Thursday, August 16, 2018

Summer Summer Summertime....

Greetings from Ireland - and a quick note to let you know that there will be no weekend guides this weekend and next! Instead, will be traveling routes of different numbers from Dublin ==> Sligo as we take a minute to get reacquainted with old friends, neighbors and family in my motherland!  Cheers!

Route One Fun Ireland

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Where Am I Wednesday - Historic House Edition!

Have you seen this historic house during any of your travels along Route One in Prince George's County?  Can you correctly identify where the Holbrook House calls home?

Holbrook House, College Park, Prince George's County
Photo by Brian Jackson
According to the description, "[T]he Holbrook House was built in 1927...is an excellent example of a mail-order house and one of two examples of the Alhambra model from Sears Roebuck and Company known to exist in Prince George's County today."

📷 Thanks to Brian Jackson for submitting this photo for Route One Fun's #whereamIwednesday series! Would you like your photo of a cool-though-off-the-beaten-path place along Route One featured in this series?  Send it my way! Sarah@routeonefun.com  👏

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Marco & Polo Central Asian Cuisine Opening Soon in Hyattsville

Marco & Polo Central Asian Cuisine, a new restaurant featuring the "exotic flavors of the Silk Road" is opening this September next to Old Dominion Brewhouse in Hyattsville! 😋 You can expect the menu for this new restaurant to include foods blending the best of Asian, Russian, Uzbek and Turkish cuisines. Quadruple yum! 


Ever taste some legendary Uyghur noodles? How about Turkish lentil soup? Urumchi salad?  Well, you'll soon have you chance to indulge as these appear to be some of Marco & Polo's specialties.

Marco & Polo Central Asian Cuisine Hyattsville Maryland
📷 source: Marco & Polo's Facebook Page 

A quick look at their Facebook page shows a menu including Uyghur Adana Beef Kabab, Steamed Lamb Dumplings, Shish Kebab (lamb, beef or chicken), Uyghur Kordax Mix and more! (And for those needing a refresher, the Silk Road refers to the ancient trading route that connected the East and West, from China in the east to Persia and on to the Mediterranean in the west, as described here.)


Seems like something quite unique for this area, no? Looking forward to checking out Marco & Polo when it opens next month! Also looking forward to checking out the nearby Vie Cafe, also opening this fall as I shared in this post here.

Marco & Polo Central Asian Cuisine is coming soon to 6504 America Blvd, Hyattsville.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: August 10th-12th

Art Works Now Maryland Toddler Time

Fun with Feathered Friends, Hands-on Arts & Crafts, Storytime-a-plenty and more along Maryland's Route One in Route One Fun's Kids' Weekend Guide!

Many thanks to Riverdale Park Station for sponsoring this guide! 
Riverdale Park Station Logo


👋 No weekend guides for the next two weekends. In the meantime, keep up with Route One Fun on Facebook and Instagram! 👍 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Adults' Weekend Guide: August 9th-12th

Proteus Bicycles College Park
Tour de Brew is this weekend! 📷: Proteus Bicycles

A Groove Dance Party in Beltsville, Tour 🚲 de 🍺 Brew kicking off in College Park, Battle of Bladensburg Encampment in Riverdale Park, Airmail Centennial Celebration in College Park & more, all inside Route One Fun's Adults' Weekend Guide!

Many thanks to Riverdale Park Station for sponsoring this guide! 
Riverdale Park Station Logo


👋 No weekend guides for the next two weekends. In the meantime, keep up with Route One Fun on Facebook and Instagram! 👍 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Where Am I Wednesday

Where does this colorful, glass "Totem" sculpture call home?  (Hint: This public art was commissioned by the Hyattsville CDC but is not located in Hyattsville.) Perhaps you've seen this tall piece of local art while walking along one the bike paths / Rhode Island Trolley Trail (big hint, there!)? Perhaps you can't put your finger on the precise location but the artist's work you've seen many times before? Highly plausible, as sculptor Alan Binstock is kind of a big deal here, there and everywhere! 😊 (In fact, his Ribbon of Life sculpture was the subject of this Route One Fun post here.)

Totem Alan Binstock Local Art Sculpture Prince George's County

Or perhaps you've passed this sculpture as you walked by the vacant buildings across the street and came up with a bajillion ideas as to what local, small businesses you'd like to see set up shop there. Me, too, buds.  Me, too.

So - in which Route One community is this sculpture located?  

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: August 3rd-5th


Summer fun continues with Baby Water Play in Laurel, Bookworm Bookends in Hyattsville, Crafternoon - Dance Painting in Bowie, Dinosaur Park in Laurel, STEM:tastic & Astronomy Star Party in Greenbelt & more, all inside Route One Fun's Kids' Weekend Guide!

Special thanks to this weekend's sponsor! 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Adults' Weekend Guide: August 2nd-5th

Kathryn Polk Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Hyattsville
📷 Art by Kathryn Polk via Pyramid Atlantic

From an art opening in Hyattsville, boot camp in Bladensburg, yoga in College Park, to a film screening and an 'All the Stars' Outdoor Dance Party in Brentwood, this weekend is gonna be one for the books!

Many thanks to this weekend's sponsor!