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The two RV Gypsies enjoyed a Segway tour
with St Pete Segway Tours
1 Beach Drive
St. Petersburg, Florida
'727.498.2322
April 24, 2015

Courigan's Irish Pub signSt. Pete Segway tour sign

The two RV Gypsies parked in a parking lot off of Baywalk and it was only $4 for the entire day. Then, the two RV Gypsies went on their sixth (6th) different Segway tour and this time it was in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was like two hours of being a kid again because besides the tour, they had a bit of time to just do their own thing on the Segway!! They discovered how beautiful downtown St. Petersburg is, as they rode the Segways through some of St. Pete's most popular destinations with an experienced, fun, delightful guide named Tom. Tour stops included The Pier, The Salvador Dali museum, many local parks, trails, and more. The scenery was beautiful and relaxing. This really is a must do while in St. Petersburg. Thank you, Tom. After the tour, they walked around the Waterfront Arts District on their own.

Karen Duquette on the Segway

Below: Riding the Segway past the Mahaffey Theater.

Below: From the Mahaffey Theater, Lee took a few photos of The Salvador Dalí Museum; an art museum dedicated to the work of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí's works outside of Europe. It is located on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront by 5th Avenue Southeast, Bay Shore Drive, and Dan Wheldon Way. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places. The Dalí Museum is listed as “one of the top ten buildings to see in your lifetime".

History book clipartThe Original museum was in Cleveland, Ohio, then it moved to Beachwood, Ohio, and on March 7, 1982, the museum opened in a marine warehouse in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. In mid-2008, a new location for the Dali museum was announced. It was built on the downtown waterfront next to the Mahaffey Theater and opened on January 11, 2011.

Reportedly costing over $30 million, this structure features a large glass entryway and skylight made of 1.5 inch thick glass. Referred to as the “Enigma”, the glass entry is 75 feet tall and encompasses a spiral staircase. The remaining walls are composed of 18-inch thick concrete, designed to protect the collection from hurricanes. The museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.

Karen enjoyed the Segway ride on the grounds by the Mahaffey Theater.

Karen enjoying the Segway ride
The two RV Gypsies on the Segway

Duke Energy Center For The Arts

Karen enjoying the Segway ride
Karen enjoying the Segway ride
Lee Duquette

Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg, Florida

Albert Whitted Park sign
Karen Duquette by the playground

Lee did a really good job taking the photos on this page while riding on the Segway.

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida
Segway tour
Karen Duquette on a Segway
St. Petersburg, FL
Karen and a St. Petersburg sign
St. Petersburg pier sign

Karen Duquette on the Segway heading towards the Pier.

Karen heading towards the pier
Karen Duquette on a Segway
heading towards St. Petersburg Pier
heading towards St. Petersburg Pier

Tom led the two RV Gypsies through several city parks and multiple trails.

City Trails sign
flag
sculpture

Pioneer Park

A stick man stuck in the sidewalk.

Pioneer Park sign
a stick man stuck in the sidewalk

Pioneer Park Monument

Pioneer Park Monumen and Karen Duquette
Pioneer Park Monumen and Karen Duquette
South Straub Park sign

Downtown Waterfront Park, Christopher Columbus statue, and Fresco's Waterfront Bistro.

Christopher Columbius statue
Fresco's Restaurant

The two RV Gypsies ate at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, and sat outside with a great view of the sailboats. The food was very good.

Karen Duquette selfie
view from the dinner table

Below: an art piece and its label

art sculpture
O Wave sculpture sign

laughing clipart dudeBelow: Lee partying with some local dudes.

Lee and a stork
Lee parties

smile face winkingA big green frog with golden lips. Karen wanted to kiss him to see if he turned into a prince, but she couldn't bend down that low because she had a bad knee.

Karen relaxed
with a new friend.

frog
Karen makes a new friend
tree
squirrel
water fountain

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in  St. Petersburg, Florida
April 23-25, 2015
You may visit these four (4) sites in any order you choose.

St. Petersburg
Madeira Beach KOA

Segway Tour in St. Petersburg

The Dolphin Racer
Speedboat Adventure

Dolphins surfing
in the boat's wake

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go tot he next dventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have seen all four sites above, please continue on to the adventures of the two RV Gypsies in Alabama - Dauphin Island and Fort Gaines.