Happy birthday to me! We decided to go on a tour of downtown Austin to celebrate. Who am I kidding? We don’t really do anything for our birthdays… just kind of happened to book it at this time. (We rebel and don’t do birthday gifts for each other. We like to give little gifts throughout the year.)
I decided I love Segways when we went to Disney World with friends in 2006 and got to try them out at Epcot.
I was exposed to Segways only for a brief demo and quickly got reprimanded for going too fast. But, I knew I loved them. And, I was right. We had a blast on our tour! And, we got to go the maximum speed of 12 mph with no reprimand. Yay!
Here we are on Segways in front of the Texas capitol building, getting ready for our two hour tour.
And, a little closer up at the Driskill Hotel, where we stopped to warm up. I’m not photogenic – don’t make fun! Yep, that’s a borrowed jacket that I’m wearing. I thought I would be fine in a t-shirt. And, well, yes, that is total helmet hair and we did block the cow’s head. Oops!
Do you have any idea how hard it is to take photos while on a Segway? Well, let me tell you – very hard! You’re never really completely still, even when stopped. You are balancing and rocking a bit no matter what. So, yeah, didn’t get to take the best photos, but the ride was a blast!
Here is some of what I captured along the way.
Only in Texas?!
Our tour group.
Austin is known for it’s bats. 1.5 million make a home here under a bridge that runs along the southern border of downtown. This bar on 6th street is named in relation to our bats.
The Driskill Hotel.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Have you been on a Segway? They have these tours in most cities!