"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, July 29, 2011

Elk Moving Day

Shoey moving the elk out of the storage area
 A couple of weeks ago Jerry had an incredible find in our warehouse.  The first time I layed eyes on them it was quite startling but then our excitement grew.  We had stumbled across, with only the aid of flashlights, a life-sized elk stuffed animal much like the moose at the Canyon store.  And along with the elk we also found a grizzly bear and a larger-than-life howling wolf.  We knew the elk had to be part of the store so today became Elk Moving Day at the Mammoth store.  But first we had to get it out of the warehouse, move it up the road to the store and then into the store.  Not an easy task when moving a life-sized elk.
Shoey and Jerry move the elk into the back of Shoey's pickup.

The ride down the road became quite a head-turner for visitors armed with cameras.

The elk had to moved into the store via the front door.

Jerry and LouAnn pose with the elk
 Though there was not room in the store for the bear and the wolf we decided to include them on this moving day.

Jay, Preston and Shoey move the 7 foot tall bear through the employee entrance.

Preston and Jerry move the bear through the employee living room.

The bear is now a permnant resident of the employee area.