Saturday, August 9, 2014

Surviving Zombies in Thermopolis

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of visiting the library in Thermopolis, Wyoming, to give my workshop on Surviving Zombies.  It was a blast!

Thermopolis is 4 hours away from Laramie, so the entire family loaded up and headed out.  It was a very long drive, but it was a lovely one.  The canyon to get into the town was just amazing.  It followed the river, so it was a bit windy and there were three tunnels carved into the mountain that we went through.  (I didn't get pictures of those.)

Our plans were to check out the dinosaur museum before heading to the library.  We wanted to do something fun and let the boys stretch their legs.  That was pretty awesome.  Their collection of specimens was absolutely amazing!  Plus, we got the chance to go to the active dig site where they are still discovering dinosaurs.

The boys checking out some prehistoric fish.

The boys touching some fossilized dinosaur eggs.

A pterosaur skull.

One dig site that was not active during our visit.

The active dig site.

After having that fun, we went to the Hot Springs County Library.  I was excited to be there, and they were excited to have me.  They decorated their room, and a few of the kids dressed up in costume.  Eighteen kids total showed up to talk about what it would take to survive in the zombie apocalypse.  And they had some great ideas and suggestions.  I think they'll have a fighting chance.  Then, we all ate pizza and cupcakes.

The boarded up windows with zombies trying to get in.

A zombie menace.

Message left by a survivor? 

Another menace.

Hoodied zombies.

Zombie slayers.  And they were tough!

A striped zombie.

It was an amazing and fun experience to go to Thermopolis.  We want to go again and stay for longer.  There's a lot of stuff to do, and I would happily visit the library again!

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