4 years, 9 months.
For this past week our family was given a 2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Sport Edition to review as a family.
With us having just got back to Tennessee from our annual family vacation in Sacramento, where we reviewed a 2015 Toyota Camry, we decided to lay low this week.
Yet still, Saturday we managed to travel to midtown Nashville to visit the all new Baby+Co.; a spa-like place to give birth, sans the epidural.
Then on Sunday we decided to trek to Franklin to see the iconic Natchez Parkway Bridge. You nor Mommy had ever been there; whereas I had last summer when I reviewed the 2015 Lexus NX.
While I had the camera rolling as you used the parking lot curb as a balance beam, you stopped in your tracks as you discovered a butterfly that had breathed its final breath.
You were inspired to give it a proper (yet impromptu) funeral, so we did.
As we were getting ready to leave, after taking some family pictures, you were concerned:
“Where is the food? I thought there were nachos?”
I explained that the name of the place we were at was “Natchez”, not nachos.
We are a family who essentially never goes out to eat; not only because we are vegan/vegetarian and our options are extremely limited, but also because we are Dave Ramsey followers and it’s difficult to justify weekly restaurant money when it could be going to our “new car” fund.
However, you apparently caught Mommy and me at the perfect moment, because on the drive home Mommy discretely asked me, “Is there somewhere on the way home we might want to stop for lunch?”
Granted, I was happy to oblige; it would save me from dish duty.
We saw a Chili’s coming up on the right. Mommy told me that she recently went to a Chili’s with Grandma and your Aunt Jenny while we were on vacation, and she was surprised how accommodating they were to her vegetarian lifestyle.
So we turned into the Chili’s parking lot. They were so accommodating to my vegan and your and Mommy’s vegetarian requirements, that they actually had a whole page for “dietary restrictions” on their kiosk on the table.
I’ll keep that in mind the next time we’re on a road trip…
Of course, I made a fun video about all this so you could see it all; along with my super catch jingle I made up, “Come along, in an Avalon…”
You and I also made a walk around video for the Avalon…
And of course I made a video for your 1st day of Pre-K, which also featured the car as well…
So it looks like even on a “lay low” week, we still managed to have a lot of fun!