Spring is right around the corner, and that means you’ll soon be celebrating the rejuvenation of life here in Kentucky by celebrating Easter. This beloved spring holiday always heralds the return of warm weather and beautiful flora across the Bluegrass State.
If you plan on celebrating the holiday with your extended family — as many people in Elizabethtown do — here are some tips for transporting Easter dinner dishes without spilling them.
Wrap in towels and aluminum foil
To keep your food warm for the entire drive in your Honda Pilot, wrap the casserole dishes or slow cookers in aluminum foil and thick towels. This will also help soak up any sauces or juices that spill during the drive, especially if you’re transporting the ham, so make sure you use towels you can get dirty.
Arrange dishes in a box or basket
Instead of placing the Easter dinner dishes directly on the floor, seat, or cargo area of your Honda HR-V, stack and secure them in a big cardboard box or laundry basket that you can keep in place with bungee cords.
Keep cold items in coolers
You should put your deviled eggs and other refrigerable items in coolers to keep them cold. Large chilling bags are very affordable and are available at most grocery stores. But a few to keep your cold dishes in.
Another way to celebrate spring in Elizabethtown is with a spring checkup at Hardin County Honda. Bring your Honda vehicle to our service center for an oil change and inspection.
You may not think of The Bluegrass State as a hotspot for spring breakers, but sometimes you can’t — or don’t want to — leave the area to take a vacation in March or April. There are some memorable, enjoyable spring break destinations in Kentucky that you can still plan a getaway from your daily grind here in Elizabethtown. Here are our suggestions.
Daniel Boone National Forest
If you haven’t spent a weekend or a whole week in our state’s national forest, you absolutely should. Spanning over 700,000 acres of federally protected land, you’ll find 600 miles of trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest to keep you on your feet the entire time. With highlights like Cumberland Falls, Natural Bridge, and Sheltowee Trace, there are plenty of scenic places here to find. Red River Gorge is especially a great area to vacation at with its fun tourist activities. Pack up your Honda Pilot or CR-V and explore the park that stretches across half of our state.
If you prefer a spring break getaway in Kentucky that’s more urban than outdoorsy, spend some time relaxing in Bardstown. Known as one of the most charming small towns in the country, it’s a wonderful destination for Kentuckians who like history, old houses, and museums. If drinks are an essential part of your spring break tradition, Bardstown has some excellent bourbon distilleries. And, it’s only a half-hour drive from Elizabethtown in your Honda Civic.
Whether you choose to stay nearby for spring break this year or travel across the country, a Honda can take you there in style and comfort. Find one to drive here at Hardin County Honda.
Halloween this year will be looking a bit different. Rather than sending your kids out gussied up as fairies, astronauts, or superheroes, you may have to keep them at home – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun ways to celebrate the spookiest time of the year. Here are some family-friendly ways to enjoy Halloween at home.
Create some crafts
There are a number of crafts that kids of all ages will enjoy making to help make your home spooktacular this year. From paper-plate pumpkins and pumpkin carving to creating monster puppets and flying bats, the options are seemingly endless (especially if you use Pinterest).
Go on a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt
A scavenger hunt is a fun way to celebrate, allowing your kids to stretch their legs and their minds. You can stay inside your home or explore your neighborhood while searching for Halloween-themed items. Think pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, witches, and more. You can even find templates for ready-made scavenger hunts online.
Set up a haunted blanket fort
Blanket forts are a fun way to pass the time, no matter the season, so why not create one with a twist? Dress up in your costumes, grab some fake cobwebs and LED candles, and build a haunted fort. While you’re there, you can tell ghost stories, enjoy sweet treats, or simply watch a good Halloween movie. From the Hardin County Honda family to yours, we want you to wish you a happy, safe, and spooky Halloween!
Around the world, people are starting to decorate for the
holidays with lights, trees, and more. If you’re looking for a way to get into
the holiday spirit this year, consider heading to one of these holiday events near
Christmas in the Park
Every year, Freeman Lake Park lights up, turning into a sparkling winter wonderland for people of all ages to enjoy. Known as Christmas in the Park, this event boasts more than 100 light displays, dazzling visitors with their creativity. An illuminated roadway will guide you through this festive event. Attendance is free, but donations are accepted. It’s open every evening from November 27th to January 1st from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, so make sure you swing by to get into the holiday spirit.
Merry & Bright at My Old Kentucky Home
Take a step back in time at one of Kentucky’s most famous landmarks – My Old Kentucky Home. Throughout this historic mansion, you can experience what it was like at Christmas during Victorian times – all you have to do is drive 30 minutes to Bardstown. See the six beautifully decorated 12-foot Christmas trees – each with their own decoration theme – and experience the Christmas customs of a bygone era. Guides dressed up in Victorian hoop skirts or tailcoats will educate you on the tradition of the yule log, the origins of the Christmas tree, the legend of the mistletoe, and much more. It’s a fun experience for the whole family, and will be held from November 15th to January 5th. Regular admission is $14 with discounts available for military, seniors, groups, and more.
At Hardin County Honda, we want you to enjoy the best the holidays have to offer in perfect safety. If your car needs any routine maintenance before you set out to one of these events, set up an appointment with our service department.
The holiday season is almost upon us. Whether you’re planning to make the trek to your grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving or simply head down to downtown Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park event, it’s important to be prepared. These holiday travel tips should make your travels a bit easier.
prepared. Whether you’re
flying or driving, it’s essential to always be ready for
the unexpected – especially during the colder months. With winter weather
affecting road and flying conditions, be prepared for delays, traffic, and long
lines at the airport.
peak travel days. If you can,
try to keep your travel dates flexible, avoiding the busier travel days. This
includes the days before and after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.
sure your car is ready. For
the road trippers out there, before you head out on the road, make sure your
vehicle has undergone its most recent routine maintenance. Check your tires,
get your oil changed, and make sure your windshield wipers are working like
plenty of snacks. Hunger can
strike at any moment. Be ready with snacks on hand, whether you’re going
through airport security or driving two hours. After all, you don’t want to get
caught snack-less when your kids get the munchies!
No matter where your holiday travels take you, all of us at Hardin County Honda want you to get there safely. If your vehicle is due for any maintenance, stop by our service department and let us get it back into tip-top shape.