|Sister cars: the new Prius Prime in white and my sister's older Prius in blue|
Most trips I take, I do an environmental calculus: if I take a plane, what is my cabin footprint? If I go by train, what about the roundtrip to the train station - can I go by cab? If I have to be picked up at the other end, that's another trip. And if I drive, what's the gas mileage?
The Prius Prime makes it easy
|2 weeks before we got to DC, my daughter saw this cherry tree in full bloom|
|The incredible kale salad at Zaytinya - going green|
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|Zaytinya's fantastic hommus (their spelling)|
The upside was that in early spring, we were able to eat outside. DC really embraces outdoor dining, and we found sidewalk cafes everywhere.
It can be difficult to snag a table at Zaytinya, but the outdoor seating area nearly doubles the capacity. We had a vegetarian feast of small plates. Some of the dishes were: kale with smoked olives, crispy Brussels spouts, seared Halloumi cheese with dates, pomegranate, orange and mint, and beets with fennel. We had to have the creamy hommus. There was a never ending bowl of warm, freshly made pita.
Note: Toyota loaned me the Prius Prime for a test drive. Opinions expressed are my own.