I’m already itching to go back to New York. Our trip was just too darn short. We were there 4 days, one of which was a travel day back home. We squeezed in as much family time as we could, which can be tricky when everyone is so spread apart. The Chevy folks were kind enough to loan me the Traverse during my stay and, oh my God, I am so spoiled now. What a fantastic car to drive!
Cruising NY in the Chevrolet Traverse
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dobbs Ferry, NY, which is the best location for anyone who needs close access to the city as well as Connecticut, which is where we spent Thanksgiving. It’s a charming Inn with covered and spacious parking, which was a huge concern of mine. I’m a native New Yorker. A great parking spot is gold.
Now, I’m not going to pretend I know all-the-things about cars. But I can tell you that I love SUVs, because feeling safe and being comfortable is huge for me. Oh, and a nice sound and GPS system is also a major plus. This car was all that and more.
When we arrived to JFK, my son and I Ubered to Manhattan to pick up the Traverse. My first reaction was, wow! This car is gorgeous…and huge! It fits 8 people very comfortably. What were we going to do with all this space? But once I got in, set up the Bose 10-speaker audio system, turned on the seat warmers and set the directions, I settled right in. We drove to the Bronx to see family before heading up to our hotel. All I kept thinking was how incredibly quiet and smooth the drive was through the city and on the highway.
The next day we headed to Connecticut for Thanksgiving dinner. My son had way too much fun with the sound system, while I thoroughly enjoyed the robust navigation system, which was so helpful. I had not been on these roads in years, and completely forgot just how quickly the merging signs pop up. The Traverse came equipped with blind-spot monitoring and a forward collision warning just in case anyone got too close. That was another big plus for me. The roads in New York felt so narrow compared to the large boulevards and freeways in Los Angeles.
The next two days were spent with family and friends throughout the Bronx and Manhattan. We enjoyed dinners out but much of the time was spent watching movies and catching up. We drove around Westchester County and reminisced about stores I used to go to for baby clothes and home decor. It was long ago, yet it felt like yesterday. So much has changed and yet nothing changed at all.
Next thing you knew, it was time to head back home. It was snowing and raining in typical east coast fashion, but the Traverse made it all bearable.
Thank you to the Chevy folks for keeping us warm, cozy and safe!
Until we meet again, NY!