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KIA Influencer Network has asked me to talk to you about “road trips.” Although my husband and I have never driven a Kia, our daughter and son-in-law drove one a year ago on a road trip with their family. They really enjoyed driving it, and I remember they were impressed with all the technology on the vehicle (they’re a high-tech family). Our college-age son, who is a senior, researches a lot of things including cars. He researched Kia a while back and thought their track record was really good because of good ratings in several different areas. He’s also high-tech and would be impressed with the technology as well. Although I haven’t driven a Kia, I have seen several Kias given away on Wheel of Fortune and thought, “That’s a cute car.” I can imagine that I would like all the technology, too.
Having said all of this, let me tell you about a road trip we took a couple of years ago. It was a long trip of over 800 miles and included the scenic drive in Arkansas that goes through Bentonville and Bella Vista. Being from north central Texas, we don’t have any mountains around here, and I love mountains. This drive through the Ozark Mountains in northwestern Arkansas was so pretty as well as the drive from Springfield, MO, to St. Louis. Add in the fact that there are a lot of fun places to stop along the way which includes some of the best frozen custard and a 100+ year old cookie company in St. Louis (both a tradition with our family), this made for an enjoyable trip. We visited a European style B&B which reminded me of a castle, took a quick trip down to Branson, stopped at the World’s Largest Candy Store, and thoroughly enjoyed The Arch by the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Fun times!
Family vacations are priceless! Time away from the busy schedule at home allows time for special memories to be made. Do you have a favorite road trip?
* KIA Influencer Network-Sponsored Blogger. I was compensated with a gift card for writing this post. All opinions are mine and are honestly given.