Friday, June 3, 2011
Day 4: Home of the Jackalope (Douglas, WY)
This was our second drive through Douglas, WY (pop. approx. 5,300), which bills itself as the "Home of the Jackalope." They have two nice fiberglass statues in town, and a very enthusiastic Chamber of Commerce. Got our jackalope hunting licenses (valid on June 31) and saw a female of the species (only the males have horns), but darn if they weren't sold out of jackalope baby booties-- the main reason for our visit! AND we were a day early for their annual jackalope festival. Oh well. At least we got to tour some old trains...