ANNIVERSARY TRIP, DAY 13, WORLAND, WY – MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007

WHISPERING GIANTS AND THE FRUSTRATION OF NO INTERNET OR WIMBLEDON

Today we got up early to play tennis. Since it’s been quite hot here we wanted to get out before the temperature was in the 80s. After playing for about 45 minutes, a guy came who was the tennis program director and told us that he was holding a tennis clinic for kids on the courts. He was very nice and told us to go over to the high school where there were more courts. He also invited us to come play Tuesday evening with their league. Everyone here in Worland that we’ve met has been friendly and hospitable.

Later we went to the library where they have wireless internet service. For some reason because it was a secured network John couldn’t get on but I had no problem. I posted my blog and downloaded some pictures and looked at the tennis scores from Wimbledon. How frustrating it is not to be able to watch on TV! It’s like if your favorite football team were on TV but you were blacked out for every game. Grrrr! I doubt if we will be able to see it in our next two accommodations either.

On the way over to the Visitor’s Information to get some pamphlets on scenic tours in the area, we looked at the wood carving of a Whispering Giant. There are a series of 36 giant Native Americans throughout the West. We also stopped to take a couple of pictures at the Pioneer Park of a tribute to the canal diggers who made the irrigation of this valley possible.

Whispering Giant
Whispering Giant

John and the canal diggers
John and the canal diggers

John and civic art
John and civic art

Then we went off in search of a geologic formation called the Whales. They are supposed to look like giant eels or whales swimming out of the rock. The directions were to take a road heading south out of Worland for about 10 miles. Well, we tried a lot of roads, state highways, county roads, BLM dirt roads and as much as we used our imagination we couldn’t find any whales.

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