Summertime is in full effect and we are getting ready to take the boys on our annual road trip and of course before we can officially hit the road, there is a lot of prep on this momma's part. Now that the boys are older, I don't have to plan as much activities to do while we are sitting in the car however, a little planning on my part sure makes the ride a lot smoother and the time seems to go a bit quicker.
Some of the ways I prep for our road trips is make sure all electronics are fully charged and chargers have been pack. The boys normally get to pack their backpack full of things to entertain them like books, hot wheels and super hero action figures. I always make sure I double check their bags to make sure not any "unnecessary" items get packed like squirt guns or silly string because have you ever tried to clean silly string out of your car?! No thank you!
I also make sure we have tons of snacks in individual bags or portioned in bags because why would sharing between two brothers become an issues right?! Ha! To save us our sanity, I make sure each person has their fair share of snacks and no one has more than the other. I also like to pack things like playing cards, small games and I usually have a few surprised packed away in my mom bag for mini meltdowns and those normally consist of all items from the Target Dollar section. Gum and candy is also very helpful and sometimes is needed in a moment of despair. Let's also not forget hand sanitizer because boys are dirty and stinky and it makes me feel a little better to know at least their hands are clean. Oh, the life of a being a boy mom.
If you caught my last blog post, we recently have the opportunity to try our the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat and the kids loved getting to take it out on the open road around our town to get an feel on how it drove and I was impressed. I was very surprised on how roomy the Passat was for a Sedan and especially since I am used to driving my mini van. We have been debating on selling our van soon since we don't need all that space and I wouldn't be mad one bit if we ended up purchasing a new Volkswagen for our next family car. It's a win for me when their is enough space for our family of four to be comfortable, it rides super smooth, and it gets great gas mileage. If you are local, Don Thornton Volkswagen is having an amazing deal when you test drive a new 2016 car, they will give you a $50.00 gift card! Yup, you heard me right friends, FREE money in your pockets and to make it even easier, you can schedule an appointment online here and save time!
And this picture is just for good measure because I have to document two happy parents that are SO ready for vacation! Thank you Don Thornton Volkswagen for sponsoring this blog post!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to partner with my friends at Don Thornton Volkswagen and test drive a 2016 Passat and it was a total game changer from my mom van for sure! I have never own a Volkswagen or even drove one but I was impressed how smoothed it drove. I was slightly worried about the size of this car for the boys but it turned out this car is extremely spacious and had tons of leg room.
Some of my favorite features in the Passat that is totally missing from my current care now is the touch screen sound system, car-net App Connect, and HELLO! seven driver assistance features because if you have drove with me before, parallel parking not part of my driving skills. Oh and did I mention the all leather interior and sunroof?! It's been too long since I had a car with a sunroof!
Now that the boys are getting older, I am coming to realize that it might be time to trade in my Mom van which I do absolutely love because who doesn't love a car that has automatic doors at a push of a button but sometimes we really don't need all that space on a day to day basis.
It was great opportunity for me to be able to test drive the new 2016 Passat and get an idea of different options for a midsize car. I definitely have to say the Volkswagen Passat is a top contender for sure!
And seriously, how cute are these two boys while I took them out for a little ride on the town. Thank you for Don Thornton Volkswagen for partnering with me to share my experience with the new 2016 Passat and hey guess what?! If you want to test drive a Volkswagen, click here to schedule and appointment and Don Thornton Volkswagen is treating everyone who test drives a car to a $50.00 gift card! I have to say, that's a win-win situation! Happy Testing Driving friends!