Have you ever been to a Cabella's store?
There is one in Portland, Maine. It is a huge sporting goods store with everything from clothes, to camping gear, to fishing, hunting and home decor. It's a fun store to visit and we ended up spending over an hour in there looking around. Well, I was looking for Murray for about 20 minutes. It's so big!
In the centre of the store is this display that looks like a rocky mountain top with lots of stuffed wild animals all over and around it. It's pretty cool and kids love it.
This bicycle was in a store and it is spray painted bronze and meant for someone's garden as decor. The cool thing about it is that it's almost exactly like the bike I had as a kid. It was my older sister's first then I inherited it. Mine even had the exact same headlamp on the handle bar. It worked by a wire from the light to the thing attached to the front fork. One would press the 'thing' toward the wheel and when one pedalled it would rub on the wheel and the friction I guess, caused the headlamp to come on.
How cool is that? I used to drive around at dusk with my headlamp on to light the way. :) Memories.
In a parking lot in Augusta these dogs were tied up outside a car and the owner was giving them treats. So cute.
The giant Bean Boot outside the store.
Most of you have heard of L.L. Bean Inc. the huge and famous sporting goods store and catalogue in Freeport, Maine. We stopped there on our way back home and spent about 2 hours there.
They have an L.L. Bean Home store next door which was really beautiful with wonderful furnishings for the cottage or camp.
I did buy something there. I'll show you soon.
The veranda caught my eye with it's unique galvanized buckets for the outdoor light fixtures.
Aren't they the coolest??
Just a few odds and ends from our trip to Portland a couple of weekends ago.
I'm off to town to buy a new garden fork and rake.
I was using our 50 year old garden fork the other day and the handle broke off at the end. Rotted wood.
The garden rakes that have the broad plastic tines are awesome so we're looking for one. Apparently they are all sold out in most stores so I'm going to look at 2 others for one. One store has 200 on order. I guess they are popular.
The sun is shining and the temperature is going up to 25 C. Rain coming for the next 4 days. We need it. There are forest fires in the Maritime Provinces.
I hope you have a super day!