For the past couple of days, I’ve been driving all around Alberta for a couple of different stories that you’ll be seeing in upcoming blog posts. (The first being the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.) During this particular trip, I loaded up my cameras, yes plural, and took to the open road and racked up more than 1,500 kms in just a few days. My friends at Chevrolet trusted me enough to let me take out the 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel for this particular road trip and you can read more below, but yes, I loved it.
People like road trips for many different reasons, for me, it’s the pictures. And even though I’ve lived in this province for more than eight years, it honestly looks different every time I get out of the city. From the snow-capped mountains, to the big ol’ prairies and spectacular wildlife, I stopped to take so many pictures on this particular trip, I was actually annoying myself. I kept saying, “Okay, last picture, you gotta keep driving.” But then I’d turn a corner and be forced to stop again. I lost track of how many pictures I took, but here are some of my favourites.
Look, I don’t know a ton about cars, so please don’t ask me about horsepower or anything like that. But what I can tell you about the Chevy Cruze Diesel is that for a car of its size, it felt like I was driving something much more powerful. One of the best things about Alberta is a long open roads, perfect for test driving a brand new car. In total, we racked up quite a few kilometers in just a few days, but because diesel engines are better for fuel economy, we didn’t break the bank. But, be prepared because since people are still getting used to diesel cars, the gas attendant will run out every single time to make sure you know you’re pumping diesel into your car.
Along our epic road trip, we were always comfy, thanks to the smooth ride and yes, the satellite radio. I know it’s a silly reason to like a car, but I freaking love satellite radio (especially the Howard Stern Show.) Thanks again to Chevrolet making this a road trip to remember!