*Disclosure: The 2019 Toyota RAV4 was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*
Last month I turned “cough” and ended up having one of the best birthdays EVER! I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with good friends and family while cruising in the 2019 Toyota RAV4 AWD and it ALL felt like a huge blessing!
My aunt and cousin flew in from Michigan/Seattle for the celebration. Once my homegirl and I grabbed them from the airport we immediately got the party started, by heading straight to Ft. Lauderdale Beach for some much-needed fun!
After a few hours of girl time, delish food and the ocean breeze, it was time to head home because we had a long weekend ahead of us.
We arrived in Orlando pretty early because we were scheduled to be at the Orlando Shakes theater by 7:00 pm. After we ate, chatted and settled in it was time to get dressed for the musical.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
OMGG! I still can’t believe that I finally made it!! I had been dying to get to this theater since 2017. Everything was all scheduled, but Hurricane Irma hit that year, so needless to say my plans were put on hold. Well, not this year! The weather conditions were excellent and we had a blast!
Evita was dynamic! This iconic musical charts the young and ambitious Eva Perón’s meteoric rise to sainthood. To be honest, when it started I was a little surprised to discover that it was a full-on musical and wasn’t sure how I felt about that. However, after only 5 minutes, I settled in and LOVED, LOVED LOVED the entire show. The atmosphere was simply amazing, there wasn’t a bad sit in the house and the cast was stellar. (Note: A full review soon to come so stay tuned)
More about the theater: Orlando Shakes was founded by UCF professor Stuart Omans in 1989, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Inc.) produces classic, contemporary, and children’s plays.
Rating…5 being the best: I give the entire experience 5*s.
Regal Pointe Orlando 4DX & IMAX
OK, guys, I know it’s weird, but anytime I visit Orlando I feel like I have to go to the movies to make the visit complete. HA!
All three of s were excited to see Hstlers so before the wine tour, we headed to Regal Pointe Orlando 4DX & IMAX Movie Theater. This is one of two that I always visit and I really like the atmosphere and reclining seats.
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
Again, thanks to Irma, my Lakeridge Winery visit was also put on hold for 2 years. LOL! However, I made it this year and it was well worth the wait.
Everything was great! The wine, venue, customer service, and tour guide were on point and I would definitely recommend Lakeridge Winery. If you are in the area please go check it out.
Note: My favorite drink of the evening was the Peach Bellini Slush. It is made with Sunblush Premium Rose Wine and it is extremely delicious. Now I must tell you, it is on the sweet side, but in my opinion, it tastes like an adult popsicle. Perfect for a nice hot summer day! #Delicious!
Rating…5 being the best: I give the entire experience 4.5*s.
More about Lakeridge Winery: The winery opened in February of 1989 in Clermont, Florida and sits on a 127-acre estate in gently rolling countryside some 25 miles west of downtown Orlando. Lakeridge ranks as Florida’s largest premium winery, and remains a pioneer in the development of premium and sparkling wines from the native Muscadine grape varieties Noble, Carlos, and Welder, as well as Vinifera varieties to include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine Tour schedule
Complimentary Winery tours and wine tasting are offered 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
On the last day, we did a little shopping, ate and came home. This was such a memorable experience. I love it when my family shares my experiences. Always such a blast.
2019 Toyota RAV4:
This stylish crossover is great for a girl’s night out and road-tripping. We were all really comfortable while traveling and loved the JBL Premium Sound System. Additionally, there was ample room for ALL or suitcases.
Check out a few specs below:
Price Tested: $39634.00
Mileage: 28 MPG – 25 city/33 hwy
Annual Fuel Cost: $1350.00
Audio: JBL Premium Sound System
Color: Blue Flame
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…Stay Sassy!