By Piper Bayard
On a recent whim, my family made the trek to the Bass Pro Shop. As always, my daughter DD and I had fun checking out all of the stuff and things. Here are a few of our favorites . . .
Now that’s a tough choice.
The perfect accessory for every young lady. Move over Machete!
No wait . . . Maybe this is the perfect accessory.
These are fish finders–in case your worm and expertise aren’t working. Take a look at the price tags. You’re not imagining things. They actually had fish finders that cost over $2k. I’m thinking you could buy a lot of fish for $2k.
Guaranteed to make your dog happy, happy, happy!
Gotta have a DD photo bomb.
Come on, DD. That’s for the three-year-olds.
What fun stuff have you found lately?
A $2200 fish finder. Wow. I cold buy a lot of other things besides fish with that. I could buy some really sweet guitars for that kind of money.
LOL. Seriously. Personally, I would enjoy the guitars more, too. 🙂 — Piper
Bass Pro has beat out Disneyland as the happiest place on Earth! My brother and sister-in -law recently spent 2 days shopping there! That’s right, they broke for dinner and a nap between their Bass Pro experiences. Since the closest one is over five hours away, I don’t get there as often as I would like. I do agree that $2K for a fish finder is a bit in left field. But…to each his own! Glad you had a good time.
LOL. Great observation. Bass Pro is definitely the happiest place on Earth. With their full line of Duck Dynasty products, perhaps they are the Happiest, Happiest, Happiest Place on Earth. 🙂 — Piper
Love it! I do the same thing when I see something unique or interesting in a store… I usually post it to FB.
Dr. Pepper bbq sauce? Whats the matter, not enough diabetes out there?
I came across last summer a sign on a “diet gummy bear” bulk bin. “Caution, Diet Candy has laxative effect”. Woo hoo! Quite a marketing strategy 🙂
It’s always fun to see things that surprise and make us laugh. As for the “diet gummy bear” bulk bin, I think the strategy is actually working. They are selling to a lot of teenagers who want to pull pranks, I bet. The reviews for the Haribo Sugar Free Gummy Bears are hysterical. 🙂
My favorite at Bass Pro Shop is the wine holders, like the deer drinking (http://www.basspro.com/Wine-Bottle-Holder-Deer/product/10203361/). Classy, right?
It’s a fun place! Looks like y’all enjoyed your trip.
That’s a hoot! If I were much of a wine drinker, I might have to get one of those. 🙂
We stumbled into a Bass Pro Shop in Nashville, a few years ago. The centerpiece item was a set of camouflage recliners and matching love seat. Because nothing says family room like camo.
LOL. Then things really would get lost in the couch. 🙂
LOL! I wonder how well the high-tech devices work. Thanks for the inside look.
No idea, but I would think someone who wanted to find a fish that badly could develop enough skills to not need one. I do acknowledge that it’s easy for me to say, though, not being a fisher. 🙂
This is great, Piper! Your daughter is beautiful! Sadly, I recognize all the stuff you found at Bass Pro Shops! Yes, I have frequented it along with another store called Cabella’s – which is similar. My world-record fisherman son loves these places! He has every gadget for fishing! At Cabella’s they have a huge collection of stuffed mammals. My sister in law was there one day and she could not believe there was a wedding going on in the store! I told my son that I support his hobby but NO WEDDING will take place at any of these stores! 🙂
LOL. I hear you on the wedding. I’m sure a world-record fisherman might be in the market for a girl who chooses a camouflage dress and wants to wed at Cabella’s, but she still needs to get along with you, right? 🙂
Please ask your son about the fish finder and whether they actually justify their existence. Do people use them in competitions?
In truth, I LOVE Bass Pro and Cabella’s. In fact, I may need to drop in on our neighborhood Cabella’s this weekend. You’ve inspired me. Maybe I’ll get lucky and see a funeral. . . . Oh, wait. I guess it would be a taxidermy. 🙂
LOL! A funeral would sure be interesting at Cabellas!
Ok, Mr. brickhouse jr. informed me that YES fish finders are a) legal to use at competitions, b) are not only used to find fish but to check depth of water and avoid hitting anything that is in the water below the boat that may cause damage. It’s like a radar and it sends signals, fishermen know what a fish signal looks like versus a tree branch. The boats he uses for his competitions are beautiful Bass boats with all the funky high tech gadgets including fish finders. I sound pretty knowledgeable don’t I? 🙂
You do, indeed. As for the fishing gadgets, I can’t help but think of Capt. Joshua Slocum, who went around the world in a 21′ sloop with nothing for a gadget but a tin clock, which he used every few days to determine his longitude and latitude in some mysterious, mostly forgotten way. Fish jumped into his boat.
Please thank your son for the info for me. 🙂
I love wandering through that store! Looks like you had a fun shopping trip. 😀
We had a great time. I love seeing things that aren’t at every mall across the nation. 🙂
Gotta get me some Pigs Ass BBQ sauce… 🙂 I don’t think we have that in in NZ. My fun stuff? This week my endless quest for stupid ice-cream flavours brought a toss-up between Lemon Lime and Bitters, or Cream. Yup – cream flavoured ice-cream. I think this translates to ‘dairy fat with extra dairy fat’. But hey – we produced 1.3 billion kg of milk solids last year so I guess it has to go somewhere.
LOL. Cream flavored ice cream does sound a bit redundant. Really enjoy hearing about your finds. 🙂
i gotta git me one of d’em fish finders for the cement pond behind my house!!! Love the photos!
That would be fun, I’ll bet. 🙂 — Piper
I am going to have to try the Pig’s A** and Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce. LOL. It looks like you were having a good time. 🙂