Houston is a city that a lot of people either love or hate. Some just don’t get the attraction. We do… or we likely would not be living here. That being said, there are a lot of areas of Houston I have not taken the time to really visit, and the bayou area around downtown is one of those. You don’t realize how much there is to see, and some of the history of Houston (e.g. Allen’s Landing… Which I never knew of and would never have known to visit) that is easily accessible.
Due to a great deal through GroupOn my Cuz and I took a Segway tour of downtown Houston, focusing on the Buffalo Bayou area and theater district. It was a great tour, and one I would highly recommend, if you are visiting or if you live here. Some good history, some sights of Houston that not everyone sees everyday, and the chance to speed through Houston on a Segway.
Riding a Segway to me is like a combination of Wii Fit and Skiing. It was a lot of fun, but took a little getting used to, especially when it is in training mode as getting it to slow down feels a little tricky, but they are very responsive so moving around things is pretty easy.
We both had a lot of fun, but I would recommend (on top of a camera with a wide angle lens if you have one) a little backpack with some water, as there is no where to store a bottle of water if you bring one. Here are a couple of photos from the tour.
I was not sure how the tour would go given that we were to be outside for two hours in July, but after getting going on the Segways, it was really very pleasant, and between trying to take the sights in (and get some photos) and messing with the Segway, I never really noticed the heat. The breeze you get while on the Segway really makes it feel very enjoyable. A tour that I highly recommend.
|Houston Segway Tour – July 26, 2011|