Monday, May 28, 2012

Our Memorial Holiday Weekend

Well we started our 3 day weekend off with a bang...we bought a NEW CAR! We've been researching for months and I had it narrowed down to 2 cars that I really liked. The Chevy Cruze and the Hyundai Elantra. I noticed the Cruze on one of my favorite TV shows, Hawaii 5-0, as they feature all the really cool Chevy cars. Well Kono drives a red Cruze (photo below) on the show, and I just loved the look of the car.

So after checking out some of the amazing car deals in the newspaper for the holiday weekend, Chevy had a sweet deal we just couldn't pass up! So we headed down to the dealership Saturday morning. Our friends/neighbors referred us to an agent there. She was really nice and let me test drive the model they had on sale, but I was a little bummed because they were only offering it in black. My current car of 15 years is black...I wanted another color. So we saw in the paper that another dealership was having the same deal and had other colors to offer. So as we were about to leave their lot, the owner came out and said he couldn't let us leave...that he was willing to discount the other models in other colors to that sale price. I had in mind that I wanted silver or red. Well we got the silver one! We got an extended warranty and window tinting at a great deal too. The photo at the top of the post is the car after the window tinting. It sure does help with the sun and heat! The kids did pretty well at the dealership, played with the owner's daughter in the kid area they had while we did all the paperwork - and they too were excited about getting a new car!

So since the kids behaved pretty well, we took them to Six Flags on Sunday. Hey, gotta get good use of the season passes. This Sunday was much less busier than the previous Saturday. And we got on several rides that we didn't even check out the time before.

It's so nice that this amusement park has a water park within it. Cause after standing in line in 90 degree heat, you need a place to cool off. The kids really love it here. And I think we'll get our moneys worth out of it. They have this ride called, The Gully Washer, it's like a big white water rapids ride that you can go on with 9 people. I took a video while we were on there with my waterproof camera, it's pretty funny...I loved seeing the kids facial reactions. If you watch the video all the way through at the end you go under a waterfall, and the side Stephen and the kids sat on went under the falls. :)


Kristin said...

Wahoo! A new car!

The weekend could not get any better then going to six flags! What fun!

Mickie and Matt said...

Wow how fun is that a new car AND a trip to Six Flags! The video was fun, you should post more of those :) Have fun with your new car, it looks fantastic.

Jordan said...

I love your new car! And super jealous of your sweet tinted windows. I'm sure that helps a ton with that Texas heat.
Isn't it great having a season pass?! Then you don't feel all stressed to do EVERYTHING in one day, or stay until you are all beyond exhausted and grumpy :) It looks like you guys are having such a great time!

Sassy Sarah said...

Yay for new cars!! It's such a fun feeling! :) Are you going to name it like me? hehe

Glad you guys had fun at Six Flags. Spending time at the amusement park is always so fun.

andria said...

LOVE your new car!! I can't believe you had the Sentra for so long. I had my black Ranger for 12 years and thought that was 'forever'! Congrats friend!