Childhood memories are the sweetest. You look back on your childhood with fondness and see the wonder and magic the world holds.
Over Thanksgiving week, I focused on creating new memories with my son. Ones I hope will carry with for a lifetime.
We started off by getting to test drive the all new 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring for the week. Man oh man, is this a nice ride! The Avalon is a smooth ride, comfortable and is fully loaded. With the beautiful weather all week we took advantage of the sunroof.
The Avalon has a sleek exterior and sporty interior. The large touch-screen display is perfect for navigation and capable of zoom in feature on the map – which I need! It also is equipped with Apple CarPlay, bird’s eye view camera that shows the car from above as well as intelligent clearance sonar that alerts you of nearby pedestrians or vehicles. So many safety features!
My son refuses to take naps, but when heading to Dallas one late afternoon he actually fell asleep in the car! The ride was so smooth, he got a little too comfortable and dosed off. It was a glorious, quiet 45 minute drive.
Our favorite way to make memories
Hiking – This is one of our favorite activities. It’s free and great way to make exercising fun! We found a new trail near our house and spent an entire afternoon exploring.
Amusement Park – We met a school friend for Holiday in the Park. It was the perfect way to spend the evening and the boys had a blast on the rides, snow hill and of course eating nachos.
12 Days of Christmas – We headed to the Dallas Arboretum to start the Christmas festivities. The arboretum is turned into a winter wonderland that has 12 gazebos filled with costumed characters, animals, mechanical parts and music from the Christmas carol.
Playing Outdoors – The weather was absolutely perfect all week. So we took advantage as much as we could. We met up with friends for an afternoon playing outdoors and riding four wheelers.
Shopping – My son doesn’t mind Christmas decoration shopping because he loves Hobby Lobby. Plus it helps that I let him pick a few new ornaments for the tree.
What memories did you make over Thanksgiving break?