I’m guessing here… but the possibility exists that some of you readers out there in Blogland LOVE to shop.
Do you hit the malls or boutiques for dresses and shoes?
Are you a bargain hunter or eBay surfer or Etsy aficionada?
Do you shop on your lunch hour or weekends?
The possibility that someone might even shop *DAILY* is probably remote… but I know you’re out there somewhere!
Not so much!
Shoes? Let’s see I have 5 pairs of cowboy boots, 2 pair of hiking boots, 4 pair of tennis shoes, some snowboots, and 4 dressier pairs I have for work. This is probably the most I’ve ever owned in my life!
Clothes? Neh. I really *HATE* shopping for clothes. I love looking nice, and I *want* to have cool clothes for work, but it’s very hard to find stuff that fits me and then I get mad and then I buy a tshirt and cheap jeans and go home!
But yesterday, I told myself I needed new clothes, so off to Thermopolis I went. Worland is 45 miles away and I found one new shirt there… but I thought I’d try the next town over, another 30 miles! Seventy five miles one way… and I found two shirts.
Oh, well, I had fun… Thermop (as locals call it) is a good little town to wander around in… especially if you like little antique stores.
Home to the World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs, it’s also a great place for a swim or soak.
The Big Horn River runs right through town…
But what is REALLY cool… Look to the right under the tall cottonwoods.
Three young buffalo bulls. The rest of the herd is in the state park by the “World’s Largest” sign… but ya gotta love a town that can graze buffalo in a pasture with the red brick high school just a stone’s throw away.
The thing I’ve noticed about shopping in Wyoming…
If you’re from a ranch, buzzing 75 miles to town and getting a few shirts is adequate. If you live in a town of 5,000, you’re happy to make it to the town with the population of 20,000. If you’re from an even bigger town, then on up the scale you go! If you have tons of stuff to get in a big variety, just go straight to Billings or Casper or Denver or Rapid City or Salt Lake.
What’s a 4 to 6 hour drive anyway?… we do that to go to a football game!
I guess I haven’t done a Question and Answer session for a while, so let’s do one on Tuesday. Got a Question? Post it in the Comment section, and I’ll answer it in Tuesday’s post. Previous Q&A’s are posted in the left sidebar… just in case you want to see if someone has already asked the same question!
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