Best Summer Foods to Make at Home

spring saladMaking seasonal meals is a great way to celebrate the warmer weather and sunshine that summer brings. Fortunately, there are plenty of summer meal ideas and recipes that can get your family in the mood to enjoy the season and all it has to offer. We here at Russell Honda know of some of the best summer foods that you can make at home.

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Making penne with sun-dried tomato pesto is fairly straightforward and doesn’t take long to create at all. Start by following this recipe and your family will be enjoying their seasonal meal before you know it.

Chicken Watermelon Tacos

Chicken and watermelon probably isn’t a combination that you’ve heard, or even thought of trying. Fresh watermelon makes for a delicious treat in standard tacos. Simply replace the tomato (and follow the straightforward recipe) with watermelon for a juicy meal the entire family will love.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and avocados tend to go hand-in-hand, so why not mix them into a delightful salad? The recipe is pretty simple and easy to understand, provided you know how to make shrimp. Add more vegetables to make the meal a delight no one will soon forget. It could quickly become a seasonal tradition!

Family-Friendly Sherwood Summer Activities

Sherwood Summer Activities | Russell Honda | North Little Rock, ARLooking for great Sherwood summer activities that are fun for the whole family? Look no further than this list, courtesy of the Russell Honda Staff.

Local Parks & Pools

Sherwood is filled with a number of local parks in which children can happily play while parents enjoy the fresh air. Or, if you’d like to beat the summer heat, then nothing’s better than grabbing a seat poolside at any of Sherwood’s four public pools.

Sherwood Dog Park

Wanna let Fido run free? This dog park offers 11,000 square feet of fenced-in land for your pup to wander. There’s two separate sections for small and large dogs, as well as a playground for the kids.

Food Trucks at the Forest

Come sample the what the Sherwood community has to offer when it comes to local dining experiences on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. This event runs until September.

Sherwood Farmer’s Market

Support local artisans, farmers, and other businesses by stopping at the farmer’s market with the family! It’s a fun way to get involved in your community and see what Sherwood has to offer. The market takes place every Tuesday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

4th of July Celebration

While the 4th of July is still a few weeks out, it’s still an important event to mark on your calender. Every year, live entertainment, great food, and fireworks come together in Sherwood Forest for a family-friendly event.

If you try out these Sherwood summer activities, then you and your family are sure to have a blast.

Cool Down This Summer at an Arkansas Water Park

Water Park

With Memorial Day just around the corner, everyone is preparing for the inevitably hot Arkansas summer. Give your family a respite from the heat with a fun trip to an Arkansas water park.

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas is just an hour west of Russell Honda. Aside from plenty of other enjoyable activities, you’ll find Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. This popular amusement park has a fine collection of thrill rides and coasters. When it’s time to cool down, the water park will keep you occupied for hours with big water slides and a lazy river.

Wild River Country

Little Rock is home to its own cool waterpark. At Wild River Country, you can take a dip in the wave pool, relax and cool off in the lazy river, or race down one of the waterslides.

Rogers Aquatic Center

Although it’s three hours northwest from Little Rock, Rogers Aquatic Center is worth the trip. There are tons of unique ways to enjoy a dip in the water here, as well as impressive concession stands and a rock wall challenge.

Parrot Island Waterpark

Head south from Rogers Aquatic Center to visit Parrot Island Waterpark. Palm tree decor and bright colors give this water park a splash of the tropics. It’s one of your must-take day trips for family summer fun in Arkansas.

Places to Go in Your Honda Civic

Places to Go In Your Honda Civic

The best thing about spring and summer is how scenic everything becomes as it blooms, as well as how much easier it is to drive by it all without all that snow in the way. If you’re a Honda Civic driver, then you know that spending time in your car is the best part of your day. Your Civic is efficient enough to let you save gas on a long road trip. If you’re a travel fan but you’re not a Civic driver, maybe these beautiful places to go in your Honda Civic will convince you to get one!

One incredible place to take a long drive is Highway 1 in California. This 121-mile drive along the Pacific coastline passes by the ocean and so many historic cities where you can stop and see the sights or grab a bite to eat.

For a shorter trip, try Illinois’ Lake Shore Drive, which takes you along Lake Michigan and through Chicago’s parks for 18 miles. The Brockway Mountain Drive is even shorter at 9 miles, heading up Brockway Mountain in Michigan. Virginia has the Skyline Drive, another trip of 105 miles through Shenandoah National Park, where 1,300 species of plants live. Don’t miss it in May when the wildflowers bloom.

These are just a few beautiful road trips to take across the beautiful United States, so check out more here. And if you’re interested in a Honda Civic, which will keep you comfortable and will allow you make fewer stops at the gas pump during your trip, give us a call at Russell Honda.

Central Arkansas Spring Break Ideas

Arkansas spring break

You know what they say—there ain’t no spring break like an Arkansas spring break.  We have assembled a list of awesome activities going on this spring that you and your family will be crazy about. From week-long day camps to single day activities all over Central Arkansas, you’ll have a hard time picking which you want to do the most!

The Little Rock Athletic Club and River City Gymnastics will both be holding all-week day camps, one for ages 3-5 and one for ages 5-12. The CALS Main Library, DeGray Lake, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Sonshine Academy, and La Ouachita State Park will all be holding general activities throughout the week, including games, nature programs, hikes, movie screenings, and much more. See more on littlerockfamily.com.

You can also go to some of the special one-day events that will take place throughout the week, including the Keep On Truckin’ event at the Mid-America Science Museum, where kids can get up close to fire engines and police cars. Or you can participate in the Breakfast with Reptiles at the Little Rock Zoo.

You don’t have to attend an event to have a fun spring break, though. Go skating, visit the Old Mill, or ride along the Central Arkansas River Trail. Just use the time off and the beautiful weather to get out and enjoy the outside world. We’re wishing you a wonderful spring break from the Russell Honda family.

Things to Do in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas and the most populous city in the state, so there is a lot to do here. Whether you’re visiting soon or you live here and are looking for weekend activity, check out these fun things to do in Little Rock.

Things To Do In Little Rock
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Art & History

Little Rock is full of interesting and important history, so if you’re a fan of museums and landmarks, this is the place for you. Little Rock was the center of desegregation in the 1950s when the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine students, were the first Black students to attend the all-white Little Rock Central High School. The school still stands along with a museum.

Little Rock is also the home of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Hearne Fine Art Gallery, and a wide range of museum centers for nature, art, culture, and history.

Outdoor Activities

If art and history aren’t your style, Little Rock still has plenty for you. We have relatively warm weather all year, so it’s a great place to come if you like the outdoors. We have all kinds of spots, like the Big Dam Bridge, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and Riverfront Park, where you can hike, fish, boat, and picnic.

Family Fun

Little Rock is also a great place to just have a good time, whether you’re with a group of friends or you’re on a family trip. From spending an evening at the Mystery Mansion Escape Room to taking your kids to the Altitude Trampoline Park or the Big Rock Fun Park, there’s always something to do in Little Rock.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year - keep your new year's resolution in 2017!

Setting a goal is easy but achieving is much harder which is why many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolution. 2017 represents another chance to change your life for the better (or worse, we don’t judge). Here are a few things you can do to keep your New Year’s resolution in 2017 from us here at Russell Honda!

  • Time – Take your time when attempting to make major changes to your lifestyle. Start by changing one mannerism, habit, or behavior at a time. Doing so increases the likelihood that you’ll be able to successfully make the changes you want. Attempting to change everything at once can result in stress and that can ultimately lead to a failed New Year’s resolution.
  • Support – There’s nothing better to help you achieve your goals than by finding someone who will support you. Heading to the gym every day is much easier if you have a workout buddy waiting on you. That alone can be enough to force you to keep your resolution.
  • Talk – When all else fails, find someone to talk to. Tell them about your resolution, goals, and anything else. Ask for advice or help and discuss what you want to achieve throughout 2017.

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Honda NeuV Concept Heading to CES 2017

We thought we’d seen it all at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but Honda is out to prove us wrong. The Japanese automaker is bringing a new concept to CES 2017 and it could change how we look at and interact with cars. The Honda NeuV Concept will feature an “emotion engine,” something that hasn’t been seen outside of movies.

On top of having an “emotion engine,” the concept car will also be an all-electric vehicle. A single, seamless glass pane covers the majority of the car. The two-seater model boasts an electric motor and autonomous driving technology as well. Wide doors stretch wheel-to-wheel to add even more style to the concept.

The new “emotion engine,” which is what really makes the car so interesting will be a part of Honda’s Cooperative Mobility System. The automaker will have more details about what that is exactly at the show.

The artificial intelligence technology will allow the car to create its own emotions to better understand those of the driver and passengers. While the car won’t really be able to think for itself, it will allow for a new way for owners to connect with their cars.

Here at Russell Honda, we’re interested to see what this new concept is all about.