As the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the Norfolk Tides diligently prepare young ballplayers for the big leagues. From 1969 to 1992, the team played as the Tidewater Tides and won five International League titles by using the gravitational pull of the moon to rocket home runs into orbit. Since their move in 1993, the team has played their home games at Harbor Park, a nautical-themed complex along the Elizabeth River that was recognized as the finest minor league park in the country by Baseball America in 1995.
Voted one of Modern Car Care magazine's Top 50 Car Washes of 2010, Cool Wave offers vehicles a state-of-the-art dirt-destroying experience. Drivers can treat their four-wheeled babies to an automatic wash ($6–$15, depending on service type), which features twenty-third-century Laserwash touch-free technology that lets customers busy their hands with more important things, such as giddily clapping or practicing umpire signals. Conversely, keep digits busy with self-service options. Clear your carriage of grime with a self-service wash ($2 for three minutes, $0.50 for each minute beyond that) and pick up insidious interior debris with a vacuuming session ($1 for four minutes). Cool Wave's self-service vacuuming and detailing bays are also extra wide to accommodate motorcycles with sidecars and overstuffed clown cars.
Lighthouse Inflatables makes it possible to traverse the high seas by renting out its store of inflatable watercraft. Air-filled motorboats, kayaks, and standup paddleboards move quickly across the water, and their buoyant design makes them easier to carry on land. Made from high-quality materials, the vessels are durable and tear-resistant, meaning paddlers won't suddenly find themselves in Poseidon's family room at the first sign of choppy waters. Rigid boats are also available for purchase, including sailboats and dinghies.