Smile #104 – Ride the Trolley

Bubble and I traveled uptown for a taste of 7th Street Public Market.  We arrived just after the major lunch crowd, yet the market was still bustling with locals.  We both agreed the market reminded us of Reading Terminal in Philly.  With a nice selection of local food, Bubble and I took our time to decide. Finally, I ordered a BBQ chicken savory crepe from Hazelnuts Creperie while Bubble opted for a burger from Local Loaf.

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Right next door to the market is the Levine Museum of the New South.  Without a clue, we walked in anyways.  I was quite surprised to find Charlotte themed products available at the museum gift shop.  I have been searching for a proper Charlotte postcard!  Don’t mind the glitters!

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The greatest gem we discovered today is Charlotte latest transportation initiative.  To that I say, move over light rail!  Gold Line Street Car is the classiest new ride!

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Dong Dong Dong, here comes the trolley!  The green and yellow trolley is a replicate of Charlotte’s first streetcar.  Even though it is equipped with modern technology, the wooden interior expressed a retro and vintage flair.  It was a novelty experience for sure!  🙂

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The short ride connects Presbyterian Hospital to the Epicenter.  We took a round trip from Elizabeth.  By going less than 20 mph, we passed by places that I never noticed before!  For instance, I now know where bail bond places are.

I look forward to riding the streetcar again in the future.  It is a good alternative of getting to uptown without all the hassle!

 

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