We dropped off the boys at daycare around 8:45 and headed to the Segway Bike & Stroll office which is between the Plaza and Westport. We stopped first for a coffee and scone at a local coffee shop near the Plaza and laughed about what we were about to embark on! Craig was certain I was going to bite it...and to be honest, I didn't doubt him. After checking in for our tour (and learning we were the only ones - not surprising), we watched a short orientation video with some general instructions to follow while on the segways. I'm pretty sure I spaced out for most of the video, as my nerves were on high alert, and all I remember is the awful animations of people crashing to the ground. Next, we went outside for a few more live instructions and then we each got test out the segways. Not gonna lie, it was a tad difficult and scary for about one minute. But after riding up and down the sidewalk, I felt pretty confident! I was still nervous about coming to an abrupt stop if need be (like the time the car didn't yield to pedestrians and turned right smack in front of us!!), but halfway through the tour, even those fears were gone - I was going one-hand, no hands, and even taking selfies while riding!
The tour was great! We rode through Westport, a small portion of the Plaza, and around the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. We learned some history about this great city of ours and had a ton of fun!
|JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza|
|Nelson Atkins Art Museum|
The tour lasted about two hours and afterward we enjoyed a patio lunch, including Bloody Marys, at McCoy's in Westport.
It was the perfect day date and we had the best time! I would highly recommend doing a segway tour at some point in your life! We loved it and now we're going to want to ride segways through every city in America!