How to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost upon us, but some people don’t know how to celebrate this day properly. Rex Perry Hyundai is here to help, so here are a few things you can do to truly celebrate the spirit that is Memorial Day.

Visit Cemeteries

One thing that a lot of people do, especially veterans, is going to cemeteries or memorials and cleaning up the graves of fallen soldiers. Whether it’s wiping down the stone or pulling some weeds, all of it is impactful. And before you leave, placing flowers or flags is a good way to say thanks as well.

Attend a Parade

Most towns have some sort of event or parade celebrating those fallen veterans and usually conclude with some sort of memorial service. Taking time out of your day and attending these events show your support to those brave soldiers.

Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance

Established by Congress, the National Moment of Remembrance happens at 3p, local time, on Memorial Day to pause and reflect on those lost and national unity. It is also a notable time for Taps to be played.

Talk to Your Kids About Memorial Day

Taking the time and sitting and talking with your kids about what Memorial Day is can be important so they understand what the celebration and remembrance are all about. Grabbing a kids’ book like The Wall or Memorial Day Suprise also helps them understand as well through stories.

No matter what you plan on doing, doing something is a great start. Let us all remember those lives lost and the fallen heroes this Memorial Day. Stop by Rex Perry Hyundai and let us know how you will be celebrating Memorial Day this year!

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from Perry Hyundai!

One of the busiest travel times of the year—both in the air and on the road—is around Thanksgiving. But no worries, we’re here to help your travel feel much easier! Here are some Thanksgiving travel tips for your holidays this year.

Plan, Plan, Plan

Travelling will be so much easier if you plan ahead of time. Buying plane or train tickets ahead of time is a good idea, especially for Thanksgiving. Keep an eye out for deals, which can pop up at random times.

Pack Light

The lighter you pack, the easier navigating the airport will be. Checking bags can take much longer than bringing a carry-on. Try to fit everything in your carry-on, but prepared to leave it planeside as the airline might have to store it under the plane when overhead space lacks.

Pick Your Days Carefully

The day before and the weekend after Thanksgiving are the busiest travel days of the year. Roads get more crowded and airline tickets get more expensive. So try to pick other travel days, like Tuesday to Monday.

Bring Maps

If you’re roadtripping, bring maps in addition to your GPS. This will help you find different routes if you’re hitting traffic or construction.

Fun Activities in Nacogdoches, Texas for the Whole Family

TexasHailed as the oldest town in Texas and the site of the state’s largest Azalea garden, Nacogdoches has a rich atmosphere and a heritage that spans centuries. With a multitude of historic sites to see, a beautiful countryside ripe with natural wonders, and the charm of an old southern town, activities in Nacogdoches provide plenty of things to do for everyone.

The Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau is the heart of the downtown area and a must-visit for newcomers. There’s a seven-minute film on the history of the area as well as several engaging exhibits. The staff will also point you in the direction of any recommended local sights and activities. The Sterne Hoya House Museum, Millard’s Crossing, Old University Building, and Old Time String Shop & General Mercantile are great places to start for the historically-inclined.

If nature is up your alley, the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden is the town’s claim to fame. The Lanana Creek Trail, SFA Mast Arboretum, and Piney Woods Native Plant Center are also good spots to visit to get your fill of the local flora. Also, on a bright and beautiful day, make a visit to the Carl Monk Sr. Overlook.

There are lots of activities in Nacogdoches, Texas for everyone. Whether you’d like to explore the roots of this friendly and charming town or spend time outdoors, Nacogdoches has plenty to see and do.

Things to do in Nacogdoches, Texas

natureWhy take a full vacation when there are plenty of great things to do here in Nacogdoches? Check out these 3 things that you can do when you plan a staycation!

Zip lining – Looking for an adventure? Zip Nac offers zip line tours. Plan on spending about 2 hours learning and zipping. There is no age limit to zipping, but participants must be able to climb six flights of stairs and be able to follow directions. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. Reservations are required.

Azalea Trail – Visit Texas’ largest Azalea Garden – The Ruby M Mize Azalea Garden. With over 7,000 azaleas and over 20 miles to trails, Nacodoches’ Azalea Trail is breathtakingly beautiful. If you are someone who enjoys a stroll, this is the place for you!

Lanana Creek Trail – Explore 5.1 miles of recreational trail. This trail gives you access to the Hoya Soccer Complex and Austin Street. Take the kids out on a nice day and take in all of the great scenery while spending some quality time together.

What are your favorite activities here in town? Leave us a comment below!

Local Events and Happenings: the Nacogdoches Film Festival

Rex Perry Hyundai is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, a small city in Eastern Texas. Every year around this time is the Nacogdoches Film Festival, an exciting weekend designed to display the work of talented filmmakers and artists.

This year, the Nacogdoches Film Festival will be held from February 25-27, with a range of various events and showings. This includes “Nacogdoches 1938,” “Alchemy Vicky & Johnny Writer’s Block,” “Stake Land,” “Think Ink Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector: A New High,” and many more. Events and showings will take place at the Cole Art Center, Carmike Cinema, and the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater. For more info, check out the Facebook page or click here.

The special guest and panelist Charlaine Harris will make an appearance, and there will also be multiple expert panels and a short film completion. You are encouraged to suit up for cos-play at the partner event at Party ‘N Thing on Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

This event is just one of many in the community that makes Nacogdoches a great place to live.

Pineywoods Purgatory Cycling Event

Discover more about Pineywoods Purgatory Cycling Event!

The 24th Annual Pineywoods Purgatory cycling event is happening early next month on Saturday October 3 starting at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin. The event will take place from 8 am to 4 pm with cycling paths winding through the Texas Forest Country.

Ranging from 25 to 102 miles, there are four rides with varying distance and terrain for every kind of cyclist. Whether you want a serious challenge or a more leisurely ride, you’ll have a great time at Pineywoods Purgatory.

The Pineywoods Purgatory event includes excellent hospitality from the folks at Angelina Expo Center, so this is more than just a day of cycling, it’s also a fun event for families and friends.

The name Pineywoods Purgatory comes from the experience of being “between the heaven of the East Texas countryside and the ‘hell’ of having one more hill to climb,” and it was invented and named by cyclist Garland “Bubba” Parise in 1992. Parise wanted Lufkin to have a big cycling event comparable to others in big Texas cities. We hope you’ll join us at Rex Perry Hyundai in supporting this important part of Lufkin’s history!