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.

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The Texas Road Trip of Hidden Beaches

What’s more summery than a trip to the beach? How about a road trip! This Texas road trip will let you combine two summer traditions by taking you to the Lone Star State’s best hidden beaches.

Surfside Beach

If you’re starting near Midland Buick GMC Cadillac in Midland or at another inland location, give yourself a day or two to drive to the coast. Then, make Surfside Beach your first stop. This beautiful beach will let your drive your GMC truck right onto the sand, and is the perfect spot for a bonfire or even a night of camping.

Matagorda Bay

Head south along the coast to arrive at Galveston where you’ll take a ferry to Matagorda Bay. This nature preserve island is the perfect place to find some peace and quiet, or to take a kayak out for some up-close encounters with local wildlife.

San Jose Island

Further south you’ll find San Jose Island, a peaceful coastal spot with plenty of room to breathe and dip your toes in the water.

If you want more secluded Texas beaches, you can keep your road trip going all the way down to the Rio Grande Delta. You’re guaranteed to find many of your own special spots that you’ll want to return to every summer from here forward.

 

Best Texas Campgrounds

For many Texas families, it’s just not summer yet until you’ve taken a good camping trip. Get things underway by visiting one of these excellent Texas campgrounds.

Fritch Fortress Campground

Fritch is just a four hour drive north from Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, which seems just right for a weekend getaway. Located near Lake Meredith, this campground offers plenty of breathtaking views and fun outdoor activities. It’s also perfect for family trips thanks to its accommodations like trash services, fresh water, and showers. Plus, it’s free!

Bolivar Flats

Bolivar is much farther away from Midland, but the journey is worth it for the beach camping. Pack plenty of food and water and your favorite water toys, because with a $10 permit you’re allowed to drive right onto the beach to set up your campsite there.

Camp Creek Recreation Area

This site is in the same direction as Bolivar, but much closer. Camp Creek is a beautiful place to spend a few days, and also features amenities like fire pits, picnic tables, and grills for easy meal preparation. The land is covered in pecan trees, filled with deer and other wildlife, and welcoming to visitors in every sense of the word!

Best Ways to Spend Summer in Texas

what to do during your summer in texas

Summer in Texas is a beautiful thing. While it may be flaming hot most of the time, here are four places you can visit to help you take your mind off the heat.

Devil’s River. Head to Del Rio to take in the sights of the picturesque Devil’s River. Head to the bank, and stick your feet in the cool, clear water.

BSR Cable Park. Want to spend a day relaxing in the water? You can’t do much better than the world’s longest lazy river found at BSR Cable Park in Waco.

Barton Springs Pool. If you like the idea of swimming in a lake or river, but not the idea of what’s hiding under the water, try the Barton Springs Pool in Austin. This is a man-made swimming pool that looks more like a lake. It is filled with natural spring water, some small fish, and even some water plants.

Burger’s Lake. When you visit this lake in Fort Worth, the whole family is guaranteed to have fun. It comes equipped with water slides, a trapeze swing to jump in the water, and so much more.

Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we love our Texan summers. What is your favorite way to spend the summer?

Midland Events and Activities: Enjoy the Fall

Midland events and activities for October.
Midland events and activities for October.

There’s plenty to do in the Midland area. The city is known for its diverse culture and welcoming community, making it one of the best places to visit. Hop in your new GM vehicle and explore the area today. Read on for Midland events and activities.

According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, you can visit the Autumn Fête, which is short for a celebration or festival. This fall event is scheduled for October 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, and the proceeds will benefit the Midland “Need to Read” program. You can get some great food, shop from a range of vendors, and experience the august atmosphere of the event. Vendors will be selling arts, crafts, rifles, cigars, and more. This is a truly unique event.

What else is happening in Midland, TX? You can stop by the Fall Family Festival on October 31 to experience the spirit of the season. This month is associated with ghosts and ghouls, as well as falling leaves and campfires. This event takes place at the Fairmont Park Church of Christ from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with games, trick or treat, bounce houses, and more. Best of all, this event is free to all.

These are just some of the many events and activities in Midland. Hop in your GM vehicle to explore the area today.

Events in Midland, TX: Explore Your Community

Enjoy events in Midland this October.
Enjoy events in Midland this October.

Getting a new GMC, Buick, or Cadillac opens up a world of possibilities, especially when it comes to local events in Midland. There are plenty of attractions and events that are perfect for the whole family, from art shows to charity events. You can always find something for everyone in the Midland area.

The Kamiposi Art Gallery Show is happening all October, an event that’s great for a range of individuals. According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, the event features a night of art, musicians, touring bands, and more. You can see them every Friday during the month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kamiposi Art Gallery.

You should also check out the 2016 Sibley Nature Festival on October 8 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This year celebrates bees, butterflies, bats, and birds—each of which pollinates the local flora. You can see exhibits, attend lectures, make crafts, and more. Plus, with local food trucks all around, you can also get some great eats. There will be guided hikes in the area as well.

These are just two of the many events in the area. Midland is a great community for virtually anyone, with tons to do year round. Explore your community today.

New 2017 Sierra 1500 Features: Setting New Standards

new 2017 Sierra 1500 features
new 2017 Sierra 1500 features

The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is getting some great new options and features. You’ll be able to experience this award-winning vehicle like never before thanks to these updates and upgrades.

According to GM Authority, the new model will come with some new colors. The brand has dropped the colors Light Steel Gray Metallic and Iridium Metallic in favor of Dark Slate Metallic and Mineral Metallic. These new colors give the Sierra 1500 a bold look that will drop your jaw. The Denali still comes in three models, including the Short Box Crew Cab (2WD), Standard Box Crew Cab (4WD), and Short Box Crew Cab (4WD).

Other new features for the Denali version include a new Cocoa/Maple interior color combination and a range of high-tech gadgets. Teen Drive mode helps track the habits of new drivers, while Low Speed Mitigation Braking will work to prevent accidents. Plus, you get features like an Enhanced Driver Alert Package, IntelliBeam Headlights, power-adjustable pedals, and more.

Finally, this model also has 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, chrome inserts, and a cap-less fuel fill system. There’s nothing quite like the new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500. With new features and upgrades, this model now comes with everything you could ever need or want.

New 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD Design Includes Hood Scoop

2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design
2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design

The 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD is one of the most recognizable trucks on the market. Offering unparalleled design, power, comfort, and control, this model can always get the job done. For the 2017 model year, the 2500HD is getting some new looks and upgrades that will blow you away. Here’s a list of some of the many new features.

According to GMC, the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design is getting a new hood scoop design that adds to the athletic appearance. A hood scoop not only looks great, but it can also increase airflow and improve performance. Believe it or not, the Sierra Denali 2500 accounts for 28 percent of HD retail sales, which means a large group of HD pickups are seeing these upgrades.

Under the hood is an available 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 that gets up to 765 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this power, you can even tow up to 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, with a 4×4 system, intelligent transmission, and heavy-duty suspension, you also get improved performance and handling.

The Denali also comes with many exclusive features like chrome accents, alloy wheels, leather seating, and the latest high-tech gadgets. For a work-horse that can also keep you comfortable, check out the new 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD.