My Chevy Mancation – Day 1: The Camaro Convertible

image I’ve been looking forward to my upcoming Chevy Mancation – I’ll be taking my son and his best friend to Port Aransas for a deep sea fishing trip. I got our one-day fishing licenses last weekend, confirmed our hotel reservations, etc. And today, the pièce de résistance: a cherry red 2011 Camaro Convertible. The Chevy folks had told me that they weren’t going to be able to get us a convertible, so I was ecstatic when they pulled up in one. Needless to say, we had to immediately take it for a spin:

I don’t know why convertibles aren’t more popular, especially here in Austin, where we have perfect convertible weather about 9 months out of the year. Even getting up over 100 degrees today, it was pleasantly balmy with the top down. Growing up in the 70s, lots of our family friends had convertibles, and even my mother finally bought one. On my honeymoon, we rented a convertible and drove around southern California in late November with the top down and running the heat!

We just took a short drive up to J&J’s (best breakfast tacos in Cedar Park) this morning, but later, around sunset, we took it for a spin out to Volente. For those of you not familiar with Austin, the map will give you a pretty good idea what the road’s like:


Fun, eh?

I can hardly wait ‘til this weekend!

For updates from my Mancation, you can follow me on Twitter at @ScottAllen. You can also check out the other Mancationers:

  • MochaDad: Fred’s taking his sons to Galveston for the weekend to check out the beaches and visit Moody Gardens. You can see what he’ll be up to this weekend by following him on Twitter at@mochadad.
  • Mike Merrill: Mike will be seen around the Austin area scouting out some of the best Texas barbecue with his twin brother. Follow his delicious Mancation on Twitter at @mikedmerrill.
  • Nan Palmero: Nan’s got plans to volunteer around Bastrop County to help with cleanup efforts following the wildfires. You’ll also find him visiting some Hill Country ranches, and you can follow his trip on Twitter at @nanpalmero.

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