Knowing is half the battle and knowing where you’re going is well much more… my family really loves heading to Sesame Place and we’ve done the print out directions route before and this trip I wanted to put the TeleNav AT&T navigator to the test.
The app got us there in a little under an hour and forty minutes, it automatically re-routed around some delays in New Jersey, which actually helped get us there before the rain came.
I spoke the command Sesame Place within seconds up popped the address, created directions and we were on our way. The day was a blast – it was part of their Christmas in July event – which is why you’ll see some Santa hats on the characters. You’ll also clearly see how much of a fool I’ll make of myself in front of hundreds of strangers and a few other bloggers… so I thought why not share this totally embarrassing video of me trying to bring a smile to my kids face while daddy dances by the stage.
As you can read in my past Sesame Place posts – its a great amusement park for families with young children to tweens. I think the teenagers would get bored. There are enough rides that any child from 3-11 will easily have fun much beyond that age the rides might get a little “young” for them.
Half the park is water rides which I would say is great for the 5-11 and most of the dry rides are great for that general 3-9 range. The admission prices arent terrible as there is usually a deal to be found at McDonald’s and they’re currently running the special of buying a 2012 season pass get the rest of 2011 for free.
Plenty of great times coming up with visits from Max and Ruby, The Dirty Sock Funtime band, and the holidays of celebrations like The Counts Halloween Spooktacular and a very furry Christmas.
Everyone a blast at sesame street – I have some really fun pictures of us on the rollercoaster but I’m barred from showing them online for pain of death from my sister and wife (yup it was a family outing). As I said we got there before the rain (thankfully) and really enjoyed the park. We made it around the corner to a stop at Chick-fil-a (one of our favorites that isnt in New York) and we used TeleNav’s AT&T Navigator app to get us home.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. September 7, 2011.
You must comment telling us your favorite Sesame Street Character, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)
You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks
You get 1 extra entry for following Sesame Place on twitter – twitter.com/SesamePlace
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@SesamePlace @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/puLtYO and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.
Example: I want to win @SesamePlace tickets from @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/puLtYO
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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Sesame Place is providing these tickets for the raffle.
Stopping for directions as I said was never one of my strong suits, but enter the age of GPS and now I just need to know a few key pieces of information and I really should get where I’m going. Well what happens when you don’t have those pieces of information like where’s a nearby restaurants that might have a changing table for kiddo, or a nice place to grab a bite to eat, or the best yet where to get gas. Not just gas stations but this little wonder app will show you the cheapest gas prices as well. Over the course of this summer I’ve saved at least 30 dollars, which when you think about the fact this app is $0.99 for the first 30 days. After your first 30 days are up, take advantage of the special summer offer and get 12 months of TeleNav GPS Plus for just $9.99/year. That’s over 50% off the regular $21.99/year price. Or subscribe for just $2.99/month but this is a limited time offer. To get started with the $0.99 – 30 day trial just download the app from iTunes.
- Find cheap gas prices nearby – updated daily!
- Get clear spoken turn-by-turn directions from people, not robots
- Traffic-guided routing helps you avoid traffic jams
- Auto rerouting takes you to your destination if you ever miss a turn or take a detour
How easy is it to find the cheap gas… you tap the Search button and then choose Gas By Price in the list of categories. You can then select the type of gas (diesel if need be) you are looking for and TeleNav will find those best prices.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. August 31st, 2011.
3 lucky people will be winning the TeleNav GPS Plus for 1 year. Leave a comment below with your favorite feature of the TeleNav GPS Plus and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @TeleNav @dadarocks –http://dad.tc/njM8Xk and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win a one year subscription to @TeleNav GPS Plus thanks to #TeleNavDad @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/njM8Xk
You get 1 extra entry for following @dadarocks on twitter – www.twitter.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a follower.
You get 1 extra entry for following @TeleNav on twitter – www.twitter.com/TeleNav
You get 1 extra entry for becoming our FAN on facebook – www.facebook.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a fan.
You get 1 extra entry for becoming their FAN on facebook – www.facebook.com/TeleNav (and leave a note saying that www.dadarocks.com sent you) You must comment that you’re a fan.
You get 1 extra entry for liking this page on facebook (like button at the top of the post NOTE: you must be signed into facebook for it to work!)
You get 1 extra entry for suggesting and having 3 friends become fans of DaDa Rocks on facebook (and have them leave a note saying you sent them) You must comment with their 3 names.
You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner! Limited to the USA.
Disclaimer: TeleNav supplied the prize for this giveaway as disclosed in an earlier post I am compensated by being part of the Navigator and Chief program but all opinions are my own.
I hate asking for directions – I think it’s a guy thing (it has to be in our DNA) but in the recent years we’ve all seen the range of GPS units. GPS has allowed me to never ask for directions (but does make me ask for people address a lot more then in the past). It’s been a life saver at times, no more maps, no more talking to people at gas stations who haven’t a clue about directions and going on wild goose hunts. I’ve always had one big issue is that things change and GPS units get outdated quickly… new roads are built and opened and other roads are closed… Most GPS units now allow you to purchase updated maps but few have live streaming – enter Telenav who has fundimentally changed the way I’ll use a GPS.
I’m not flying with anything extra just my cellphone why?! because thats all I need. I have the TeleNav powered AT&T Navigation app (which is a paid subscription) for my iPhone (more information). Its been amazing, so hopefully you’ll follow along on from the stories of the road.
You can also follow the rest of the TeleNav Navigators in Chief Dad Panel on Twitter with the hashtag #TeleNavDad. There are five of us in all including the aforementioned Drew Bennett (@benspark) of BenSpark, Josh Becker (@DadStreet) ofDadStreet, John Taylor (@TheDaddyYoDude) of The DaddyYo Blog, and Tshaka Armstrong (@Tshaka_zulu) of Digital Sheperds.
You can find out more about TeleNav through these different outlets.
Disclosure: I am a member of the TeleNav Navigator in Chief dad panel and was provided compensation to participate. While I have received compensation to participate in the program all opinions are 100% my own and honest.