Chevy Cruze Your Own Adventure

This summer was very cold and very busy. One of the bright spots was the Chevrolet “Cruze Your Own Adventure” that I went on with friend and blogger Sarah Auerswald. We got to drive the new Cruze for the morning, pick a Los Angeles adventure, and use a $50 gift card.

It was the day before my trip to Yellowstone and I wasn’t packed, but how could I pass up an adventure. Especially one that would be sick with sugar and campy fun. We started the day with breakfast at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and learned about the Cruze. From there we got to choose our own adventure (my favorite type of books as a kid) and cruise around town. We picked Sweet Lady Jane Bakery and Whimsic Alley, a Harry Potter themed store.

We could have stayed at Sweet Lady Jane all day and we definitely ordered enough dessert to do it. I even bought a slice of flour less chocolate cake to take home to my husband.

The portions were more than generous and it was all very good.

Our next stop was Whimsic Alley. I was really excited about this part of the adventure because I was planning to host a Harry Potter birthday party for my 5-year-old and hadn’t done much to prepare for it. I almost chucked the whole at-home party and asked about having it at Whimsic Alley instead. The back of the store is made up to the look like the Hogwarts castle great hall with candles hanging from the ceiling and a sorting hat at the front of the room. Parties come with food, a magician, and staff to help out. But they won’t do a party for kids under 6, which was probably for the best. I think the little kids would have been terrified.

The Cruze adventure was fun and a great send-off for our vacation. I ended up really liking the Cruze. I drive a hybrid SUV that’s it’s pretty big and I’m used to that. I thought I wouldn’t feel safe getting on the freeway in the Cruze, but the car felt substantial.

One of the safety features I liked was that if the car were to roll over, the airbags form a sort of cocoon around you. We didn’t have a chance to test that out, but the car drove smoothly and was cute with decent pickup. I liked that it felt hip and now, but was comfortable and reasonably priced.

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