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Macabre Mercantile vs The Grand Canyon

by on Dec.16, 2018, under News

The Macabre staff went to visit the Grand Canyon. We tried to do this years ago with a couple friends and mistakenly went to the North Rim which it turns out is closed in Winter – to this day we will swear that there was a giant tarp over the canyon to close it and just refuse to believe it really existed (ok just silly hyperbole but you get the point)

We traveled to the South Rim (open year round)  figuring that the crowds would be a lot smaller in the cooler weather. Being from the northeast our intrepid staff had no issues with the temperatures. A daytime temp of 46 was still warmer than December back in the mid-Atlantic.

We camped in Mather Campground the first night, burned some wood, had some cocktails in the woods and then set out the next day along the Desert View drive to see all the overlooks of the canyon culminating with the Desert View tower.

I wish that the camera could really show the scale and depth of the canyon. There are points where, from the rim to the river at the bottom, the elevation changes by as much as 5,000 feet.

The colors are spectacular and we saw a lot of cool wildlife – at one point a herd of deer wandered along the road stalling traffic. We saw the biggest crows we’ve ever seen in our lives. These things were almost the size of our dog and utterly fearless. They would come into our camp looking for scraps and not flee even when a human with a dog approached them. We kept seeing signs for mountain lions but none ever showed their faces.

The Desert View tower is a spectacular structure which is modern but made to look like ancient native construction. It has 5 floors with views of the canyon but you better be in shape to climb all the steps – which by the way are very narrow and gave Media Minion a real challenge with his size 12 feet. It’s full of traditional art, actual artifacts and there were even a couple Hopi craftsmen in the lobby level demonstrating their craft.

If you ever get the chance to visit the canyon – do so;  you’ll love it.
We hope to do a trip to the West Rim at some point and Media Minion would love to go down into the canyon someday.

As always, click on an image for a larger version.

 

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Media Minion takes HORRIBLE selfies.

Media Minion takes HORRIBLE selfies.

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Macabre Mercantile vs Bonnie Springs

by on Nov.26, 2018, under News

To celebrate the birthday of one of our founders, the Macabre Mercantile staff went to visit the Old Town at Bonnie Springs Ranch out in Red Rock Canyon.

The surroundings are beautiful. The rebuilt replica of an old mining town was better than some we’ve seen but was also kind of disappointing. There was a REALLY BAD melodrama at the Opera House that we managed to survive about 10 minutes of before leaving. One actor was really good, knew how to project etc but the other guy was just a mumbler. We’ve become too jaded having spent many weekends at the Maryland Rennaisance Faire watching quality plays (even ones done badly on purpose).

We missed the hanging because we needed to visit their petting zoo. Sorry we didn’t get photos of the zoo. The animals were so cool we got caught up in that and forgot the camera. We petted and  fed a donkey who brayed just as we arrived – dang thing was like a fog horn, didn’t realize they were so loud. We saw these beautiful wolves. It was a joy to see such beautiful creatures but was also very sad to see them stuck in a cage.

We only took a few photos of the small train you ride up to the town and the terrain that surrounds the ranch. We were VERY disappointed that the wax museum was locked up – what did we spend $10 each for if we couldn’t get into the wax museum to see the statues and ghosts?  Did I mention ghosts? Yeah the ranch is supposedly haunted hence our visit. We didn’t see anything creepy – except maybe a few of the other visitors.

Someday we’ll find a cool ghost town rather than a cheesy tourist trap.

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The web store is OPEN!

by on Aug.11, 2018, under News

Hello my lovelies.

The Macabre staff has finished moving to Las Vegas NV and  have managed to find all our treasures including yours truly, Mercy Macabre.

Of course I’m a bit worse for wear. One of my hands seems to have been snapped off in the move but it’s nothing a little bone glue can’t fix.

Now that we’re in our new home and have located all the products I am directing my co-workers to OPEN THE STORE!

That’s right, the web store is now open and taking orders for wickedly decadent items.

Our next step is finding retail space to finally have a proper crypt – err, I mean brick and mortar storefront. That effort probably won’t begin for a couple months as the Media Minions informs me that he needs time to settle in and get things organized at the new house before focusing on a storefront. Mortals, can’t live with them, can’t eat their brains. Ah well, we’ll show the lad some pity and wait to get our first real store location.

Keep your eyes on the blog for announcements once the hunt for the location begins. Until then, let the online shopping commence!

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