Last month we decided to celebrate the arrival of fall going on a weekend roadtrip with friends. I love fall, I do not like how fall takes over summer so quick, but I do enjoy the colors and the change of seasons, read here.
DriveShopUsa and Mitsubishi let us use one of their latest models for this trip, a 2015 Outlander; it seemed natural to call him Cherry Red. Carey and Ryan took care of the trip planning.
We left on Friday evening and stopped at Chick-Fil-A (of course!) for dinner on the way. We drove all the way to Howard Miller Steelhead Park where we camped the first night. It was wet wet wet.
The next morning we left early. Ryan told us the night before about this amazing place for breakfast that they make the best cinnamon rolls. I swear I woke up that morning and the first think that came to my mind was the warm and soft frosted cinnamon roll I was going to eat for breakfast. We packed Cherry Red and we get to The Eatery at 8:30am. Okay, cinnamon rolls were already sold out. It took me about 30 minutes to be Eli again. I was mad...
No cinnamon rolls but stomachs full and back on Cherry Red to continue our drive to the hike. Can you see the moon roof? In my opinion one of the best things this car had.
Did I say it was wet? Well, let me say it again. It was wet wet wet (that means wet x3). 2 hours hiking under thick rain is no joke. I have to say it was beautiful, the air felt fresh and the fall colors were AMAZING.
We were not 100% prepared for this trip, we forgot raincoats, proper shoes, underwear (ups!)... but we did have two WOW cookies in the car, the yummy chocolate chip ones, and when we got back we ate them all in almost one bite (it's the little things!)
The second night we had a reservation at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, WA. We checked in mid afternoon and warmed up and went down to downtown Winthrop, a very cute little western town, to grab a drink and walk around before dinner.
On Sunday morning, we went to the Hot Tub at the lodge. We all agreed it was one of the best experiences of the whole trip. The tub is located with 360º mountain views and we were surrounded by pretty flowers. We stayed there for about two hours, and we left just in time before our fingers were about to decompose.
On our way back to our room we saw deer!!!
The drive back was so beautiful and the day turned out to be really nice, we stopped along the way to enjoy the beauty of these mountains, the fresh air and the beautiful fall colors.
This was a memorable trip, with great company, the views were fantastic and the Mitsubishi Outlander 2015 (Cherry Red) was a great addition to our adventure. It was really comfortable to drive, the audio system of the car was great and allowed us to have our 'karaoke-sing along' sessions for the long drives. One of our favorite things about this car was the open moonroof that gave us additional great views of all the overwhelmingly beautiful views of the North Cascades. We are going back!
Carey says; “The car was extremely comfortable to take on a half day trip through the mountains. The elongated moon roof was spectacular for viewing sky scrapping mountain peaks. The sound system was great too, and allowed us to put on our favorite soundtrack for the trip! Lots of karaoke, and light background music during the drive.”
Elena says; "Our cherry red Mitsubishi was the perfect car for our weekend getaway in the North Cascades of Washington. The seats were very comfortable during the long drives and occasional naps. The back seat area was very spacious for two people, and we even had space for additional bags. We loved using the built in bluetooth to play our favorite songs from our mobile devices. Overall, this is a wonderful vehicle to use for road trips!"
Ryan says; "The car was fun, it felt clean comfortable and well equipped for everything that we wanted to do, which for me was play media via the Bluetooth speakers system. The car felt spacious and over the course of 5 plus hours in it I was neither sore or uncomfortable. The moon roof also added to my enjoyment driving through the north cascade mountain range."
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