Last week, I had the opportunity to roll in style in a new 2018 Chevy Traverse! My husband, two boys, Mami, Nina, and I were treated by Chevy to enjoy an authentic Mexican-inspired brunch at The Green Parrot Villa and a staycation at The Great Wolf Lodge. We were thrilled to get our bags packed as we set out to have a fun filled day in honor of our hispanic heritage.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Americans celebrates the Hispanic culture from September 15 to October 15 each year. It’s celebrated in different ways including learning the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
For places to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Orange County, click here.
Do you like luxury, space and comfort? The 2018 Chevy Traverse is the car for you. It is Chevy’s mid-size SUV that offers everything you need in an SUV. We loved the Traverse! You can score a standard model at a starting price of about $29,930 and up, just check local Chevy dealer for pricing. My family and I had the chance to drive in the 2018 High Country Chevy Traverse model, and we are now such great fans of it. The car came equipped with great feature like 4G LTE Wi-fi connection, push-start engine, 4 cameras and two sun roofs.
The dashboard functions are amazing. It offers some fun and high tech features. I loved when I plugged in my iPhone to the car, and my apps appeared on the cars screen. The Chevy Traverse is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and with the 4g LTE Wi-fi connection you could have up to seven devices in use. Chevy also offers myChevrolet Mobile App that allows you to stay connected to your car virtually anywhere.
The screen had a nice touch sensor and it was easy to use. There were a lot of cool features like the navigation system, which I can’t live without, and steering wheel controls. The car also had a series of cameras, a back-up, rear and aerial camera. These were so useful to use, and super cool to be able to see on your screen the aerial view of your car and its surroundings. My boys especially loved that feature, they said they felt like they were on a space ship.
The Traverse is economically efficient and offers a luxurious space and it comfortably fits seven people. On our outing we fit six people with room to spare, and we had one booster seat in the back row with a full-size car seat in the middle-row. My littles were enjoying the space they had, this meant more room for them to dance in their seats and play with their toys.
Top five favorite Chevy Traverse Features
The Chevy Traverse has so many amazing features, but I mangled to narrow it down to my top five favorite Chevy Traverse features…
- Cameras, the traverse is made up of 4 cameras. The standard rear vision, a forward-looking camera in the front grill and under each side mirror of the vehicle.
- Teen Driver capabilities, is a form of technology for parents who have teenage children, it helps minimize distractions, like turning off audio before everyone is buckled in or Lane Change Alert with Slide Blind Zone Alert.
- Rear Seat Reminder, is such a neat feature that is activated when the second-row door is opened and closed and it will remind you to check your back seats upon completing your trip.
- Staying Connected, welcome to the new age! The Traverse has some fun ways to keep you connected.
- Trunk sensor, were honestly my favorite! I used the sensor to open the trunk door more than anything. It’s rare that we are hands-free when we are heading to the cars trunk, so having that feature made it so easy for myself and the kiddos to get things in and out of the trunk.
If you want to have a good time, enjoy tasty food and sing to a good mariachi, then Sunday Brunch at The Green Parrot Villa is the right stop for you. The service was amazing, the ambiance was relaxing and the Mariachi entertainment was a perfect touch for a day out with my Mami and Nina.
Bruch had a tasty variety of food to try, from Mexican cuisine, of course, to waffles to omelettes. My littles couldn’t keep away from the pan dulce and tacos, who can blame them? They always satisfy. And as always there is no complete way to enjoy brunch than with a refreshing bubbly by your side.
The brunch includes live entertainment from a Mariachi, they go around to each table and take song requests for them to play. They were amazing and made our experience at The Green Parrot Villa more enjoyable and authentic.
The brunch includes complimentary champagne, coffee and agua frescas and an assortment of dishes. Brunch menu includes: Fresh waffles, Italian Pastas, Taco bar with authentic hand-made-tortillitas, personalized omelettes. Fresh fruit, salad bar, and a variety of Mexican entrees and sides, like Menudo. Save room for the delicious sweets, like flan, pan dulce and more.
The Green Parrot Villa
2035 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
For reservations call: (714) 569-1970
Children 6-12: $16.95
Children 5 & under: FREE
9:30 AM-11:45 AM
12:00 PM- 2:30 PM
The Great Wolf Lodge is fun all year long! It’s one of our favorite places to visit. We love that you feel like you are miles away from home vacationing in a cabin. The best part is that when you book a night stay you get to enjoy the water park on the day you check-in and check-out. You heard me right! You get to soak up the fun for two-days, double the fun.
Great Wolf Lodge offers something for everyone. My Mami and Nina aren’t much of the thrill seekers so they spent a lot of time at the wave pool or in the children’s area. They made sure to soak up some rays outside. The indoor park offers an outdoor area too.
During their summer hours they have an outside area where you can splash around in the kids splash pad area or have a game of basketball in the pool. There is also a bar and grill located conveniently outside with plenty of seating for families to enjoy and take a break.
For more on The Great Wolf Lodge, check out our post 5 things you need to know about Great Wolf Lodge.
Sometimes, a little extra room can bring everyone together. The all-new 2018 Traverse is for the go-getters, the adventure seekers, the family that’s always in motion and anyone else who finds meaning in the everyday drive. Because no matter where you’re headed, this midsize SUV has the technology, safety and capability to take you there.
Chevy Traverse was the perfect car for my family and I. We come from a multigenerational home so it is so nice to be able to get packed up in one car, and comfortably too. It makes our family outings to the park, ball games, and for a bite to eat, stress-free and so simple. No more time wasted trying to decide which two cars to take or figuring out where to park them both. With the Chevy Traverse we made our way in luxury from stop 1 to stop 2 at ease.