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We’re one of the Top 25 Macabre Blogs

by on Oct.11, 2019, under News

Hey, we were picked to be part of the Top 25 Macabre blogs on the Feedspot website. Visit the site and see who else got picked by the curator.

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Vending at an event Oct 5 & 6

by on Oct.02, 2019, under News

This coming weekend, October 5 & 6, the Macabre Staff will be getting out of the store and heading over to Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

It’s on the corner of South Nellis Blvd and Flamingo where both those streets intersect Boulder Highway.

We’re attending the Artisan Craft Faire which features artists and crafters as well as local small businesses. It’s focused on Halloween so come on down, say hi and get your spooky on.

The store will be closed while we attend this event, sorry for the inconvenience but we’ll be back next weekend. Expect a few more weekend events from us through October and November as we ramp up for Halloween and then the other Winter holidays. We’ll announce here when we’re at an event. We hope to see you there.

 

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Macabre Mercantile Returns to the Grand Canyon

by on Sep.27, 2019, under News

We just can’t get enough of the Grand Canyon. The Macabre staff returned to the south rim of the canyon this past week for a few days of camping and sightseeing.
It was just as beautiful as we remembered from our last trip and we had a few new surprises.
Media Minion discovered a short trail down to a rock outcrop below the rim to take some wonderful shots. Somehow he managed to not take a long dive to the bottom of the canyon – the trail was rather craggy, steep and covered in loose gravel so it was a bit treacherous.
Our Dark Mistress actually did battle with her fear of heights and approached a rim overlook. She got within 10 feet of the rim which is amazing for someone with a phobia of heights.

Our Hellhound Kali got up an close and personal view of a bull elk who walked right through our camp, luckily she was so perplexed by what this huge creature was that she stayed still and silent. The video at the end of the pictures captures him wandering through.
In fact, we had an entire family of elk wandering around us every day. We saw a bull and 3 full-grown females along with 2 very young ones. It was amazing watching them wander by, often as close as 10-20 feet from where we stood. At one point another younger male came wandering over and after a lot of trumpeting the older, larger bull chased him around the campground and off into the distance. It was like being in a Disney nature video.
We even caught one of the babies getting a quick lunch from mom.

At some point we want to visit the North Rim, but with winter coming it’s about to close for the season so probably next year.

Oh, the reason there’s a picture of food and some people included is that we were having lunch of some sushi and suddenly realized that a busload of Japanese tourists were offloading behind us. It made us giggle because, well, we’re four years old mentally sometimes.

Here are a few pictures we shot and a video of the bull elk. Enjoy.
As always, you can click on the image for a larger version. The panorama shot was left full size and is well worth popping open.


 

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Bull Elk wandering through our campsite

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Macabre Mercantile vs Lake Mojave – and Aliens

by on Sep.19, 2019, under News

OK, we’re not Storming Area 51 because we plan to have our store open this weekend but we did take a quick trip south of Las Vegas to Lake Mojave.
Its the more southern part of the Lake Mead Recreation Area near Searchlight, NV.
Along the way, Media Minion had to pull over to take a shot of ‘his stretch of highway’. It’s a whole 1/10 mile stretch dedicated to Cold War Veterans. After all, he thinks he defeated communism single-handed so it’s HIS highway. It’s part of a stretch of the Veterans Memorial Highway with stretches dedicated to just about every war for the last 100 years.
After leaving the road in Searchlight, we drove 14 miles through the desert to the lake. Wow, what a beautiful place. It’s a small facility but unlike many of the Lake Mead proper sites which are basically falling apart because the lake retreated from their shores, this facility is still thriving.
There’s a lovely little campground with a beach a short distance away. There’s a nice motel but at $140 a night we think we’ll come back to camp instead. The marina has a store and a cafe and the lake itself is BEAUTIFUL.
We just hung around for a while drinking in the surroundings and then headed back home but on the way, we took a quick detour into Boulder City to see The Flying Saucer, a store we somehow never spotted before on our visits. Made new friends there as we browsed their alien-themed store. Kind of cool and we carry some of the same alien products as them – lucky we’re many miles apart so we don’t compete.
On the road north, we did see the most amazing sight. A pickup was gaining on us and there were strange shapes visible on the roof. It wasn’t until it passed that we realized the shapes were half a dozen tall green alien mannequins in the bed of the truck. We assume he’s off to #stormArea51. We laughed ourselves silly but weren’t able to get a picture as he was racing by at about 90 and we couldn’t get our camera out fast enough.

A nice fun outing overall.

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We’re Changing Our Store Hours

by on Sep.17, 2019, under News

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Macabre Mercantile is changing its store hours.

Due to varied circumstances, we are going to shift to a weekend-only schedule for the foreseeable future.

We’ll only be open 2 days a week but it will be an awesome 2 days of wickedly decadent shopping.

We’re ceasing weekday operations today, September 17 and will reopen on Saturday, September 21 and 22 for the weekend.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience but we feel this schedule better fits the area our store is in and our own responsibilities.

Of course, the online store is open 24/7 at http://macabremercantile.com

We will be open every weekend unless we’re at a local festival but we’ll make announcements at that time so you know where to find us.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend and every weekend in fabulous Las Vegas, NV.

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