Last weekend, I told you guys I was headed to San Antonio with Cooper Tires to represent Simply Being Mommy. I really had no idea what kind of an amazing experience was waiting for me when I got there. The full write up about everything I learned will be over on Simply Being Mommy soon, but I wanted to share some pictures with you all.
The experience itself was by far the best part, but what really blew me away was the way the girls from The Zimmerman Agency treated us. From a welcoming smile and hug at the airport, to sweet treats left in my room both nights, and a fun last night out on the town. These girls really know how to treat people and they were on top of EVERYthing! It was fantastic!
We spent the one full day we were in San Antonio at the Cooper Tire Training Center. Most of our time was spent on the 14 acre wet pad, where we were testing out Cooper Tires, competitor tires, worn tire tread on the back of the car, and worn tire tread on the front of the car. I can’t wait to share more about my experience over at Simply Being Mommy and I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s ready for you to see.
Jeff was extra extra jealous that I was taking “hot laps” with professional racer, Johnny Unser. I couldn’t believe we were really only going about 40 mph but a lot of that was sideways. I have no idea how many times I was thrown back and forth in my seat. It was awesome, to say the least and I have a whole new respect for the term “Professional Driver.” I couldn’t imagine doing what he was doing and keeping everyone in the car alive.
Another one of my favorite parts of the day was taking the Tahoe around the wet pad obstacle course.
They WANTED us to go fast. They WANTED us to take corners fast. They WANTED us to maybe take out a cone or two.
Crazy, but I did ALL of that and loved every second of it.
Maybe it helps that I drive a Suburban everyday at home, but I had no problem whipping that Tahoe around pretty fast. I even had the 3rd fastest obstacle course time out of the 14 bloggers out there. I’ll take it.
Driving the Tahoe in the obstacle course was just prepping us for the BMWs we got in to next. Now THAT was fun! I actually got to do a donut – on PURPOSE! Woohoo!
I even got to learn how to do my own DIY tire maintenance, which makes this DIY girl happy! I usually could care less about tires and always just expect Jeff to do it, but the safety of my family is #1 in my book and that means I’m more than happy to learn about tire maintenance. Who knew it was so easy, too!?!?
The experience was amazing all around and I was pretty blown away at the amazing bloggers I got to spend the day with.
This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and one I will never forget!