Enjoy These Holiday Road Trip Games with Your Family

The holiday season is upon us, which means many of us will be packing up our cars and taking the family on a road trip to see family and friends. If you will be entertaining little ones during one of these drives, consider playing a few of these fun holiday road trip games to pass the time.

Picnic Game

This memory game is fun for slightly older kids (perhaps kindergarten age and up). One person will say, “I’m going to a picnic and I’m bringing (something that begins with the letter A),” like “apples” or “apricots.” Then the next person must repeat the sentence, including the A item, and add on an item that begins with B. Keep it going until you get to Z, seeing if everyone can remember all the items!

Tunnel

This easy game is fun for small children. Challenge them to hold their breath through the entirety of a tunnel. If this proves to be too challenging, make it something else, like “make a silly face until we get through this tunnel.”

20 Questions

Relive this classic game with older children, preteen or older. One person thinks of a noun (proper or common, concrete or abstract), and everyone else works together to form 20 yes or no questions to determine what the person is thinking of.

Remember to schedule routine maintenance at Phil Moore Buick GMC near Jackson, MS before your road trip officially begins.

2018 Buick Regal Active-Hood Technology Arrives in China

 

The 2018 Buick Regal brings new designs, more features, and upscale luxury at an affordable price. Now the American automaker is putting pressure on global competitors with a new safety feature that recently debuted in China. The Buick Regal’s Active-Hood technology aims to protect pedestrians involved in traffic accidents.

General Motors has rolled the technology out in Europe, Korea, and the United States over the past decade. Now, with 10 years of data in hand, the automaker is introducing the technology to the world’s largest automotive market.

“If you consider the European market alone—where GM first introduced this system in 2007—we have seen the number of fatalities drop by 50% in the last 10 years,” said Wahaj Hussain, lead Active Hood Systems engineer at General Motors.

The World Health Organization estimates that around half of the 700 daily fatalities from traffic accidents are pedestrians. That makes introducing the Active-Hood technology an absolute necessity.

The Active-Hood System raises the back end of the hood by four inches in order to reduce the impact when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian. It comes as a part of Buick’s eProtect smart safety technology suite. Other active safety technologies include Pedestrian Detection and Collision Mitigation Braking, among others.

We here at Phil Moore Buick GMC are happy to see Buick continuing to make vehicles safer around the world.

Come to Boo at the Zoo in Jackson, Mississippi

 

Halloween is a fun time of year for all ages. Spooky decorations, cool costumes, and yummy candy abound. However, some families of younger kids may want to partake in the seasonal festivities without the scares that often come with it. If you live local to the Jackson, Mississippi area and have a family that wants some scare-free Halloween fun, head to the Boo at the Zoo event at the Jackson Zoo.

The Boo at the Zoo 2017 event will take place the weekend of October 27th through 28th between 5pm and 8pm both nights. The event will feature Trick or Treating, as well as a live DJ, a costume parade, a family-friendly haunted house put on by the zookeepers themselves, various themed locations and exhibits in the zoo itself, tattoos, fortune-telling, and much more. There will even be activities and competitions kids and adults alike can participate in.

Check for ticket information online at the Jackson Zoo’s official website, or you can buy them at the gate for $10.25 for adults and $7.25 for kids. Tickets are also only $3 for members. Come out to the 2017 Boo at the Zoo event with the whole family in costume for a night that’s “merry, not scary” in the Jackson, Mississippi area. If you need a vehicle to get there, look no further than Phil Moore Buick GMC.

Have Some Spooky Fun with These Halloween Party Games

 

 

Halloween parties are great. Everyone gets to dress in costume, you can deck out your house to scare all your neighbors, and there is a seemingly endless supply of candy. But, to really make your party great, try some of these Halloween party games.

  • What Am I? Tape a Halloween-themed character or picture to each guests’ back or forehead without them seeing what it is. They have to talk to other guests to figure out who or what they are. However, they can only ask yes or no questions.
  • Apple Pass. Divide everyone into groups and have them stand in a line. Give each group an apple that they have to pass from person to person by holding the apple under their chin. The first group to finish wins. If they drop the apple, they have to start from the beginning.
  • What’s in the bowl? Fill a few bowls with different textured foods and cover them with a black cloth. Guests have to put their hands in and try to guess what it really is. Examples include cooked spaghetti (veins), peeled grapes (eyeballs), and cocktail sausages (severed fingers).

If you need a new car to match your Halloween costume, come visit us at Phil Moore Buick GMC.

 

2018 Buick and GMC Models to Test Drive This Year

 

Phil Moore Buick GMC is excited to announce a number of 2018 Buick and GMC models that you will want to check out when they arrive at the dealership later this year. Among them are the 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Buick Enclave, and 2018 Buick Regal Sportback.

2018 GMC Terrain

The 2018 GMC Terrain gives you a slew of new power options, including the 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine, the 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, and the 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine, with horsepower and torque ratings ranging from 170 horsepower to 252 horsepower and 203 lb-ft to 260 lb-ft. But it’s not just about power. The exterior and interior are laden with the latest design elements and technologies, like LED signature lighting and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

2018 Buick Enclave

Get a taste of pure luxury in the new Enclave, with exterior features, such as a rear power liftgate, a moonroof, and an all-new grille. Inside, the Enclave boasts features like ambient lighting and QuietTuning™ noise control. For optimal luxury, consider the completely new Buick Enclave Avenir.

2018 Buick Regal Sportback

The all-new Regal Sportback is all about performance with intelligent all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that generates up to 250 horsepower. If you want to even greater performance, opt instead for the new 2018 Buick Regal GS.

Contact Phil Moore Buick GMC to learn more.

Once More onto the Road: Fun End of Summer Vacations to Take before It’s too Late

Summer always arrives too slowly and goes too fast — don’t let it sneak away again this year. Load your family up into the Buick and take advantage of all the awesome and fun end of summer vacations available to you right here in the Midwest.

Trek to Traverse City, Michigan

It’s like the name of this place itself is an invitation. Traverse City, Michigan offers true summer fun all season long, and it doesn’t stop until the leaves start to change. With beaches, biking and hiking, wineries, distilleries, breweries, farms, festivals, and fairs, there is truly something for absolutely everyone to enjoy in Traverse City.

Explore All That is Urban in Chicago

Chicago is one of America’s greatest cities, and it’s only a few hours away. Roll into town in your Buick sedan, crossover, or SUV, and you’ll fit right in. Summer lasts a long while in the City of Big Shoulders and is a common destination for many fun end-of-summer vacations. Try to time your trip for Labor Day weekend and take part in one of the city’s many street festivals and it’s incredible air show over lovely Lake Michigan.

Dive into the Wisconsin Dells

Folks in Wisconsin know how to make the warm weather last — maybe it has something to do with those bitter, biting winters of theirs. Wisconsin Dells is a delightful lake and water park just over the Illinois border. Water slides, wave pools, and zip lines scream “summer is here,” even if the calendar sighs “fall is coming.”

Stay Close to Home at Lake of the Ozarks

Who says you need to cross state lines for a good time? Missouri’s largest lake is a guaranteed good-time and great way to say farewell to the fair weather with a long weekend spent outdoors.

If you need a great car to get you to any one of these excellent vacations spots, then you need a Buick. Come to Phil Moore Buick GMC today to check out our huge selection.

Best Road Trip Destinations in the Southeast

If you are ready to hit the road this summer, then be sure to first stop by Phil Moore Buick GMC and check out our great selection of road trip-ready Buicks. Then, once you are cruising in your new Enclave, LaCrosse, Cascada, or Encore, consider one of these road trip destinations in the Southeast.

  • Florida. There is more to Florida than just Orlando. Take home a Buick Cascada, put the top down, and cruise down the sunny Gulf Coast. Visit the small town of Mexico Beach and enjoy its quiet, yet beautiful charm.
  • Alabama. Take your family right next door to Alabama. Visit historical landmarks in Montgomery, the family-friendly Birmingham, the delicious food options in Fairhope, and the beautiful views of the Gulf Shores. Your family will ride in comfort when you cruise along in the spacious, family-friendly Enclave.
  • Tennessee. Head north to Tennessee and take in the musical experiences of Memphis and Nashville. Or, head further east to tour the Great Smokey Mountains, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. The premium features in the Buick Regal will keep everyone riding in comfort.

If you ready to make your summer road trip dreams come true, then come visit us at Phil Moore Buick GMC today.

 

Boating on the Ross Barnett Reservoir

Boating on the Ross Barnett Reservoir | Phil Moore Buick GMC | Jackson, MS

If you live in Mississippi, then you probably know about the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The Ross Barnett is a 33,000-acre lake that serves as the main source of drinking water for Mississippians, and it’s also one of the most popular vacation and daytrip spots in the state. Located just outside Jackson, it’s the perfect place to bring your boat, camp out, and even hike.

Nothing beats boating on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Its big size means you have tons of space to explore and miles to drive before you ever have to turn. The Ross Barnett Reservoir also has marinas where you can park your boat, so bring it with you for a long weekend and spend your nights camping in one of the area’s several campgrounds.

Driving a GMC vehicle will get you and your boat to the Ross Barnett with ease. Thanks to their powerful engines with tons of torque, GMC’s lineup of trucks and SUVs are perfect for towing your boat across the state, and with easy towing hookups and features like the rearview camera available on many GMC vehicles, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can get your boat onto the trailer hitch.

If you want to know more about GMC’s versatile lineup, then give us a call at Phil Moore Buick GMC.

5 Things to Do in Jackson, Mississippi

 

 

Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and the state’s most populous city, so there are always tons of fun things to do here, especially if you’re in your Buick. We here at Phil Moore Buick GMC have put together a list of the top five things to do in Jackson, Mississippi, if you’re planning to take a trip soon.

The best place to go in Jackson is hands down the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. This 70,000 square-foot facility is home to 200 species of land and marine life, as well as educational installations about the natural landscapes of Mississippi and the species that live there.

Another educational place to visit is the Old Capital Museum, a National Historic Landmark that tells the history of the state and the growth of the nation. In fact, the 1839 Married Women’s Property Act was passed in this building, which started a huge shift toward women’s rights over several decades.

You’ll also love a visit to the Mississippi Museum of Art, which features various American artists, including painters Thomas Sully and Arthur B. Davies, as well as photography and sculpture.

Your kids will love the Mississippi Children’s Museum. The museum offers a huge variety of educational exhibits throughout its 50,000 square-foot building where visitors can learn about health and nutrition, technology, and even the arts.

Finally, sports fans will love the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, where you can find an enormous sports memorabilia collection and trophies from the state’s outstanding history in the world of sports.

Whatever you like to do, there’s something in Jackson for everyone, so come give us a visit sometime.

2017 Michigan Auto Show

For Michigan residents, the annual Michigan Auto Show is something to look forward to every year! The 2017 Michigan Auto Show was about as epic as automotive events come, so if you missed it, here’s a recap.

The Auto Show, which spans over four days at the DeVos Place, engages any attendee with tons of amazing cars. Guests get to see everything from the car they could drive tomorrow to the car that they drive in their dreams.

One portion of the show that impresses every year is the Million $ Motorway. This year, it had 25 cars with price stickers that ranged from $100,000 to $416,000. However, that’s not the only special exhibit that was featured at the car show. There was also the Great American Muscle Cars Display, which featured some of the most powerful cars on the road today.

Vintage cars were featured, thanks to an exhibit from the Gilmore Car Museum. The Gilmore Car Museum also allowed attendees to enter into the “Great Race.” This event consists of a 2400-mile journey from Jacksonville, Florida to Traverse City, Michigan, all while driving classic cars.

Now that you know just how awesome the auto show can be, you have plenty of time to get ready for it next year.