I have had the fortune to visit the District of Columbia sites on many occasions but this was the first time I ever took a Segway tour.

The tour was enjoyable, as was learning how to ride a Segway.

It took a little practice, but I was able to take some of these photos while balanced on a Segway.

The funny thing is that when you are on a Segway you can draw onlookers.  I had to wait for the people to turn around to get this more natural looking shot of the White House.

 

 
The guided Segway tour was three hours long.

We made one stop at the Lincoln Memorial.

We parked our Segways and walked around to see the sights for the next 30 minutes.

 

 
Renovations are underway at the Reflecting Pool.

 
 
It sure was a hot summer day as I walked past the Lincoln Memorial.

 
 
I decided to visit the Korean War Memorial that was a short walk from the Lincoln Memorial.

My Dad, Ron Summerlin, served in the U.S. Army while in Korea.

 
 
The statues stood six to seven feet tall.  Each statue is unique.
     
     
The reflections in the granite wall was on planned on purpose; to give the impression that more soldiers were in the field.
     
     
 
     
     
More reflections
     
     
A wall near the Korean War Memorial.
     
 

 

 
This is a group of four granite strips that listed the specifics of the Korean War.

     
     
On the way back to my parked Segway, I snapped one more view of the Reflecting Pool renovation.
     
     
Back on the Segway, we cruised up the Mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Memorial.
     
     
Riding a Segway was so much more fun that compared to walking.  Especially fun in the heat of the day.

     
     
While on the Segway, I took this picture of the Mall while standing in front of the Washington Capitol Building.

     
     
Spinning around 180 degrees on the Segway, I took this picture of the Washington Capitol Building.

Afterwards we headed back to the Segway office.  It was an enjoyable experience to ride a Segway and also to have ridden it in Washington, D.C.

 

 

     
     
 

Links

     
   
     
     
  Two videos are available  
     
     

Korean War Memorial

 

     
     

Reflecting Pool Renovation

 
     
     
     

 

 

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