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Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Home

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Design that says "Happy Thanksgiving"

Thanksgiving Celebration Ideas for 2020

With the COVID-19 virus spreading through Mesa County at an alarming rate, many families are following CDC recommendations to skip Thanksgiving celebrations with extended family and celebrate at home with those who live in the household. If you are searching for a few ideas on how to celebrate Turkey Day at home, we’ve compiled a list with a few ways to celebrate Thanksgiving at home. Check it out below!


Check out a video review of the 2021 Ford Bronco!

Friday, October 30th, 2020
2021 Ford Bronco in sand

Video: 2021 Ford Bronco First Look by Kelley Blue Book

The Ford Bronco is back and better than ever after a more than 20-year hiatus. It has a removable door and a removable roof, plenty of standard modern technology and provides capable off-road performance. Here at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, Colorado, we are very excited about the return of the Ford Bronco, so we’re deciding to share a video First Look by Kelley Blue Book. Watch the video below to get an overview of the specs and features on the 2021 Ford Bronco.


Check out a few tips for driving a vehicle with a manual transmission!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
Man resting hand on gear shifter of manual vehicle

Video: 15 Tips & Tricks of Driving Manual

Driving a stick shift can be tricky and if done incorrectly, can be costly to the clutch, transmission and other components of a vehicle. Before you hop in behind the wheel of a manual and take on the open road, watch the video below to learn 15 tips and tricks that are sure to come in handy while driving a vehicle with a manual transmission.


5 Hiking Trails to Explore near Mesa County, CO

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction

Now that weather is turning and the Colorado temperatures are milder, it’s a great time to take advantage of all the beautiful nature surrounding us. Luckily, we live in a natural-wonder-packed part of the state with hundreds of miles of trails just waiting to be adventured upon. Check out five hiking trails near Mesa County, CO below!


Where to visit nature in Western Colorado

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Colorado scenery

National forests worth visiting in Western Colorado

National forests are great places to spend time, especially when you need to get away from it all. Social distancing? Can’t get much more distant than the middle of a massive protected forest. See where all the best ones are with our list of National forests worth visiting in Western Colorado.


Learn how to make your car shine like new both inside and out

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Person cleaning steering wheel of a car

Tips for hand washing and detailing your car

Cleaning your car, whether for an exterior hand wash or an interior detailing can be a point of pride for many, and we’ve discovered some helpful video tips for hand washing and detailing your car right here. Of course, if you are not looking to take care of it yourself, the team at Carville’s Auto Mart offers detailing services here in Grand Junction, CO.


What should I pack for my dog when going camping?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Dog sitting in tent by lake

How to Prepare for a Camping Trip with Your Dog

Before you can kick back and enjoy nature on a camping trip, you have to pack for the trip itself. Often, the quality of your camping trip can be determined by the gear you pack and the gear you forget. While trying to gather your tent, clothes, bug spray and camping gear, it may be easy to overlook packing for your furry friend. If you are wondering how to best prepare for a camping trip with your dog, check out a few tips and tricks below!


Check out a few lakes and swimming holes in Grand Mesa, CO!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
Toddler swimming in lake

Fun Swimming Holes near Grand Junction, CO

There is no denying that the summer heat of Colorado can get to be a little too much sometimes. On those scolding hot days, few things feel as refreshing as going for a swim in the lake. Last summer we talked about a few of the best public pools and waterparks in Grand Junction, but this year we are going to focus on local swimming holes and lakes. Learn about a few local spots to cool off and take a swim below!


How To Keep Your Car Clean While Traveling with Dogs

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Golden Lab sitting in car with tongue out

Dogs are a cherished member of many families. In some situations, dogs are treated like royalty and get to tag along on all the family adventures—whether it is a weekend trip to a local state park or a cross-country road trip. There are a few precautionary measures that you can take to avoid damaging your car while transporting your beloved four-legged friend. Let’s go through a few steps you can take to keep your car clean while traveling with dogs.


Check out a few camping food hacks!

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Group cooking over fire

Tips and Tricks to Simplify Camping Meals

Often, camping trips are fueled by fire-roasted hot dogs, s’mores, pudgy pies or dehydrated meals. Are you interested in spicing up your camping meals with quick and easy tricks? Whether it involves crafting dishes out of tinfoil or preparing meals beforehand, there are several tips and tricks that can make your life easier while enjoying the great outdoors. Check out the video below to learn about some camping food and snack hacks!