Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Where the Buffalo Roam

Had a quiet weekend.  Nice Valentines not doing much.  Watched UK get beat.  Took my Mom Valentine candy and flowers, my Aunt in Lexington the same thing.  Joe gave me the sweetest card and a set of weights......?  And I gave him the nicest card with the Winnie the Pooh quote (which I read in AOL-J land, but could not remember who later!) that goes, "If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day...." 

Then we went to Louisville to see Bridget, who had food poisoning late Saturday night!  Scott ended up having to call an ambulance to take her to the ER.  Poor baby.  She was recovered by Sunday, when we saw her. 

On the way to Louisville we went to Buffalo Crossing.  This is a relatively new place that is located in Shelby County way out in the country.  It is a cross between Cracker Barrel and Huber Farm. (those of you who live in Southern Indiana will know about Huber Farm).  It was so bitterly cold that we could not explore the outside exhibits.  On a warmer occasion we will take a trolley around the area and pet a buffalo! There is a huge outdoor fort for children to play in addition to a playground that is colossal!  A string of small log cabins surround the main building which appear to house arts and crafts plus souvenirs for sale.  We bypassed it all and headed into the main building for a late lunch.

The inside was set up like a Cracker Barrell....desgined and decorated by a taxidermist.  It was as repulsive as it was fascinating.  A bear and a cougar perched on a platform watching us eat.  On the opposite wall was a majestic twelve point buck.  The head and neck the size of half a large man!  Every part of the buffalo was sold, a skin for $1500, horns for $25, take home buffalo steak....$10.50.   

 The poor buffalo were even stuffed.  Good Lord.


krobbie67 said...

I saw the Pooh quote too and can't remember where but it is sweet. Pooh has a way of saying the simplest yet most endearing things. Creepy restaurant. Do people still cover their homes with stuff like that? Oh, I guess so my brother had a turkey stuffed one year. So, I sent him the singing fish plaque. lol. :-) ---Robbie

sunflowerkat321 said...

That taxidermist look speaks to a very small group of people. I don't know why you continue to see it in a public place. I know there have been times that it has terrified my children. The animals are SO big...and those icy eyes just glare.