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The two RV Gypsies took a Segway tour
in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
August 23, 2012

map showing location of Glenwood Springs in Coloradosign: Glenwood Adventure Company

Several tours were offered. The two RV Gypsies chose the 3-hour Colorado River Trail at only $65 per person: This tour seemed suitable for all levels of experience. The guide, Thomas gave an excellent pre-tour training, using most of the first hour to get everyone familiar with how to ride a Segway. This is VERY IMPORTANT. The two RV Gypsies have been on three previous Segway tours in other cities, but the other two couples were here for their first Segway tour. Segways can be as easy and safe to ride as a bicycle, if the riders are trained and use common sense.

the two RV Gypsies, Thomas the tour guide, and fellow Segway riders

The two RV Gypsies rode the Segway on a bridge over the Colorado River and stopped for photos. From here everyone could see Storm King Mountain, and Thomas told everyone the history of the mountain.

The two RV Gypsies on a bridge over the Colorado River

The Storm King Memorial - The South Canyon Fire was a 1994 wildfire that took the lives of 14 wildland firefighters on Storm King Mountain, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado on July 6th, 1994. It is often also referred to as the "Storm King" fire.

Lee stopped his Segway and took a few quick photos while riding around this memorial circle.

Thomas, the guide, led everyone through town which had some up and down hills, and then past the historic Hotel Colorado (one of the oldest hotels in Colorado). Thomas told everyone a bit about the history of the hotel and a visit by President Theodore Roosevelt. The teddy bear is alleged to have been invented during President Roosevelt's 1905 visit when the hotel's maids presented him with a stuffed bear pieced together with scraps of fine material.

And then the two RV Gypsies rode the Segways past the famous Hot Springs pool. Karen would liked to relax there later, but she's sure that won't happen because it is not Lee's thing.

Beautiful cliffs

Below: In the two photos below, notice the train coming out of the tunnel.

The two RV Gypsies approached a pedestrian / bicycle bridge that they were eager to ride the Segways through.

The tour group took a short break to allow bicyclists to come through the bridge. So the two RV Gypsies used the time well and took a few photos.

the bicycle / pedestrian bridge

Riding the Segways through the bridge was really a neat experience. Karen gave Lee a big thumbs up.

Karen Duquette riding a Segway through a bridge
Karen Duquette giving a big thumbs up

Lee took some quick photos from each side of the bridge.

view of the tunnels from the bridge
view from the other side of the bridge

The two RV Gypsies and the rest of the group entered the spectacular Glenwood Canyon trail and glided along the Colorado River’s edge, while enjoying the sheer canyon walls.

We entered the spectacular Glenwood Canyon trail
We entered the spectacular Glenwood Canyon trail

A stop at a picnic shelter (no, they didn't bring any food along - just their own individual bottle of water).

A stop at a picnic shelter
Karen Duquette on a Segway in Colorado

Some of the cliffs along this canyon are 1200 feet high. It's amazing to see up close.

panorama of the Glenwood Canyon trail
Colorado river and cliffs
Colorado river and cliffs

Thomas was an experienced guide in this area so he had a bathing suit on under his clothes, so he joyously ran into the Colorado River.

Thomas in the Colorado River
Thomas in the Colorado River

Karen Duquette took off her shoes and socks and waded into the Colorado River with her street clothes on. The water was ice cold, but it sure made Karen's feet feel refreshed. Lee does not enter cold (or hot) water anymore except to shower in the RV, of course where he can control the temperature.

Karen Duquette in the Colorado River
Karen Duquette in the Colorado River

The passing people in kayaks looked like they were having lots of fun. The two RV Gypsies have been in many canoes, but never a kayak (yet - but they will).

Kayakers in the colorado river
Kayakers in the colorado river

Thomas said this is a part of the original road through Glenwood Canyon because at times the faint trace of the yellow line down the middle of (the road) could be seen. It is now a bike path.

Glenwood Canyon scenery
Glenwood Canyon scenery
Segways
Karen Duquette on a Segway in Colorado
Karen Duquette on a Segway in Colorado
scenery in Colorado
scenery in Colorado
Segways and scenery in Colorado
Karen Duquette on a Segway in Colorado
Segways and scenery in Colorado
Karen Duquette on a Segway in Colorado
Segways and scenery in Colorado
segways on a narrow path

Going back through the pedestrian / bicycle bridge once again - Karen loved riding through this bridge.

Karen Duquette going through the pedestrian / bicycle bridge
through the pedestrian / bicycle bridge
scenery
scenery

Except for when the tour stopped to learn some history, most of these photos were taken by Lee Duquette as he was riding his Segway and he just held out a little camera and pushed the button, not knowing for sure where the camera was aimed, or what the final photo would look like. He did a marvelous job. If the other two couples that were on this tour contact the two RV Gypsies and would like any of these photos, they will be happy to share the photos. All photos on this website are reduced in size and resolution, but the full size photos are available if anyone wants them.

nearing the end of a Segway tour
the two RV Gypsies on Segways
look below

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