Explore the Outdoors Around Tucson This Spring

Outdoors around Tucson

This spring, we at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi recommend that you take the time to explore the outdoors around Tucson. With various national parks and outdoor wonders to discover, we think it would be a shame if you didn’t take advantage of all that the surrounding Tucson wilderness has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite parks and outdoor areas that we strongly recommend.

  1. Sabino Canyon: This popular natural wonder is located on the northeast edge of the Catalina Mountains. Stroll around, enjoy the views, and pack a picnic for a fun and scenic afternoon. If you’d like, you can venture into the surrounding Coronado National Forest, which offers various trails for hiking and horseback riding.
  2. Lemmon Ski Resort: This is a versatile attraction that you can enjoy year-round. Venture to the top in winter for some quality skiing, or hike the mountain’s trails in the summer.
  3. Colossal Cave Mountain Park: While here, you can take an informative and thrilling tour of the cave, learning all about its interesting history. Its also comfortably cool, providing a nice respite from hot Tucson weather. The area also has a museum to learn about local wildlife.
  4. Saguaro National Park: Head to Saguaro National Park to experience the famed saguaro cactus that only grows in the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy the park by a taking a relaxing driving tour, or venture out into the heat and hike to get closer views.

Take a break and head outside this spring. For a vehicle ready to take you anywhere, come see us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Outlander PHEV Offer Innovation and Adventure to U.S. Drivers

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The All-New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Just this past February, the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross landed in the states. As a compact crossover SUV, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is part of one of the fastest growing segments. In spite of the tough competition, the Eclipse Cross distinguishes itself due to its vibrant design, fun driving experience, and advanced features.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The All-New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2018 Eclipse Cross is not the only Mitsubishi vehicle recently released within the United States. This past December, Mitsubishi released the Outlander PHEV, a mind-blowingly innovative vehicle. It is the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV – and also features standard all-wheel drive. This vehicle offers two electric motors, as opposed to the traditional one, allowing the Outlander PHEV to supply electric power directly to both the front and rear axles. What’s more, it has an MPGe of 74 miles. At Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, we’re thrilled that these two vehicles are now available in the states.

The Eclipse Cross offers similar levels of innovation and adventure to American drivers, while also offering a dash of daring design. It comes with a 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine as well as the same Super All-Wheel Control system as the Outlander PHEV. Its advanced tech far exceeds competitors, offering a standard 7-inch infotainment system, Head-Up Display (HUD), power-sliding panoramic sunroof, and more fun and desirable features that are sure to delight drivers.

To learn more about the Eclipse Cross and to take it for a test drive, come see the team here at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.

*Outlander PHEV: Combined fuel economy – Electricity + Gasoline

St. Patrick’s Day Food Recipes to Spice up Your Holiday

St. Patrick's Day food - pretzels & beer

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most fun and laidback holidays in the US, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with tons of green desserts! Whether you’re making them for your kids or you want a snack to go with your mug of green beer, you’ll definitely want to try some of these St. Patrick’s Day food recipes.

There are a few green flavors that go perfectly with St. Patrick’s Day, so make sure to incorporate them! Genius Kitchen suggests chocolate-mint dream cookies with chocolate drizzle and green frosting, as well as crème de menthe brownies, a big brownie version of Andes chocolates. Yes, please!

Chocolate-dipped matcha shortbread cookies are also bound to be a hit, especially paired with green tea, or make a delicious matcha cheesecake! And don’t forget lime—gooey key lime bars and lime cheesecake squares are a fantastic addition to your St. Patrick’s Day dessert menu.

You don’t have to have a green flavor to make it green, though! Add green food coloring to your marshmallow fluff for green rice crispy treats, or make cupcakes with shamrock sprinkles on top. Any dessert can be St. Patrick’s Day-themed if you’re creative!

If you’re in the Tucson area around St. Patrick’s Day, pay us a visit at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi! We can’t wait to see you!

Events in Tucson in March

Events in Tucson in March- Springtime Outdoors

Tucson is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the southwest, and the many events and festivals we have throughout the year are proof of this. From street fairs to concerts to museum events and everything in between, there are tons of things to do in Tucson in March.

Monster Jam

At the very beginning of the month, catch Monster Jam®, which will take place over the weekend of March 2 to March 4 and puts on an incredible monster truck show in the iconic Tucson Arena and Convention Center. If you’re not interested in big trucks, try the 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair the same weekend, where you can visit over 400 arts and crafts booths and much more.

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival

The week of March 4, see the 25th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival. A series of concerts, master classes, a gala dinner, and even a youth concert organized by artistic director Peter Rejto will leave you amazed by the world-class talents of these musicians.

Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts

Toward the end of the month, you won’t want to miss the Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, a two-day festival with over a hundred artists and exhibitors in every art medium, plus performances, activities, and food vendors.

If you’re in Tucson in March, pay us a visit! We can’t wait to see you at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi!

Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts for a Personal Touch

Are you on the prowl for the perfect present for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Try homemade Valentine’s Day gifts instead. After all, what’s more romantic than something you made yourself?Valentine’s Day gifts

Plants and Puns

If your significant other has a green thumb, maybe they will appreciate a plant! You can put your own fingerprint on this present, however, but painting the pot and presenting it with a funny plant-themed pun.

Lollipop Bouquet

Follow this cute tutorial for a way to create a unique kind of bouquet using tissue paper and lollipops for your sweetie.

Bath & Body Treats

Does the object of your affections like things like bath bombs and body scrubs? Make some DIY products like this strawberry scrub or follow a bath bomb tutorial.

Treat Box

Even if you can’t come up with a unique gift on your own, you can make the packaging yourself! Make this gift box at home and put treats in it like candy hearts and chocolates.

Pop-Up Card

Have a way with words? Add some extra flair to a heartfelt card with pop-ups.

These ideas for ways to add a DIY touch to your Valentine’s Day gifts are sure to impress your loved one. Try one out for yourself. You just might surprise yourself with your creativity.

How to Keep New Year Resolutions

2018 is already here, and you may have already spent the first few weeks keeping your New Year resolutions. However, as everyone knows, those resolutions start to slip as February and March come along, so here’s some advice for keeping on top of your goals.

Make Sure You Picked the Right One

Did you dive right into a total diet and exercise regime just because that’s what everyone does? You might want to reevaluate your resolutions and make sure you really want to do it. If not, pick a different goal that’s more your style.

Measure Your Progress

Your resolution should be something quantifiable. Keep track of milestones, like how much money you’re putting in savings once a week or how many pounds you want to lose per month.New Year resolutions

Have a Realistic Timeline

Having ambitious goals can be inspiring, but it can also be overwhelming. Having good time management skills can help you set more realistic resolutions that can be achieved in a year.

Keep Resolutions Specific

“Lose 15 pounds” is a more specific goal than “lose weight.” Having a specific resolution makes it easy to keep your eyes on the prize.

Using these tips, keeping your New Year’s resolutions will be easier than ever. Try assessing your goals for 2018 and ensuring they fit you and your lifestyle.

Which New Year’s Resolution Will You Choose?

New Year's resolution

Choosing your New Year’s resolution now is a great way to get ahead. Plus, by planning carefully, you may be more likely to achieve your goals. That’s why we at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi have created a list of ideas for your next resolution. Whether you’d like to exercise more or you’d simply like to learn something new, there is something for everyone.

Most people are more likely to stick to their resolutions if they pick specific goals. Daring to Live Fully suggests eating fewer calories as one of the top resolutions. You should always consult your doctor before making major dietary changes, but one of the best changes for those who want to lose weight is eating fewer calories. Set a goal for each week. Maybe one week you’ll cut back 50 calories a day, while the next you can cut back 100 calories.

Next, try to read more. Reading is not only a great way to learn, but it’s also a relaxing experience for most people. If you like fiction, try reading the top 10 American novels of all time. Like poetry? Try to read all of the British Romantics or everything from the Beat Generation. If you like nonfiction, there are a score of memoirs published every year that are worth consideration. Again, setting specific goals will help you stick to your resolution.

Other great resolution ideas include getting more exercise, meditating once a week, or hiking more often. You can also organize all your documents, create a business plan, or try to learn a new hobby like knitting, fishing, or the guitar. You can’t go wrong with these resolutions.

Tips for Planning a New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Eve party

New Year’s Eve is one of the most memorable days of the year, making it the perfect time for a party. Here at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, we’re created a list of tips for planning a New Year’s Eve party. From games and food to music, we’re including several things that every party should have. Above all else, you can creative a festive celebration while also keeping all your attendees safe.

According to Real Simple, games are a must. You’ll want to keep your partygoers entertained, and simple games are a great way to break the ice. For example, you can play a guessing game by having attendees write their resolutions on a card and having everyone else guess who it is. Alternatively, you could play a fill-in-the-blank game with resolution ideas.

Next, get the right snacks. While some people make a traditional pork and sauerkraut dish for New Year’s Day, you’ll be safe with snack food at your party the night before. Almonds and carrots are a great healthy choice, though some may prefer shrimp cocktails, chips and dip, or even cheese fondue. Champagne is a classic drink, though you may also want to experiment with Prosecco. Naturally, be sure to get designated drivers if partygoers plan to drink.

Finally, get the right music. Classic songs include “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” by Ella Fitzgerald and “Let’s Start the New Year Right” by Bing Crosby. ABBA has a “Happy New Year” song, and “Funky New Year” by the Eagles is bound to set the right tone. As the ball drops, you may also want to consider “Auld Lang Syne” by Mariah Carey. These are just some of the songs to include on your New Year’s mix. With the right games, snacks, and songs, you’re bound to have a blast.

Delightful December Events in Tucson

December Events In Tucson
Light Up The Night

This holiday season, don’t wander away from sunny Tucson for your good cheer and merriment. December events in Tucson are diverse, exciting, and guaranteed to delight the entire family. Here are a few we don’t think you should miss!

Luminaria Nights

In the historic Village of Tubac, take part in the annual Fiesta de Navidad from 5:00-9:00 PM on December 1st and 2nd. Beautiful lights, delicious homemade fare, charming live music, and maybe even a visit from Saint Nick himself add up to a night your family won’t soon forget.

Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul

Here is your perfect holiday date night. Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul runs on weekends from December 1st to December 16th and boasts displays of over one million twinkling Christmas lights. Add in the tasty food and live jazz, and your special someone will be swooning!

Tucson Marathon

Earn that extra helping of Grandma’s cherry pie by taking part in the annual Tucson Marathon at 7:00 AM on Saturday, December 9th. Don’t worry – you don’t need to run all 26.2 miles to participate. You can choose the half-marathon or relay-marathon options, or just cheer on the runners from the sideline!

Do you need a new ride to help you get to and from all these awesome December events in Tucson? Then visit Quebedeaux Mitsubishi in Tucson, AZ today! One of our friendly staff members is always standing by to help.

Our Favorite Fall Hikes across Arizona

fall hikes across Arizona
Tucson Night Life

While most of America is settling in next to the fire and forgetting about the great outdoors until spring, Arizonians are still lacing up their boots. Our sunny state is the perfect place to take full advantage of autumn beauty without the frigid weather. If you want a truly gorgeous outdoor experience, there are hundreds of amazing fall hikes across Arizona that will take your breath away, but for the sake of time, we’ve limited ourselves to just three:

West Fork of Oak Creek No. 108

Nestled in stunning Coconino National Forest, this breezy 3.2-mile long hike is a must-see in the fall. From its burbling brooks to sharp canyon vistas, these sights will make you wish you never had to head back to the city.

Aspen Loop Trail #73

Photography nuts, pack your lenses! The Aspen Loop is an easy 2.5-mile stroll, but you’ll be stunned at all the fiery fall sights to see (and photograph) in this short stretch of trail.

Marshall Gulch Loop

You don’t need to go all the way across Arizona for all our fall hikes across Arizona. The Marshall Gulch is just one hour from Tucson and promises jaw-dropping views of canyons, passes, and wilderness areas. Keep an eye out for wildflowers!

Travel in style to all these wild Arizona destinations with a brand-new Mitsubishi from Quebedeaux Mitsubishi in Tucson, AZ. Visit us today to test drive your favorite model.