And now we can hop the train into the next city here in Hampton Roads!
The passengers were all on the train. The doors closed. Quietly, the train began to move. The ride is SSSOOOOO smooth! As we rode along, we noticed that the light rail planners had incorporated train whistle sounds for when the train passed through suburban areas, and clanging train bell sounds for urban crossings. It was fantastical!
The children (remember, not MY children, but the dear ones of complete strangers!) and I giggled uncontrollably. We noted all the passing scenery as if we'd seen it for the first time. We wondered at the screeching sounds as the train slowly navigated sharp turns. We agreed at every stop along the way that we would not be disembarking here!
|Entrance to the exhibit|
"They were both born in Hamburg, Germany, to Jewish families and lived together in Paris from 1936 to 1940. Hours before the Nazis marched into the city in June 1940, the Reys fled on bicycles, carrying drawings for their children’s stories, including one about a mischievous monkey, then named Fifi."
|Tom reading "Curious George Gets a Medal"|
|Photo: Tide passengers, taken by a tiny new friend|