A Trip to Cabela’s

All of us in front of Cabela'sThis week we had the opportunity to go to Cabela’s with some friends of ours the Elliotts and Pitcocks. Fist sight in  the storeIt 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.

Grizzly bears fighting over prey.Desert sceneLynx catching a snowshoe hare.

Enjoying the mountain. Notice the polor bear in the bacMuskox being chased by artic wolves.

Fleeing caribu

Lions and hyenas fighting over zebra!The gigantic Elephant.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. The deer jumping over the fenceInside the Whitetail World.Two bears fighting 
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.

Entrence to the aquarium.They also had a hallway and the walls were fish tanks with fish in them. There was one fish that looked big enough to ride 🙂

A sculpture of bears attacking an eagle.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.


  1. Donald November 4, 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Wow. My amazement began with David’s descriptions over the phone but seeing the pictures extended that excitement even more! Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough and illustrative report Jonathan!

  2. Michael November 8, 2007 at 4:49 pm #

    Those Cabela’s stores are like museums! What makes them so thrilling is the accurate replications of what God has made, and he has made them to be expressions of His character, imperfect (Romans 8:22-23) though they may be.

  3. James November 9, 2007 at 7:19 am #

    Wow, Jonathan! thanks for such a comprehensive report of our trip. It was great fun taking pictures of all the animals. There were so many of them! That verse in Genesis is very applicable.

  4. Esther November 11, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    What a wonderful time together!

  5. Dad & Mom November 11, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

    Glad you had such a good time.
    I want to go next time and get a taste of that roasted buffalo.
    That was a well written report.

  6. Joshua, Hannah, and Markie November 14, 2007 at 6:18 pm #

    WOW! Those are amazing photos. We had so much fun looking through them all. I wouldn’t mind seeing a couple of those deer in pictures 12 & 13 running by my tree stand 🙂 .

    I think God had a lot of fun designing such unique and diverse animals. and when God saw all that He made, behold it was very good.

  7. Donald November 15, 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    In looking closely at those great pictures I noticed your bright white team polo shirt too Jonathan!

  8. Jonathan Elliott January 19, 2008 at 7:14 am #

    That was a great report Jonathan

  9. Jonathan February 3, 2008 at 10:14 am #

    Thanks so much for Commenting Jonathan! I’m glad we were able to ride with you guys. That was a fun trip I don’t think I will ever forget.

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