When You Think You’ve Seen Everything

I would consider myself very well traveled. It’s rare for me to see something that stops me in my tracks. But you never know what you’re going to see on the streets here in Cedar Key.

A few days ago, I’m working out in front of the motel, and I think I see a guy coming towards me on a Segway. No big deal, we’ve all seen Segway’s tooling down the road, but something looked irregular about this one which made me stop and look again.

Ian, a Canadian Snow Bird that is wintering in Cedar Key, I’d met a few nights ago in the Tiki Bar. We talked for some time and exchanged travel stories about various places we both like to visit. Ian lives out of his RV during the winter months escaping the tundra that the Great White North offers this time of year.

Segway, Dog Taxi, Bonish PhotographyHis select mode of transportation while parked in a campsite is his Segway. Ian also happens to have two small Border Collies that like to go out and explore with him. So he fabricated some small Igloo Coolers onto the fenders of his Segway for the dogs to ride in. If that isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, as he passes by and I see the back side of the coolers, I notice that Ian even cut out the coolers so the dogs tails can hang out and they fit more comfortably inside their panniers.

Segway, Dog Taxi, Bonish Photography

Segway, Dog Taxi, Bonish Photography

 

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9 Responses to “When You Think You’ve Seen Everything”

  1. GeriDecember 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Loved the story what an imagination this gentleman has.

  2. Linda GoudelockDecember 28, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    How cute! and not a sight you’d see often…

  3. Greg, Deb,Morgan,OliviaDecember 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    That’s awesome, see you soon

  4. GerryDecember 29, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Thats my brother, he is always coming up with great ideas and actually building stuff.

  5. IanDecember 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Thanks Pat I enjoyed the time I spent in your awesome Tiki Bar.
    Its great to go to a place where my Shelties are welcome inside the Bar.

    • Pat BonishDecember 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

      It was a lot of fun hearing and sharing stories Ian. Glad you found us, and have fun with the family on the rest of your vacation!

  6. Jo WoodsJanuary 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Hay Ian..So glad to see that you are having fun in the Sun! From your neighbour @ Tobacco Lake. Thanks Pat for taking care of one of our Northern Friends!

  7. IanFebruary 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi Pat still traveling seen a lot of Tiki Bars
    Yours is still the best.

    • Pat BonishFebruary 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Glad to hear you’re still traveling Ian. Something tells me you’re not missing Canada this winter!

      Good luck with your travels and hope to see you when you make your way back through Cedar Key!

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