Sunday, June 10, 2012

Being a tourist in my own city

Washington, D.C. is such an amazing place and has so much to offer! Layne and I don't take advantage of it nearly enough, but this last weekend we got an opportunity to learn more about what is all around us. It was our friend Andrew's birthday and his wife Amy bought him Segway tour tickets of the city. Incredible fun! See what Amy had to say about it here.

Outside Capitol Hill, about to take on the world.

The tour took us from the White House, through the mall and down to the Captiol, and then back up again through the Smithsonians. Our tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable and I learned a ton - mostly about the architecture of some of the Smithsonian museums which I now feel I have had been taking for granted.

But honestly, the most fun was the Segways! We cruised through the city at the breakneck speed of 12.5 mph (which feels incredibly fast since you're essentially standing still and out in the open air). Layne was absolutely fearless and kept trying to jump his Segway and take if off-roading. I was terrified when I first stepped on but after a few minutes practicing by the fountain at McPherson Square it felt as natural as walking. The only (near) accident I had was a quick love tap against Amy when she stopped suddenly in front of me and I couldn't kill my momentum. We all decided that Segways are the only way to be a tourist from here on out.

Popping by the White House for a photo op.

BTW - I didn't lay a finger on any of these pictures. It was such a beautiful day that I just wanted you to enjoy the blue sky the same way we did! Can you believe how gorgeous our nation's capital is?


Basically, Mister Fletcher is nuts and I love Amy & Andrew. 



  1. Probably the best day in DC thus far for me. I feel like we should all buy segways now.

  2. Oh I would fall on my face & die.

    I do however love your city. I used to live In PA and it was just a short drive away, we frequented often.. Is it Old Town? If that's what it's called.. I love that place.


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