My Younger Years

Taking notes for my blog!

Taking notes for my blog!

Hello! My name is Jamaica and I’m following the footsteps of my aunt Jamie to become an author.  My father suggested that I did a blog about all of the fun and usually free places we

visit during the week.  I like playgrounds, but sometimes a nice walk through the woods is pretty cool too.  I am going to write about the different places around Loudoun County.  Enjoy!

Dinner at Mimi’s Cafe

Mimi’s Cafe – 21015 Dulles Town Center -  www.mimicafe.com

Mimi's Cafe

Mimi’s Cafe

My dad and I went to Mimi’s Cafe at the Dulles Town Center in Sterling.  The first thing I noticed when we got there was that it looked fancy.  I also noticed they had great music playing in the background. And, when we sat down, the cushions were bouncy.

When I first looked through the menu, I wasn’t impressed. But then I found two items I liked!  Grilled cheese sandwich and chicken fingers.  I chose the chicken fingers and got excited for dinner.

Wendy, our nice server, brought out the meals and I did not like the crust on the chicken fingers.  Mike, the manager, asked us how our meal was.  I said, “I did not like the chicken!”  Mike then offered mini cheeseburgers and I agreed.  That made me very happy!

The cheeseburgers were terrific!  Also, the french fries were great, too.  Then, I ended my meal with  a delicious hot fudge sundae.

Mimi SundaeI felt like Mimi’s Cafe was a great family  restaurant. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Mimi’s a 10 for it’s awesome customer service, delicious food (except the chicken fingers!) and fancy atmosphere!

Asburn Park – “Dino Park!”

Welcome to Ashburn Park – The Dinosaur Park!

Ashburn Park - Dino ParkAshburn Park, also known as Dino Park is great for ages 2 – 12. It has four different play areas, each with dinosaur themes with a variety of things to do.

Playground One ( Ages 2 – 5 ) ORANGE      Playground 1

This play area has 8 slides and a really fun see-saw.  Also has a play drum and bells to hit and make beautiful music.  This is the longest of the all the play areas and has a crawl tube underneath everything. I like the swirly slide on this play area!

 

Playground Two ( Ages 2 – 5 ) PURPLE

This play area has a lily pad balance beam and a  moving path that you are suppose to be able to walk across.  It also has three fun slides and two crawl through tubes. Great area to play tag on because of different entry areas to escape. Also good for hide-n-seek!

Playground Three ( Ages 2 – 5 ) YELLOW

Small play area with 2 slides.  Also has a climb-up hill on both sides and is slightly away from the other play areas.  This is a great play area to play “follow the leader”. The two sided wall at the top is fun to hide in, too!

Playground Four ( Ages 6 – 12 ) RED

This play area was my favorite.  It has monkey bars and a rock climbing wall. It also has a cool sideways ladder, tube slide and a search game.  Also has fun climb across ladders to get from one place to another.

Other Stuff!

This park has some asphalt paths leading somewhere for another blog, a swing set and a great gazebo for a family picnic or for parents to hang out and watch.

My Thoughts!

I most enjoyed the monkey bars because I’ve never been able to do them. On my first visit, I was able to do them and it was darn painful, but a lot of fun.  I give this park a high 8 of 10 rating.

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