Friday, December 2, 2016

Come Fly with Us


Today we are joining with many of our friends in the "Come Fly with Me" adventure for Sammy, sponsored by Madi and Angel Easy with hopping by Dory's Backyard.



Sammy loves to travel to lots of places in the world and shows us lots of those experiences on his Teaser Tuesday posts.  We decided to take Sammy to a very special store in our city of Overland Park, KS.



Scheel's is a mega sports store in Overland Park’s Corbin Park, including a service shop, interior design department, shooting and sports simulator and much more:
  • 16,000 gallon overhead aquarium
  • 65-foot, 16-car Ferris Wheel
  • Walk of the U.S. Presidents featuring fully animated, talking presidents
  • SCHEELS deli and fudge shop
  • Golf, soccer, hockey, baseball, football and basketball sports simulators
  • Wildlife mountain
They even let DOGS come into the store!!!  We got special permission to let our special visitor Sammy join us on a trip to Scheel's.



When you first enter the store you see this huge aquarium which has three columns of aquariums with a large tank overhead joining them altogether.




Sammy was fascinated by the many brightly colored fish in this tank.




Look at how big this one is!!!


Now you know that Sammy is a very learned kitty and knows about so many great facts of history.  So during our visit he had a chance to visit with two famous historical figures from U.S. history.




We all learned about the Declaration of Independence from Thomas Jefferson.




And President Abraham Lincoln shared his famous Gettysburg Address with us and our guest.  It was all so fascinating.

But the highlight of our trip could be found at the center point of the store.  Look what is INSIDE this building:






A HUGE ferris wheel.




The ride's operator found the perfect seat for us to sit in so that we could ride to the top and see the whole store.




As you can see, it was just an amazing experience!!!
(many thanks to Madi's Mom for help with the photoediting)




As our car approached the top of the ride, we spotted this duckpin bowling game off in the distance.  We were hoping to throw a few balls before leaving.




Then Sammy was quite impressed when his eye caught a glimpse of another member of the CAT family.





Can you believe there is even a mountain inside the store and look at all the wildlife there!!!  We almost felt like we were on a safari.




Here is a view from another angle.





And lastly as we got ready to leave the store, we were greeted by this big bear.  Lightning had to tell Misty that this was NOT the kind of stuffy she could play with.  Sammy meowed his respect to the big guy.




Sammy, we had so much fun with you today. We hope you can come back and visit us again real soon.

Woos - Lightning and Misty


27 comments:

Clowie said...

That is an amazing place to visit! It looks like you need a week or so to see everything.

Flynn said...

That is a wonderful trip you took Sammy on.

Mara said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh WOW! We would go there any time of the day! Fish and a ferris wheel?? What a wonderful trip to take. I bet Sammy loves this is much as we do!

Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

Mark Muller said...

I was impressed as I saw a big store around paris once... and Mark said, I should see the stores in the US first before I jump for this booth in paris... he was right... this place is amazing... and I wish I could join you and sammy today for wandering around there....

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a fabulous place to spend a day! Even a Ferris Wheel! Wish we had a place like that here!! It kind of reminds me of the Mall of America!! I think I could have spent a week there...

ps....LOVE your new Header!!!

Molly and Mackie said...

What a fun store! We know that Sammy had a blast!

Brian said...

That was truly a fun tour!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Please Woos leave a light burning Mom had now idea about a store like that...she could spend a week in there. Wow I know Sammy loved seeing the fishies especially swimming over head. Wow mom is speechless what a lovely spot to take Sammy. Lightning and Misty well done.
Hugs madi and mom

Christmas said...

Sammy must have had so much fun!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMCccccccccccc Sammy must LOVE this store... FISH to watch... WOW.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What an amazing place!

onespoiledcat said...

Oh My Cat! What an amazing place that is - I love those HUGE aquariums and all those fishies! The ferris wheel was cool too - I loved being on it with you Woos protecting me and keeping me from falling out of the seat....tee hee.....It was a pleasure visiting you AND meeting you in purrrrrson. Just so you know, I am now an Angel - I went to the Bridge this morning and I will say hello to all the Woo Angels for you..............

Love and Hugs and THANKS for the fun!
Angel Sammy

Marg said...

Wow, that is one terrific place to visit. So much to see. We know Sammy enjoyed that a lot.

The Army of Four said...

Wow, what an exciting store! I would love to watch those fishies!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Two French Bulldogs said...

We wouldn't mind shopping there
Lily & Edward

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a cool place to visit, we would love to go there!
Elliot and Cricket x

Casey said...

OMD, what a store! I want to visit and ride the Ferris wheel too!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's an incredible place! So much to see. It's a wonder you could pry Sammy away from the fish.

Duckpin bowling..SHE hasn't heard of that since childhood!

Jans Funny Farm said...

We know Sammy enjoyed this visit. Lots and lots to see and thankfully Misty behaved. (Pups don't always.)

Idaho PugRanch said...

My oh My what a fun place to shop!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...What a fantabulous place to visit, we just know Sammy had a blast!!!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

This is the coolest place ever. We are coming to visit next

KB Bear said...

That is the best store I've ever seen. You all sure did show Sammy a great time!

The aquariums are incredible.

Millie and Walter said...

That looks like the coolest store on the planet! What a fun place to visit.

Finley and Brinley said...

Wow!!! Dat's one heck of a sportin' goods store!!! What fun!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

A very cool place! Sammy had to have loved all that!

Dash Kitten said...

We LOVE the aquariums they look so fabulous. I bet Sammy loved those!