Over the River and Through the Woods, To Grandmother’s House we go!
And what better way to go to ‘the country’, than driving the
GMC Yukon Denali XL !
I was a little hesitant because I am a rather petite person,
but this HUGE SUV, that comfortably seats 8,
handles like a dream.
And with it’s back up camera,
and lane assist,
it makes driving,
even around DC,
and all the way out to my parents,
Our family got to see ALL
up close and personal
at the Washington Auto Show too!
It’s a must-see destination for us every year!
What could be better on a gorgeous Fall day than having brunch on the Georgetown Waterfront ??!!
Sequoia, at the bottom of Georgetown and
atop of Washington Harbor,
is THE place to enjoy the water in Washington.
And their brunch is something special.
We had a perfect day,
and the PERFECT SUV to get us around Washington, DC.
The Chevy Tahoe was fantastic at maneuvering around Washington,
even little streets in Georgetown,
despite it size.
The Tahoe took us all around DC and gave us a wonderful family trip!
Filed under: Around DC, General Motors, The Cool in Everyday Life
We arrived in STYLE
to the Red Bull Global Rallycross DC event
in our 2015 Cadillac Escalade…
it was perfect with its Navigation, and EASY handling despite its size.
The race did not disappoint either !!!
I had never been to a Rally Car Race before, but my ‘car guys’
It was great,
even for Moms.
It was Fast and Exciting!
Everything was great,
and lots of accessibility!
we got to see a bunch of the drivers !!!
It was a great, great day!
It was at RFK Stadium,
plenty of parking,
and accessible by metro too!
And because it’s Rally Car,
and not Indy Car, or Nascar,
we could get up really close,
and had GREAT views of the
and Race !
A Great Day at the Track !!
As a member of the 2012 Inaugural DC Cast of
The National Show~
I was excited to meet this year’s Cast at a Super Duper Party for all
the cast members from 2012, 2013, and this year, 2014 !!!
The Party was in a part of Virginia that I never go to,
so this Maryland girl was glad I was driving a brand new
GMC Terrain Denali,
with honestly, the best Navigation system, I’ve ever used.
I had a clear view from the driver’s seat, and I didn’t
look at my directions,
I kid you not.
It was perfect…
In fact, the only thing that was more perfect
than the Navigation and handling
of this GMC Terrain,
which made me feel totally safe,
was the great company of women,
Here’s to another Great DC Show of
Listen To Your Mother!
It’s May 4th at The Synetic Theater !!
And Here’s raising a glass to all the other shows around the country this time of year!!
Check out This Year’s show,
or go to YouTube to check out previous years,
all around the country,
To check out mine, Nicole Crowley’s
Just Click On,
Filed under: Around DC, Entertainment, field trips, Food and Drink, General Motors, Holidays, Mom Victories, Parenting
It’s that time of year again!
While most people are planning holiday festivities,
our family is planning a birthday party.
Holiday babies present a special problem.
From the moment my son was born, a week before Christmas,
everyone instilled in me how important it was to
‘Make His Birthday Special!!’
So every year the question comes up-
What do we do for a birthday party?
And every year it gets harder, because they are getting bigger,
and even a teensy bit cynical sometimes.
This year proved to be the toughest yet, my son’s 10th birthday party….
How to entertain 15 10-year-old boys for 2 hours?
And the answer came out of the mouths of babes….
My son heard about a new place that opened up for parties,
a simple little warehouse….
So how could a little warehouse, with no decorations,
appeal to a bunch of little boys that are starting to get big?
It couldn’t. Unless this little warehouse was filled with…
Yes, you heard me right. A video game party.
The little warehouse we went to is called The Trenches.
And for a reasonable fee, you rent the whole place for 2 hours.
You get the whole place to yourself,
and there are tons of video games and they are all free-
no tokens, no tickets,
JUST PRESS START.
The place had old-time arcade games, new ones, Xboxes, and much, much more.
So the boys get to run around and play games,
have the whole place to themselves,
and just take breaks for pizza and birthday cake.
You’re done. The boys LOVED this. This was the easiest birthday party ever!
I believe that this is the next up-and-coming trend in birthday parties.
I have heard that these are popping up around the country,
along with video game buses, so the birthday party can come to you!
How good of an idea is this? I cannot stress how much all the boys LOVED this party!
And to top it all off, I drove my son and a couple of friends to the party in the Cadillac CTS, the 2014 MotorTrend Car of the Year.
And the boys thought it was so cool!
In other words, Mom saves the day, and makes the birthday special, for another year….
Happy Birthday to all the Holiday Babies out there!!!!
This weekend, this Memorial Day Weekend, our Family is celebrating living in the DC Metro Area, the Nation’s Capital, by visiting local merchants and growers and going GREEN, thanks to help from the GM East Team at General Motors, who gave us a gorgeous Cadillac XTS (which drives like a dream) for a week!!
The first stop on our Green Weekend was a Farmers Market, but not just any farmers market- my son, who was off school, and I went to the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Maryland.
THIS MARKET WAS STARTED, BY WOMEN, IN 1932 !!
And it was heralded as the only farm woman’s cooperative of its kind in the world!! And it’s still around!
This is what I love about living in the DC area- it’s not just about the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, although those are pieces of history that are very important.
DC is about finding little gems and pieces of magic that are right under your nose. Almost everything in this region has some kind of historical significance, and I love that!
We saw beautiful flowers
And some delicious cheeses from Stonyman Gourmet Farmer, in fact we bought a Gouda from them that was delicious!
The cheeses are from Washington, Virginia… which was laid out by none other than George Washington himself, when he was a surveyor- how’s that for historical!!
Everything was fresh and beautiful!
My son, a car fanatic, and I had a wonderful day driving around the Washington Area in the Cadillac XTS, like I said before, it drives like a dream.
Thanks again GM East Team!
Stay tuned for tomorrow !!