Saturday, February 11, 2017

Vacation In Arizona - Uncle Luverne and Lavonne - Segway Tour

Julie and I flew out to Phoenix to visit my godfather Luverne and his wife Lavonne - who are also my uncle and aunt. We also were able to spend some time with my cousin Kristin and her family which was really nice.  We had a GREAT time!  Thanks Luverne and Lavonne for letting us come visit!

Above we are enjoying a snack at at the Lake Saguaro Restaurant with a great view before we headed into Old Scottsdale.

Above is a photo of Luverne and I at the Rusty Spur Saloon where the singing cowboy literally rode his horse on to sing a song.  Luverne loves westerns, so I thought this would be cool and it was.

Julie and I went on a Segway tour of Old Town Scottsdale.  This was our first time on a Segway and we had a blast. It took about 3 minutes to get comfortable with a Segway.  It is interesting that there are seven gyroscopes on a Segway.  You turn by using the handle bar, and you go forward or reverse by the pressure on your feet.  They key is to stand straight up and lean either forward or backward like you are a statue.  Where people get into trouble (per our guide) is to forget how wide you are with the wheels, run into the person in front of you and most importantly, do not crouch or complicate the pressure on your feet.  The ability to confidently stop going down hill at 12.5mph is an important capability to master early on :-)