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Mazda CX-9 got the Zoom Zoom down!

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Are you in the market for a new vehicle or maybe planning a family vacation and need the perfect family car? Have you ever thought about a Mazda

 

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Thanks to DriveShop, I had the pleasure of test driving their new Mazda CX-9 for a week in exchange for my honest opinion.

Mazda hasn’t been on my radar for awhile. Given I haven’t been behind the wheel of a Mazda since 98. When I was younger I owned a Mazda Protege.

 

 

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Now I must say Mazda has come a long way since the 90’s, and they definitely did a fantastic job on there new 2018 designs. I was mesmerized with their sleek design, Napa Leather, Moon Roof, Third Row Seating, Commander Control setup, Sound system, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Sensors, and Highly impressed with the power the vehicle had.  

 

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I often feel as though SUV’s often struggle when you have to step on the gas, especially when you’re at the stop light or even when you’re entering the freeway and you have sped up to the flow of traffic. I was personally was amazed by the power, given the size of the vehicle. It did not affect the speed and it was able to enter the flow of traffic without me having to step all the way on the gas pedal. Giving you more Power for your buck,  thanks to Skyactiv Technology!  

 

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY:  In every car Mazda makes, they focus on responsiveness and driving enjoyment, allowing the CX-9 to stand out from the competition with outstanding driving dynamics.  

MORE CONTROL WITH LESS EFFORT
TIMELY TORQUE
CLEANER, MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT ENGINES
ENGAGING, RESPONSIVE TRANSMISSIONS
STRONGER, LIGHTER BODY AND CHASSIS
MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON DRIVING

 

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ROOM FOR ADVENTURE: The 50/50 split third row and 60/40 split second row give you plenty of ways to make room for all your cargo and passengers. Or fold both rows down flat for up to 71.2 cubic feet of storage. Looking to keep essential items close, but out of the way? Stow them in the hidden storage in the console, center armrests and glove box, along with seatback pockets and door-panel bins.

 

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I was definitely happy with the 7-passenger SUV feature.  It had plenty of room for my family and even our guest. We needed the extra seats to pick up our guest, to attend the Monster Jam event.

 

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Luckily The Mazda Cx-9 saved the day with their 3r-row seating. My Niece was having car issues and needed a ride for her and the kids. We heard no complaints on lack or room or discomfort.  The kids definitely enjoyed the seats and I loved the Napa Leather.

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3 ROWS OF REFINED COMFORT

Even with its sleek low roofline, this stunning full-size SUV still offers more volume and more second- and third-row legroom than the Acura MDX or Toyota Highlander. Accessing the third row is simple, making it easy for kids to climb in—all without needing to remove an installed child seat.

 

Overall, I had a lot of fun driving the Mazda CX-9, it was definitely an SUV I could get used to driving on a daily basis.  Not only has Mazda proven to be a spectacular performance vehicle. It had a lot of safety features that could be beneficial to you and your loved ones. Here are a few impressive features. 

  • Smart City Brake Support

When traveling at speeds between 2- 18 mph standard Smart City Brake support helps detect objects ahead and prepares your vehicle by adjusting brake pads closer to the disc. If no action is taken, the brakes are automatically applied.

  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

Standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you with a chime and warning light in the side mirror. It also detects and warns you of fast-approaching vehicles that may enter a blind spot.

  • Smart Brake Support

When traveling at speeds above 10 mph, available Smart Brake Support helps detect objects ahead an warns you when braking is immediately necessary. If no driver action is taken, the system automatically applies the brakes. 

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My Overall favorite feature that I would depend on and use all the time is the front sensors and the backup camera.  This feature is great for parking, you do not have to worry about backing up into something or someone. I also do not have to worry about running into the garage door when parking in the driveway.  This feature will definitely help anyone who has a hard time parking. 

I highly recommend stopping by your local Mazda Dealers and test driving this wonderful SUV. 

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The Smith’s Center has got a new show for the whole family- 

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Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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It was first featured on American’s Got Talent. After its debut, it has been rising in popularity as a new hit show. If illuminate sounds familiar you may have watched it on some of your favorite shows Dancing with the stars, and Ellen. Or you may have remembered one of their spectacular performances on the American Music Awards. 

The new show features a combination of music, art and technological special effects (almost like magic). The High energy dance styles (hip-hop, latin and break-dancing) and the movement of cutting edge effect will definitely be a hit with the family especially with kids of all ages.

 

 

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May the Fourth be with YOU

 

starwars-featIs officially Star Wars Day as a day to celebrate Star Wars which was created by George Lucas. It is observed by fans young and old. Fans celebrate the day by re-watching the world-famous franchises movies or reading the comics.
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The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase May the Force be with you. In the movies the phrase is used to wish an individual good luck and that they would have favor with The Force.Although this is not an official holiday it is still celebrated by many Star Wars fans across the world and who can blame them.

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Even our family has grown to love the many adventures and wise words encouraged by the films.

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 Thanks to Legos my five year old loves everything Star Wars.  If you haven’t I definitely recommend visiting the Lego Star Wars page for some awesome content. 

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The franchise was launched back in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon branching out to release books, a television series, video games and comics.*

If your ever curious on what is The Best Way to Watch All The Star Wars Movies.  I definitley recommend reading this article to help you decide.

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1. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
2. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
3. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
4. Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (2018)
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
6. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
7. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
8. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
9. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
10. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (coming in December 2017)
11. Star Wars: Episode XI – (coming in May 2019)

In celebration of May the Fourth, I purchased my son his first AT-AT. I did a lot of research and found Revell made some affordable Star Wars Kits.  At first I was discouraged by the age recommendation.  I decided to purchase it anyways with the intent of helping my son build the kits.  I am so glad I purchased the Kit. It was very easy to build and the instructions and quality of the product was great.  I plan on buying more kits to build with together with my son.

 

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Please feel free to share your Star Wars Celebration. We would love to hear how you and your family celebrated the day. May the Force Always Be with You!

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Are you looking for place to take the family?  Look no further, we have a perfect solution.  The Avengers Station Located at Treasure Island Hotel.  They have an awesome set up for the whole gang.  The best part is they have a great deal going on:

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Family Four Pack February. Superhero fans can purchase four entry tickets into the awesome attraction for just $99*, plus fees, with the code FAMILYDSCF0562

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Daily during the month of February
10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (last entry at 9 p.m.)

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island Las Vegas, the completely immersive and educational experience that brings visitors into the world of The Avengers launches Family Four Pack February. Superhero fans can purchase four entry tickets into the awesome attraction for just $99*, plus fees, with the code FAMILY.

The deal can only be purchased in person at the attraction’s box office.

*Children 3 and under are free of charge.

DSCF0689It is definitely a family attraction worth experiencing for all ages. Once you Step into The Avengers Station (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) you gain access to exclusive intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explore the history and scientific origins of the Avengers while you train to become an official agent. You’re literally transported into your favorite superheroes world.  DSCF0460

Each station has a display of operational equipment such as Captain America, Hulk Bruce Banner, Vision’s Hawkeye, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor, and so much more.  There is so much information and equipment on display that you literally learn more about the superheroes and villains.  DSCF0467 

Each room has a Unique character theme.  You can make the experience even more interactive with a downloadable Avenger Station App (available on IOS and Android) or you can rent there device with the app already pre-installed. Which contains fun facts, trivia and etc.DSCF0505

Once your briefing is done. At the conclusion of the experience there is a final battle. Once you turn in your device you’re Super hero is revealed and your group is ready to battle Ultron.DSCF0678

We definitely had fun going in a group and taking the tour together.  The kids where thrilled to find there favorite Avenger on display with there buddies… They did a lot of observation and interaction. It was a unique experience. That made the experience worth while. The only thing I regret was not taking more pictures with my rented device.  I could of had more selection on pictures to buy. DSCF0595