This is mostly what an auto show looks like. It is a lot of men standing in lines and in crowds. Most are much taller than I am. Occasionally there are women and I was surprised at how many people brought children since it was $12.00 admission for children.
There was a vintage auto show in one of the side galleries and we actually enjoyed that the most. What I am looking for is a vehicle that can hold multiple (as in more than 2) car seats. These were the only vehicles that met that challenge. But they do not have rear seat belts. Look at that back seat!
Look at the size of this back seat! I bet I could have two regular car seats and two toddler boosters!
I guess this is also a very important part of auto shows. These carts were everywhere. Yes, $4 for a bottle of water and $10 for a glass of beer. Everyone was paying $10 for a glass of beer. Yikes!
They did have some activities for the tall guys. I have no idea what this is.
There were all kinds of opportunities to drive cars. The lines were unbelievable. And I did not want to attempt this.
I did measure the back seat of every single sedan and SUV in the IX Center. None of them were large enough for three car seats. Several have three car seat latches, but there is not nearly enough room for standard car seats. The sedan with the widest backseat was the Chevy Impala and the truck with the width backseat (and only one to accommodate three car seats) was a special edition Dodge Ram. It was so high I could never lift the kids and buckle them in. None of the SUVs or vans could accommodate more than two car seats on a bench seat.
We narrowed the search to what we probably need:
And what we want:
It was an interesting way to spend the day, but I doubt we will attend again.
My kind husband then took me out for a late lunch and bought me a draft beer for $3.00.
That is not a head on the beer. The glass was so cold that it turned into a beer slushie. It was delicious. I drink about 3 beers in a year and this one will probably be my favorite!