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The day arrived, the weather was absolutely fantastic, and almost all of us made it on time. There were eight of us altogether, so we had the 12 seater wagon with electronic engine assist. Check-in was simple. We had to show our waiver confirmation emails, our ID's and get a hand stamp. Our Captain was named Tom, and he talked us all through what to expect. We made a quick stop into the Barrel House so everyone could grab some canned drinks before getting started.
|Captain Tom was the best!|
Drinks in hands and extras in the cooler the wagon provided, and we were off! Captain Tom put on some music to set the mood. The warm breeze was felt as we all pretended to pedal. We sailed down the street, and it didn't take long for us to be chatting. I am fairly certain our laughter could be heard to all those we passed. When we passed someone, Tom would ring the bell and we would all wave. Pedestrians almost always waved back, it was either that or they stared at us with a look of utter confusion. I am sure we were a sight.
We had a decision to make. We could take the wagon and stop into a few more local establishments or use the majority of our time cruising around the city. The group consensus was the latter, as everyone wanted to get the most out of the tour experience. Tom let us see what it would be like if we did not have the electronic assist motor. I was surprised that it really was not that difficult to actually pedal. I would probably come to a different conclusion if I had to pedal the entire two hours.
St. Anne's Hill district was our next stop. We passed the house of a group friend, and she waved at us as we cruised by. Up and down each street, we talked about the beautiful historic homes and the features of the district. This is truly a beautiful area of the city.
|Lots of buildings and houses were showing community pride|
We made one more quick stop at Brixx Ice Company, before deciding that we would like to be dropped off in the Oregon district to grab some food. Tom was happy to oblige, and even recommended a few local eateries. Everyone dropped in their tip in his jar and headed off to enjoy a meal at Blind Bob's. It was a fun time, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The girls and I decided this needed to be an annual girls day out at least. If you haven't had the chance then I would say go ahead and try something different for your next group outing.