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The All New 2015 Cadillac Escalade

I have driven an Escalade before, actually I have driven an Escalade a few times. But I never thought that they could possibly make this vehicle any better than it already was. Well, I was wrong! The all new-2015 Escalade ESV represents the fourth generation of this popular luxury SUV that was first introduced back in 1999. It has a new exterior design that is instantly recognizable with it’s full LED front lighting. When it comes to luxury vehicles, I would have to say that the 2015 Escalade would take home the prize. 2015 Escalade

This vehicle definitely doesn’t lack in the space department. You can probably gauge the amount of space inside the Escalade just by looking at it’s size but even I was surprised when I first hopped into this SUV. It’s got so much room for not only passengers but for luggage and equipment as well. We took a road trip last week and packed in 3 adults and 2 kids and everyone had more than enough room for their bodies and their bags. Not to mention I didn’t have to hear those dreaded words from the backseat “He touched Me”, because they each had their own personal area in the back of the SUV.

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Cadillac is known for it’s comfort and they threw it out of the ballpark with the 2015 Escalade. I am not big on driving long distances but in this SUV I could see myself going on a long distance cross-country road trip just because. The seats are comfy and there is more than enough space for everyone to lay back and enjoy the ride. The back also has it’s own heating and air and the second row has heated seats.

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It seemed like every time I got in the car I would find a new hidden treasure that the Escalade would unfold. First the Escalade is keyless start which means you start and stop the engine with just a push of a button. The door handles are illuminated which makes it super easy to find your car at night and the windshield wipers are rain sensing which means they slow down and speed up on their own.

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Oh I did I mention that the Escalade goes from 0-60 MPH in under 6 seconds!

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The 12.3 inch high resolution driver information center is pretty high-tech. It’s completely operated by the touch screen, so you won’t find any knobs to turn the air up in down here. You just simply use your finger to adjust things like the radio, temperature and entertainment center.

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Safety is a huge factor for me when looking for cars to buy. I want to make sure that if there is a way to keep my family safe on the road, I have it available. The Escalade offers a Driver Awareness Package that includes safety alert seat, forward collision alert and lane departure warning. These three things are priceless when your driving with your precious cargo in tow.

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The back of the Escalade is loaded with space. We were able to fit several large suitcases and a ice chest in the back and still have plenty of room. The seats in the second and third row each have the power-folding feature so you can lay the seats down and back up again, all with the push of a button.

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Now I saved my one of my favorite features for last. On the front windshield on the drivers side, the speed limit is posted for the area you are in and the speed you are going. I love this feature especially in places where you are not sure what the speed limit is.

There are many different types of luxury vehicles on the market but if your are looking for a vehicle that stands out then the 2015 Escalade is your SUV. We absolutely love it for not only it’s size and style but for all the safety features as well. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade starts at around $85,000. For more information visit your local dealer or you can visit Cadillac online.

Sight and Sound Theater Presents Jonah

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If there is one show that I would tell you that you have to see in Branson, it's Jonah at Sight and Sound Theater. The show is incredible from the music to the costumes, the set design and the amazing actors. Jonah is the biblical story about a prophet named Jonah who was swallowed by a whale after he tries to run from what God has told him to do. The story has an incredible message about … Continue Reading

Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours

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As a guest of Explore Branson I received complimentary tickets to Branson Zipline. All opinions expressed are my own.  The first time I ever jumped off of a ziplining platform my heart was racing like it never had before.  I wasn't sure if I could even make myself do it, but once I did that was the end of it. I was officially hooked. Ziplining is one of those activities that everyone should … Continue Reading

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Film Review

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Having a son has opened my eyes to a whole new world of entertainment. I never knew how much I would really like things such as Planes, Trains, and even race cars. Last year I fell in love with a little movie you might have heard of called Planes. This movie was along the same lines of the very popular Disney movie Cars but with a whole new element. A few months after seeing Planes I heard that … Continue Reading

RIO 2 is Now Available on DVD (Giveaway)

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Are you ready to see your favorite Blue Bird? Well get ready because RIO 2 is now available on Blu-ray and DVD! We just got our copy and I have to say the kids have watched it non-stop. It's a great movie and full of laughs.   Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll … Continue Reading

Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa

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I received two nights accommodation in exchange for my honest review.  Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe the way I felt when I first laid eyes upon our cabin at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa. But if I had to pick the first word that came to my mind, that's what it would be. Mountain Harbor Resort is located on shores of Lake Ouachita in Mt. Ida, Arkansas and encompasses over 900 acres of … Continue Reading

Diagon Alley is Officially OPEN!

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I've been talking about it for months now but the time is finally here, Universal Orlando Resort has officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.  This is 2014’s most anticipated new theme park experience and I know like me, many of you are excited about the opening too.  The grand opening moment was complete with confetti, fireworks and a red … Continue Reading

Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week (Giveaway)

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Peter Pauper Press invites you to join them in celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week, July 20-26, with some special books that celebrate zoos as well as zoo keepers and their dedication to animal care, conservation and education. Below is a brief description of the two books that your little ones are sure to go "wild" over. These would really make great companions to your summer outing to your … Continue Reading

Keep Momming

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” The relationship that exists between mothers and daughters is unlike any other. It has many unique moments, memories, and yes, even challenges along the way. The relationship dynamic can be even trickier when your daughter is in those tween-age years. … Continue Reading

Branson Bound #ExploreBranson

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As part of the US Family Guides Blogger Network I was invited on a complimentary trip to Branson for promotional purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Branson is one of those places that you could visit over and over again and still find new things to do each time. I guess that is one of the reasons my family and I make the four hour trek to this part of Missouri at least once a … Continue Reading