Saturday, October 25, 2008
Scheels on a Saturday in October
OK, let me first remind all I am not a huge sports fanatic, granted I love my Tony Stewart of the Nascar circuit, and all things autoracing, Fishing is fun, swimming is fun.....this store was a destination for us on this glorious Saturday of blue skies, we trekked to the Sparks Marina in Sparks, Nevada with the intention of seeing the indoor ferris wheel, the Aquariums, the fudge factory all for free........we ended up spending WAY more time than I ever would have thought possible in an enjoyable natural history museum in the retail mega store, there were some anamatronic displays of presidents, a 3 car nascar simulator, a shooting range, a pitching mound, a Terry Redlin art gallery, elevators, salt water aquarium AND a freshwater aquarium bridge, mounted big game in the gun museum, basketball court, rock climbing wall, full sized airplane hanging over the 8 kagillion fishing rods for sale, a hat department of enormous proportions, the largest ferris wheel, operating indoors from the UK a kids shoe dept with a climbing tunnel that snaked overhead like a habitrail for toddlers, complete with about 15 kids gleefully playing while their parents shopped below! So many fabulous artistic bronze statues and art of every kind to bedazzle your eyes, overwhelming and stunning at the same time! We took tons of pictures all with my cameraphone, just in amazement, we even ran into friend of my hubby's from our hometown, this is the DESTINATION, a 248,000 square foot, 2 story department store for every sport on earth, I mean every one, we saw a section of dog toys and gear! EVERYTHING from shuffleboard to snowboarding, windsurfers in the 4k price range on display, ATV's and their accessories are UPSTAIRS! completely a mind blowing experience, here is a link to the store specs, I am too tired to type! http://126.96.36.199/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ScheelsStoreView?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10101&storeLoc=RS oh and the snack/deli/restaurant thing that we did not buy a single thing from, not even a drink! has such menu offerings as bison burgers, elk meatball sandwiches and venison stew and i am sure there were fish offerings, but i did not see them, i am curious if these wild food sounding offerings come pre packed and frozen and are just reheated in this airport like snack bar setting.