Bringing your pet on a road trip is nothing short of fun, especially if your pet can’t wait to hit the road. Nevertheless, there are important safety tips to keep in mind when you’re driving with pets, especially dogs and cats. Above all else, make sure your pet is comfortable and happy when you’re driving.
According to the American Humane Society, it’s a smart idea to take some short test trips before you commit to a longer road trip with a pet. Get your dog or other animal used to the experience and try to give your pet treats when they get in the car so they associate the vehicle with a positive experience. In some cases, your pet may get car sick, which may require special medicine to prevent nausea.
Be sure to get proper ID tags and update your microchip registration. In the event of an accident, it’s fairly common for pets to flee the scene. If they’re not identifiable, pets can get lost. This is also why it’s a good idea to buy restraints like a car carrier, pet seat belt, or barrier to keep your pet secure in the event of a collision.
Never allow your pet to stick their head out the window, as they might be struck by road debris. Wind can also irritate the mucous membranes in many dogs, so there can be negative secondary effects. You should also avoid putting dogs in the bed of a truck, as roughly 100,000 dogs die in accidents each year because they were in the back of a pickup.
For a new ride that’s perfect for bringing along your animal best friend, contact the team at H&H Chevrolet.
Chevy’s Road Trip Coming To You
Have you dreamed of seeing the entire country by car? Now’s your chance with Chevy’s road trip, designed in conjunction with data scientist Randy Olson. The trip takes you through all 48 contiguous United States (you’ll have to get to Alaska and Hawaii some other time) with an exciting stop in each state, including theme parks, national parks, and famous landmarks.
All Across America
The trip covers 13,389 miles of American roadways and would take roughly 214.56 hours—that’s nine days—of pure driving. But since you will probably want to stop to eat, sleep, and use the rest room (and fill up at the gas station and get some oil changes), the trip will likely take you much longer. In fact, with each of the 48 planned stops and your own detours to see family, friends, and travel destinations you’ve always dreamed of, you should probably plan for at least a month on the road.
Shared Memories With The Family
“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” remarked Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row.”
Whether you plan to tackle all of Chevy’s road trip or just a portion near us in Pennsylvania, make sure to get your routine maintenance done first at H&H Chevrolet in Shippensburg, PA.
March is here, and that means spring is right around the corner. With things like spring break and warmer weather coming up fast, it’s never too late to start planning your first big outdoor excursion of the year using our list of the top 5 hikes in Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. Make the most of the valley’s beautiful recreational opportunities outdoors this year.
Perhaps one of the most well-known hiking trails in the world is the Appalachian Trail, and a segment is here in the Cumberland Valley. Parts of it are good for beginners and have plenty of parking and several access points. Considering that the whole trail is about 2,200 miles long, do your homework before you set out on your hike.
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
This is a very simple, flat 11-mile trail, which makes it excellent for biking if you’re not much of a hiker yourself. There are even horseback riding opportunities on this trail.
Flat Rock Trail on the Tuscarora Trail
Amateurs should not attempt this trail, which is rated “moderate to difficult.” However, its challenge rewards dedicated hikers with a gorgeous 180-degree view of Cumberland Valley.
Kings Gap Trail Network
Have hikers of varying skill level in your group? The Kings Gap Trail Network offers many scenic trails of different difficulties and lengths.
LeTort Spring Run & Nature Trail
This simple 2-mile trail surrounds the popular fly-fishing stream known as LeTort Spring Run, providing gorgeous scenery known throughout the area, which rounds out our list of top 5 hikes in the valley.
If you’re headed hiking and you’re looking for a capable vehicle to take you to the trail, consider stopping in at H&H Chevy.
Shippensburg March events
One thing the H&H Chevy team loves about living in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is that there’s always plenty to do. You can stay busy for the rest of the winter with these cool Shippensburg March events. Read on and mark your calendars!
Hops & Humor Comedy Night with Earl David Reed
If winter has you down, and laughter is the best medicine, then you need a night at the STCC Multi-Purpose Center with local comedian Earl David Reed. His live performance will have you and your friends breathless with laughter. The event is BYOB, and starts at 6 p.m. on March 2, 2018.
Philadelphia Bus Trip
If you need a vacation, consider joining in on the community bus trip to Philadelphia. The group leaves at 6 a.m. on March 10, 2018 and cost of fare is $60 per person. You’ll have ten hours to shop, eat, and explore in one of our state’s biggest cities.
Jay Leno at Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Residents of Shippensburg will have another chance to catch some amazing humor and an energetic performance when Jay Leno comes to the the auditorium at Shippensburg University. The show is on March 24, 2018 and tickets start at $79.
Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking to add a little festive joy to your home or office during the end of the winter season, these DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations make for a fun activity. And don’t worry—if you make too many you can stop in at H&H Chevy and we’ll turn the place into a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
It’s never a bad time for cupcakes. When you add St. Patrick’s Day toppers, you have a festive treat that coworkers or friends will love. Simply create a festive print or drawing with paint and colored paper, attach to a popsicle stick, and insert.
Replace the winter wreath above your fireplace with a homemade banner. Craft paper, glitter, string, and green paint allow you to create your own triangle banner. Each triangle displays one letter to spell “Lucky” or another festive word of your choice.
If you’re throwing a party, this easy craft is the perfect centerpiece for a table. Cut out four-leaf clovers from green card stock of different shades and then glue them to skewers. Stick the clover-topped skewers into a pot or a vase and you have your very own clover garden right there on your table.
This February, shake off the cold and join the community for some fun and entertaining events in the local area. Here are some events that we at H&H Chevy recommend for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.
So Good for the Soul: A Tribute to the Music of Motown – February 10. 2018 from 8-10pm
So Good for the Soul will take us back in time to enjoy the energetic music and beats of Motown that we all enjoy. At this even, eight veteran entertainers will perform your favorite Motown hits. These entertainers include former band members of The Jones and The Marvelettes, and performers who were on Broadway in shows such as Dream Girls and Showboat.
Valentine’s Day – Wednesday, February 14
Don’t forget to take your sweetheart out for a nice night this Valentine’s Day. Grab a romantic dinner at a local restaurant, stay a night at Cumberland Valley, or send some flowers from Fisher’s Florist.
America – February 17, 2018 from 8-10pm
This February, America comes to the Luhrs Performing Arts Center to bring their ‘70s Top-40 hits to Shippensburg University. Some of their most popular tunes include “I Need You” and “Don’t Cross the River.” Come experience their enduring music and distinctly American sound.
This Valentine’s Day, show everyone how much you care by making DIY, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards that will warm your loved ones’ hearts. In particular, spend some extra time crafting the perfect card for that one special someone—they will surely be touched by your thoughtfulness. Here are some ideas for handmade, DIY Valentine’s Day cards from us at H&H Chevy.
Be Creative with Materials
Everyone knows that hearts are the go-to decoration for Valentine’s Days, so try to be a little more creative with what you use to make your cards. Use Scrabble tiles, Bingo boards, lace, or some of your favorite pictures. By all means, include some hearts and Cupid arrows as well. In addition, I’m sure no one would mind if you incorporated chocolate or something equally scrumptious in your DIY card.
Be Thoughtful with Design
If you’re spending the time to make DIY Valentine’s Day Cards, keep in mind the card recipient’s favorite things. If they like glam, use glitter and jewels. If they’re the outdoorsy type, draw lovebirds or use some beautiful pressed flowers. If they enjoy literature and poetry, use those scrabble tiles or find some poems that express how you feel—or write your own!
Homemade Halloween costumes can be unique and cool without spending too much money. How about these suggestions?
This simple costume makes for an easy and funny Halloween. All you need is a normal outfit plus a lot of socks. If you’re gifted in sewing, you can sew the socks to the outfit, but you can also use a glue gun, safety pins, tape, or whatever works for you.
A ruffled dress and a matching hat made to look like a jellyfish with trailing strings is all it takes to dress up your little one like a jellyfish so they can terrorize the neighborhood with their stingers.
Raining Cats and Dogs
Want a cute visual pun? Put your child in a raincoat and give them an umbrella – but make sure to decorate the umbrella with little cut-outs of clipart of cats and dogs first!
Armor made out of cardboard and spray-painted with metallic silver paint can be worn over a makeshift tunic and pants for a simple, easy knight costume.
If you can find footie pajamas with a hood, you can pull off this scuba diver costume! Just pair it with a set of goggles and some flippers, and you’re set.
Making homemade Halloween costumes for your kids that will stand out from the crowd doesn’t have to be difficult if you consider options like these.
There’s always something fun happening here in our neck of the Pennsylvania woods. If you’re on the lookout for some family-friendly fun to do this October, there are plenty of special events in Lancaster to keep your whole crew entertained! Here’s just a few:
Check out the Fall Antiques Extravaganza at Antiques Capital, USA in Adamstown from September 28-October 1. With booths indoors and out and special antiques fit for any price range, you’re sure to find something unique — it is an extravaganza, anyway.
Take part in The Spooky Scoot across all the haunted places in Lancaster. Run by Strasburg Scooters, this bone-chilling tour is by far the most fun way to discover the scariest folklore and history from across the county. The tours take place at 7:00 PM on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28.
Get lost in the Quilt Corn Maze at the Amish Farm & House. Have a blast trying to find your way out of this enormous corn maze for some down-home autumn fun, then relax with the farm animals, cruise in an authentic buggy ride, or do a little learning in the Amish Schoolhouse. The Maze is open until Halloween.
Need a new car to get to and from all these awesome events in Lancaster? Stop by H&H Chevy today to see our robust selection of top-of-the-line Chevy vehicles.
As one of the oldest states in the Union, the Quaker State holds a storied place in the annals of American history. All these years have allowed Pennsylvania to rack up more than just a few interesting tidbits and idiosyncrasies. Here, we’ve put together a quick list of our top 10 favorite fun facts about Pennsylvania, the state that all of us here at H&H Chevrolet are proud to call home!
- The first “Zoological Garden” was built in Philadelphia in July of 1874.
- In the town of Hazleton, there’s a law that states an instructor cannot sip a carbonated beverage while lecturing students in a school auditorium.
- Kennett Square is widely known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World.”
- Speaking of capitals, the Borough of Kane is called the “Black Cherry Capital of the World.”
- Of all the original colonies, Pennsylvania was the only one not to border the Atlantic Ocean.
- The first Little League World Series took place in Williamsport in 1946.
- Apparently, Pennsylvanians love baseball. The first professional baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh in 1909.
- Since 1833, the city of Nazareth has been home of world-famous Martin guitars.
- On November 2, 1920, KDKA radio, a Pittsburgh station, aired the first commercial radio broadcast in America.
- One last thing about capitals: Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States of America, from 1790 to 1800.
We have a bonus entry to our list of fun facts about Pennsylvania: you can get a great Chevrolet at H&H Chevy in Shippensburg!