A week of adventure with Young Subaru’s Groovy Outback!


10389140_849206728479818_941307409008642645_nThis past week you may have seen a bright purple floral print groovy Subaru Outback traveling around Northern Utah, it was kind of hard to miss.  I teamed up with Young Subaru for Sundance week and was able to drive around the groovy Suby on all our adventures and boy did we go on some adventures.

The week began early, as in the crack of dawn early. Getting to Park City in time every day required a lot of coffee and at least 2 alarm clocks, it was brutal. We packed up the groovy suby and headed off to Main Street in Park City, the entire drive up we watched as people turned their heads and waved. Nothing  inspired smiles in the highway quit like a bright purple floral print car.


Once in Park City we cruised up and down Main a few times, taking Sundance in and laughing  as people peeked into the windows to see who the heck was driving this crazy car around.  It was hilarious and fun, seeing how people reacted to the car. Once we found parking it was a crazy blur of parties, lounges and movies and before we knew it, it was time to go home. Later on Instagram 2 people commented about seeing an amazing hippie Subaru driving on the I-15,  the car was getting famous.

The next few days in Park City we made a point to hit Main street first but this time with swag in hand. People would run up to get a prize, snap a photo and admire the car. I was falling in love with Groovy Suby and her charm but Sundance was taking its toll.

At the end of the week we were desperate for a change of scene and the Front Climbing was hosting a fun night of music, tacos and climbing. Just the kind of local relaxation we needed.  With our bodies recharged we were ready for some serious adventuring, bring it on weekend.

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Our last weekend with Groovy Suby was epic. Bryan took her on a back country trip where he skinned up Ben Lomond and skied back down death-defying heights with beautiful views of Ogden below.  I didn’t attempt to haul myself up the mountain with him, I stayed in bed where it was warm and not at all death-defying but the photos he returned with made me a bit envious of his dare-devil spirit.

10945581_10206286177215325_3362841473488719836_nSunday was family day on the mountain and Groovy Suby escorted us to Snowbasin where the girl child had her very first ski lesson with dad.  As it turned out, the girl child inherited by clumsiness but she still did an amazing job and kept trying after every fall. After her ski lesson we sat in the back of the Subaru for a home lunch before heading out to the trails for more ski lessons and snow shoeing. By the time we were ready to go home we all had jelly legs and were ready for a day of sleep.

10394039_10206286181855441_8732563361128892394_nSaying goodbye to the Subaru’s that we borrow is never easy and this time was no different. Groovy Suby turned out to be the best car we have ever had the pleasure of driving, a perfect car for an adventure family. With ample room for 2 sets of skis, snow shoes, kid gear, snacks, car seats, winter gear and toys- the Outback made all of our adventures easy. The outback can handle any terrain with ease and did I mention it has seat warmers and satellite radio? Ya, perfection.

If you are looking for a new (or new to you) car then you definitely need to hit up the locally owned car dealership of choice in Ogden, Young Subaru. Young Automotive has just celebrate 90 years in business and they have also been awarded Davis Chamber’s Business of the year in 2014. Young also offers great discounts and incentives including a Weber State Discount for students.

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** This post is sponsored. I was compensated for my time but all opinions are my own.


Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.