Tuesday, July 15, 2008

20 Year Anniversary

Debra (left) and Tour Guide Shelly (right) on The SegwayGet away on a Segway! For our 20th wedding anniversary, my lovely wife had set up a downtown Austin Tx tour on segways. On many photo shoots near the Austin Capitol, we had seen the Segway’s zipping about and I’ve always wanted to take a glide. We used the rental service Gliding Revolution for our first experence. Our guide Shelly was very helpful and fun to work with. We had scheduled the Austin Lady Bird Lake / East Austin tour and could not have been more satisified. We started early hoping to beat some of the heat. Shelly brought us up to speed on how to ride a Segway in about 5 minutes. These things are COOL and turn on a dime! On one part of the tour we crossed a small bridge over Lady Bird Lake and saw below us a pair of bass in the lake. The largest must have been over 10 lbs! It was HUGE! Too bad we didn’t bring our fishing poles. Haha, but it was our anniversary after all. We ended the tour over at the Austin Mexican American Cultural Center. We will have to return for a photowalk as the exterior building architecture has many sharp angles that would welcome photography. Next up, on our mini tour – Click for larger imageBarton Springs Pool for a cool swim! What better way to cool off from the Texas Summer Heat than a dip in 68 degree Barton Springs. This was my first time swimming at Barton Springs Pool and I’m so glad I brought my snorkel. We were able to discover a spawning pair of stripped Fish – about 8 to 10 inches. The fish were not shy and allowed us to observed them close up for several minutes. We also saw many Texas Cichlids and tangerine colered Sunfish. All and all a refreshing break from the summer heat. All this activity made us hungry so we headed just down the road for Shady Grove’s famous Tortilla Fried Catfish with twiced baked jalepeno potatos! Yum. We ended the day running out to a “dive/scuba” shop off 620 to pick up some new swim masks and fins. Couldn’t ask for a better day.
Happily married to my bride of 20 years!


Kim said...


Grace said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Sound's like fun.

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