This week we had the opportunity to go to Cabela’s with some friends of ours the Elliotts and Pitcocks. It was a long drive but defiantly worth it. They had a really colossal mountain in the middle of the building covered in all sorts of animals. They had a lynx chasing a rabbit, mountain sheep jumping a real running stream and waterfall, polar bear standing up, a heard of muskox charging down the mountain and being attacked by timber wolves, and a big herd of elk which were all life size. And lots of other little animals all over the mountain.
In another section of prairie and desert there was a huge life size elephant. And they had a leopard jumping into a tree trying to catch a bird that was flying away, and a heard of lions and hyenas fighting. They also had a big crocodile that had a bird in it’s mouth.
We ate lunch there and James, Daniel, David, and I tried roasted buffalo which was really good. Our friend Alex had ostrich.
One of the most fun things we did was trying out the laser gun gallery. For a dollar you got two rounds of shots. There was lots of little targets beside objects and when you hit the targets the objects would move. They had all sorts of funny things happen if you hit the targets; like if you hit a skunk then a spray of water would shoot at you. Or if you hit a target beside a bush then a big black bear came out of the bush and there were tons of others.
We also got to go into Whitetail World which was really awesome. There must have been over a hundred prize wining white tail deer jumping over fences or just grazing or running away from predators. On the side of the path there was a fake person that would tell stories if you pushed a button. In the Whitetail World they also had a brown bear and black bear fighting right next to the path; it was scary looking.
I now have a new appreciation for the verse in Genesis that says “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” see the rest of Genesis 1.