The Postman cometh…the Postman not bringeth my tire. Walked to the post office to inquire as to why it wasn’t delivered. The clerk said it would be here tomorrow. Good thing is that I can pick it up early in the morning at the post office, and have it ready as soon as the bike shop opens at 10:00. Hopefully, we’ll be on the road before noon. Also, get a refund on the shipping. Apparently, Express shipping through USPS is merely insurance, not a guarantee. I think it’s a ploy to get more money. To get the refund, my husband has to go back to the post office to request it. I bet most people pay for the Express service, then when it doesn’t get there when scheduled, people just say, “Oh well…”, and don’t get the refund.
So, what to do with another day in Baker when we already did all of our town chores yesterday…
After shuttling the bags back to the Bridge Street Inn where, when I walked in the door, the gal said, “Hi Colleen, so your tire didn’t come in?”, we got the same room (they had just finished making the beds). By then it was lunchtime, so we tried another restaurant. I had fish and chips (in the form of sweet potato waffle fries). Then we walked further down the street for ice cream at Charlie’s Deli.
I asked how many requests they get for the Pine Cone.
For excitement, we walked back on the other side of the street!!! Stopped in at a few shops. Had a nice conversation with the owner of the outdoor store (only been there a year). Out front there were a couple of baboons.
No pink butt though.
After all that effort, we returned to the room and took an afternoon siesta.
Doug truly was asleep. I was shortly after.
After our food coma sleeps, we walked over to the Thursday Farmer’s Market in Central Park. We took the Leo Adler Parkway Path to get there. It goes along the Powder River which runs right through town.
It ends/starts right across the street from our hotel.
The Farmer’s Market. We were good, and walked through the whole thing (okay, it wasn’t very big), but then came back to the cookie place (second on the left).
Got some cookies from the woman and her daughters. They are delicious!
Did the Baker Labyrinth on the way back.
Made it to the center!
Now we’re thinking maybe salads for dinner as it seems like all we’ve done today is eat!
All in all, an extra day off is not a big deal in a tour this long, but I certainly hope we are back to riding tomorrow!