Marvin, a fellow agent, and I both live and work primarily in the Oriental NC area, but frequently assist clients in other areas also. Since our company office is located in New Bern, we have an interest in keeping informed about the history surrounding that area. Tours are not all the same and we learn about different things with each tour taken. Most of these tours are walking or riding in a bus or trolley. Recently, we took the New Bern Colonial Capitol tour, which uses the Segway People Movers for transportation.
The Segway is one of the neatest machines I have ever seen. After a brief instruction session, we were outfitted with helmets and a receiver to better hear about the various buildings and sites, then we were on our way. Never having been aboard a Segway before was no problem, they are very easy to use. You must be careful not to rub up against a curb or another rider's wheel, and be attentive when riding on a slanted surface.
I won't go into the history that we learned, but can tell you that we learned quite a lot and had a great time. If you happen to find yourself in New Bern with a couple free hours on your hands, this tour is highly recommended. Contact Neal Davis at: http://www.tarheeladventures.com/. Tickets must be purchased in advance.