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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So What If The Animals Aren't Living.

Today I took H to the zoo. Not the real zoo. But the closest thing we have to a zoo around these parts.

Yes, the animals may all be stuffed but that didn't stop him from having an absolute blast.

On Monday, at ECFE one of the moms was talking about how she takes her kids there to play like once a week. At the time I was thinking there would be no way I would be going to a hunting/fishing/sporting goods store once a week. Oy! After she talked more about it thought I realized, why not, it's full of animals and all sorts of fun adventures for little ones.

The aquariums are better than Underwater World and while the rest of the animals at Cabela's are stuffed, the fish are alive.

We spent over an hour walking the store, talking to the (dead) animals, playing with the toy stuffed animals. We went upstairs and saw kids playing games and then went to the restaurant (yes, they even have a restaurant) for a little snack.
H was very sad to leave, but I promised another trip there soon. Considering it's 10 minutes from home and pretty cheap entertainment I don't think I'll mind taking him back again soon. Plus, I saw signs that they have a great brunch on the weekends for only $6.99 a person. I love brunch, so we just may have to take a Saturday morning trip. (Members of the brunch club, I think you need to come and review this one!!!)

So what if the animals aren't living, we had a great time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe I can take the little man this weekend.

October 24, 2007 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Chris & Abbie said...

have fun at the brunch! you make me want to visit one of the new Cabella's in the Chicagoland area to see what it's like! maybe we have a brunch too....

October 24, 2007 at 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Although the animals are stuffed they still make a wonderful teaching tool for him to learn about. And real live fish, get that boy a pole! Love it, do it again! Every week in winter is perfect. Love Mumsy

October 24, 2007 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger audrey said...

oh, it would be SO FUN for the brunch club to take this one on!

glad that you and the little one enjoyed it so much:)

October 24, 2007 at 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Chelly said...

Glad you had fun. I think at that age, live animals would be a little too much and kinda scary. We don't have anything like that here, and the closest zoo is 6 hours away lol.

October 25, 2007 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

if i didn't love you i would think you were crazy. but i do love you, so i'll take your word for it. i'll talk to the other brunch club gals and see what their thoughts are...though it may be easier to have you join us in chicago one saturday! ;)

October 25, 2007 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I sent your blog to Cabela's u know I do some biz with these guys...Glad H had a good time.
Love to all

October 25, 2007 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

This looks like just the place to take a little one! Wish they had a place like this for John when he was a little, active fella.

Is Cabela's similar to Bass Pro Shops?

October 25, 2007 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger charish said...

I love Cabella's We go there every time we come up to see you now you know why. I think it is a great please and you do not even hav eto buy any thing. Next time we could maybe all go together

October 26, 2007 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Megasue said...

Cabela' city is currently involved in a development project to bring Cabelas to the area. As you can imagine with all of the outdoorsmen around's a pretty big deal. Maybe we can go there if you visit some day :)

October 26, 2007 at 4:48 PM  

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