#BlogHer10 Memories Part 1 – The #ChevyBlogHer RoadTrip To NYC
BlogHer 2010 was filled with a ton of great memories. I got to meet a lot of great people, attended some informative sessions, spoke with company reps, got tons of swag, and even partied a bit. I think it’s going to take me a bit to process all that went on…. like, say, a week. So, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’m going to declare this week BlogHer 2010 Memories Week on TechyDad.com.
We’ll start with our car ride down. After dropping the boys at B’s parents’ house, meeting CutestKidEver, packing the car, dropping more stuff at B’s parents’ house that we forgot and figuring out how to set our Chevy Tahoe Hybrid’s GPS, we were on our way.
Oh, about that Tahoe Hybrid. Chevy loaned us the car for the trip down and back. It was completely tricked out: rear camera for seeing behind you when you back up, GPS, XM radio, OnStar, etc. It was an amazing vehicle.
We took turns driving the car. B drove first and then CutestKidEver. I was last as I was the designated "drives in NYC" driver. I’ll admit that the GPS directions didn’t take us on the best route in the city, it took us down quite a ways only to take us back up, but overall it was a nice feature to have. And, since it recalculates routes on the fly, you could ignore its advised route and still not get lost.
Before the trip, I had the idea of taking photos every 5 or 10 minutes from out of the front window and stringing them together into a movie. For privacy’s sake (i.e. to not make the video a "how to reach TechyDad’s house"), I started a bit in on the journey. Also, at the end, we wound up circling the block a bit trying to find the parking garage so we forgot to take a few photos. In any event, here’s our trip down in about four minutes.
Disclaimer: We applied for and were selected as one of the 10 groups for the Chevy BlogHer carpool. Chevrolet loaned us a Tahoe Hybrid to drive to and from BlogHer 2010. They paid for parking during our stay and provided goodies to enjoy during our trip. The opinions expressed above are my own. No other compensation was given and Chevorlet did not ask me to write this post.
looks like you had a comfy,fun ride ! it was great to meet you and your wife at #blogher10
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I’ve been rather skeptical of the Tahoe Hybrid. Do you get 14 miles to the gallon instead of 10? I am of course being facetious, I know it only gets 12 miles to the gallon.
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Actually, I did some quick calculations and we figured that we got about 16 miles to the gallon. Not great when compared to my Nissan Sentra’s 28mpg, of course, but not horrible for such a big vehicle. I’d have to say that my favorite feature wasn’t its size, though that was nice coming home with bags of swag – more on that in a later post – but the XM radio. We set it to the 80’s station and rocked our way to NYC!
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