At the end of May, we celebrated our 7th Anniversary. We originally had big plans for the day, but we ended up spending time together and enjoying the day together as a family. Pittsburgh is always fun for us, it’s the place we got engaged, and it was one of the first places Darrick and I went together as a couple.
For the weekend we rode around in the Mazda CX-5! I absolutely LOVE the Mazda SUV’s! There are so many features that I love and the way it handles the road is excellent. My husband and I usually argue (not seriously) on who’s going to drive! I usually give in, I have no problem being the “shot-gun man.”
We woke up Saturday morning and we got on the road. Our first stop was Phipps Conservatory. I’ve never spent time in a conservatory before, I went to one in college for an assignment I went in gathered the information for my assignment, took pictures and left. This time was a little different, we spent a few hours viewing the entire conservatory. The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is a historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Butterfly Forest was Ahhhmazing!!!
Emma was so serious about making sure to find all of the butterflies! It was very humid in the Butterfly Forest but we walked through a few times to make sure to find all the butterflies!
We really enjoyed seeing Van Gogh in Bloom which is a current exhibit at the Conservatory. Van Gogh’s legendary paintings are recreated with flowers, majestic trees, and hand-crafted props.
After we left the Conservatory…we stopped in Cranberry Township at Smokey Bones! I didn’t take a picture of my food, and I rarely get dessert when we go out to eat but I couldn’t pass this up!
After our trip to Smokey Bones, we headed back home! Even though I would’ve loved to stay overnight because I LOVE Pittsburgh, we really enjoyed our “Day Trip”!
We headed back to Cleveland, and our car alerted us of some major storms headed our way based on being connected to the Apple Car Play from my phone. I absolutely LOVED this feature! Living in the Midwest, we always have weather alerts; from snowstorms to tornados. A lot of times while driving I am unable to look at my phone or watch to read the warning but it coming up on the screen to alert me, kept me aware of the weather as we were coming back into the Northeast Ohio area.
The Mazda CX-5 had lots of features that I liked! Below is a list of some of the interior and exterior features.
Interior Features of the Mazda CX-5:
Dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter
Rear air conditioning vents
Power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch-open feature and interior sunshade
Power windows with one-touch down/up feature
Speed sensitive power door locks with 2-stage unlocking
Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
Frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®
Push Button Start
Electronic parking brake
LED illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Tilt & telescopic steering column
12-volt power outlets
Map lights, Dome light and LED cargo area light
Remote fuel door release
Rear window defogger with timer
Exterior Features of the Mazda CX-5:
LED Headlights with Auto-leveling
LED Daytime Running Lights
LED fog lights
LED Combination taillights
Adaptive Front-lighting System
High Beam Control
Auto on/off headlights
Rear Power Rear Liftgate with programmable height adjustment
Automatic rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers
Windshield wiper de-icer
Intermittent rear wiper/washer
Body-colored heated power side mirrors with LED turn signal indicators
Automatic power folding side mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Roof-mounted “shark fin” antenna
Body-colored rear roof spoiler
Dual exhaust outlets with bright finish
Safety and Storage:
Dual front air bags with seat belt-use, passenger-weight sensors
Front side-impact airbags and side-impact air curtains with rollover protection
3-point seat belts for all seating positions
Front seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters
Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution & Brake Assist
Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control System
360º View Monitor
Hill Launch Assist
Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection
Smart Brake Support
Lane Departure Warning with Lane-keep Assist
Front and rear parking sensors
Ring Structure unibody construction
Side-impact door beams
Engine-immobilizer antitheft system
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
LATCH rear seat child safety seat anchors & upper tether anchors
Child safety rear door locks
Glove compartment with LED illumination
Unique overhead console with LED room light and downlight
Center console armrest with tray and covered storage bin
Rear seat center armrest with integrated cup holders
Front and rear door bottle holders/storage
Driver and Front passenger seatback pockets