Got some pictures from Katie this afternoon, Herman’s multitude of pics are forthcoming. I almost forgot to tell ya’ll about getting to go to Boyd’s Bear Country. While we were driving down those peaceful Pa. roads on the way to Gettysburg, there it was on our left. I think it was one of our favorite surprise “side trips” we went on. Katie described it as an IKEA store but with stuffed bears. For those of you who haven’t experienced this, IKEA is a totally unique shopping experience. The stores (IKEA) usually have a play area for kids, a snack bar, and a restaurant. They also usually have 2 or 3 levels of shopping bliss.
Boyd’s Bear Country has a snack bar, sit-down restaurant, bakery, bear hospital for adopting a “newborn bear” (like Cabbage Patch Baby Land in Cleveland, Ga.), a “build-a-bear” type area, a Boyd’s museum, all this and 3 levels of shopping. We bought several retired bears while we were there. It all was inside what looked like a giant barn on a farm.
We could have spent all day there, but left after a few hours to go on to the Battlefields of Gettysburg.
And yes, I make everyone spend hours in IKEA when we get to stop by one. My cats have dinner bowls from IKEA. I have shipped knives home from an IKEA in California. I’d outfit my whole house from IKEA, if I had one close enough. I hope I can go to Sweden one day and it will be like living in an IKEA catalog. It’s a fantasy, I know.