Monday, August 25, 2008

A Day In Santa Monica With Segways

All week we have been anxiously waiting for today. We had the opportunity to tour Santa Monica and Venice beaches on Segways. One thing that we noticed is that if you want people to stare at you and smile just ride a Segway.
Before being allowed to take off we had to watch a 15 minute video on the operation and safety of the Segway and then practice in the store for about 10 minutes. Then our host took us outside to test are new Segway skills so after about another 10 minutes we were on our own. We had a wonderful two hours riding, listening to music on our iPods, talking and sight-seeing. We then turned in the Segways and discovered that our legs felt really different. We think it is the equivalent of getting our land-legs back.
We then went to a hat store in Santa Monica for Richard to buy a new fedora. His old one either shrunk or his head is getting bigger (I know that leaves a lot room for jokes). This was the only store in Los Angeles area that sells a wide selection of fedoras. We then finished off the day with a late lunch at Junior's (one of Amy's favorites) in West Los Angeles.
When we got home we took a nap - I think that has something to do with age.