There are so many things that we would like to accomplish or experience throughout our lifetimes. Going to the State Fair of Texas was one of those things and we actually made the trip to Dallas from Houston. We all have that one thing we have always wanted to do and when the opportunity to scratch that off of our bucket list ( 68% of people have one) came around, we made it happen. Besides, who wouldn't want to take the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Trail Boss for a drive? We were not going to let this all pass us up so a road trip was set in motion!

Our baby girl is now 1 month old ( can you believe that!?), and she did great on the road. We did have to stop a couple of times which was completely fine. 4 hours in a car seat is a little harsh for a newborn so we made sure to stop, take breaks, feed, and change diapers. Thankfully, Ashley has been recovering well from her C-Section and we have been able to do more things outside the home. 

Mila was so excited that she didn't even take a nap. That was a first. We told her about the big cowboy, Big Tex, and she couldn't wait to see it. To be honest, we were all excited. Not only was this our first time going to the fair, but it was also the first trip after our baby was born. We're slowly getting back into our rhythm and making adjustments as parents of 2 girls. I may have had another reason to be excited, and that was driving the new Chevrolet Silverado. I have never gotten more attention and compliments before than with this truck. It was interesting watching people stop and check out the truck or getting a thumbs up driving down the road. 

The Trail Boss has the same EcoTec3 V8 engine as the previous model year producing 355 Horsepower @5600 RPM and 383 ft. lb. of Torque @4100 RPM. New this year is the Dynamic Fuel Management System which helps fuel mileage. Camila loved the truck and how spacious the cabin was. It's actually 3 inches longer than the previous truck while only adding 1 inch to the overall vehicle length. Getting inside was a little harder for Mila and Ashley since it is lifted 2 additional inches above the Z71 off-road package thanks to the Rancho monotube shocks up front and 2-inch spacers in the rear. The truck looks aggressive but manages to drive smooth as well as deliver power evenly.

We really got comfortable with the truck on our trip and got to see many other Chevrolet vehicle at the Ride and Drive event at the fair. It so happens that Chevy is the official vehicle of the State Fair. I love driving so had to make sure to experience other vehicles that I have not had the chance to drive yet. Soon after that, food was the first order of business. There were so many options. Just being there was awesome. It is somewhat similar to Rodeo Houston but has its own style and vibe but without the rodeo part. Definitely an event every Texan should attend at least once in their lifetime.

We sat down and enjoyed some burgers, sausages, fries, and all the things I have been trying to avoid lately since I started working out at the gym. Not complaining at all though, we really enjoyed the food and at the end of the day what matters most is that we all had a great time. Even had to introduce Mila to the massive turkey legs! They were everywhere. Since nap time was non existent that day, Mila fell asleep shortly after eating and before she could get on any of the rides, or even see Big Tex. We walked around and took a look at some of the displays by Chevrolet around the grounds, and took some pictures with Big Tex. Sometime before heading out, Mila woke up just in time as we were passing up the big cowboy and she was happy. She went back to sleep happy.

The day was beautiful, in fact, the only nice and sunny day out of the whole week. That meant everyone made it out to the fair that day and we somehow barely survived trolling around a wagon and a stroller. You live and learn, and now we know better for next time. Baby carriers and wraps are a must, unless you plan on going on a weekday. We'll be sure to go again next year!