We DC locals tend to be hard on tourists. We complain about the way they stand on the left side of the Metro escalators. We mock their fanny packs and fondness for the Hard Rock Cafe. We wonder at how it is possible to be an American and not know the difference between the Capitol and the White House. In short: we are snobs.
Occasionally, though, it occurs to us that visitors have an awful damn lot of fun in our little city, and we get a teensy bit jealous. So, every now and again, DC residents decide to be tourists in our own town — such as last weekend, when I joined a group of friends on the goofiest of DC’s offerings: the Segway tour.
And you know what? Despite the fact that it is impossible to ride a Segway without looking like a complete tool, it’s really fun. I felt like one of the Jetsons — gliding along above the sidewalk honestly seems so bizarrely space-age that I thought I would look up and see that all the cars around me had become hovercraft.
Next up? The Duck Tour, of course.