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Friday, July 11, 2008

BlogHer or Bust!

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Last night our van broke down again.

Who cares? It can wait till we get back from BlogHer08, because GM is loaning us this '08 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Truly I've rarely even sat in a car this nice.

It's $52,780!

Yeah. An entire annual salary.

But, check out the features:

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DVD Player for the back seat How my childhood family vacations, and all the memories, would have been so different if we took a Tahoe and not the Toyota Corolla with 4 kids in the back.

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GPS System - I don't know what I was thinking yesterday when I said I was going by my mother's directions. Are you kidding? I'm testing out the GPS System! Hello?

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Reverse Camera - I put it into reverse and the thing shows me on the radio monitor what is behind me. How cool is that? No blind spots!

Get this no spare tire. They have a tire inflation system and sealant instead. Hmm.

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It says it gets 22 mpg on the highway. Which, really isn't great gas milage. It's only great gas milage in comparison to the 10 mpg some SUVs get.

I'm anxious about how much the gas for this trip is going to cost. It will only get more expensive the further west we go and it seems to go up daily.

But, don't care. Nothing's going to spoil my good time. Vacation with Chevy Tahoe on my way to BlogHer.

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Life is beautiful! I wish Hubby would get off early. The anticipation is bittersweet. I guess I better go pack Zack's clothes.

So Sioux Me Family Vacation

5 comments:

'That Girl' said...

Look at all that room!

Okay, don't tell anyone, but I'm not sure I understand what hybrid really is..I thought it was supposed to be really efficient on gas? No?

Tracee said...

It's supposed to run on part gas and part electricity/battery. Yeah, it's fuel efficient - for an SUV.

When you fill up your tank look around - all those huge sexy trucks and SUVs get like 10 mpg!

Jeanne said...

Tracee,

I'm so excited for you!

Have a safe & wonderful trip.

For highway driving, my husband tracks his mileage (in his awesome 1997 Saturn)... and going 60 mph highway he consistently gets 40 miles to the gallon --- but going 70 mph gets closer to just 30.

So take it a bit slower and you'll save gas $$. (I put $76.00 in my van today)!! :(

Plus by going a bit slower you'll get to take in the scenery better & the kids may have more fun while you're at it.

Also, if you can do night driving for the less entertaining scenery areas, you'll have less traffic to compete with... We have friends who drive all night while the kids sleep and then catch some zz's the next day for long trips. It saves them travel time due to less traffic/congestion.

HAVE FUN!!!

Jeanne

jen said...

You look so, so...republican. Haha! JK :)

Have FUN!! Love you sis!

Yaya said...

Sweet! Gotta love awesome rentals!

Friday, July 11, 2008

BlogHer or Bust!

5tahoe!.jpg

Last night our van broke down again.

Who cares? It can wait till we get back from BlogHer08, because GM is loaning us this '08 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Truly I've rarely even sat in a car this nice.

It's $52,780!

Yeah. An entire annual salary.

But, check out the features:

1tahoe.jpg

DVD Player for the back seat How my childhood family vacations, and all the memories, would have been so different if we took a Tahoe and not the Toyota Corolla with 4 kids in the back.

76310E77-8521-435D-AE96-698D82BFD1AA.jpg

GPS System - I don't know what I was thinking yesterday when I said I was going by my mother's directions. Are you kidding? I'm testing out the GPS System! Hello?

9taho.jpg

Reverse Camera - I put it into reverse and the thing shows me on the radio monitor what is behind me. How cool is that? No blind spots!

Get this no spare tire. They have a tire inflation system and sealant instead. Hmm.

8tahoe!.jpg

It says it gets 22 mpg on the highway. Which, really isn't great gas milage. It's only great gas milage in comparison to the 10 mpg some SUVs get.

I'm anxious about how much the gas for this trip is going to cost. It will only get more expensive the further west we go and it seems to go up daily.

But, don't care. Nothing's going to spoil my good time. Vacation with Chevy Tahoe on my way to BlogHer.

P7114900.JPG

Life is beautiful! I wish Hubby would get off early. The anticipation is bittersweet. I guess I better go pack Zack's clothes.

So Sioux Me Family Vacation

5 comments:

'That Girl' said...

Look at all that room!

Okay, don't tell anyone, but I'm not sure I understand what hybrid really is..I thought it was supposed to be really efficient on gas? No?

Tracee said...

It's supposed to run on part gas and part electricity/battery. Yeah, it's fuel efficient - for an SUV.

When you fill up your tank look around - all those huge sexy trucks and SUVs get like 10 mpg!

Jeanne said...

Tracee,

I'm so excited for you!

Have a safe & wonderful trip.

For highway driving, my husband tracks his mileage (in his awesome 1997 Saturn)... and going 60 mph highway he consistently gets 40 miles to the gallon --- but going 70 mph gets closer to just 30.

So take it a bit slower and you'll save gas $$. (I put $76.00 in my van today)!! :(

Plus by going a bit slower you'll get to take in the scenery better & the kids may have more fun while you're at it.

Also, if you can do night driving for the less entertaining scenery areas, you'll have less traffic to compete with... We have friends who drive all night while the kids sleep and then catch some zz's the next day for long trips. It saves them travel time due to less traffic/congestion.

HAVE FUN!!!

Jeanne

jen said...

You look so, so...republican. Haha! JK :)

Have FUN!! Love you sis!

Yaya said...

Sweet! Gotta love awesome rentals!