10.06.2016

Family Trip To The Badlands

Last weekend we decided to take the boys on a mini road trip. I was fortunate that Chevrolet Canada had given us a Cruze to try for a few days and it prompted talks of some sort of adventure. We often think of Banff or Lake Louise as our typical destinations but this time we wanted to do something new. Luke had fondly remembered going to Drumheller as a boy and suggested we make a day of it. We set out Sunday morning for the highway and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Once we arrived we went straight to the Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum. Upon arrival we discovered it was Alberta Culture Days and our entrance to the museum was complimentary.
The museum visit was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. There were so many great exhibits. Once out of the museum we explored the surrounding Hoodoos a bit on foot.
Before we knew it the day was almost gone and it was time to pick up a late lunch and head back home so that our little dog, Molly wasn't alone too long.
One of the things we all joke about when travelling with children is the repeated "are we there yet?". I was happy that LL and Ethan were both entertained, there and back on their iPads with the OnStar wifi. Luke made a road trip playlist the night before and I hooked up his phone to the dash and we enjoyed listening to the built in Apple CarPlay. The Cruze was spacious and comfortable and perhaps the most impressive thing... I drove around all over for 6 days straight (including our heighway drive to Drumheller) and was shocked to discover I'd only used a half a tank of gas. It was $24 to fill up the remainder.
All in all it was a great day and given that it'll likely snow here soon, it was so nice to get away for one last beautiful fall trip.

This post was sponsored by Chevrolet Canada. All opinions are my own.

2 comments:

Justine Celina said...

I love your outfit Erica and you look so happy! I was meaning to make a trip out to the badlands this autumn as well -- they really are so beautiful. :)

Erica Cook said...

Thanks Justine! It was a pretty amazing day. And yes, the badlands are quite spectacular and only a short drive away. xo

 
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