Year 1- Darren and I had just started dating. He went to the car show with friends and took pictures of the highlights to show me later as I was staffed in Brazil.
Year 2- We were dating and were looking at the fun, dream cars--the Mini Coopers, the BMWs, etc.
Year 3- We had just gotten married, and came in from Austin for the show. We were in the market for a 'family' vehicle as we knew we wanted to start a family soon. The 2 top picks- the Honda Odessey and the Ford Expedition. The Expedition is still in our driveway.
Year 4- We brought baby Alyssa (6 weeks old). It was our first trip to Houston with the baby, and she slept in her stroller the majority of the day.
Year 5- We brought toddler Alyssa, and I was pregnant with Jackson. We were living in Houston again.
Year 6- We brought 2 year old Alyssa in the stroller, and 6 month old Jackson in the sling.
Year 7- We brought 3 year old Alyssa and toddler Jackson in the big double stroller.
Year 8- Darren and I went sans kids, well, except baby Matthew in my belly. We went armed with our tape measure, looking for a car with good gas milage that could fit 3 car seats in the back seat. The competitors- the Ford Escape Hybrid, the Toyota Prius, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid. We bought the Fusion less than 12 hours before Matthew was born.
Year 9- Darren and I went with just baby Matthew.
Year 10- All 5 of us went this year. The kids had a great time getting in the vehicles and playing around. Darren and I looked at what may be the Expedition replacement when that time comes, as well as a few fun (not for the next 20 years) cars as well.
|Matthew liked to 'drive'|
|Alyssa and Jackson buckled up.|
|The car show was just an amped up version of the kids playing in the garage. They love playing in the '66 Mustang.|