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.
With so many ski resorts in the Spokane area to choose from, finding one that offers the best value is no easy task. Fortunately, we here at George Gee Buick GMC have a few recommended ski resorts near Spokane that are worth a visit.
Bear Creek Lodge
If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend of hitting the slopes, Bear Creek Lodge is the place to be. With everything from snowshoeing and snowmobiling to tubing, there’s something for everyone this winter season. Located just a quarter mile from the entrance of Mt. Spokane State Park, the lodge offers a great view of nature at its best.
49 Degrees North Mountain Resort
The 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort is home to some of the best slopes in the state of Washington. With skiing lessons for visitors of all ages, including young children, there are few better family-friendly resorts in the area. The Selkirk Mountains in Colville National Forest offer scenic views for those looking to see everything that Spokane has to offer.
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park
Getting in a few hours on the slopes is exactly what the Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park was designed for. The mile-long Terrain Park features new rails designed for snowboarders of all experience levels. A tubing hill is great for younger children. The park also offers night skiing for those who want an after-dark experience.
Winter is right around the corner, bringing with it cold weather, snow, and ice, all intent on doing damage to your car. That is why it is imperative that you take some time now to get your car ready for winter. Here are a few tips on how to do so:
Have your battery tested.
Bring your car into George Gee Buick GMC, and we’ll gladly test your battery. Having a weak battery in the winter can lead to a car that won’t start, which is never fun, especially not when it’s cold outside.
Check your tires.
Make sure the tread on your tires is good enough to survive until spring. It’s also a good idea to rotate them (and get that oil changed now) before heading into winter. Remember to frequently check their air pressure as well.
Test your heater, defroster, and lights.
Make sure your heater and defroster work efficiently before the temperatures drop. Now that it’s getting darker sooner, check all your lights—taillights, brake lights, headlights, and more—to ensure you’ve got good visibility this winter.
Replace your wiper blades.
Avoid a streaky windshield during the blizzards by replacing old wiper blades now.
Need help prepping your car for winter? Bring it into George Gee Buick GMC for service. We’re happy to help!