At the recent TNT Portland event, I talked with a couple of people about the connected car. New cars today come with cool tech like rear view camera system or Bluetooth technology. But if you have an older car like most people (including me), you don’t need to purchase a new car to get the latest in-vehicle technology. Owners of older cars can actually have the latest connected-car technologies installed in their current vehicles. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), it typically costs less money than a comparable option package on a new vehicle from the same companies auto manufacturers use. Continue reading to learn seven ways to connect your car with the latest technology.
If you’re planning on visiting the Rose City, be sure to stay at The Westin in downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s located within a few blocks of Nordstrom, Pioneer Courthouse Square, MAX light rail, the Portland Art Museum, and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. And the trendy Pearl district is just a short stroll away — or better yet, take the streetcar to check out Pearl’s local restaurants and stylish boutiques. I have not stayed at the Westin Portland (yet), but was recently treated to a quick tour and lunch during the TNT Portland event last week. Lunch was amazing and the hotel is beautiful and cozy!
Guess what I will be doing in the next five days? If you guessed trying out for the Portland Trail Blazers then you would be wrong. I’m too short and not particularly athletic. At least not anymore. But I am taking part in a special fund-raiser event for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. For five days, I will be driving around in a new Chevy Equinox (this is a fabulous SUV) while shopping around the city for awesome items to be raffled off in the Chevy Shop Social: Portland. The special event will take place in Pioneer Square on May 21st (6pm to 8:30 pm).
The kids and I went to see the Harlem Globetrotters over the weekend. It was the first time any of us have seen the Globetrotters. The game was a nail-biter and went into sudden death before the Globetrotters finally beat the Washington Generals. BTW, the Generals have not beaten the Globetrotters since 1971. Even though the game was close, it wasn’t a great game because neither team played defense. However, the game was very entertaining and my kids laughed their heads off.
I have a great giveaway for you Leverage fans out there. Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I’m giving away two sets of Leverage Season 4 DVD (4-disc) on my dad blog. I have not seen Leverage (I don’t have cable), but I’ve heard it’s a good show. The TNT drama is about a gang of thieves, grifters and con artists who use their skills to help innocent victims by catching the bad guys. Leverage was actually featured on our local news recently because the show is filmed in Portland, Oregon.