All Sebastian needed was a taste of adventure and he was all set to have another one. This one was less sedate than seeing yarn bombing!
We didn’t have to go far at all since this extraordinarily fun escapade took place downtown. Just a hop, skip and a short car ride from home. Taking a Segway tour of Raleigh was something my husband and I had wanted to try and now we think we might be hooked!
Here’s Sebastian before the tour. Did he really think he was going to ride there???!!!
He and I were going to have a have a little talk but first we needed some instructions on how to ride, stop, steer and generally not fall off. It was super easy.
This is me taking a trial run inside the shop before they took us for a ride on the street with curbs, turns, hills and other vehicles – like cars.
Like I said, Sebastian and I had to have a little chat. I had to tell him that I was a newbie Segway driver and it would be much safer for him if he was tucked away someplace a little less precarious than the top of my helmet or the top of the Segway. I promised him the thrill would be nearly the same.
We saw loads of historic homes and learned some nuggets about the history of our city that we hadn’t heard before.
Thankfully, our group managed not to run into each other, crossed all the streets safely and took a break now and then to see the sites.
Here’s Sebastian at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
Here’s the three of us in front of the Governor’s Mansion on our Segways.
Sebastian asked me if they made them in his size. I had to tell him not yet, but wouldn’t that be cool? A little itty bitty teddy bear Segway.
If you are ever in the area or thinking of trying this sometime, give it a go. You won’t be disappointed. I would do it again in heartbeat!
Thanks for the great time Jeff, Cornie and the whole team down at Triangle Glides!
from Sebastian, Jay and me