Games to Play at Home With the Kids

Family at home | Victoria, TX

With the current stay-at-home orders, many of us are spending a lot more time with our children than we did before. A fun and easy way to connect with your kids during this time is to play games with them. Here are five fun games to play while we are all stuck inside together.

Paper games

Grab a sheet of paper and a few pencils or pens and try some classic games like hangman, dots & squares, “Why?  Because,” or even Battleship.

Card games

Dig out an old deck of cards and teach your kids your favorite card games. It can be as simple as Go Fish or something more complicated like Euchre.

Puzzles

We all have a collection of puzzles we have gathered over the years and never had time to do. We all have the time now. Turn puzzle building into a family activity.

Freeze dance

Turn on some fun music and play the freeze game. Whenever you stop the music, your kids have to freeze in place. Make it more challenging by having them freeze in different positions, like yoga poses, animals, or letters.

Remember to contact us at Atzenhoffer, if your family is need of a new vehicle for all of your future road trips and travels.

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Road Trip Tips for Your Family’s Next Getaway

Family on Road Trip | Victoria, TX

It might be a while before you go on a long journey with your family — but it never hurts to plan your next trip in advance so it’s less stressful when the time comes to hit the road. Here are some road trip tips to get your planning off on the right foot.

Skip rush hour

Plan to leave late in the evening or early in the morning to avoid rush hour traffic. This should make your driving less stressful. And, if you have young kids, this could also encourage them to get some sleep while you drive.

Put an adult in the back

If you have an adult ride in the back with the kids, he or she can help keep them occupied with games and other activities. This is especially helpful if your kids are still rear-facing in their car seats.

Take a break from electronics

There is no denying the saving grace of a game or movie on a tablet when attitudes take a turn for the worse. However, letting your kids feel bored can ignite their imaginations to come up with unique games. They can also stare out the window and enjoy any passing scenery.

Bring on the snacks

Fun snacks can quickly brighten any mood during a long road trip. Along with some family favorites, pack some new treats for variety.

Call us at Atzenhoffer if you’re in need of a new vehicle for the road trips you’re planning for later this year or early next year. We’ll help match you with the right model to suit your needs and preferences.

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2020 Mazda3 Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA

2020 MAZDA3 | Victoria, TX

Thanks to its innovative safety features and advanced technologies, the 2020 Mazda3 received the highest safety ratings from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration. The 2020 Mazda3 earned the agency’s five star-ratings in front, side, and rollover crash testing as well as a 5-Star Overall safety rating.

“We are proud that the 2020 Mazda3 has earned NHTSA’s top rating for crashworthiness,” said Mazda North America President Jeff Guyton. “Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE® advanced safety features on the Mazda3 help provide even more peace of mind for the driver, helping enhance our customer’s driving experience.”

In addition to testing a vehicle’s performance in crash tests, which mimic the country’s most commonly occurring crashes, the NHTSA also recommends additional safety technologies for each vehicle. The 2020 Mazda3 not only earned the agency’s top ratings, but it also offers the agency’s recommended crash-avoidance technologies. Forward collision warning, lane departure warning, crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support systems are standard on the 2020 Mazda3.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety also evaluated the safety systems of the 2020 Mazda3 and bestowed its top honor on the well-equipped model. Both the hatchback and sedan body styles earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the organization.

The dedicated sales team at Atzenhoffer is available to show you the safety-focused 2020 Mazda3. Stop in for a test drive.

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Silverado Drivers Find Their Match on Facebook

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD | Victoria, TX

According to a study done by a Stanford professor, most modern couples meet online. In our connected world, this isn’t too surprising, especially considering many people work from home and take online classes. There are a wide range of online dating apps and sites you can use, including Facebook. While you might shy away from a Facebook dating service, it seems others are finding their perfect match on the social media site.

Late last year, two Silverado drivers found their perfect match on Facebook. However, it wasn’t to start dating. Uziel Valles and John Payan both owned a Silverado. One drove a white model with a yellow hood, while the other drove a yellow Silverado with a white hood.

Valles, the owner of the mostly white Silverado, posted in the Denver Dropped Trucks Facebook group that he was looking to trade his yellow hood with someone who had a white or black hood. Payan’s friend tagged him in the comments and Payan commented that he had exactly what Valles was looking for.

The two met up and exchanged their mismatched hoods and left with the monochromatic trucks they wanted. According to Jalopnik, the meet ended up creating more than just two matching trucks, it created a friendship. The two men still chat with each other on occasion.

For more exciting car-themed news, stay tuned for more blog posts from us at Atzenhoffer. Or stop by our dealership in person to take one of our shiny 2020 models for a test drive.

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5 Awesome Valentine’s Date Ideas

Couple celebrating Valentine's Day | Victoria, TX

The last thing you want to do on Valentine’s Day is stay stuck at home having the same night as usual, or go out for a too-expensive dinner at a restaurant where the food is certainly not worth the bill. Instead, check out these five awesome Valentine’s date ideas below.

Go ice skating

Ever notice how most rom-coms feature couples ice skating? That’s because there are few things as romantic as gliding on the ice together. And conveniently, February is a great time to go do just that.

Watch a comedy show

What’s more romantic than laughing together? Forget about the stress of day-to-day responsibilities and head to a local comedy club to relax and have a laugh.

Chill at the spa

Spas often offer reduced rates and extended hours for couples on Valentine’s Day. Take advantage of the opportunity to get a massage and treat yourselves together. You deserve it!

Book a hotel

Spending the night in a different environment can do wonders for romance. Book a nice hotel with your partner and order some champagne to your room to celebrate your relationship.

Have a themed night in

Okay, so maybe you like to stay in. Just don’t make it like every other night. Switch things up by picking a theme, then choosing a movie and cooking a meal together that matches it.

If you decide to go out on Valentine’s Day, impress your date with a nice new ride at Atzenhoffer.

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