Sunday, January 3, 2010
Hook, line and sinker
On the way back from the Cape we stopped off at Patriot Place, an outdoor mall. We paid an interesting visit to the Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro Shops is "a sporting and outdoor goods store,best known for a large selection of hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor gear and features 142,000 square feet of retail and entertainment". There is a "stream" through the middle of the store dropping into an aquarium tank containing fish and turtles, various stuffed bears, beavers, etc displayed in their "natural" habitat, whales dangling from the ceiling, a mini shooting range to try out your target practice...all in all not your typical store.
They also stock outdoor clothing and rustic furnishing, all available in green camoflage print or containing shooting scenes. Thank goodness I don't fish - I would be majorly stressed just trying to pick a rod from the hundreds on display. If you can't find what you want here, then it just does not exist. I'm sure I saw some of the characters from "Deliverance" in the store....Where you goin' city boah?