To agree to go away for a few days with family, there are certain conditions for teenagers: they want exciting activities and do not want to spend hours in a restaurant or museum... Between karting, water sports and Segway, the conditions are met!
Karting, burgers and Segway: so much fun !
Before going away for a weekend with our parents, we stated certain conditions: exciting activities and not spending hours in restaurants or museums... Our parents scored some points by suggesting a session karting in Bessines, at the edge of the Marais Poitevin. Actually, it was two sessions because the first one was training (according to my older brother who came 4th out of 5). My sister then convinced us to try geocaching in the Marais Poitevin following the « Les Gardiens du Marais » route in Saint-Georges-de-Rex. It was a great way to explore Green Venice. For lunch, we ate burgers at the L’Atelier streetfood in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon. We continued exploring the Marais Poitevin on Segways. I have been wanting to go on a Segway for ages! Mum was a bit wobbly at first, but after 10 minutes everyone had got their confidence. We went for a lovely ride in the village of Coulon and the surrounding marshland. Our guide was really nice and interesting. We slept at the Logis de Sèvres in the centre of Niort. It’s a hotel full of character, which has been elegantly restored. Our parents had chosen well !
Hip-hop concert and mushing: too cool !
The promise of a great day at the Lambon leisure base doing stand-up paddle, canoeing, pedalo and tree walking got us out of bed. Even though it was very cosy! We made the most of all the activities and the picnic was great as well, we’d got a cool spot by the water. To finish the day, we tried something we’d never done before: mushing ! It’s a ride on a dog sled. With a ‘kart’ and 8 huskies, we set off on the trails through the countryside. It was brilliant! I love dogs, so I was really happy. In the evening, back in Niort, we went to a Hip hop concert on the lawns at the Moulin du Roc in Niort, it was a ‘Jeudi Niortais’. During summer, free concerts are organised every Thursday evening. Too cool !
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