On Friday DH, a friend and I took the blue light rail to downtown Minneapolis to the downtown Hennepin County library. The green and blue lines of the light rail began operation in June of 2014, and this was the first time the three of us had ridden on it. What took us so long?! It is slick, fast, and sure beats driving, searching for a parking spot and paying parking fees. As my grandson said, riding it "is an experience." On the way downtown a boisterous group of young adults dominated the train car with pretty stupid behaviour, but another young man assisted us in confirming where we should embark and where to walk to find the library a block away. Quite a contrast. The whole afternoon was enjoyable and educational. Learned a lot on the light rail and in the library. We ended the field trip by stopping for cookies and coffee at a local cafe.