Monday, October 19, 2009

Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center

I am now taking my daughter to a Music Together class on Sunday mornings at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland College Park. There is a locker room right by the dance studio that we usually use to change her and it works well because there is a bench we use as a changing table. But, this last Sunday we were in the main lobby and I check in to other bathrooms (men's) and there was no changing tables. Again, I am always surprised when a newer building that serves a large range of people use doesn't put in changing tables in the men's bathrooms - maybe there are none in the women's' bathrooms either, but I, obviously, didn't check. I really like the center as it presents some wonderful performances and does a fair amount of stuff to engage the local community, but it aggregating that it doesn't supply appropriate facilities to families that might be coming to it performances and activities.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hyattsville Target

Seems like the time to check out the chain stores in the area. I guess it's not unexpected that yes Target has a changing table for Dads - they actually have a whole "family bathroom", which are really the best because you get complete privacy and the room to do what ya need to do. So, yea Target.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Starbucks in Hyattsville

After we took our daughter to Little Gym today we stopped by this local Starbucks. We hung out for a while because some family was with us, so we needed to change diapers a couple of times. Unfortunately the men's room does not have a changing table. This surprised me - thought that Starbucks would certainly have a changing table in the men's bathroom, but they do not.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PF Chang's in Kennsington

OK, so, yea, we went to PF Chang's for dinner last night. We are not ones who usually visit chain restuarants, but we had some gift certificates so headed out. Took us forever to get there because of the crazy traffic on the beltway and almost lost our reservation, but, luckily (I guess) didn't. Well the good news is that YES they had a changing table in the men's room. Though I must say I wish they put the changing table in the larger fully accessible bathroom. It is alittle odd changing my daughter's diaper in the middle of the bathroom with people (meaning, men) walking in and out all around us - and this isn't just PF Chang, but many places. But, they had a table and that is excellent!