Chevrolet Crossover Road Show Through Texas Hill Country | 2018 Equinox LT AWD

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Spring time in the Texas hill country is one of the best times of the year in the lone star state. Bluebonnets are blooming, the sun shines most of the time, and the weather is perfect for a road trip. Over this past weekend, our family was invited to road trip through the hill country by Chevrolet ! This was very exciting since we love driving new cars and going on trips. It was everything we loved about road tripping plus more. The hill country lies in the heart of the Texas state and arguably has some of the best views and roads in the entire state. We were driving a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD starting from Houston, making our way to Austin then to San Antonio for Fiesta through Fredericksburg, the heart of the Texas Hill Country.


Chevrolet Crossover Roadshow in Austin, TX

We kicked off our trip with a stop in Austin to familiarize ourselves with the Equinox and explore Chevy’s crossover lineup. With cupcakes, ice cream, a chance to talk to one of lead design engineers, and car seat safety check there was more than enough to keep us entertained while educating us! One of the most eye opening displays was a temperature indicator that showed the temperature outside and how hot it was inside the vehicle. The outdoor temperature was 77.4 degrees but the temperature inside  the vehicle read 148 degrees Fahrenheit. Could you imagine how hot it could get on a hot summer day? On average, 38 kids die each year because they are left alone inside a vehicle. This display was set up to bring awareness not only to this serious matter but also highlight Safe Kids Worldwide; a foundation supported by Chevrolet. About a year ago, we had the opportunity to see GM integrate a back seat reminder alert in one of their vehicles and I am very glad that this has now been integrated in Chevrolet’s crossovers! 





Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg is a small town in the heart of the Texas Hill country influenced by German settlers. Today you can see a lot of the German influence through it’s architecture, culture & food. This was one of the things that most excited me to experience. Since this would be our first time in Fredericksburg we had planned to spend the majority of our day here. Our first stop was Wildseed Farms, a place we had heard about over and over for it’s instagramable fields of flowers. Not only is this place beautiful but free & kid friendly! We enjoyed a relaxing stroll through the butterfly gardens, and even though not all of the flowers were in bloom due to a recent cold front there were still plenty of flowers to admire. Mila was fascinated with the many different kinds of butterflies that were fluttering about, she even tried to catch one but it was too fast for her clumsy little toddler hands. On the drive over we passed by several different wineries that would be perfect for wine enthusiasts. 

Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas


San Antonio, Texas

The drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio has probably been one of my hands down favorite drives ever. There were a lot of elevation changes, long sweeping curves, and a beautiful backdrop. We even stopped to take pictures a few times, and Mila thought it was smooth enough to take a nap. Thanks to the 4G LTE WiFi in the Equinox, the ride wasa lot more fun for Mila! You can connect up to 7 smat devices! As many times as we’ve gone to San Antonio we’ve never come in from this direction which made this trip more exciting. This definitely wasn’t one of our usual trips to the Alamo city, as they were celebrating San Antonio’s Tricentennial. This would be the second time since being with my wife that we make it out to Fiesta, but this time we focused more on Family friendly activities. We checked into the historic Hotel Emma located in the Pearl district of downtown San Antonio. Even though the first night we didn’t venture out to any Fiesta activities my wife’s aunt picked Mila up so that we could enjoy a date night at a Peruvian Japanese fusion restaurant in the pearl district while she played with her cousins. The following day we enjoyed breakfast with my wife’s family and then spent the day at Natural Bridge Cavern’s Wildlife Ranch  to do what Mila loves the most, feed & discover new animals! At night we attended San Antonio’s Flambeau parade, the largest illuminated night parade. It was just a short walk about from the hotel so we had the opportunity to see all the bands, floats & carriages line up before the parade started. This is by far our best Fiesta experience and we felt pride in being a Texan and celebrating 300 years along with the Chevrolet Equinox. 

San Antonio

San Antonio


Road tripping to Austin or San Antonio was nothing new to us but the whole experience put together by the Chevrolet team was all new. Not only did we enjoy the drive, but the hotel stay in San Antonio was truly unforgettable. It just goes to show you that there are always new ways to experience things we’ve experienced before both on the road & off. 





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