I decided to try and find somewhere to sit down for lunch and maybe check my Facebook while I waited and maybe play some Words with Friends. By no means was this going to take up a ton of time. After wishing my parents safe travels on their way to sunny Arizona I decided to look for a place to eat. There was a Wendy's across from the airport, but even at just after 11 the place was packed and the drive through line went right to the road!
Not being in my normal neck of the woods, or city, I decided to just head to the East Beltline and search for somewhere else closer to my where I had my appointment. As I was heading northbound I noticed a sign that said Orvis and decided to stop in do a browsing. I quickly whipped into the Applebees parking lot which luckily had a side access to the strip mall the store was located in. I had never been in this particular store before but I had followed them on Facebook for several reasons, often posting relevant blog posts to their page.
Upon first entering I noticed that the store was very well laid out. The inside was bigger than I first expected from the narrow store front, but there was quite a bit of depth to it. I immediately noticed several pieces from Becca Schlaff the artist I had done an interview with just a week ago. I was looking at her piece by the front door and was looking at the depth of her work, the rich detail and thickness and texture of the paint on the canvas. I have a tendency to block out the rest of the world when I focus intently on something and this was the case as the attendant in the store approached me and asked if I needed any help. I told him I was just browsing and was admiring the Becca Schlaff piece.
|Back wall with another piece of Becca's art above.|
|Great selection of flies!|
|Simms Gear, This is the good stuff!!!|
|Fish Tank Reel Display|
|Love these :)|
Nomad has a good page on Facebook, they have a Twitter account, and an online site which has a blog and online store. I hope to be back and get the reel for my son or order it online from them once I sell his old reel and some other stuff on eBay. I noticed that they also accept PayPal online too! Bonus!
Between the my several conversations with Dave and my intense window shopping I killed a good hour plus in here saving me a little sanity from being bored out of my wits. I really liked this store and it's probably a good thing it's not closer. it would just give the wife fits if she thought I was out spending more money on fishing stuff.