Birthday and a Segway Tour!

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.

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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!

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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.

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Only in Texas?!

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Around town.

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Our tour group.

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Town lake.

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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.

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The Driskill Hotel.

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Inside?

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Copper ceiling.

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Hope you enjoyed the tour!   Have you been on a Segway?  They have these tours in most cities!

kristysig

15 Comments :

  1. What a fun way to spend your bday!! I’m going to have to try a segway tour next time I’m there!

  2. Happy Birthday, Kristy! You are too cute! I’ve always thought they looked fun, but with a 13 year old boy I thought I may be asking for trouble! :)

  3. Happy, happy birthday!! Looks like you had lots of fun!!

  4. that looks like so much fun! :)

  5. Happy Birthday Kristy! Hope your day was wonderful and that you have many blessings this year! It looks
    like you had a blast on your tour and those pictures make me want to come visit Austin, how beautiful! Of course if I come to Austin we are going to have to meet up and maybe take a Segway tour. :)

  6. Happy Birthday! I love the picture of everyone in the tour on their Segways — it’s funny how everyone is the exact distance apart and slightly to the right so you could capture them all. Sounds like a blast!

  7. How fun! I LOVE Austin and the surrounding area….what a great idea to take a tour this way. Thanks for sharing all the photos ~ great job! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and a magical year will follow.

    xo
    Pat

  8. Happy Birthday Kristy! The Segways look like so much fun. I am going to DisneyWorld for the 1st time in February and I would love to ride one of those. Loved the tour!

  9. Happy Birthday to you! I have never been on a segway, but it looks like a ton of fun!

  10. That looks super fun! Happy Birthday!

  11. Happy Birthday, Kristy! Thanks for that wonderful tour. It certainly looks like you had fun! So how is going down there, being closer to family? Hope all is going well.
    Carol

  12. That looks so fun! And Happy Birthday! We celebrated my birthday this weekend too!

  13. Thanks for the tour of Austin. I went to school in San Antonio and have fond memories of the two cities! Happy Birthday!

  14. Oh what fun that must of been! I am sure coming from AZ is a huge adjustment weather wise, a t-shirt would of been fine there right? Happy Birthday, you look beautiful.

  15. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like y’all had a great time. You even made me want to go on a segway tour. :)

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