For many, the highlight of summer vacation is celebrating
Independence Day. What better way to do this than with a family get-together, a
cookout, some water play for the kids, and a night sky filled with fireworks.
If you are planning an even this year, here are some easy Fourth of July
recipes for you to try.
Cheddar Bacon Ranch
This delicious corn on the cob recipe will have everyone asking for more. It is cooked on the grill to give it that delicious smoky flavor. Finish it off with crumbled bacon and ranch dressing.
These mini cheeseburgers are easy to prepare and are all finished at the same time. Make a lot so everyone can come back for seconds and maybe even thirds.
Banana Split Kebabs
This kid-friendly dessert is both healthy and delicious. Take sliced bananas, strawberries, and pineapple, put them on a skewer, and drizzle with some chocolate.
Classic Caesar Salad
Add something fresh and crisp to your cookout with a classic salad. All you need is romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan, croutons, and dressing. You can get extra fancy by making your own croutons and dressing.
This simple recipe is all in the decorations. Bake your favorite cake, top it with whipped cream, and decorate it with fruit to look like a flag.
If you want to celebrate the Fourth of July in style, why not get an American-made luxury vehicle right here at DeVoe Buick GMC!
Dirt and grime can play an insidious role in
the wear-and-tear that comes with owning an aging vehicle. Dead bugs and bird
droppings can even be acidic enough to wear off your vehicle’s paint job! It’s
easier to prevent paint from wearing away than to get it touched up, so getting
regular washes to preserve the look of your car helps in the long run.
Paint jobs are purely cosmetic, but rust
isn’t, and salt build-up can actually corrode the metal in a vehicle and cause
rust. Since we’re located in Florida, we aren’t exposed to road salt used to
prevent snow storms as often, but we do live in a damp and salty climate due to
the ocean! Make sure to wash your car to stave off salt build-up.
When you regularly wash your car to keep the
paint in good condition and minimize rust and corrosion, the resale value of
your vehicle goes up in the long term. If you’re planning on trading in your
car eventually, investing in regular washes and detailings.
If you want to get your vehicle professionally detailed and looking good, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and we’ll get you squared away.
Did you know that Naples, Florida, has repeatedly been ranked one of the best places to live in the United States? In fact, according to a recent Gallup study, Naples is the “healthiest and happiest city in America.” These great accolades are one reason by so many people flock to our great city after they’ve called it a career. If you are planning on spending your retirement here, there are plenty of senior-friendly activities in Naples to keep you busy.
In addition to its beautiful, white, sandy beaches, Naples
has a variety of outdoor activities to help you spend time with nature. The
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers guided tours like bird watches. Or, you can
head to Naples Preserve and pack a barbecue lunch. Many local find the Barefoot
Beach Preserve an ideal spot for fishing.
Naples has no shortage of golfing opportunities. In fact,
with nearly 80 golf courses within the area, there is always a place to
practice your swing. Tiburon Golf Club and TPC Treviso are two of the more
If you are looking for ways to expand your horizons, join
the book club at the Collier County Public Library. You can also sign up for
educational classes there, too. There are also a variety of local dance schools
that offer lessons for seniors.
Whether you’re young or old, the current Buick and GMC lineups have something to offer for your needs. Stop into DeVoe Buick GMC to see just what we’ve got in store.
Finding the right place to take kids and grandkids for a day out isn’t difficult in Naples, Florida, but how do you narrow down your options? Fortunately, Naples is full of fun and educational places to take the kids so you don’t have to compromise. Check out these activities for kids in Naples!
Naples Zoo at
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a great place to
spend a day with the grandkids. Notable wildlife exhibits include a Florida
panther, giraffes, and lions. Dozens of bird and reptile exhibits create a fun,
educational experience that children will enjoy.
Summer isn’t here just yet, but it’s never too early to
schedule a water-filled vacation with the kids. The Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is home to
water slides, a lazy river, and a lap pool. A toddler’s play area is perfect
for younger children too.
Museum of Naples
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples gives children the
opportunity to learn through hands-on exhibits. A water play station and banyan
tree allows children to expend their energy and gain knowledge about the world
Located in East Naples, the Naples Botanical Garden is a
quiet, beautiful place to spend an afternoon. The Smith Children’s Gardena
allow kids to work out their energy with a treehouse, chalk artwork, and a
river grass crawl. The educational garden allows kids to learn about Florida’s
various ecosystems first-hand.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly new ride, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and check out our selection.
Our hometown of Naples is well-known for its sunny beaches in the summertime, but it is often overlooked for its beauty after Labor Day. Fall in Naples is a beautiful thing that you won’t want to miss; here are just a few of our favorite autumnal to-dos:
Visit the zoo
Folks usually think of a trip to the zoo as a summer activity, but the best time to go is arguably autumn. It’s a bit cooler, and the animals are more active and playful. Plus, the crowds of tourists have diminished drastically. Pack your family into your trusty Buick or GMC and head to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Garden this weekend.
See amazing fall colors at Naples Botanical Garden
Florida may not get the same sort of fiery, explosive fall colors as New England, but only a fool would believe you can’t find all your favorite fall reds, yellows, oranges, and more right here in the Sunshine State. One of the best places to check out for autumn hues is Naples Botanical Gardens.
Celebrate the arts during Celebrate the Arts Month
November is “Celebrate the Arts Month,” put on by the United Arts Council of Collier County. All month long, you can participate in your favorite arts and culture in the form of live music, pop-up galleries, student art shows, and a variety of entertainers.
If you need a reliable ride to get around Naples this fall — or any other beautiful season for that matter — stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and check out what we’ve got on the lot.
Gathering together to catch your favorite team on television is about more than just the actual game. It’s about spending time with fellow fans and, of course, throwing an awesome party. Here are some helpful tips to make your next game day party one you won’t soon forget.
Turn your table into the field with a themed tablecloth! You can follow suit with paper plates, dinnerware for dips and snacks, cups — the whole nine yards. Make it all football themed and make your party more festive.
Show Team Pride
Make it clear who you’re rooting for by decking out the exterior and interior of your home with your team’s colors. You can purchase balloons, hang banners, even decorate your car with your team’s name or favorite player’s number.
Challenge Each Other with Predictions
If you and your friends are competitive, then doing some pregame predictions is a perfect way to kick off your party. Before kickoff, pass out a sheet of open-ended questions that require players to make predictions about the day’s events. What will be the final score? Who will be the fantasy football points leader? Will it rain? Decide on a desirable prize and get your whole team in on the fun.
Stock Up on Team Gear
When you’re cheering for your favorite team, you’ll need some tools to express your fandom. While you can do plenty of clapping and shouting, it’s fun to incorporate cheer gear, like cowbells, mini bullhorns, pom-poms, and more. Set all of this gear out on a table for your guests and let them rip — just be sure to give your neighbors a heads up.
You’ve been waiting all year for the return of football, so kick the season off the right way by getting a new Buick or GMC for your next tailgate party. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC and check out all the latest vehicles we have in our showroom.
If you love your car and your state, then summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy both to the fullest. Take a ride in your vehicle and make these awesome day trips that are just a short drive away from Naples.
While Fort Myers is a great beach town, there’s more than just the water here. What makes it different is its historical homes, like Thomas Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory, and Henry Ford’s winter homes (perfect for car lovers).
Even those who don’t live in the Sunshine State are familiar with the Florida Everglades. If you do live here, you have no excuse not to take some time to appreciate its majesty. Everglades National Park as well as the Big Cypress National Preserve both give you a glimpse of the natural beauty that will stick with you.
Matlacha is packed with small-town charm and a great getaway from city life. It’s an old fishing village rich with color and history, as well as antique stores, art galleries, and all kinds of shops. If you enjoy fishing, the famous “World’s Fishing-est Bridge” is a quaint wooden bridge that lives up to its name.
Live the island life for a day at Marco Island — just half an hour from Naples. A day at this island means there are multiple beach fronts and plenty of relaxation ahead of you.
Living in Naples is a blessing in and of itself, and the ability to get to so many breathtaking destinations around the state in just a day’s drive makes it all the more worthwhile. If you need a new ride to explore Florida in, look no further than DeVoe Buick GMC.
Richard DeVoe is a proud member of the DeVoe Automotive team. Being the grandson of the DeVoe Automotive founder, Rich has spent much of his time at DeVoe and would love to help you find your next car!