What I did on my summer vacation

Didn’t you just hate that writing assignment in grade school, when you really had done nothing special?  This summer, I can write a doozy! We have just returned from Walt Disney World in Orlando, and as they are fond of saying, we had a “magical time”.

The Segway tour of Epcot was a lifetime highlight.  That’s saying something, as this was our eighth trip to WDW.  We started out with an hour of training, going around in little circles, doing tight slalom turns around cones, and riding up and down ramps, stopping on command mid-ramp.  When our tour guides were satisfied that we could be taken out in public, we headed for the countries of Epcot. 

The tour was first thing in the morning when the countries aren’t open to the public, so our tour guides were able to set up riding challenges for us.  We rode slalom around the columns in the Italy pavilion, through all the turns of the garden in the Japan pavilion, and through the narrow gate and all the market place in the Morocco pavilion.  I now can identify with skateboarders who look for challenges in public structures.  What a hoot!

DH and I only wished we could have had the Segways for a whole day.  They could have asked an exorbitant fee, and at that point we would have paid it!  As we trudged around Epcot in the rest of the trip, we kept saying “I rode there!”

Tomorrow I’ll share some of the fabulous things we saw at their International Flower Show.

p.s. I’m wearing my Blue Dog Cafe shirt in the picture.  I wish you could see the back – it says ” Sit.  Stay.  Eat.”


  1. koto-chan said,

    May 18, 2009 at 8:14 am

    That sounds like so much fun!

  2. AlisonH said,

    May 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm


  3. Knitnana said,

    May 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    OMG! What FUN!!! And you two look wonderful (love the shirt!)

  4. Mother Chaos said,

    May 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    OOOOOO! That looks like so.much.FUN!!!!!

    I want to try that. The next time I’m brave enough to fly to Florida.

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