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One of my favorite things as a child (and still as an adult) is road trips. Driving through the different states, seeing the exciting stops along the way.
I have a ton of memories and cannot wait to take my kids to the must stop places on a road trip! (Based on my personal experience.)
Minnesota – Mall of America
South Dakota – Mount Rushmore, The Reptile Garden, Corn Palace
Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful
Montana – St. Francis Xavier Church, Geothermal areas of Yellowstone
Washington – Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Experience Music Project Museum
California – Disneyland, Universal Studios, SeaWorld San Diego, Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco Cable Car System, Chinatown (places I haven’t gone but are on my wish list: Legoland California and San Diego Zoo)
Nevada – Las Vegas strip, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Arizona – the 4 corners (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet in one corner), Grand Canyon
Missouri – Gateway Arch, Silver Dollar City, Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Unfortunately, the downfall of road trips is the prep – car prep and packing!
Luckily, I recently learned of Walmart Automotive Care Centers.
Walmart Automotive Care Centers allows you to prep for your road trip by shopping while your car is being maintained!
I was able to go in, get some necessities and snacks needed for the trip all while the Automotive Care Center takes care of my car!
In our home, hubby is usually the one who takes care of the actual maintenance of the cars, but I like learning. I’ve always had a thing for working under the hood of a car and don’t want to be one of those people who don’t know how to properly care for their car.
While my car was getting care, I learned that Pennzoil oil helps clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind and Pennzoil offers a free warranty that covers 15 engine parts that may fail due to engine wear or which experience abnormal wear due to friction. (For more information, check out the Pennzoil Warranty Site.)
Pennzoil offers three options:
Conventional Motor Oil (yellow bottle) – A traditional oil base, fortified with Active Cleaning Agents™ to continuously prevent dirt and contaminants from creating performance-robbing deposits.
High Mileage Vehicle (gold/brown bottle) – Helps to reduce leaks and oil consumption in worn or higher mileage engines. It’s a motor oil that is specifically designed for new or late model vehicles with over 75,000 miles, to help keep the engines running clean and going strong for a long time.
Platinum (synthetic motor oil; silver bottle) – Best cleanliness and protection in the Pennzoil line-up. With PurePlus™ Technology, the Platinum® motor oil is proven to keep pistons up to 40% cleaner than the toughest industry standard. PurePlus™ Technology is a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into a 99.5% pure base oil.
If you are one who likes to do their own oil changes, starting January 21, 2015, you can get $5 off one 5-quart bottle of Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlust Technology using Ibotta (a free mobile savings app.)
In addition, 3 lucky winners will each win a trip to one of the Richard Petty Driving Experiences (each trip valued at $1,100). That means you get to climb into a NASCAR car for an adrenaline-pumping experience that simulates real NASCAR driving. All you have to do is enter below!
I’m sure my list of “must stop places on a road trip” are severely lacking! What is a must stop place on a road trip that I missed?