Without realizing it, many of us know Bing Crosby’s voice exceedingly well. Crosby is one of the most famous holiday singers of all time, and his rendition of “White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time, boasting over 50 million sales. His single “Silent Night” also makes this elite list, ranking as the third best-selling single ever with 30 million sales. This holiday season, pay homage to this American favorite by visiting the Bing Crosby House in Spokane, Washington.
The Bing Crosby House was built by the singer’s father and
two uncles in 1911. Bing spent his childhood living in the home, and now it
stands as a tribute to his memory with its collections. On the main floor, the
home presents the Bing Crosby Collection, which includes over 200 items of
significance. You can view Bing’s gold records, various trophies and awards,
and even the official Academy Award he received in 1944 for his performance in Going My Way.
A visit to the house with the family is the perfect way to
shed some light on your favorite Christmas songs and teach your children a bit
about America’s top performers of the twentieth century. Admission is free to
the public, and the house is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we hope your holiday season is
both merry and bright.
Since the introduction of the Buick Avenir trim level, Buick drivers have been excitedly embracing the new line of luxury models for the truly exceptional experience they offer. Buick drivers now have even more to be enthusiastic about, as the 2019 Buick Regal is getting an Avenir trim level. This is particularly good news for luxury drivers who want to enjoy all the benefits of the Avenir line but who prefer something smaller than the Enclave crossover or the full-size LaCrosse Sedan. The 2019 Regal TourX Wagon will not receive an Avenir trim this year.
Some of the most appealing features of the 2019 Regal Avenir include its nine-speed automatic transmission, 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels, self-leveling and cornering headlamps, premium leather upholsterer, an advanced 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display, and a premium eight-speaker Bose audio system. Apart from these features, we also expect the 2019 Regal Avenir will come with distinctive badging and a three-dimensional mesh grille.
Another popular aspect of the Avenir models is the standard feature packages that improve every aspect of the driving experience. The 2019 Regal Avenir will come standard with the Buick Driver Confidence I Package, which includes four-way lumbar adjustment, heated outside mirrors, and an array of driver-assist features like Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist.
Keep a lookout for this latest Avenir model here at George Gee Buick GMC.
The month of October is full of fun stuff to do, but for those looking for a unique local Halloween event unlike anything else, Scarywood Park delivers both the thrills and the chills. Silverwood Park, a popular local attraction in the Coeur d’Alene area, transforms into scary-good fun for the fall season, providing rides, games, and excitement, as well as costumed monsters and various haunted activities.
Open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 27th until October 27th, Scarywood Park offers attractions and activities like Silverwood’s signature rides, seven different “scare zones,” and 5 walk-through haunted attractions. For 2018, visitors will have access to the brand-new Pharoah’s Curse haunt, filled with stolen treasures and awakened evils. If that’s not your style, you can head to scare zones like Clown Town or Scarecrow Corner, or even the new Dillusion show!
Ticket prices for this local Halloween event in Silverwood Park vary depending on the day. Prices are most affordable on Thursdays, but Fridays and Saturdays have longer hours. Scarywood Park is not recommended for children under 12. Whether you’re coming with friends, family, or bringing a date, this event is sure to be a great time for everyone – if they’re brave enough, that is.
If you need a way to get there, consider a new vehicle from George Gee Buick GMC
Fans of Mary Poppins will love the Mary Poppins 72nd Season Gala in Spokane, WA. Held from September 14 to October 14, this event will be held at the Spokane Civic Theatre from Thursdays to Saturdays until 7:30pm and Sundays until 2:00pm. As one of the most popular Disney movies of all times, Mary Poppins has held an important place in American culture and entertainment for decades.
According to Visit Spokane, the event celebrates Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s version of Mary Poppins to bring you a performance like never before. Following the eccentric—and magical—nanny Mary Poppins as she meets and cares for the Banks family, the story has a range of unforgettable song and dance numbers. Mary Poppins has been nominated for nine Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards over the years.
The performance is bound to be especially popular with Mary Poppins Returns, a new Disney film set to hit theatres sometime in late 2018. Starring Emily Blunt, the new film is a musical fantasy directed by Rob Marshall and featuring truly great songs. Inspiring for children and adults alike, Mary Poppins is all about how “anything can happen if you let it.”
Hop in a new car from George Gee Buick GMC and visit the Spokane Civic Theatre to see the Mary Poppins Gala. Perfect for those looking for a night out or for those who simply want to have a fun time with the kids, the Gala is bound to be practically perfect in every way.
Summer is almost over, which means it’s time to start getting ready for the new school year. However, is your car ready for the kids’ pick up time? Whether you’re looking for a new ride to make your school year easier or need to find the perfect car for your teen driver, General Motors has plenty of models that are sure to suit your needs. Here’s a look at a few of the best GM vehicles for back to school.
2019 GMC Yukon
If you’re used to carpooling during the school year, then you understand how important it is to have plenty of space in your vehicle. Well, that’s where the 2019 GMC Yukon comes in. This SUV can sit up to nine passengers and still offers 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row – the perfect amount of room for everyone’s bookbags.
2019 GMC Acadia
Not only does the 2019 GMC Acadia have plenty of space with seating for up to seven passengers, but it also has a slew of technologies that will help you feel confident and connected out on the road. This includes an available eight-inch GMC Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and driver-assistance features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert to make it easier to maneuver around the school parking lot.
2018 Buick Encore
For a low price tag that doesn’t make you sacrifice all the bells and whistles you need, look no further than the 2019 Buick Encore. This compact crossover might be small, but it is extremely versatile with a maximum cargo capacity of 48.4 cubic feet, which means you can easily haul your kid’s science fair project in the back.
Of course, the Fourth of July festival at Riverfront Park is a classic. Spend the day snacking on food from local vendors, watching live music from noon all the way up until the fireworks start at 10pm, and grab a beer form the No-Li Brewhouse beer garden. Then watch the fireworks go up over the Spokane River Gorge!
If a festival sounds good to you, there are plenty going on in surrounding towns and cities, like the Kendall Yards celebration at Olmsted Brother Green Park, where you can eat local ice cream from Brain Freeze Creamery.
You can also try the Liberty Lake Fourth of July Celebration with live music from Robbie Christmas, or the Coeur d’Alene Hometown Fourth of July Celebration, which features an American Heroes Parade in the morning and festivities throughout the day until the fireworks start.
If you’d prefer an alternative to a festival, check out the Spokane Indians baseball game, which will end in a fireworks display over the stadium, or visit Silverwood Theme Park and spend the day on roller coasters before their own fireworks.
If you require a vehicle to get you to all of these incredible Independence Day activities, be sure to stop by George Gee Buick GMC.
Across its impressive lineup of luxury models, Buick offers a host of standard and available safety features that elevate the driver’s experience behind the wheel. Here’s a glimpse at a few of Buick’s best safety features, available on vehicles today at George Gee Buick GMC:
Side Blind Zone Alert
Using advanced radar to detect vehicles approaching your blind zone, Side Blind Zone Alert keeps drivers aware with a visual warning on the side mirror, reducing the number of collisions caused by blind zones.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
It’s easy to start drifting while you’re behind the wheel, especially in the midst of an extended trip on the freeway. Lane Departure Warning from Buick alerts drivers when they start to leave their lane if their turn signal has not been activated. It even helps to smoothly guide your vehicle back into its proper lane position.
OnStar has earned the trust of millions of driver across the United States. OnStar offers numerous emergency services, including Automatic Crash Response and Roadside Assistance, so you can embark on the open road with increased confidence for yourself and all your precious cargo.
Front Pedestrian Braking
Front Pedestrian Braking helps to protect yourself and others. The system alerts you to pedestrians ahead and, if an unavoidable collision is detected and the brakes have not already been initiated, will automatically trigger the brakes and send out both a visual and audible alert.
To explore each of these impressive technologies, be sure to visit George Gee Buick GMC.
Customers spoke, and Buick listened. The updates to the 2019 Buick Envision were developed and designed with Buick customer feedback at the forefront, meaning a more satisfying and driver-centric Buick experience for you.
Here is what you can expect from the 2019 Buick Envision:
New exterior design elements, including: a “flying wing” front grille; “spread-wing” LED headlights; chrome-trimmed fog lights; a refreshed lower bumper; diamond-shaped LED taillights; trapezoidal tailpipes; and more chrome accents in the rear.
A new 19-inch tire option.
A new nine-speed transmission with the 2.0-liter turbo engine option; torque is improved to 295 lb-ft. with this engine option.
A deactivation switch for the auto-stop function.
New interior amenities, including: next-generation wireless charging, an updated hands-free microphone, fast-warming heated seats, enhanced visibility for the rear-vision camera, and an ionizer for improved air-quality and odor-control.
Rosewood Red and Meteoric Iron Gray exterior paint colors.
The upgraded Envision has been cruising streets across China since the fall of 2017, but was only recently unveiled in North American markets. If you’re at all intrigued by the updates to the 2019 Buick Envision, plan on stopping by George Gee Buick GMC soon to check them out for yourself.
If you’re like our staff here at George Gee Buick GMC, then you look forward to the coming of spring all throughout the year. Not only is spring the perfect time to get out and enjoy a scenic drive, but it’s also a great time of year to experience all the Spokane area has to offer. Here are some of our top picks for Spokane spring events that you shouldn’t miss.
Sound of Music
You can experience the award-winning Sound of Music in a brand new production coming to the INB Performing Arts Center this March 22 – 25. Whether you’re a big musical fan, or just curious to find out what the production’s all about, be sure to catch this musical’s limited run.
National Geographic Live
Visiting the INB Performing Arts Center on March 28, former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts offers stunning video and images of our planet and beyond, and interesting insights into a huge variety of subjects.
Spokane County Raceway
From NASCAR to drag racing, the Spokane County Raceway has a particularly exciting schedule of events for the 2018 season. Things kick off April 7, so be sure to make plans to check out some incredible racing this spring.
Paw Patrol Live
Kids and families of all ages will love this live-action performance of Paw Patrol, coming to the INB Performing Arts Center April 7 and 8. This wholesome production is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family, so be sure not to miss it.
With the arrival of spring, you’ll find that the Spokane community offers plenty of enjoyable activities.
Do you love the outdoors? Then come check out the Spokane Great Outdoors and Bike Expo. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, virtually everyone can enjoy the upcoming Expo. This showcase will not only show you the latest products on the market, but there are also contests, giveaways, and much more. We at George Gee Buick GMC couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming show, which is just a short drive from Liberty Lake, WA.
According to Visit Spokane, the Great Outdoors and Bike Expo will be held on February 24 to 25 from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. The event will be at the Spokane Convention Center, and there is a $10 admission charge at the door. This is a great activity for the family or even for a date.
The Expo will feature a variety of displays and activities. This two-day event will focus on outdoor recreation and travel, but it will also have things like free clinics, product demonstrations, and speakers. For those who love riding, you can test mountain bikes, road bikes, commuters, and even electric-assist models. There’s cornhole, horseshoes, and other outdoor games, and there will even be a rock climbing wall.
In short, this is one event you won’t want to miss. The Pacific North West is heaven for anyone who loves the outdoors, and the Bike Expo is one way to make the most of your experience in and around Spokane.