Monday, August 22, 2011

ride the tide

Norfolk has a light rail! Yes, that is basically a subway, but above ground. We proudly call it "The Tide" in honor of, well, the ocean and stuff.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, the city is offering free rides until August the 28th. This nifty, and brand-spankin new train has a station that is about a 5 minute walk from my house and boy, did we take advantage of it this weekend! Me and the kids wandered down there with our new housemates, and dear friends, to take the train to MacArthur center. Boy was it packed! (especially with all the strollers we had with us.)

At the station

Maybe we are having way too much fun riding public transportation.

Smooshed, but happy.

 One of the best parts about having this train (and having it so close to my home) is that it stops exactly in front of my favorite coffee shop- Bean There- the coffee shop that I rarely went to before because parking was nonexistent, unless you managed to obtain a metered space or park at the mall for a fee.

Atreyu and Miguel playing chess at Bean There.

So if you're in the area be sure to "ride the Tide" this week while it's still free.

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