Photos by MJ Klein & Hui-chen
I never expected to get so many comments about Cabela’s but we sure did. The fact is, Hui-chen and I didn’t get enough of the place so we went back there on our way out of town!
They have one of the biggest parking lots I have ever seen….
More fan photos outside!
But inside is where the action is.
Real Bushmen© don’t use these, but it looks a lot more comfortable than a rock!
This is an interesting camp kitchen setup that I had to show you.
This is the second floor camping section. I could have spent all day there!
The main store as viewed from the 2nd floor. Yes, we bought even more stuff on the second day!
I thought I would show you more of the animals represented in the store. There are several hundred guns of various types, including my favorite replica of a Civil War black powder pistol. Bushman was in his element!
Ah, but then it was time to get back on the road. Hui-chen laughs whenever she sees these road signs that have the word “run” in the name. She says she things about people actually running down the road, hehe.
We went through Steubenville, OH, hometown of celebrity:
Dean Martin, a fact I did not know. I think the portrait is terrible, btw. Steubenville has a reconstructed fort too but we didn’t get a chance to see it (except from the road).
This area of the country relies on coal for electricity and factory processes. You can smell coal in the air too.
Of course, industry is always looking for ways to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
I couldn’t help notice how deserted the roads are in comparison to how they were several years ago. It would appear that the planned destruction of the US middle class is well underway. Look for oil prices topping US$200/barrel in the near future. There’s no good reason for fuel prices to be this high. One reason that I don’t talk about issues like this is because there isn’t anything you can do about it, so discussion is pointless.
We could have been driving on the other lane but it was all blocked off – for miles. Lots of places were blocked off for “construction” but no workers were in sight.
This tunnel reminded me of Taiwan for some reason.
As evening approached we found ourselves in the rolling hills of western Virginia. We got back to North Carolina around midnight.
One more funny sign to end this article.