Thursday, September 18, 2014

Our Road Trip Video (Part II)

Other than the unfortunate "roast beef" "sandwich" I experienced at a rest stop somewhere in Western Pennsylvania, every single thing about our road trip to Philadelphia spelled good news.

You may not know this about our family, but we've never taken a legit family vacation with all five of us. And true, driving 10 hours to visit a doctor probably doesn't fit the "legit vacation" criteria, but we were determined to make the most of it.

When the stars aligned and the good people at Chevrolet offered us the chance to travel in a Chevy Traverse, we knew we'd be able to make the journey even more memorable and fun.

The first item on our agenda was to fit all of us and all of our stuff. And for part of the trip, we added my mom and my adult cousin to the mix! Could the Chevy Traverse handle us? I wasn't completely sure when I first locked eyes with it. It looked too pretty and sleek.

I'm happy to say I was wrong. 7 bodies in seats.* 7 duffel bags. A cooler filled with snacks. Miscellaneous purses, backpacks, cameras and computer bags? "No problem," she crooned. (Indeed, our Chevy Traverse was a female with a penchant for harmony. Tell me I'm wrong.) We filled every seat, but with plenty of leg room and a comfy and refined interior, we were good to go!
We drove through two ridiculous hail storms and felt snug and safe with the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety.**

The rest of the week was a whirlwind of Philly Cheesesteaks (wit whiz), neighborhood traipsing, a visit to the historic district, authentic Korean food, time with beloved extended family, and...

...a good report from Calvin's newest doc! 
We've never felt more encouraged about the condition of our biggest little dude. So thankful!

Our family had a blast spending time together, seeing new sights, and adventuring. And of course, we kept the cameras rolling. Here's a video recap of our week with the Chevy Traverse:

This trip was a blessing from every angle, outright and undeserved.
The kiddos are still talking wistfully about the road trip and our sweet ride.

Silas asked multiple times if he could "hug it." So, I mean, yes. It was a pretty big hit amongst us and the shorter set.

We loved driving "our" Chevy Traverse and cannot speak highly enough of it.

Thank you, Chevrolet!

(See Part I here. )

*Seating for up to 8 is standard on LS and 1LT. Available on 2LT. LTZ seats 7.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (