Thursday, October 10, 2013

"If We Don't Have It, You Don't Need It!" ..... Smith and Edwards - Ogden , Utah

This is one of those experiences I don't want to miss as I travel around this Continent.  First of all I want to  I picked up a quote yesterday and I think it nicely explains my intentions for setting out on this adventure.  This is a quote by Dame Freya Stark ***

"One can only really travel if one lets oneself go and takes what every place brings without trying to turn it into a healthy private pattern of one's own and I suppose that is the difference between travel and tourism"

Smith and Edwards, North Ogden, Utah

Thank you, reader Brenda, for your suggestion to visit Smith and Edwards ... What an experience; and yes, I could have stayed for hours, or maybe days!

Here're some photos from my visit on Tuesday to Smith and Edwards in Ogden, Utah.  It's definitely worth a stop right off I-15 to the West.  And here's the link to their history ... pretty interesting:
Smith and Edwards

This is about one third the width of the building; the building houses about one quarter of the merchandise!  Think of a Walmart Supercenter and multiply it by maybe 5!!!

These photos aren't in any order and can't possibly give the true flavor of the immensity of the store.  And I didn't even venture to the outdoor sections!
Baby clothing department - not including baby furniture and equipment - they're elsewhere in the store

Simply adult boot department - there are about five shoe departments

Some of the military surplus + some commercialized (color, etc.) choices for gals - lots of parachute gear!

Need camouflage?  Several departments for all ages

A long aisle of nothing but coloring books, crayons and colored pencils

One of the food venues - right next to one of the 5 or 6 denim pants departments

Separate departments for types of toys - this only dolls and doll equipment

Whole department for figurines of all types including Legos

Oh, the kitchen, cooking and eating supplies!  A wonderland for anybody interested in cooking or baking.  And, for those who aren't wonderful food departments for mixes and ready made foods

Girls clothing department - little and big

For the well-dressed cowgirl - hundreds of choices for barrel racing, barn dancing, ranch work or stopping the Friday night hangout for a beer with the boys!

Talk about authenic costumes for Halloweeen!

Camping and bivouac equipment - to the rear:  parachutes for sale

Kitchen doo-dads

More kitchen doo-dads

And, more!

Lacy was welcomed in the store with me, so we walked around for about an hour - the max my tootsies could take.  We purchased $46 worth of merchandise that I just knew I could not live without!  Now I need to get started reading  Louis L'Amore's How the West Was Won!


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