Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shopping Fun

After our day at the water park, we spent another night at the hotel. The next day we had some shopping to do. When people who live in a tiny town that's 100 miles from anything go to "the big city," there is always a lot of shopping to be done! The highlight of the day was our visit to Scheels, a gigantic outdoor/sports store. There are huge fish tanks at each of the two entrances. Each one is made up of three columns that are connected by archways so that you can walk under them and watch the fish swim over you. One is filled with fresh water fish, such as catfish and trout, and the other with salt water fish, like puffer fish and clown fish. They are quite impressive! Trip loved watching all of the creatures swim around.

There was also a play structure for the kids. Trip was eager to explore it with his friends, but once he got up there, wasn't so pleased. The problem was that he didn't want to make his way to the slide to be able to get down. Fortunately the girls were able to get him out and a few tears later, he was fine. Once we found the baseball section, all his troubles were gone.

After a full day of shopping, we hit the road and headed home.

Here is a cute shot of Trip that Erik took on the way to Reno. He was quite excited to get out of the car after a couple of hours of driving.


La Belle Coccinelle said...

Those pillar aquariums look impressive! Glad you all had a fun birthday trip ;)

Matt L. said...

Thanks for writing about your experience at our store. Awesome pictures!

Matt L.