Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Shopping &
Overly Country Christmas Bus Trip
December 6, 2008

Two buses of Jackson Township residents and invited guests traveled for a fun-filled day of shopping and Christmas lights.  The day began by a quick stop at IKEA, a Swedish store located in Robinson Township near the Pittsburgh Airport.  From there we spent about 3 hours at the Robinson Towne Center, one of Pittsburgh's newest indoor shopping malls.  The trip continued with a stop at Cabelas, a sportsman's paradise superstore located at the Highlands Shopping Center near Wheeling, WV.  The wintry weather turned bad and the WV State Police closed down I-70 which made it impossible to continue to the Oglebay Festival of Lights.  Disappointed not to see Oglebay, a quick alternate plan was made to stop at Overly Country Christmas near Greensburg where we were graciously welcomed by guides giving us a tour of the elaborate Christmas light display located at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds.  The weather and roads were much better as we traveled back into Pennsylvania.

Wildlife displays abound in Cabelas at Wheeling, WV

Man made mountain inside Cabelas

This store is huge!

Good thing he isn't real.

Wildlife museum inside Cabelas

Manger scene at Overlys Country Christmas near Greensburg

Yes. . the sheep are live

Lights surround blazing bonfire

A good place to keep warm on a cold winter night

General Store at Overlys

View of some of the 2.5 million lights at Overlys


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