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Top 10 Outdoor Places to Visit in San Angelo

Between the Air Force base and Angelo State University,
San Angelo has plenty of visitors. If you’re in the area and looking for a great way to get some fresh air, check out this list of the 10 best outdoor places to visit in San Angelo.Places to visit in San Angelo - Outdoor Places - Randall Mitsubishi - San Angelo, TX

 

  1. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Pretend it’s the 19th century and walk around the former army post, including twenty-three original and restored fort structures.

  1. San Angelo Nature Center

Learn all about the ecosystems that make up Texas including a collection of animals, along with related exhibits and information, which are native to the Southwest.

  1. International Water Lily Garden at Civic League Park

Count the collection of more than 150 varieties of water lilies at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, open to the public at no charge.

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  1. San Angelo State Park

Put on some sunscreen and go camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

 

  1. ASU Planetarium

Examine a world of stars and celestial objects at the newly renovated Planetarium, located on the first floor in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building.

  1. Historical Murals

Tour the murals painted on various businesses around San Angelo that depict life in San Angelo in the early 1900s.

  1. Chicken Farm Art Center

Enjoy the multiple studios containing plenty of local art and artists set up in refurbished farm buildings stocked full of their creations.

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  1. Kirby Park

Plan a yummy picnic in a pavilion or play soccer, baseball, basketball or volleyball on a lighted court.

  1. Angelo Skate & Fun Center

Experience a safe and fun environment for children of all ages and skate on a state-of-the-art rink, ride high-speed go karts, or play miniature golf, laser tag, and arcade games.

  1. South Padre Island Beach Driving

Drive along the sand and see the National Seashore park’s most remote areas, which are only accessible with a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle.

 

While you’re in town, why not pay us a visit at Randall Mitsubishi to say hello? Stop by any time to explore our enormous selection of vehicles!

Did You Go to Shrimp and Wine Fest 2016?

 

Shrimp and Wine

Expect great dishes like this at any Abilene seafood festival. Photo – Wikipedia Commons.

Last weekend was your chance to taste what some claim is the most delicious boiled shrimp in all of Texas — we’re talking about the annual Shrimp and Wine Fest. The festival treated guests to plenty of great food and drink on Saturday, November 12th at El Paseo de Santa Angela. The event took place from 4-8pm. Tickets proceeds went to the Home Builders Association of San Angelo.

For the cost of a ticket, each guest got a plate of delicious boiled shrimp prepared with special seasonings and spices. The shrimp came with corn, potatoes, sausage links and your choice of iced tea or sweet tea. The San Angelo Rotary Club who hosts the event understands that some folks keep busy on Saturdays, so to-go orders were available to accommodate those out and about.

As the name would suggest, the annual Shrimp and Wine fest includes a selection of wines for tasting and sipping along with your shrimp. However, the wine is not included in the price of the ticket and is sold separately.

The Home Builders Association of San Angelo put the profits toward their Operation FINALLY HOME program, a nonprofit project that brings experienced builders and suppliers together to build homes for injured or ill veterans and their families.

If you missed this year’s Shrimp and Wine Fest, look for details on next year’s event to try some of the tastiest seafood around.

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Last year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the 2nd annual event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while bringing together a sense of community.

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate and enjoy.

Art After Dark

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.

After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.

According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.

We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.

Come to San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016

LilyFest 2016

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The LilyFest in San Angelo, TX is sure to be an exciting and beautiful event!

San Angelo is home to the International Waterlily Collection, a premiere collection renowned all over the world and recognized by the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society. On display at Civic League Park, this collection is free for guests, and it changes every year, as the founder’s collection is so vast he can only display half of a percent of the collection at a time. Now, San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016 is coming up on September 24th, and you’re invited to join in the festivities as you admire the flowers.

This time of year you’ll get to enjoy the Optimum Victoria Display, plus the 4th Annual IWC New Waterlily Competition. Free tours and presentations will be provided, as well as food and wine samplings for the “Strolling among the Lilies” segment. The food sampling and wine tastings will be ticketed events at $75 apiece. You’ll also get to enjoy classic jazz throughout the event.

Whether you want to enjoy gourmet cuisine from the top chefs in the area or simply admire one of the largest collections of waterlilies in the world, San Angelo’s LilyFest 2016 is sure to woo you with its diverse species of exotic flowers. Everything from the massive Victorias to the newest hybrid species will be on display.

Let us know your favorite event at the LilyFest 2016 here at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.

Celebrate Family Fun Month Here in San Angelo

Family Fun month

Enjoy some quality family time before the summer comes to an end!

Before the kids head back to school, spend some time together during Family Fun Month. You don’t even have to go far from home. There is a lot to do this month right here in San Angelo, Texas.

  • Art Thursday. Every Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, there are two art projects you can try for free. These projects include clay, watercolor, and more. Drop in anytime between 3 and 6pm.
  • Family Day at the Museum. On Saturday, August 13th, head to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The whole family can enjoy the museum’s entire collection for free. There will even be live music, hands-on projects, and free food samples with cooking demonstrations.
  • The Beach Boys. Hear this iconic group perform live on August 24th at 7:30pm at the Foster Communications Coliseum.
  • Brisket Sale. If you love beef brisket and supporting good causes, the East Angelo Lions club is holding its annual Brisket Sale August 26th and 27th at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Briskets are sold for $8.75 a pound. Proceeds will fund projects to help less fortunate families in our area. Buy a brisket and host one last family cookout before the summer comes to a close.

Which family fun events are you planning on attending this month? Let us know by commenting below or visit us at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.

Best Places to Camp Near San Angelo, Texas

Camp Near San Angelo, TX

With June being National Camping Month, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature!

As the school year ends, it’s the perfect time of year to head outdoors for some family fun. Because of this, June is recognized as National Camping Month. Here are some great places to camp near San Angelo, Texas, whether you will be bringing along the RV or setting up your own tent.

  • San Angelo State Park. This great park offers a fantastic campground with a variety of different sites available. Prices range from as little as $10 per night, which includes an outdoor grill, picnic table, and nearby restrooms and water, to as much as $50 per night for group camp sites.
  • San Angelo KOA. This campground has hookups for up to 50 amps. You can also enjoy yourself with the large pool and even a Wi-Fi connection. They also have bicycles available to rent so you can go for a short ride to nearby Lake Nasworthy.
  • Spring Creek Marina & RV Park. With this destination, you are camping right along the water. They have 83 spacious, grassy RV sites along with wooded tent sites and pre-furnished cabins.

What is your favorite camping destination near San Angelo?

Or, need a vehicle for the get away? Check out our new inventory of Mitsubishi Outlanders at Randall Mitsubishi!

Upcoming Events in San Angelo

Upcoming Events in San Angelo

You won’t want to miss any one of these exciting events going on right here in San Angelo, TX.

There are quite a few upcoming events in San Angelo that would be well worth your while to check out! It’s time to get out of your same old routine and try something different. We have highlighted a few of the events for you below.

May 8th: An Evening of Dance – San Angelo Civic Ballet

Ballet isn’t for everyone; however, if you haven’t been to one before, it’s definitely worth a watch. The evening incorporates classical and contemporary styles, meaning you will be whisked away for the night by the San Angelo Civic Ballet dancers.

May 8th – 10th: Mary Poppins – San Angelo Broadway Academy Youth

Mary Poppins is a wonderful story we’re all familiar with, so grab your family and head over to the San Angelo Broadway for Youth Theater! Tickets for the event can be found here.

May 9th: Jewelry & Accessory Expo

This is the perfect mother/daughter event happening just before Mother’s Day! The event is completely free and will feature 25 vendors with beautiful jewelry and accessory items to choose from. If you’re one of the first 200 people at the event, you will even receive a free gift bag. Grab all the wonderful women and girls in your life and head over to the Sunset Mall to get your glam on.

May 9th: 7th Annual Simply Texas Blues Festival

This event will be music to your ears… blues that is. Head downtown on the 9th to check out the wonderful musicians, car show, motor cycle show, and Rib-fest cook-off! Ribs and music, what could be better?

There’s a little something for everyone coming up this weekend, so get outside and enjoy what our wonderful city has to offer. For more upcoming events in San Angelo, head to www.visitsanangelo.org. To help you get around to all these events check out Randall Mitsubishi for all your car needs!

Mitsubishi Donates EVs to the Laos Government

Mitsubishi donated two i-MIEV models to the Laos government.

Environmentally-friendly, the i-MIEV will do well in Laos.

In anticipation of Laos’s budding economy and future predictions of its progression into the automotive industry, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has donated two vehicles to the Laos government… but the neat thing about these cars is that they are both i-MIEV models, a new type of electric vehicle Mitsubishi hopes to see tested in Laos.

The electric vehicles, or EVs, are built to be environmentally-friendly, and Laos’s large rivers serve as a perfect resource for renewable energy for such vehicles. The advancement of EVs, of course, would help to reduce CO2 emissions and lesson the amount of pollution produced by modern day vehicles in a developing economy.

So Mitsubishi wants to see where this car goes as Laos’s economy grows in the coming years, hoping to see it catch on in the market there. Mitsubishi already had their mark on Laos as a place to expand their sales back in December when they signed a contract with KLM Import-Export Sole Co., LTD., who is now their distributor in Laos, to rebuild their market in the country. There are plans to deliver more EVs and other vehicles in Mitsubishi’s line up in the future to the Laos market.

Of course, there are also a ton of great Mitsubishis still here in the states. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi to check one out today!

Formula One’s Nigel Mansell to Join the Mitsubishi Family

Mansell plans to join the Mitsubishi family by adding the best Mitsubishi models to the Mansell Collection in the United Kingdom.

Nigel Mansell will be adding Mitsubishi models to his United Kingdom dealership. (Photo Courtesy of Colin_Eric under license CC BY 2.0.

Come September 16, the Mitsubishi Motors brand will add famed former Formula One driver Nigel Mansell to its list of franchise owners. Mansell will add the automaker’s products to his family-run dealership in the United Kingdom, The Mansell Collection.

Recently opened in 2013, Mansell is ready to take his dealership to the next level by adding Mitsubishi’s models to the lineup.

“Our dealership has gone from strength to strength and the time is right to get a franchise on board. We wanted a brand that crossed a lot of boundaries of motoring and with Mitsubishi there’s something for everyone,” Mansell said.

“The most exciting thing for me is how great the Mitsubishi product is.”

Mansell’s dealership also offers customers a unique experience through “The Nigel Mansell Story” museum, which allows them to explore Mansell’s trophies and winning cars.

Mansell’s son, Leo, who manages the new dealership, said, “Mitsubishi is a perfect fit for us. The range of vehicles excites me and this is a great opportunity. Having the museum at the dealership is a real asset and it’s been a far bigger success than we imagined.”

We at Randall Mitsubishi are excited to have the racing legend join the Mitsubishi family. After all, the Mansell family knows what it takes to make a winning team.