Monthly Archives: July 2015

Best Road Trip Destinations in Texas You’ve Never Heard of

best road trip destinations in Texas
best road trip destinations in Texas

If you are the road-tripping type, you probably have been on the road enough to feel like you’ve been everywhere—but you haven’t! We’ve got some of the best road trip destinations in Texas you’ve probably never heard of.

The Marfa Lights in Marfa, Texas make for a great road trip destination, appealing to the most casual visitor, let alone fans of The X-Files. Look southwest on a clear night in Marfa and you might see dots of light on the horizon. As the Houston Press explained, these lights were first reported in 1883 (before electricity) and have remained unexplained ever since.

The State Gem of Texas is Topaz. The interesting thing about topaz is that the only place you can find it is in Mason County. There’s no commercial mining in the area and a lot of people enjoy mining for the stuff themselves. You can pick up supplies from a local ranch.

One lesser-known travel destination in Texas will undoubtedly appeal to history buffs. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located about 100 miles northwest of Austin. The domed-shape rock is made of pink granite and rises up 425 feet. It’s fun to climb and the area around it provides great hiking opportunities. There are many enchanting Native American legends surrounding the rock, too.

Check out one of these destinations this summer, or plan a road trip to El Dorado Mazda!

Enjoy Your Commute: Mazda’s Driving Matters Campaign

Mazda's driving matters campaign
Mazda’s driving matters campaign

Over time, driving can seem like little more than a chore. As you make your daily commute to work, and cart your kids to and fro, driving is just something you have to do to get “there.” This is made even more unfortunate because most of us drive a lot.


Mazda hopes to change all of that! With Mazda’s Driving Matters campaign, the automaker is trying to get the word out.


What’s the word? As Mazda puts it in a recent press release, “Driving is an experience that can enhance your life.”


This philosophy inspires the design and engineering process of each and every Mazda vehicle. Russell Wager, vice president of marketing, MNAO, explained that it’s Mazda’s unwavering belief that driving can be enjoyable and make life better that compels them to “obsess over every detail” when they are designing their cars.


So, if you are one of the people for whom driving has become a bore, it may not be you. It could be your car. At El Dorado Mazda in McKinney, TX we take pride in finding the vehicle that is right for you, so take a look at our inventory and stop in for a test drive!!