2011 Buick Enclave: Let The Road Trip Begin! #SheCon #BuickEnclave

by Carrie with Children with 30 comments

Today’s the day I’ve been preparing and thinking about for months!  I’m hitting the road for South Florida and the SheCon’11 conference! I’m excited to meet new people, enjoy some  “me time” and soak up a ton of blogging knowledge.  (And yes, I’ll share my blogging notes with you!) Yesterday, the awesome folks of General Motors Southeast delivered a beautiful 2011 Buick Enclave to my driveway and as your probably reading this post, I’m cruising down the Interstate in style!


Last night, I sat in my driveway for over an hour checking out all the fancy options the Buick Enclave has to offer….and let me tell you, there are a lot!  The model I’m driving is a CXL-2 Enclave in cocoa metallic, a stunning shade of chocolate brown.








Here’s a sampling of the great features

  • Voice and touch-screen navigation system – Perfect for me since once I get to South Florida, I have no idea where I’m going!
  • OnStar HandsFree Calling/Crisis Assistance –  As a mom, this feature makes me feel safe!
  • Built-in DVD player with noise cancelling headphones –  Every mom dreams of peace and quiet on road trips.
  • Memory driver seat settings – I can’t stand for someone to adjust my seat. With memory settings, it’s the same every time.
  • Rearview camera settings – No need to worry if you are going to hit something backing up, just check out the in-dash camera!
  • Tri-zone climate control – Everyone can set their own temperature and air flow.
  • Seven passenger seating –  Plenty of room to stretch out with three rows of seating!
  • Two sunroofs –  You know I’ll be cruising with both open!


So, if you happen to be driving down Interstate 95 in Florida today…be sure and wave, I’ll be the cute mom riding solo in this fancy Buick Enclave!  Follow the hashtag #BuickEnclave or follow me on Twitter for updates of my journey!

And stay tuned next week, I’m going to put the Enclave to the ultimate mom test with two carseats!


**I’m attending SheCon’11 courtesy of my title sponsor, Firehouse Subs.  I’ll be driving to the conference in a 2011 Buick Enclave, courtesy of General Motors Southeast.  And while this is a sponsored post, thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own.**


  • Tiff

    Aww! Have fun! Such a nice car! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks! It was a great drive today – so comfortable!

  • Tamara

    How awesome! You aren’t going to want to give it back when you are done with it, LOL! Enjoy your trip. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    • Carrie with Children

      LOL. My husband has already warned me that I won’t be getting a new car after I’m home from my trip! It’s a beautiful car! I promise to tweet a lot tomorrow from the conference!

  • jennifer Symmes

    Enjoy the ride Carrie!..the conference too..and mostly, you’re mommy “me” time!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Jennifer! It was a really great trip this afternoon! I’m having fun and enjoying some peace and quiet this evening 🙂

  • Courtney Velasquez

    Have fun and be safe! Also, say hi to Zippy Sandler for me if you see her! 🙂

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Courtney! I’ll be on the lookout for Zippy!

  • Rebecca E. Parsons

    i would have jumped in and enjoyed the ride with you!!! coming from Amelia Island to SHeCon

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh, Rebecca!! We are practically neighbors! LOL. I’ll be on the lookout for you tomorrow, would love to meet you!

  • Melissa - bargainshoppermom

    Love the car!!! I also love that cocoa metallic color…so rich looking. Have fun at SheCon!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Melissa! It’s a very rich looking color…and kinda sparkly too! I love it!

  • A Mommy in the City

    Have fun! The car looks amazing!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Lauren! It’s a fun car to drive! I’ll take lots of good notes to share from the conference

  • Melissa

    Have fun and drive safe! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks! So far, so good! It’s been a good day!

  • Tired Mom Tésa

    My mother-in-law has an Enclave and loves it! It is a great vehicle and one I wouldn’t mind owning either! Have a great trip down and enjoy the conference!

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh Tesa, your MIL is a smart lady – it’s a really great car! I wouldn’t mind owning one too!

  • Becca @ Mama B

    AWESOME ride!!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Becca! It made the long trip a lot more fun! 🙂

  • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles

    Looks like a great ride. Have fun!

  • LMC502

    Have a great time! Can’t wait to hear what you learn 🙂

    We’re actually in the test drive phase of our new vehicle search – with the newest addition to our family we need space for strollers, car seats and more – and after your review I think we’ll need to add the Enclave to our list to test!

    • Carrie with Children

      Awesome! It’s really a great ride! After I get back from SheCon, I’m going to test it out with both car seats and my big double stroller! Stay tuned next week for an update!

  • Amanda @ Confessions From HouseholdSix

    Have fun! The driver seat memory setting are awesome! Ours has 2, so DH has his, and I have mine so there’s no fiddling with the seat after the other one drives.

  • Jessi

    What a sweet ride! Have fun at the conference, mama!

  • Glenda

    That car is amazing! Can’t wait to hear about the conference, Carrie. Have a great weekend!