Monday, August 6, 2012

Playing catch up

Really, take your time...enjoy.  We'll be just fine!
It's been a busy weekend in Lake Ham-a-lot, but I don't have many photos to show.

Saturday Left Brain and I went off to the city with our daughter and son-in-law for a day of fun.  It felt strange leaving the grandkids behind, but they are old enough to be alone for a while and can fix their own mac and cheese. I thought perhaps they'd be upset at being alone but as I watched the bouncing, dancing bodies through the window on our departure I guess I was wrong.

Not us, but just to show you what the segways looked like
We did the history tour with a segway group called Human on a Stick.  First we watched a safety video of every possible way you could hurt yourself on one of these and then we were each assisted in getting on and off and learning the basics of handling one.

My first attempt to get on felt so wobbly I wasn't sure about it, but then I remembered my recent roller skating adventure and how after a few laps I was confident.  It didn't take long at all until we were all zooming around and turning and making circles.

The tour was of downtown Minneapolis and we went over the Stone Arch bridge, on walking/biking paths, sidewalks and even into the street for a short stretch.

The weather was a bit misty so we all started out with rain ponchos and this must have looked a sight to see a group of yellow ponchos gliding along in a row.

Let me tell you, THIS is the way to travel and see the sights of a large city!  You get there quickly but are able to see everything clearly and there's no waiting for people to get off and on a bus.  The history tour was educational and informative.

We had a break at the Mill City Museum where we were treated to a cookie and soda and use of restrooms before heading out again.  By this time the sun was out and the raincoats were recovered, but the sky was overcast so it wasn't overly sunny and hot.  It was perfect weather and so much fun.

After our return we were given a segway drivers license, signed by Eileen Forward, which I found very funny.  Then they gave us a postcard for 25% off at nearby restaurants, so we went off to have lunch and were able to dine outside.  If we show our drivers license we get $10 off the next tour.

They offer another one through the sculpture gardens which would be really pretty and one in St Paul.  I have a feeling we'll be doing this again!  The cost was $80 for a three hour tour and I thought this was reasonable, especially with the personalized tour and other discounts offered.

I checked this morning and the photos from our group weren't up yet, so that will have to wait until later.

Long Live the Rolling Queen


  1. How fun and I am glad that you didn't run over anybody!

  2. Oh what fun! One of these days I will have to try the segway. I saw people in Boston using them, but I was there for a whale watch cruise. You folks seem to be having so much fun. This is good. I agree, $80 is a great price for three tours. I wonder if we have these around here. I'll have to check it out. You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.