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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Our monthly card gang was at our house the other night and during the course of the conversation, one of the guys said he took his young son “sightseeing” in downtown Roanoke even though he lives in Salem.
He said they drove to Reserve Avenue and boarded a trolley there that took them to the Taubman Museum of Art and points elsewhere in the downtown area, delighting his son all along the way.
The rest of us were astounded to hear this — we had no idea the trolley even existed and that you could ride it all over downtown.
Not too long after this, I was reading The Roanoke Times and caught the article about Garden Week and riding the trolley around to visit houses that were open during that event. Why isn’t the trolley publicized more? It should be on billboards surrounding the city as part of a vibrant downtown.
One of my close high school friends who currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, will be visiting me in May for a few days.
I’ll definitely take her downtown and hop on a trolley so she can enjoy the sights and sounds.
It’s time to be a tourist again in Roanoke!
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