After working through a rough patch in my marriage recently, I knew it was time for my husband and me to take a break. A short time out (together), if you will. The start of my summer break was approaching and I was beginning to feel that a little travel would be the remedy for the tough times we had been experiencing.
I set my heart on the intention of going on a quick getaway, and not just as a couple, but as a family. It would be our first trip as a family of four and I started to get more excited as the idea took shape. We decided on a road trip to somewhere near SoCal and thanks to my friends at Drive Shop, we were able to hit the road in a fun and sporty ride!
A 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport would be our transportation for the trip and Las Vegas was our destination! This was the perfect choice because we could get there fairly quickly (Vegas is only 4 hours away) and there’d be lots of fun things to see and do, even with the kids in tow.
On our first day, we packed up the Outlander and hit the road. I was a little nervous at first because the trunk of the car was smaller than I would have liked. Between the overnight bags, a portable play pen, and the baby’s stroller – we were feeling a bit short on space. Luckily, we were able to get everything to fit, with a little maneuvering and shifting.
We got our food and then got ready to soak up some sun, poolside.
After swimming and then some down time, we headed out to see The Strip. My five-year-old was so excited seeing all of the huge hotels and attractions. We stopped by the Bellagio to watch their fountain show and she absolutely loved it!
On day two, we reloaded some things into the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander and drove off in search of breakfast. Hash House A-Go-Go is where we ended up and the food there was so good! Next, we went to the Ethel Mars Chocolate Factory for a tour – which wasn’t much of a tour at all! You basically walk down a hallway with some windows that show you the inside of the factory and that’s it. Womp, womp!
We spent that second evening back on the Strip, taking in all of the sights, sounds, and good food. When it was it was time to pack up and head home, we were all a bit sad because we had had so much fun!
The drive back home was a smooth one and we made it pretty far without having to stop for gas. Mitsubishi made good on their promise of great gas mileage with the Outlander and our budget was grateful!
Here are my “Yays and Nays” for the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
Yays: What I Loved
Dual heating settings for the front seats (those are always my fave!)
Great sound system and Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Touch panel display was easy to use
Smooth ride, handled well
Tons of safety features
Nays: What it Lacked
The trunk could have been bigger
No navigation system (at least in the model we drove)
The rearview camera output was little grainy
In the end, I was right about the trip being exactly what we needed, as a couple and a family. We got a change of scenery, had some, got some rest, and create some new memories with our girls. Watch the full Day 1 recap from Snapchat, below and the whole story from my Periscope right after the trip!
To find out more about the Outlander Sport, visit MitsubishiCars.com