ANNIVERSARY TRIP, DAY 12, WORLAND, WY – SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2007

JUST AN ORDINARY DAY

Today we take care of stuff. There is laundry to do and grocery shopping. Also we need to find an internet site. So we drive around Worland, me with my computer on my lap, trying to pick up a signal. It was probably made more difficult seeing as how it’s Sunday. BLM office, nope. McDonald’s, no. High school, no signal. We get a lot of people’s personal signals but none are strong enough. Wait, what’s this? The Super 8, three bars! We pull into their parking lot and I thought we’d sit in the car and use their signal. But it was hot (and who knew that Wyoming would be so hot, about 100 each day we’ve been here) so John goes in and asks if we can sit in the lobby. No problem. So we are able to catch up on mail and, of course, the all-important blogging.

After that we drive around Worland a bit. We check out the fields being watered by giant Zimmatic machines. The picture here is pretty much what this area looks like.

Giant Zimmatic waterer
Giant Zimmatic waterer

Worland is in a river valley that grows sugar beets, corn and barley. The barley is for Coors beer. There’s a big Coors grain elevator just outside of town. They also mine bentonite here. It is used in cat litter. Later we find tennis courts. They are Astroturf with sand as a top dressing, a new surface for us. We plan on playing Monday.
Don't be carrying any other produce!
Don’t be carrying any other produce!

I am including some pictures of our charming cottage. Even though the stove doesn’t really work well enough to cook dinner and the bedroom is a bit cramped, I would recommend the Herzburg Hideaway if you happen to be traveling through Worland, Wyoming.
The charming Herzburg Hideaway
The charming Herzburg Hideaway

At the back of the cottage, there is a large garden, a picnic table and chairs and also a wagon full of geraniums.
Back of the Herzburg Hideaway
Back of the Herzburg Hideaway

This is the living room. The television only has basic cable. Since there is no internet and no Weather Channel, we actually have to go outside to discover what the weather is like!
Basic living room
Basic living room

Finally here is our eensy bedroom. I have to crawl over John to get out of bed to go to the old-timey bathroom. It’s like I’ve been transported back to my childhood house.
Eensy bedroom
Eensy bedroom

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