Tonight we went to the Auto Show courtesy of the Starlight Children's Foundation. If you have never heard of this charity I want to tell you how amazing they are to provide a bit of much-needed enjoyment for families like us. Here is how they describe the local group:
- Unlike any other charity, Starlight Children’s Foundation™ offers a unique blend of ongoing programs to help families survive the crisis of childhood illness.
- Since 2010, Starlight MidAtlantic has provided a record 4.5 million hours of entertainment to more than 200,000 children receiving treatment at 154 hospitals.
|I was born to ride in the BMW 6 series convertible!|
|Get me out of this chair and back into a car - any car! It doesn't have to be a convertible...|
|Julia thought the Land Rover had just enough storage for her but the seat was up too high for her to get in/out easily.|
The feature of the autos most interesting to me was the trunk. I looked at the trunk of each car first, sizing it up to determine if a wheelchair would fit and how hard it would be to load it. I think Julia noticed me looking at the trunks because she started to check them out, too.
We did go to a Q&A session with a couple of players on the Flyers. I have no idea who they are but they drew a huge crowd so they must be good :-) There was a section for our Starlight group and the ushers were very helpful in taking out chairs so that Emma could sit in the row with us rather than in the aisle. It was an interesting session but we left it early since there wasn't enough action for the girls.
In addition to all the new cars, we saw some older cars there. My favorite was this Oldsmobile classic car. Love it!