This year, part of our resolutions is to be more active with the kids, which is getting easier as they are getting older. This holiday break, we took some time off and ventured down to Stone Mountain Park as a family. We took a new Jeep Compass as part of our mini roadtrip to try out Jeep’s newest model and loved it! The funny thing is, pretty much my whole life, I have always wanted a Jeep. This stems from being taken to school by a really cool senior when I was a freshman, in a red Jeep. Ever since, this has kind of just been the brand of car I love. Last week, we switched the carseats, and piled in the Compass right at nap time for a quiet little trip down to Stone Mountain. Robert and I both have grown up going to Stone Mountain for the light show and hiking, but haven’t got to experience it together with our kids. It’s such a different world doing kid friendly things or events at places we once experienced as single people, or as kids ourselves, we honestly love it! It’s like a whole world just opened up to us right in our backyard that has been here all along.
When we got there we circled the park for the perfect parking spot. Since we have toddlers, close parking is always a goal and we know better by now! We did a little off-roading and found a great spot right by the mountain cable car ride. We got to hang out and eat a few snacks before venturing into the park. Our main intent was to ride the train, since both of our kids love trains and we knew they would love an actual train ride. Boy did they love it! The train played Christmas music and was the perfect speed, as our kids jumped on seats, ate snacks, and looked out the window. It goes around the entire base of the mountain and is the perfect afternoon activity for literally any age.
Once it got dark, the park was lighting up, but it was getting colder, so we decided to head home. The kids were wired on funnel cakes (but so good) and so excited to have done something different. The Jeep Compass has Apple Play, so we were able to hook up our phones to the dash and speakers and play kid songs from our phone and everyone was happy. If you guys are in the market for a new car, seriously look at the Jeep Compass. I’ll always be about all things Jeep, and this one is definitely family friendly and rides really smooth. The price tag is what will work for most families and you will get the latest technology. At this point, it’s so crazy, but I can’t imagine a car that doesn’t hook up our phones since we utilize all apps, voice texting, calls with no hands, and kid songs (not just the radio). On the ride home Jackson goes ‘look Mom, we’re holding hands’! Elston was so happy about this, it was the cutest thing. Having their seats closer is kind of worth it!
Our adventures playing around on our Jeep are below, as well as outfit details!
This post is sponsored in partnership with Jeep, all opinions are my own.