If you’re a resident of Wisconsin, chances are you aren’t afraid of a little snow and ice; in fact, Sauk City is one of the biggest destinations in the state for snowmobilers, and nearby Indian Lake County Park is popular even in winter. Still, it helps to have some local things to do in mind when you want to ward off the winter blues.
Go On a Mini Cheese Tour
Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, and other nearby
cities are part of the “Wisconsin Cheese Tour.” In Sauk City, head to Carr
Valley Cheese for awesome artisan cheeses. Cedar Grove Cheese over in Plain
also features an excellent selection, and you can round it out with some wine
from Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac.
Ride a Snowmobile to Green Acres
Green Acres is a popular “supper club,” a
dining establishment that doubles as a social club. With a bar and a broad
selection of different menu items at different price points, it’s appealing for
a variety of moods and events. Try the specialties, like prime rib or fish fry.
Indian Lake County Park
Snow can make a beautiful backdrop to nature’s
scenery, so why not bundle up and head to Indian Lake County Park? There’s even
a segment of the popular “Ice Age trail” here, which extends 1,100 miles across
the entire state.
If you need a vehicle to keep up with your winter adventures, contact the team at Courtesy Ford.
Christmas may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to treat yourself to something new that will kick your driving experience up a notch. Here are some of our favorite new car gadgets that driving enthusiasts will love.
Bestek Jump Starter
One down side of traditional jumper cables is that if there are no other cars around, you’re out of luck. The Bestek Jump Starter is a great new device that solves this dilemma. This convenient gadget plugs right into your car’s 12V outlets so you can get back on the road even if there is no one else in sight.
Garmin Dash Cam 55
A dash cam is the best way to record all of your favorite scenic drives, and the Garmin Dash Cam 55 does just this in incredibly clear 1440p video at 30 frames per second. You can even use this dash cam to easily make cinematic time-lapse videos of your adventures.
Handpresso Coffee Maker
Especially if you’re often in a rush in the morning, you should definitely check out the Handpresso Coffee Maker. This little machine plugs into your car’s 12V outlets and fits conveniently in your cup holder so you can always count on your coffee being as fresh as possible for your morning commute.
If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect car for all of these cool gadgets, stop by Courtesy Ford of Sauk City to browse our lot’s inventory.
holiday road trips
The holiday season is right around the corner, one of the busiest times of the year for travel. We’ve put together a post on holiday road trips to help you survive this hectic season. Whether you’re staying nearby or travelling cross country, these are tips you don’t want to forget.
According to AAA, the most important thing to do is plan ahead and make sure that your vehicle can make it to your destination. Maintenance is key: have your tires and brakes inspected, get an oil change, top off fluids, and replace wipers.
Map routes in advance. With GPS it’s easy to forget that there are better ways to plan ahead. Your GPS will often take you the fastest route, depending on settings, which means that you’re going the same way as other people. Sometimes taking a ten-minute detour might save you hours of being stuck in gridlock. Leave early and look at alternative routes to avoid the rush.
Never leave animals or valuables in the car unattended. If you have to stop, take your pet with you. Cold weather can be especially fatal to small pets. You should also put anything valuable in a safe location, like a locked glove box or in the trunk.
Finally, have a roadside emergency kit and service. Always bring a first aid kit, spare tire kit, and survival kit. Also, make sure to get a roadside service if you don’t already have one.