Saturday, June 2, 2012

A visit with Earlene ~ Primitive Passion Decorating



Hi Peeps! 

Through my years of blogging I have made so many wonderful friends and been so blessed to have met so many of them in person.

One of those wonderful friends I have been blessed with is Earlene from Primitive Passion Decorating. She is such a kindred spirit. I very much enjoy spending time with her.

So last Sunday we decided to head to Michigan for a visit. She last paid me a visit here so it was my turn! Since Earlene and Norm have a bike too we decided to make a day riding trip out of it.

After morning Zumba and our Memorial Ride last Saturday we headed up to Lakeview, Ohio at Indian Lake to spend the night with friends and get us closer to Michigan for our Sunday Trip. We woke up early Sunday and hit the road to meet Earlene and Norm at Cabela’s in Dundee, MI. We met them there around noon and spent a little time tooling around the store looking at all the cool stuff they have there.

Their camping section is AWESOME! Love all the fun little things you can buy. We picked up some Knot Bones for the lines on our camper. We shall see if that helps us set up our screen room easier.

Not the best picture but here we are standing on the second floor in front of the Cabela’s mountain. 


Have you ever been to a Cabela’s?

They have some really cool displays of animals. I am not for hunting for sport, only for food, but I do find these really neat. I get to see animals I would never see. And they are beautifully displayed.

A bear you say? Where? lol





Dancing lion? LOL



Hi Kitty. :)

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The guys found some camo furniture to chillax in.

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And back to the mountain animals! Bout to get picture heavy up in here! :)


Amazing how big this guy really is! HUGE!


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Really awesome stream inside! See the fishies!



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Meow Mr. Bobcat!


You can’t imagine how big a moose is! Giant!


The biggest turkey I have ever seen! Record breaking!

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Fox about to pounce a chipmunk! Look in the log!


After we left Cabela’s Norm and Earlene led us on a beautiful ride to their home. It was great! I never realized Michigan was so pretty because everywhere I have ever been until now has been boring interstate and flat. But they took us into a park to ride, I can’t remember the name, and it was so neat. Hills winding. It was really cool.

We spent a few hours at their house, visiting and enjoying the day. Mostly I was drooling. :)

Their home is just amazing! So inspiring! I loved being in it. I want to just move in! LOL! Their home is ten times more beautiful in person than in her pics and magazines. It’s stunning!

Earlene… your home is AMAZING! You have the touch!

Earlene also gifted me with a framed needle punch of Stars and a cute little Prim Cat with baby. Which I forgot to take a picture of. Sorry! I will later. I brought her a little brown drip pottery creamer that matched some dishes she already has.

If you don’t know Earlene yet head on over and say hello on her blog:

Thank you Earlene and Norm for having us for the day. I see many fun trips between us in our future! Hopefully next time we will have more time! We hated to leave!

We got home around 11pm Sunday night and we were exhausted! We did 550 miles on the Harley in two days! Woohoo! My bootie was a screaming! I was very happy to lay down in my memory foam mattress topper and close my eyes.


Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Michelle said...

Hi Carmen,
Sounds like a fun trip. You look so thin and young, good for you! I loved the animal pics, I have to find a Cabellas in Illinois????


Looks like a great trip. That was like going to a zoo! We went to Smokey Mountain Knifeworks (I think) years ago and they had a lot of stuffed wildlife, it was amazing. Enjoy your weekend.

Raymond Homestead said...

Sounds like a great time! I bet Earlene's home is wonderful! I love all the pictures I've seen of it!

bettyj said...

what a fun time for all of you. It is amazing how close we can feel to blogging buddies, isn't it? glad you had fun.
good job on the weight loss!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

~ Hi, Carmen~ What fun you all had~
I never been to the Michigan one~ but to the Wheeling, West Virginia one it is closer for us~ we usually go once a year~
The mounts just put me in Awe & all the sporting/hunting items~ My Hubby goes nuts there~
have a great day~

Carmen C. said...

What a COOL place!!!! Love the pic of you with the bear:) My son always wanted to go there but we never made it before he left for the Army, once he's out I think a trip there is in order! Sounds like you had fun and looks like the guys had a good time too doing what guys do best;) LOL!!!!!

Trace4J said...

Oh what a fun day.
I love cabelas.
And nothing like friends.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Good Morning Carmen. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The pictures are Beautiful. I never been to Cabelas's, but I order clothes for my youngest son at through their on-line catalog. They have a great clearance section. I heard about a month ago that they are building a Cabela's in a town not far from where I live. 23 miles away! Can't wait. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Have a wonderful weekend!

~Sara said...

What a great visit. Thanks for sharing the pics, it is like I was there with you. Fun times. Blessings ~Sara

Prims By The Water said...

Yep, I've been to Cabela's. Bob's sister lives close to Dundee in Milan, Michigan. Its about an hour an half drive for us. Looks like you all had a real blast! Have a great weekend Carmen. Take care, Janice

basketsnprims said...

I hope to meet up with Earlene one of these days. She is quite a bit south from us but hopefully at a sale soon. What a fun trip you had.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

What a great trip and great pics! (you are quite the skinny zumba girl!) I hope to head south someday and hit the prim stores and meet some prim buddies! ~*~Lisa

earlene said...

Hi Carmen
I LOVE that picture of Norm and Shane!!!! What a laugh!
Can't wait till we ride again.

Raggedy Creations said...

Been in the Cabelas in Dundee too Carmen. The stores are great places to visit. I like their fish aquariums too. Have a great weekend.


cynthia lee designs said...

Sounds like you had a great time visiting with Earlene. How fun!! You both look great!!
I never been to Cabelas looks like some place that hubby and I should go check out.
My gift from you came today...I love it!!! Thank you, thank you for getting it for me.
You should get your package from me on Monday.

Firecracker Kid said...

OMGosh... man's next best thing to heaven... Cabella's. Hubby loves it. Looks like a trip to the zoo... lol. Holy wow, camouflaged furniture! That sure made for a great trip. Earlene has visited my blog a few times. She's a sweet gal :)
Oh, and WHOA girl you are lookin' good! I'm so proud of you, now keep up the maintenance. I do like that smile on you better than that other look though... lol.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great weekend for everyone, especially the guys. I think my back and rear would be hurting too if I rode that far on a bike. I miss ours alot, even though we didn't get to ride very far. Glad you were able to visit at Earlene's, I bet her home is just prim perfect.
Enjoy the weekend
Country at heart

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Carmen,
It is so neat that you got to meet a blogging friend, sounds like a great time was had by all. If you have the time, stop over to my blog to see what has been happening with me and new kittens!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Holy Moly lady what a tour....I've been to a few different Cabela’s and they are just awesome.
I like that you had a personal touch to this tour...just love seeing the four of you enjoying! Looks like your hubby needs a good chair FOR HOME.


Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

We've never been to Cabela's--will have to go to one!! Amazing pics!!Looks like a great time was had by all!!--Jan

frontporchprims said...

Cabela's is one of our favorite stores. The kids love to see the fish and all the animals. We have one 2 hours from here. My husband has placed more orders to that store than I can even count:). I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with Earlene and Norm. That would be so much fun to visit blogging friends. -Steph-