Palsy or other special needs. The trikes enable them to get out and ride with other kids or their families when they may not be able to ride a two wheel trike. It is really great to see a child on one of our trikes. They get such a big smiles on their faces.

The Convention Center:

Our hotel, The Hampton Inn. Very nice place. Very big King size bed. The hotel was 2 blocks from the Convention Center so we walked everyday.

This is the lobby of the hotel. There was a room with 2 computers where visitors could access the internet.

We went to the Chinatown - 7th Street area everynight. This is the entrance to Chinatown. This place was really busy but it is also where all the resturants were. It was about 2 blocks from our hotel.

Wednesday night we ate at Fuddruckers. They make really big hamburgers! I had a bacon cheeseburger with mayo, lettuce, & tomato. Very good.

Thursday night we rode the metro to Pentagon City.

We ate at the food court there. This mall is 4 stories high. The shops were too expensive for my pocketbook. All I bought for myself was a strawberry smoothie! Yummy!

On Friday night we had Chinese in Chinatown. I had the cashew chicken. It was very good but I couldn't eat it all. Then we went to the movies. The Regal Cinama on 7th Street has 14 screens.

We saw the movie Beowulf in 3D. I really liked it. If you like movies such as Lord of the Rings you will like it. The 3d effects were really neat. It was my first 3d movie. It was awkard putting the 3d glasses on over my glasses but once the movie got going I forgot about it. I have never read the story but Sara & Lori both have read it in school and like it.

It turned cold on Thursday. Cold and very windy. I sure was glad for my new LL Bean Barn coat!

I sure was glad to get home to Cumberland on Saturday night! DC is nice but too big for me. There was too much noise. Too many sirens and horns all the time even during the night.


Robin said...

Those trikes are really neat.

I love your LL Bean barn coat. I've always wanted one of those.

happybunny said...

Am so glad you posted the photos of your trip. The trikes are superb - how wonderful for children and their families to be able to enjoy cycling together. The shopping mall and the metro looked awesome but as you say theres no place like home.