Check Out These Holiday Events near Vernal, Utah

Are you ready to get into the ho-ho-holiday spirit? Then check out one of these exciting holiday events near Vernal, Utah, this winter.

Annual Vernal Community Holly Days Festival

This free holiday event is perfect for the whole family. This year, we are celebrating the 15th year of the Holly Days Festival, and the theme is North Pole Fantasy. The festival includes a number of free events — including the parade, Grinch look-alike contest, Jingle Bell Show & Glow, and gingerbread house contest — as well as food for purchase and will be held on Nov. 23 from 12-8 p.m. Learn more here.

ESA’s 54th Annual Holiday Bazaar

 Head to nearby Rangely, Colorado, for the ESA’s 54th Annual Holiday Bazaar. The event will be held on Nov. 11 at Parkview Elementary. If you are a vendor, you can purchase a space for $25, with funds supporting St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital. And if you’re just in the market for unique Christmas gifts, stop by and support a local vendor! Get more info here.

Trees for Charity

 This is the season of giving — so give back at the annual Trees for Charity gala event. Learn more here.

 

For more family-friendly pastimes in the area, contact us at L&L Motor. We’ll be happy to share our recommendations.

Here Are Five Vehicle Features We Are Thankful For

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so we at L&L Motor have been talking about what we are thankful for. One of the big things? Advances in vehicle safety. Here are five vehicles features we are grateful for this year:

All-Wheel Drive 

When the roads get wet from rain or snow, we are happy to rely on our vehicles’ all-wheel drive systems, which provide or traction. But all-wheel drive is only half the battle — you also need tires that provide adequate grip.

Rearview Cameras

Rearview cameras are now an industry standard — and thank goodness for that. Rearview cameras make it much easier to see when reversing and keep pedestrians in parking lots and on sidewalks much safer.

Forward Collision Warning 

This modern safety feature alerts you if you are approaching a frontal barrier, like another car, too quickly. Some cars even have systems that will apply brakes for you if you do not react quickly enough.

Blind Spot Monitoring

Blind spots have long been the biggest pain about driving, but with blind spot monitoring/warnings, you have a better idea of what is around you.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Cruise control is great until the car in front of you inexplicably slows down. Adaptive cruise control maintains a consistent distance from the traffic ahead of you.

Stop by L&L Motor to test-drive one of our new Ford models equipped with some of these safety features.

4 Car-Themed Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

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Is your old man the world’s biggest car guru? Treat him to a spectacular Sunday of nothing but cars this Father’s Day. Not sure what to do? Here are some unique car-themed ways to celebrate Father’s Day this June:

    1. Wash Dad’s car…together: If your dad is a true car geek, he probably enjoys the time he spends working on his car. So rather than buying him tokens for the car wash, buy the supplies to wash your car at home with your dad.
    2. Go to the drive-in: There are plenty of good summer blockbusters this year—Avengers, Deadpool, and more. Support your local drive-in in your father’s favorite set of wheels this Father’s Day weekend.
    3. Take a short road trip: Here in Vernal, we are just a short road trip away from some beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor adventures every dad will love. But what he’ll love even more is the time spent bonding with you and his car. Just make sure you pay for the gas
    4. Buy him something: If your dad hates surprise activities and would rather spend the day at home, treat him to a car-themed gift, like some of these suggestions from Cars.com.
  • For even more suggestions on ways to shower your dad with appreciation this holiday, contact us at L&L Motors. 

 

Obscure Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

364px-President_Theodore_Roosevelt,_1904Presidents’ Day is just a few days away! At L&L Motors, we like to take the time to honor one particular United States President, who serves as the namesake for nearby Roosevelt, Utah: Theodore Roosevelt. While old Teddy’s face is up there on top of Mt. Rushmore with Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson, there may be some things you don’t know about this presidential giant. These are just a few obscure facts about Teddy Roosevelt.

Fact #1: Roosevelt Climbed the Matterhorn

It is a well-known fact that Teddy Roosevelt was an avid explorer. His journeys even took him to the Alps to climb Europe’s most famous mountain.

Fact #2: Roosevelt Was Virtually Blind in One Eye

While Roosevelt was a big fan of boxing, he gave up the activity after a match in the White House left him with a detached retina in his left eye.

Fact #3: Teddy Roosevelt Continued to Give a Speech after Being Shot

If there is any doubt about whether Teddy Roosevelt was our toughest President, the story of how he continued to give a rousing 90-minute speech after being shot should put those doubts to rest!