In luck here in Estes Park, Colorado. From my cabin bordering Rocky Mountain
National Park, it is down 3,000 feet of twisty river canyon highway for 35
minutes, mostly through Roosevelt National Forest, and right there, when you
bottom out in the prairie flatlands, is the Loveland Hobby Lobby. If they
fail, there is another 10 minutes further in Longmont.. Also within an hour,
Fort Collins, Arvada, Broomfield and Denver. Hobby Lobby loves Colorado as a
place to site it's stores..
Got a Michaels Art Supply in Fort Collins too .... Closest serious hobby
store is a one hour drive in Greeley, at Don's Hobbies. If they don't got
it, you don't need it ..... LOL. Don;s is really good for old dusty kits
that go back 20 years
Colpar (Aurora) and Caboose Hobbies (Denver) are 1 1/2 hours for the serious
stuff like resin and PE aftermarket and say, White Ensign enamels or
Liveries Unlimited decals.
Only problem, it is hot down there. 82 degrees here means 100 down there.
Plus Estes Park has no mosquitos, thus no West Nile Disease. By going to
Loveland, I run the guantlet of virus carrying mosquitos, now at it's peak
and hitting Colorado hard.
Which reminds me, I haven't yet built that $60 Academy 1/32nd F-18 from the
last 1/2 price Hobby Lobby sale. ....... or the $50 Trumpeter 1/24th P-51
.... These sales are great, but they are adding to my stash in the closet
..... Hmmmmm .... think I might get out that F-18 tonite ....
Sadly, my other current interest, cardstock models, requires mail order from
Prague, Czech Republic and/or Hamburg, Germany. Can't drive there for the
1/2 price sales ..... but with these models downloading over the Internet is
the coming thing.
hehe, I don't know, I _THINK_ there is one in Cheyenne Wyoming, and of
course up here in Rapid City South Dakota. Road trip anyone?!?
Tom (got my sprint car, am going back on Friday/Payday and get a couple
others I've been eyeing.)
As per their web site, HL stores exist in:
Alabama Arkansas Colorado Florida Georgia Iowa
Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Michigan
Minnesota Missouri Mississippi North Carolina North
Dakota Nebraska New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma South
Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Wisconsin
Those of you who don't have a Hobby Lobby need not feel so bad. I went to
the one in Huntsville, AL (north) and was there when they opened on Monday.
Although they had a pretty good selection, they didn't have anything that I
either wanted or didn't have already. 1/2 price is no deal if you don't
want or need what's on sale. My guess is a lot of their items are bought by
part time dealers/eBayist's for re-sale.
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