When my husband and I walked into Young Subaru dealership we had no idea we were about to embark on an epic adventure but sometimes adventures happen that way. . .
It all started when Seldon John Olsen hopped a train from Idaho and landed in Utah. With nothing but a dream and a love of cars, Olsen grew his business from scratch first opening Olsen Chevrolet Oldsmobile in 1924 in Morgan, Utah and expanded into the Layton, Utah area in the early 50’s. The name later changed to Young as the family grew and opened more dealerships and even a raceway. Each location is owned by a member of the Young family and each person has a story to tell. The entire Young automotive history is told in this YAG video:
But Young Automotive is not just about cars, Young is all about community. Here in Ogden, Young Subaru has been a part of improving our community and is committed to giving back as much as they can to the town that they love and call home. Each year Young Subaru holds a pet adoption and a fundraiser for Ogden schools raising more than $12,000 a year and finding homes for hundreds of pets. The dealership also hosts regular fundraisers for many local causes offering up their location for yard sales, bake sales and more.
Throughout the dealership there are photos of local places, mountain bikes, kayaks and even loaner bikes to borrow while your car is in their shop. It is clear that Young knows what it means to be a Ogdenite and their love of Ogden overflows into their work. Walking around the dealership and listening to their family history, their adventures in Ogden and all that they do for the community was inspiring and my husband and I could not wait to take an outback for a spin.
We drove off in a Subaru Outback on loan for 3 weeks and we wanted to make the most of it. For the next 3 weeks we are going to try to take this beauty on as many adventures as possible, after-all Subaru’s were made for places like Ogden but more on that next week, this week is all about how we fell in love with Ogden all over again. . .
We have been in a funk, not exploring Ogden as much as we did previous years and mostly just being hermits. Borrowing this Subaru was just the kick in the rear we needed and we left the lot full of excitement. First thing we did was stop at Grounds for coffee for a much-needed caffeine boost and to explore the temporary park set up downtown. Friday night we drive up to Snowbasin and took our first gondola ride up to see the harvest moon, on Saturday we strolled the farmers market and Harvest moon festival, later that week we enjoyed burgers in the back of the car at Burger Bar and went on long rides to watch the sunset over Ogden.
There is so much to see and do in Ogden and we sometimes get in a rut and forget that we live in an amazing town. We have the ( soon to be) snowy mountains and the dry and dusty desert, rivers and lush forests. We have amazing local shops and award-winning restaurants and every outdoor activity you could ever dream of. We have all the amenities of the city but everyone knows your name. We have affordable living and are only a few blocks away from amazing hiking trails. Ogden is an amazing place so don’t waste any time, get out there and explore all that this place has to offer.
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Next week: The folks that work at Young Subaru and some of their surprising hobbies & just how much climbing gear can you fit in one car?