A Sunday afternoon trainride

On Sunday afternoon, Husband and I decided the beautiful day was a perfect opportunity to try out the new light rail in Hampton Roads, called The Tide.

It cost us only $3.50 each to be able to ride the light rail all day, but it wasn’t a bad price just to go into the city for the afternoon either.

We started at the Newtown station, just across the Virginia Beach line. We took the train almost all the way to the end, and got off at York St. From there, we stopped into a local coffeehouse called The Cure (www.curenorfolk.com).

Although they were out of the particular drink I initially wanted to try (Gingerbread Rooibos tea), I would highly recommend them to anyone in search of an independent coffee shop with great selection. (They serve food too!) I ended up with a “Harvest” steamer (carmel and cinnamon) and enjoyed every drop.

From there we walked lazily through the old part of Norfolk (Freemason and Ghent areas) sipping our steaming beverages, exclaiming over the old architecture, and enjoying the city gardens. The live oak trees were absolutely amazing. I wish we could have gone in some of the homes that we saw, I can just imagine the stories those walls could tell…a few of the gated gardens too!

It’s hard to think of a more perfect afternoon…