Try One of These Texas Day Trips to End Your Summer Right

It might make you sad to hear it, but the summer is quickly drawing to a close. If you have kids, you probably have already started back-to-school shopping. However, before the school year officially starts, try one or more of these Texas day trips.

  • Fort Davis. This is one of the best surviving military sites from the Indians Wars era of the late 1800s. This fort was in operation from 1854 to 1891. Visitors can tour many of the restored buildings.
  • Fort Worth Stockyards. Twice every day, you can watch live cow herding at the Fort Worth Stockyards. In addition, every Friday and Saturday night there is a fun-filled rodeo.
  • Palo Duro Canyon. This beautiful red rock canyon is often called the “second Grand Canyon.” The park is open every day from 7am-10pm. There are campsites available for a longer stay.
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park. Walk in the footsteps of giants with a visit to Dinosaur Valley State Park. Follow the river to find the dinosaur tracks. You can also go horseback riding, camping, find a geocache, go for a swim, or catch some fish.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we hope you have a great end to your summer and an even better start to the school year.

Buick Takes Extra Steps to Protect Pedestrians

We are entering the time of year when more and more children are taking to the sidewalk, exiting buses, and crossing streets on their way to school, so it is a relief to learn about the extra steps to protect pedestrians Buick is taking in 2018.

The Statistics

If an accident occurs between a pedestrian and vehicle, it can often cause major injury or, in some cases, death, due to the extremely vulnerable position of the pedestrian. In fact, 15 percent of fatalities involving a car in the United States are due to pedestrian impacts. The new Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System, available in the 2018 Buick Regal GS, aims to make these types of tragedies a thing of the past.

Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System

The Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System works by deploying the hood away from the rock-hard engine components in the event of an accident, greatly decreasing the level of impact between the pedestrian and the most dangerous part of the vehicle. Essentially, the system functions like an external airbag or cushion. The Active Hood Pedestrian Safety System is able to achieve split-second responsiveness thanks to advanced sensors placed in the front bumper of the Buick Regal GS.

 

Taking steps to protect pedestrians is important, and Midland Buick GMC is proud to provide vehicles to our customers which increase the overall safety of our communities.

Four Things Parents Should Keep in the Car All School Year Long

It’s just about time to breathe a sigh of relief, parents, because the school year is almost back. While a return to the routine of the school can take a load off the mind, it does bring back some old stressors, like successful transportation to and from school, after-school activities, weekend events, and more.

Midland Buick GMC is here to help: here are four things parents should keep in the car all school year long!

Towels

Sooner or later, something will spill. Be ready with a variety of towels both large and small.

Wipes

You’ve sopped up the aforementioned mess with a towel, but what if it was a sticky juice or slushy treat? Have some moist wipes ready to take care of sticky messes on seats, windows, and faces before they get out of hand.

Snacks

Ask one of your kiddos how their day at school went, and there’s a good chance that they’ll simply respond, “I’m hungry.” Be ready for their after-school “starvation” with some on-hand non-perishable snacks.

Band-Aids

Who really knows how boo-boos occur, but they sure do occur often. Of all the things parents should keep in the car, Band-Aids may be the most simple and essential. Go ahead and throw some in your purse too, if you carry one!

Amazing Natural Attractions in Texas You Should Visit

While many people outside of Texas imagine our state as simply rolling hills of desert and grass, here in the Lone Star State we know better. Our home has a wide and varied landscape that leads to some spectacular sights. Here are some of the best natural attractions in Texas to visit on your next adventure.

  • Balmorhea State Park. Take a weekend trip to Toyahvale to take a swim in the crystal clear, spring-fed waters. Once you experience what swimming in natural spring water feels like, you won’t ever want to swim in a harsh chlorinated pool again.

 

  • Devil’s River. Catch a glimpse of the beautiful blue waters found in the Devil’s River. It is located in remote Del Rio, which makes it one of the cleanest rivers in the state—an ideal place to go fishing.

 

  • Big Bend National Park. This park is located right along the border with Mexico. Here you can take in the breathtaking sights of a lone mountain range surrounded by desert. You may even catch glimpses of the hundreds of bird species who call this area home.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we love taking in the natural beauty of Texas and are proud to call this state our home. What is your favorite natural attraction in Texas?