If you’re driving around Sherwood, Arkansas, frequently as a family, there’s one great way to pass time – listening to audiobooks. Finding the right audiobook for your children, though can be difficult. That’s why Russell Honda has put together this list of family-friendly audiobooks that can help make your commutes and road trips both fun and educational.
“Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech
Focusing on the life of a young girl, this award-winning book combines three storylines seamlessly, making for a compelling read. There are threads of mystery, quirkiness and a lot of love woven throughout, and it’s beautifully narrated to make it a solid option for your family. Better yet, the story involves a road trip, so it’s fitting to listen to during your family’s drive.
“The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog” by John R. Erickson
This is the first book in an exciting series, which is ideal for driving trips of any length. The series is especially good for families that love dogs, seeing as it follows the life of an adventurous dog. Overall, each book is a laugh and a wonderful listen for the whole family.
“Matilda” by Roald Dahl
“Matilda” is a classic about an exceptional little girl who discovers she has incredible magical powers. Not only does she take on the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, but she also shows listeners that it’s okay to be different along the way.
We at Russell Honda hope your family enjoys listening to these audiobooks. If you’re looking to buy a new vehicle to drive your family around, check out our new inventory online.
Driving to and from work every day can be stressful, especially if you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic. To add some additional enjoyment and relaxation to your drives, try listening to podcasts when commuting. These are some of the best podcasts to listen to during stop-and-go traffic.
“Stuff You Should Know”
“Stuff You Should Know” teaches you about an array of topics that are interesting to learn about. You can expand your knowledge on paramedics, John F. Kennedy’s assassination and more, making for commutes that are both educational and fun.
“Bon Appétit Foodcast”
If you’re a fan of cooking shows, the “Bon Appétit Foodcast” is essentially like listening to a cooking show on the go. It covers many food-related topics from how to make certain sauces to tips on roasting chicken, giving you the chance to learn how to improve your meals.
“Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations”
Oprah has taken her talk-show expertise to the podcast, “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.” The thoughtful podcast features inspiring and informative conversations with experts, doctors, authors and public figures. It’s a thought-provoking way to explore a number of meaningful topics.
We at Russell Honda hope you have more relaxing commutes listening to these podcasts. If you’re looking for a new vehicle that has a variety of technologies to keep you entertained, visit us to view our inventory.
Are you looking to escape from the real world for just a
little bit? Then we suggest joining the Arkansas Arts Center – and Bilbo
Baggins – on the adventure of a lifetime.
Step into Middle Earth and attend the Children’s Theatre’s performance of “The Hobbit”. This play is an adaptation of the beloved work from J.R.R. Tolkien, created especially for the stage by Allan Keith Smith. Like the book, it follows Bilbo Baggins as he joins 13 dwarves – and, of course, Gandalf – to reclaim the dwarves’ treasure from the terrifying dragon Smaug. This story is filled with adventure, humor, and courage to make for a wonderful theater experience for all ages.
To make the experience memorable for children of all ages,
the theater will also be offering multiple special events. On Friday, April 26th,
you can join the cast after the show for the Opening Night Celebration. This
includes snacks and punch to celebrate. On Friday, May 3rd, you can
put on your pajamas and enjoy the show in comfort. Finally, the theater will
also be putting on an American Sign Language (ASL) performance on Saturday, May
4th, where the performance will be interpreted by ASL interpreters.
The beloved work from J.R.R. Tolkien is set to come to life on the stage from April 26th to May 12th. Tickets can be bought here, and will cost $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members.
Here at Russell Honda, we hope you and your crew have a memorable adventure at the theater.
It’s that time of year when everything turns green and no,
we don’t mean it’s spring just yet! It is almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s
Day – and what better way to do so than with a parade?
What To Expect
Every year, North Little Rock holds a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas. The parade acts as a celebration of Irish culture, featuring marching bagpipe bands, Irish music, decorated floats, antique cards, Irish wolfhounds, and even St. Patrick himself.
The North Little Rock St Patrick’s Day parade will begin at
the crossroads of Sixth Street and Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.
From there, it will travel through the Argenta Arts District, cross the
Arkansas River over the Main Street Bridge, and travel east on President
Clinton Avenue. It will then turn south on Sherman Street and end at third and
Cumberland Streets in Little Rock. So, if you plan on coming by to feel the
luck o’ the Irish, make sure you set up your seats along that route.
The Celebration Continues
Following the parade, you can continue the celebration with
the “Dancing at the Crossroads” event. Enjoy traditional Irish dance
performances and music from marching pipe and drum bands that are sure to get
your toes tapping.
Here at Russell Honda, we hope you and your crew have an
enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day.
The New Year is officially upon us, and it’s time to put together our New Year’s resolutions. When putting together your resolutions, it’s important to make concrete, measurable goals to hold yourself accountable. Here are a few of our favorite New Year’s resolutions at Russell Honda.
Learn a new skill
Adopt an entirely new skill this year. Try something you’ve always wanted to do, such as dancing or snowboarding. Learn a new card trick or how to make a new recipe the whole family will enjoy. Whichever skill you learn, you’ll be able to carry it over each year.
Read 12 books
Instead of resolving to “read more,” make your goal a little more concrete. Consider setting a goal to read one book per month. You can pick from a variety of different genres, including fiction, poetry, and biographies.
Reduce distractions while driving
Modern technology makes it easy to get distracted behind the wheel. Instead of driving with your phone in your lap, lock it in the glove compartment before you even put your keys in the ignition.
From all of us at Russell Honda, we wish you a safe and happy 2019. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle to start 2019 off right, visit our showroom or give us a call to schedule a test drive.
The capital city of Little Rock is home to vibrant culture, beautiful nature, great food, and even better people. The bustling downtown area holds many of the landmarks and attractions that make Arkansas such a great state to live in and visit. The next time you want to get out and explore, remember there are many unique things to do in Little Rock.
ESSE Purse Museum
The ESSE Purse Museum strives to illuminate the rich past of purses through a decade-by-decade review that teaches you what purses can reveal about not only the fashion of the times but the social changes which were so instrumental in creating fashion statements throughout the years.
The Old Mill
The 1939 classic film Gone with the Windcontains this iconic water-powered grist mill in its opening scene. The mill was constructed in 1933 but was made to look like it was from the 1800s. The Old Mill has since been designated a Historical Place and sits in a park full of toadstools, tree stumps, and a tree-branch bridge.
Rock Town Distillery
Check out the tours offered by this distillery to catch a firsthand insight into the process which churns out the drinks you love, like bourbon, vodka, or gin. Be sure to have a designated driver if you plan on going to Rock Town.
Here at Russell Honda, we love hearing about the rich history of the Little Rock area.
This May, the International Greek Food Festival enters its 33rd year of providing exceptional food and entertainment to friends from near and far. The Festival is the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas and has a long-standing tradition of being a local favorite. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, because this is a festival that you will not want to miss.
The 2018 International Greek Food Festival features food and fun for the whole family. The cuisine on offer comes from the many cultures of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, including Greek, Armenian, Romanian, and Russian. Not only will you get to experience the food of another culture, but also how food brings us together to the table. Along with the food, you can enjoy the entertainment – such as live music and dancing – and shop from the Old World Market, browsing the market’s many unique items from around the world.
There is a $3 entrance fee or, alternatively, you can donate three canned food items. In the course of the Festival’s history, it has donated almost $1.5 million to local charities, supporting the community and adding some philanthropic fun to this already exciting event.
We here at Russell Honda hope to see you at one of our favorite community events this May.
Just because it is cold and frosty outside, that does not mean you and your family can’t have any fun. In fact, some places offer the most fun when the temperatures are below freezing. Here are some family winter trip destinations you can plan this year.
Go to Disney World. Nobody likes standing in staggering lines in sweltering heat. You can beat both of these things by going to Disney in the winter. Since Florida enjoys a mild winter, you likely won’t even need your coat.
Hit the Slopes. You don’t have to travel too far to reach some snowy slopes. Just north of Arkansas in Missouri there are two ski resorts, Hidden Valley in Eureka and Snow Creek in Weston.
Be an Olympian. Visit one of the former Olympic host cities, like Lake Placid, Salt Lake City, and others to try out some classic winter sports.
Visit National Parks. Even in the wintertime, our national parks are a spectacular sight. Take ranger-led tours, see amazing wildlife, and more all without the heat or the crowds.
Head to Texas. The Lone Star State offers a lot of fun for not a lot of money, making it an ideal spot for warm weather fun on a budget.
Which of these family winter trip ideas would you love to try? If you need a new vehicle before you hit the road, come visit us at Russell Honda.
On Saturday, December 2nd, the Little Rock community came together to celebrate the holidays with the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade. This parade is a holiday tradition that features marching bands, floats, animals, classic cars, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Here at Russell Honda, we love watching the parade with our families each year, especially seeing all of the creativity that goes into the floats. Which was your favorite float this year?
In case you missed the parade, there is still plenty of holiday fun in the Little Rock area throughout the month. Try some of these holiday events.
Mother Goose Christmas.
Take your kids to see this delightful Christmas tale with a nursery rhyme twist. It plays at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre through December 17th.
Catch this classic Christmas ballet performed by Ballet Arkansas at the Robinson Center.
This friendly competition challenges tasters to choose the best eggnog in town. It will be held at the Historic Arkansas Museum on December 8th.
In our home state of Arkansas, there’s always something to do while the leaves are changing, from music festivals to outdoor celebrations. Our staff at Russell Honda has rustled up five of our favorite fall festivals in Arkansas — be sure to check them all out.
Nothing will bring out the spooky spirit of the season like the Arkansas Paranormal Expo. Held in the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, a building that itself looks haunted, you’ll get to hear from paranormal guest speakers, with areas of expertise ranging from UFOlogy to local folklore.
If you’ve never been to the Arkansas State Fair, the “Natural State of Fun,” what’s your excuse? With delightful rides, delicious fair food, and live music, and a real-life rodeo, it’s next to impossible to be bored here.
We know what you’re thinking: A whole festival dedicated to cornbread? Where do I sign up! You don’t even need to sign up. Just head to Little Rock on October 21st and come hungry. Don’t forget to get a picture with the Cornbread Festival’s mascot.
The best place to hear the best new music is where it’s born. If you’re at all interested in the down-home stylings of Midwestern folk music, do NOT miss out on the Ozark Folk Festival, taking place in early November.
If you need a reliable new ride to get yourself to any (or, as we suggested, all) of these fall festivals in Arkansas, pay us a visit at Russell Honda. We’ll get you into something efficient and comfortable, like the all-new 2018 Honda Accord.