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The two RV Gypsies
took a Segway tour
with Shoreline Segway New England
1310 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
June 12, 2017

The two RV Gypsies recommend this Segway tour, so to book a tour, call '203.453.6036.

Several different tours were offered, (Guilford tour, Hammonasset tour, and the Mystic tour) but the tour the two RV Gypsies wanted required four people, so the office would not book the two RV Gypsies on that tour. So they booked the Guilford tour, which was the only one that did not require 4 people, but when they got to the Segway office, they found out that three other people were signed up for that tour. It was a very nice tour, as were the tour guides, Rich and Tim. Next time the two RV Gypsies come to visit family in Connecticut, they will try to find a way to get on the other two tours.

Note: This was the 20th time that the two RV Gypsies have taken a Segway tour, but the first time in Guilford, CT. The two RV Gypsies also enjoyed looking around in the costume store because they saw a lot of unique items.

The Shoreline  Segway office

Karen Duquette ready to roll

Below: Karen's shirt lists the places that the two RV Gypsies have taken Segway tours. The 2017 places are not yet listed on her shirt, but they will be listed soon. All Segways tour photos and information can be reached by using the TOC button above and choosing "S" then scrolling down to the Segway list. But first, please scroll down and enjoy a bit of scenery from this wonderful tour.

the two RV Gypsies on their Segway

The Guilford tour glided through the historic district, past the Agricultural Fair Grounds and then on to the Marina and Long Island Sound.

Listening to some history

war statue

A beautiful historical house

the Agricultural Fair Grounds

a historical house

Agricultural Fair Grounds

Welcome to Guilford sign

The historical house shown below was a barn built C. 1870 and then turned into a house.

1870 barn now a house

barn/house plaque

Below: Reverend Henry Whitfield statue and a cannon from the War of 1812. Henry Whitfield was the first minister and a founder of the Plantation of Menuncatuck, later named Guilford, CT. Both the statue and the cannon were located near the C. 1870 barn turned into a house in 1923, but now has a visitor Center sign on the door. This was one of the Guilford Segway tour stops.

Reverend Henry Whitfield statue

war of 1812 cannon

Below quote from http://www.nhregister.com/article/NH/20141011/NEWS/141019898

"The Spaceship House" -

Architect Wilfred Armster did not have the image of a spaceship in mind when designing the iconic, copper-clad Shoreline condominium complex.

At one time, the complex was not the celebrated Guilford landmark it is now. In the beginning, one person threatened to kill Armster for designing such a radical facility.

The Spaceship House

The Spaceship House

Below: A few of the many boats in the area, plus the Len Hubbard Municipal Marina

boats in Guilford CT

Len Hubbard Municipal Marina

panorama of The Long Island Sound

The two RV Gypsies with The Long Island Sound in the background.

The two RV Gypsies at The Long Island Sound

The Long Island Sound

Lee took a picture of a slab, but somehow did not get the plaque that tells what it was. Karen did not notice it because she was just enjoying the Segway experience.

slab

apartments and a statue

The below quote is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilford,_Connecticut

history bookGuilford is a town in New Haven County, CT and is situated on I-95 and the coast. It was named one of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2005. Guilford was named after the town of Guildford, in England,whose name differs from its own less in pronunciation than in spelling.

First settled by Europeans in 1639 after being purchased from Native American leader Wequash, Guilford is considered by some to have the third largest collection of historic homes in New England, with important buildings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. There are five historic house museums, including Dudley Farm and the Henry Whitfield House (1639), the oldest dwelling house in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in North America. The Comfort Starr House (1645–46) is one of the oldest wooden framed private dwellings in Connecticut, and one of the few houses remaining of the original signers who settled Guilford.

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