This weekend we spent an afternoon in nearby Falls Church. They have a cool little business corridor on Route 7, before it becomes the craziness of either Seven Corners or Tysons.
First we went to Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. This place is like Key West in NoVa. Flip flops everywhere, seafood and an outdoor bar with space for live musicians. The food is good and generous, and the place is super family friendly – they have an actual changing table in the restroom, which, after scores of those pull down tables in bathrooms leaving you no room for your diaper bag, I am very appreciative of.
And speaking of live musicians – we saw Hanson’s tour bus pull into the State Theater just next door to the restaurant! You know, Hanson? MMMBop? Young girls were flittering all about.
Then I got sucked into Doodlehopper 4 Kids – a toy store with all the brands of toys I love for Bean – Melissa & Doug, Plan, Alex, Manhattan Toy. They are toys that are mostly wooden and leave something to the imagination. It’s not unlike Toy Corner in Oakton.
Fifty dollars later, we sat at a tavern right on Route 7. I fed Bean, Drew had a beer. I don’t remember the name of the place, but it was across the street from Ireland’s Four Provinces, which is another good watering hole.
Then we went to MoBu Kids (“MoBu” as in “Monkey Business”). Bean was invited to a first birthday party there, and it rocked! Twenty kids all wiggling and moving around, and then an activity time involving little musical instruments and a parachute. Bean loved watching all the kids and was so tired at bedtime that she was falling asleep as she sipped her bottle! I had a blast, too.