Chevy Malibu Girlfriend Getaway Houston!

While I was at WPPI earlier this month, I got a very early morning phone call to let me know that I was selected to be one of the five Houston area Chevy Malibu Girls on the Go! *squee!* I had seen commercials earlier this year asking people to apply for the chance to drive a Chevy Malibu for a month, and out of over 300 applicants, I was so excited to have been chosen – along with two other girlfriends of mine, Imelda and Sarah – and two new girlfriends, Greis and Karla! You can follow along with all of our adventures with the Chevy Malibu at Girlfriend Getaway Houston, and VOTE for me *and* register to win a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio for yourself and three of your girlfriends, plus $400.00 in resort gift certificates. (PS – you can vote and enter the sweepstakes *daily*!)

On St. Patrick’s Day I headed down to the CBS Radio Station to pick up the new 2010 Chevy Malibu! Thanks to Kelly for going down there with me and capturing some of these photos for me!

I love a car with GREAT safety features, and this one has them! The controls for the radio are right on the steering wheel, along with the cruise control on the other side. It has OnStar for roadside assistance and turn-by-turn directions. And my favorite feature at all? Hooking up the iPhone to the bluetooth so that I can use the phone hands free!

A *HUGE* thank you goes out to Parkway Chevrolet for providing my car. Sharilyn Durdin, the vice president of Parkway, came out to give me the keys. She is the BEST – I just adore her! I had just as much fun getting to know her as I did learning about the vehicle, and her staff at the dealership is excellent.

Ok, this may sound like a silly thing to be excited about, but I *love* this trunk! Kelly & I were joking when I opened it that it is so big, you could probably fit 4-5 bodies in there! (I kid! I kid!) I learned on Tuesday that it is big enough to hold all of my newborn photography baby props – the big beanbag, all the bags of fabric, plus all of my camera gear! It is like the Mary Poppins bag of trunks – it just never ends.

One of the members of the camera crew from Great Day Houston was there filming us picking up our cars, and he filmed the trunk as well!

They were filming us because yesterday we were on Great Day Houston talking about all the fun we’ve been having with the ‘Bu! (I learned from David at Parkway that that is what all the cool people call it. Cracks me up every time I say it, especially if I add the soccer mom gangsta accent!)

Thank you again to Parkway Chevrolet and all of the Houston Chevy dealers for the opportunity to enjoy the Chevy Malibu and be a part of the Girlfriend Getaway Houston! It is such a smooth, sweet ride – I love it! If you’re in Houston, be sure to go by for a test drive of the new 2010 Chevy Malibu and you will get a *free* 1-hour massage at an area Massage Envy location! Plus don’t forget to register in the sweepstakes and vote for me so we can all go to the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa!

Full Disclosure: Girlfriend Getaway Houston is sponsored by Chevy Dealers of Houston. I get to drive the car for a month but I don’t get to keep it, and they are providing me with some gas money, gift cards, and a Flip video camera to help out with some of my missions. If I get the most votes in the Girlfriend Getaway Houston contest, I’ll win a trip to the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.


  1. Imelda on March 25, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Your photos of the Bu look amazing!

    Too much fun, girlfriend!

  2. Syd on March 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Love the wide angle shots! Very good looking car.

  3. Darla on March 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    How cool is that! Congratulations! What fun!

  4. Randall on March 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    What fun, congrats to all of you!

  5. Otto Rascon on March 30, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Wow, congrats to you and your friends Christine. HOW FUN! I hope you enjoy this like BIG time. I look forward to reading about your adventures in the car πŸ™‚ Rock on!!

  6. Annie on March 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    great pics — cool looking car! Mine is white too!

  7. Eve on March 31, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Awesome…I heard the commercials for this on the radio. Congrats to all of you ladies. Have fun!!

  8. Graymask on April 4, 2010 at 1:18 AM

    Christine, this is so kool given the chances of being selected. I hope you enjoy the Malibu. It would be even kooler if they gave you the care after 30 days. I am keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  9. Brian Palmer on April 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Awesome! I need to get in a contest like this! Hey I was great meeting you at Wppi!

  10. Brandy Frank on April 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Fun!! looks like you had a great time. very cool!

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