“I had such a fabulous time. I learned so much more about the culture and history than I had expected, and that added a very special dimension to the riding, which also was fabulous! I loved the expansive open landscape, the miles of meadows, the cathedral-like beech forests, with the beautiful vignettes of a forgotten pastoral life sprinkled around the valleys. Mihai was such an engaging host, on so many levels — it was fantastic to be able to meet a new generation of enthusiastic Romanians and hear their visions of the future. The lodgings were very comfortable, the food excellent, the James Herriott-style barnyard charming. “
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'Dear Mihai Now I am officially back State-side I can write you properly to send a million thanks for such a fabulous week with you at Villa Abbatis. Everything was super - great people with you, great horses, great riding country, great tack, and great hospitality, accommodation and food. On the last subject, I was really touched first that your team sent us on our way with a food pack and second, and even more, that my little pack included a jar of your mother’s very special rhubarb and walnut jam - it is just the best: please tell her and please thank her. Also, I’d love it if you could possibly send me the recipe for that and for the very lovely nut cake she sent us on one of our picnic days. People always ask when I come back if I had a good time - well - this time, you can be sure - they get huge smiles from me and huge praises of Transylvania, Romania and you, your horses and your place. Thanks again. Ann '
'Dear Mihai We are back home now after our trip, with lots of catching up to do, but I wanted to thank you for the wonderful time that we had with you in Apos. You and everyone at Villa Abbatis looked after us exceptionally well. We hugely enjoyed all the expeditions to the different places and the food and experiences that we had there were very special. The musical evening that you arranged with those incredible musicians was fantastic. We so much enjoyed meeting and talking with your friends, and of course William Blacker. As it was we all had a great time and bring back with us many happy and lasting memories. We were beginning to feel part of the ‘family’ and missed you all when we were back on the tourist trail, even though we saw and did some interesting things during the few days we had left. Thank you so very much for giving us such a fun and interesting week. It was a wonderful and memorable experience. All the best from all of us Briony and Alexander '
'Time is flying! Nearly three weeks since I am back from a lovely holiday in Transsilvania.. Feels on the one hand like I was there just yesterday and on the other hand like it's been already a long time ago and I just could go again.. Why Transsilvania..? I don't know. Somehow it was in my mind and by fortune I hat the chance beginning of June to join a group of Susan from Imagine Riding. I didn't expect something very different, oriental or special and was focused on the nature. So I arrived there and it was really nothing special - on the one hand.. but something very special on the other hand. From the scenery/landscape big stretches look similar like it does in my country in south east of Germany. But the nature! <3 I was so happy and fascinated to see the COLOURFUL (and not only just green) meadows, rich of flowers.. you even can smell it! That's the kind of nature I know from my childhood and what I am really missing nowadays when asking myself 'where have all the flowers gone'. Nature just like it should be. Huge, healthy mixed forests, also the paths through the meadows and forest soft and with a sound ground. Not overfarmed and compressed like the grassland, fields and dirt roads we have it nowadays in most of the areas in Europe where big farming is a big business.. What else to say? The rides are providing different impressions of the beautiful landscape, big forests, rolling hills beautiful meadows, you are not getting tired with watching and enjoying. Intresting, old and small villages where the buildings having their own charm, history and stories. So you become somehow for a little time part of it while getting intresting information about the history, culture and background. The rooms are basic but charming and comfortable. Meals are fresh and tasty. The horses are well trained, well cared, lovely and in good shape. Mihai is a great host, supported by a great team. His open and friendly way taking care about his guests makes you feeling welcome from the beginning, treated as a friend and not just like a 'number' and giving you the impression like when leaving you are leaving as a friend. To sum it up: It was my first time there but I am sure it won't be my last time there 😉 '
Dear Mihai, Yours is the most beautiful part of Transylvania, and is of course the part in which my book is set, and so close to my heart .. and where in the old days I have ridden so often. I have heard only the very highest praise for your trips from many friends and am longing to come and ride with you too ! It is exceedingly kind of you to support, through your rides, Prince Charles's and our work to preserve the historic architecture and landscape in the villages all around you, and to build traditional tile and brick kilns like the wonderful one in Apos. The balance is so delicate, but if we can all work together sensitively to save this we will truly have done a great and worthy thing. Anyway I am very impressed with all that you are doing! So 'spor la treaba!', with friendship, William
Just two words: utterly incredible! I and my two girls - aged 10 and 14 - are horseback riders at home in Istanbul. This place was recommended to us by a Romanian lady who used to live and work in Istanbul. Mihai and Bianca are no ordinary hosts. They welcome you with open hearts as if you are a distant relative. The horses are wonderful - very good breeds - and they select the right horse for you. The nature is incredible. You ride for 3 hours to arrive at the next village. In between, you only see plains, forests and fields with incredible fauna. You encounter deers, foxes, bird life and even bear paw prints on your way. No fences, no buildings in sight until you reach the next village. It is pure paradise and a cultural delight. Mihai knows what pace to take, whether to trot or canter or even gallop depending on your level and the mood of the horses (and sometimes your own mood). The cooking is home cooking and delicious. My girls enjoyed all food presented to them and so did I. The farm has a range of different dogs and is therefore perfect for kids to play when not on horseback. Congrats to such achievement and conservation efforts! We will surely come back soon.
Highlight of Sibiu! We came for the horses - but stayed an additional hour for the puppy. Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling through Sibiu! The stables are beautiful and the horses are happy and well taken care of. This was unlike any other horseback riding tour I’ve been on. Mihai has a vast knowledge of the area, history and wildlife - making it a very educational ride. The trail itself is dynamic, showcasing the wooded and more rural parts of the area. Mihai and Bianca are two of the most welcoming people we met in Romania, would love to cross paths again.
Excellent riding holiday in Transylvania We were looked after for 5 days by Mihai and Bianca including a 3 day riding tour of Transylvania. Turbotax keygen torrent. The horses were good quality, the overnight stops very good indeed and the local food, wine and schnapps first class. Mihai is very knowledgable and passionate about traditional Romanian architecture, history, customs and the future of his country. The scenery was fantastic and we were lucky enough to see bears. The riding is adventurous but not difficult and Mihai and Bianca could not have been more attentive.
Amazing riding tour I have just returned from a 3 day riding tour of Transylvania organised by Mihai and Bianca from Villa Abbatis. It was just incredible. Wonderful horses that were looked after so well, fantastic riding through forests, pastures and traditional villages. We stayed the first night at Villa Abbatis which was lovely and very comfortable and then did a circular horse riding safari staying in excellent guest houses. We met very interesting people and ate delicious local home cooked food. We learnt about the history and local culture from Mihai and Bianca. If you love riding you should book this wonderful adventure.
|Founded||January,1990; 31 years ago|
|Service area||Prince George's County, Maryland, U.S.|
|Service type||Bus service|
|Operator||RATP Dev(since July 1, 2020)|
TheBus (stylized as THEBUS) is a bus transportation system serving Prince George's County, Maryland, providing Monday-Saturday service. There are 29 bus routes, with most operating between Washington Metro stations in the county, with two routes running to Upper Marlboro. The fare is $1.25, but seniors (age 60+), the disabled, one child under 5 years old, and students (between 2:00PM and 7:00PM) ride free. On October 13, 2008, TheBus began accepting payment using SmarTrip regional farecards. The County has contracted operations and maintenance of THE BUS system to RATP Dev.
The idea for Prince George's County establishing its own transit system was initially brought up by Prince George's County in 1986, as a way of providing better transportation access to the Upper Marlboro Courthouse and other important government offices, that were isolated from the many of the other areas of Prince George's County that were served by WMATA's Metrorail and Metrobus System. While WMATA itself could have easily have provided these areas of Prince George's County, it was not very cost effective for Prince George's County to allow WMATA to do so as WMATA would have charged Prince George's County for the costs of operating those particular bus routes. WMATA charges counties the costs of operating some routes, because as regional routes they were not profitable due to lower ridership. Therefore, Prince George's County decided it would be much cheaper for the county to operate their own transit system instead. Prince George's County learned watching Montgomery County's success of developing its own 'Ride On' transit system in March 1975, which also was being asked by WMATA to pay for their buses on routes in Montgomery County. Thus, Prince George's County's 'The Bus' system was created in January 1990.
The first two 'The Bus' routes that Prince George's County started off operating were routes 20 and 21. Route 20 would operate between the Addison Road Metro Station (WMATA's Blue Line's northern terminus in Prince George's County at the time, prior to the Largo Town Center extension in December 2004) and the Upper Marlboro Courthouse. Route 21, on the other hand, would operate between the New Carrollton Metro Station (WMATA's Orange Line's northern terminus in Prince George's County) and the Equestrian Center, also serving the Upper Marlboro Courthouse as well. After observing the success of these two Prince George's County bus routes, Prince George's County decided to expand its routes in April 1996 from two routes to six. The Bus system was able to increase the number of routes it operated around this time as WMATA's northern Green Line stations in Prince George's County, which notably were the West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza, College Park U of MD, and Greenbelt opened about three years earlier in December, 1993. Thus, there were even more residential areas around these stations to serve. These additional routes would serve areas somewhat already served by WMATA's Metrobus and Metrorail system but instead provide additional transportation service to residents and business living in those areas. Even more routes were added as several Metro Green Line stations opened in January, 2001, which notably were the Southern Avenue, Naylor Road, Suitland, and Branch Avenue Metro Stations. Then, eventually, in December, 2004, PG County's The Bus expanded once again when WMATA's new Blue Line stations, Morgan Boulevard and the Largo Town Center Metro Stations, opened.
Beginning on November 7, 2020, TheBus launched new Saturday service on routes 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 30, 32, 33, 35, and 36. All routes operate every 30-45 minutes between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
As of September 2020, the fleet consists of the following:
|Amount in service||Fuel Propulsion||Powertrain (Engine/Transmission)||Notes|
|2008-2012||35 ft (10.67 m)||63159-63170, 63188-63217, 62616, 62623-62628, 62633-62652|
|2011-2012||29 ft (8.839 m)||62617-62622, 62629-62632|
|2019||35 ft (10.67 m)||63011-63016|
E-Z Rider II BRT
Low Floor BRT
|2020||29 ft (8.839 m)||63017-63031|
|Year||Builder and model name||Numbers|
(engine and transmission)
|9485, 9493, 9497|
Orion V (05.501)
|1999||Thomas Built Buses|
|2000-01, 2004||Thomas Dennis|
|63004-63008, 63017-63031, 63076-63078|
|63009-63016, 63039-63056, 63100|
|53012, 53015-53016, ?|
All routes operate between Monday and Friday with select routes operating on Saturday. Service usually ends around 7:00 pm.
|Greenbelt Metrorail Station – Greenway Center||Greenbelt station|
|West Hyattsville Metrorail Station – Gwen Britt Senior Center||West Hyattsville station||Gwen Britt Senior Center|
|West Hyattsville Metrorail Station – County Service Building - Hamilton Street||Prince George's Plaza station||West Hyattsville station|
|Prince George's Plaza Metrorail Station – College Park Metrorail Station||Prince George's Plaza station||College Park–University of Maryland station|
|Greenbelt Metrorail Station – New Carrollton Metrorail Station||Greenbelt station||New Carrollton station|
|New Carrollton Metrorail Station – Greenbelt Station||New Carrollton station||Greenbelt station|
|College Park IKEA – Mount Rainier Terminal||IKEA (College Park, MD)||Mt. Rainer Terminal|
|Langley Park Transit Center – Addison Road MetroRail||Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center||Addison Road station|
|Addison Road Metrorail Station – County Courthouse||Addison Road station||County Courthouse|
|New Carrollton Metrorail Station – County Courthouse/Equestrian Center||New Carrollton station||County Courthouse|
|New Carrollton – Prince George's Community College – MVA||New Carrollton station||Motor Vechile Administration Largo|
|Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station – Chatsfield Way||Morgan Boulevard station||Brightseat Road @ Evarts Street|
|Addison Road Metrorail Station – Sheriff Road||Cheverly station||Addison Road station|
|Capitol Heights – Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station||Morgan Boulevard station||Capitol Heights station|
|Capitol Heights Metrorail Station – Highview Place||Capitol Heights station|
|Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station – Largo Metrorail Station||Morgan Boulevard station||Largo Town Center station|
|Landover Metrorail Station – Kent Village||Landover station|
|Largo Metrorail Station – Woodmore Towne Center||Largo Town Center station|
|Branch Avenue Metrorail Station - Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital||Branch Avenue station||Southern Maryland Hospital|
|Clinton Fringe Parking Lot - Naylor Road Metrorail Station||Clinton Fringe Parking Lot||Naylor Road station|
|Padgett's Corner Shopping Center - Southern Avenue Metrorail Station||Southern Avenue station||Old Branch Avenue @ Allentown Way|
|Suitland Metrorail Station- Capital Crossing Apartments||Suitland station||Capital Crossing Apartments|
|Southern Avenue Metro Station – Camp Springs||Southern Avenue station||Padgetts Corner|
|Oxon Hill Park and Ride Lot - Ft. Washington Senior Residences||Oxon Hill Park & Ride||Ft. Washington Senior Residences|
|Clinton Fringe Park & Ride Lot - Mattawoman-Beantown Road Park & Ride||MTA Park & Ride Lot||Clinton Fringe Parking Lot|
|Camp Springs - Southern Avenue Metrorail Station||Camp Springs||Southern Avenue station|
|Equestrian Center – Courthouse - Chrysler Building||Equestrian Center|
|Equestrian Center – Courthouse – Marlboro Meadows||Equestrian Center||Marlboro Meadows||Introduced on August 24, 2020 to replace route 53.|
|Equestrian Center – Courthouse – Dille Drive||Equestrian Center||Correctional Center||Introduced on August 24, 2020 to replace route 53.|
These routes have been served by TheBus at one point but have since been discontinued due to either low ridership, simplification to other routes, or combined into another route.
|Route||Name||Terminals||Major streets||Notes and History|
|Greenbelt to Goddard Corporate Park||Greenbelt station||Goddard Corporate Park|
|Equestrian Center to Courthouse Shuttle|
|Villages of Marlborough - Marlboro Meadows||Village Drive West at Clairfield Lane||Clairfield Lane - Arrival|