Exploring Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime

Disclosure: Toyota USA provided me with a Prius Prime for the week and compensation for activities over the weekend. They are also making a donation on my behalf to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Ready to Explore Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime - #MyTownMyPrius

Donation

As a thank you for participating in the MyTownMyPrius promotion, Toyota USA is making a donation to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. They will make a $1 donation for every like on this Facebook post by May 31, 2018. 

MyTownMyPrius - CS Mott Children's Hospital & UM Hospital

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is an amazing facility for local families. We have been lucky to only need to visit when my daughter had her tonsils removed and two minor emergency room visits. However, it is reassuring to know they are so close in the event of anything more serious.

Make your own donation to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital here.

Exploring Swimming Pools

With temperatures in the 90s this week, it was the perfect week to explore local pools.


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Rolling Hills Water Park

First up on Memorial Day was Rolling Hills. The water park opens at 11a, so we pulled up at 10:58a. We joined the end of a long line of cars waiting to pull in.

Check out the navigation system from the Prius to see how far from the main park entrance we were:

Rolling Hills - Waiting in line - #MyTownMyPrius

Thirty five minutes later, we arrived to the water park parking lot. With the long line at the main park entrance, we were expecting little to no wait at the water park itself. Boy were we wrong! The line was longer than I have ever seen it. With lines like this, we decided not to wait.

MyTownMyPrius - Rolling Hills Line on Memorial Day

We decided not to wait. I later heard that this line was over an hour! I am so glad we didn’t wait.

Buhr Park Pool

Instead, we went to Buhr Park Pool. The main pool lot was full, but we found a shaded parking spot near Cobblestone Farm.

Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool - Prius Prime parked by Cobblestone Farms

While the lot was full and the pool was crowded, it was not packed. Check out our Wednesday Activity Review from our visit.

Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool

Fuller Park Pool

We wrapped up our Swimming Pool Tour after school on Tuesday at Fuller Park Pool.

MyTownMyPrius - Fuller Park

Since Toyota USA is making a donation on our behalf to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Fuller Park Pool was the perfect location since it is right across the street from the hospital. We even got to see the Survival Flight Helicopter land while we were at the pool.

MyTownMyPrius - Fuller Park Pool & Survival Flight Helicopter

Watch for more details on Fuller Park Pool in an upcoming Wednesday Activity Review.


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Exploring Playgrounds

The Prius was perfect for exploring playgrounds around Ann Arbor.

Our first stop was Montibeller Park which we previously profiled two years ago.

MyTownMyPrius - Montibeller Park

We also visited Longshore Park which was profiled in this week’s Tuesday Playground Profile.

Ann Arbor Longshore Park Playground Review - Prius

Other Activities

We love going for ice cream on summer evenings. Of course we had to take the Prius to our favorite local ice cream shop – Ypsilanti’s Go Ice Cream.

MyTownMyPrius - Go Ice Cream

For us, Sunday night was Date Night. My husband and I saw Deadpool 2 at Emagine. They first movie was a bit better, but we still enjoyed this one. But, it is very much not a kid-friendly movie.

MyTownMyPrius - Emagine Saline

Everyday Exploring

Of course over the course of the week, we took the Prius on plenty of every day trips.

I loved the gas mileage that the Prius got on my School Pickup run. 

MyTownMyPrius - School Pickup

The trunk in the Prius had plenty of room for our groceries.

MyTownMyPrius - Grocery Shopping

We spent the day on Saturday visiting local family. The Prius blended right in with their Toyota Siennas and CR-V.

MyTownMyPrius - Visiting Family

 

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