It’s a common problem in Wyoming; Driving for hours, have to pee, or worse, and there is not a rest area or a town in sight.
Worse yet, some much of Wyoming is open grasslands what is a person to do when they have to pull over and — um — squat?
FRET NOT! – There is an APP for THAT!
Well of course there is. There is an app for everything these days.
Yes you can actually download phone apps that will help you find a public toilet when you need one. Even in a place as remote as Wyoming.
Some people just find clever ways to relieve themselves on the side of the road without looking like they are doing what they are doing. We will cover how they do that in another post.
But for those who NEED to sit on a real toilet, in private, they still might have to wait a bit.
That is because this is Wyoming where you still might have to drive a bit of a distance to get to where you can take care of business.
But having a hand potty app might just cut some of the time off of your pain.
I just hope for your sake that when you get to where the app suggests it is worth the wait.
Most Wyoming public toilets are rather nice.
But now and then you come across a traditional outhouse. I’m talking old west style. Just wooden walls and a wooden seat over a hole.
Lots of flies.
Careful not to get splinters down there.
Lets hope you don’t arrive to find a public toilet like the one I found, in the video below, near Medicine Bow Wyoming.
If you decide to download a toilet app and test it in Wyoming please let us know how it worked for you. Seriously, we want to know.
While we are at it – TO WHOM IN MAY CONCERN:
PLEASE STOP SHOOTING UP THE WYOMING CRAPPERS!
See that crapper by the lake? Its metal doors are full of bullet holes. You can see them in the photos below.
Golden Eye. It’s a weird name for a Wyoming reservoir. It makes a person wonder if whoever named it was a fan of the James Bond movie.
Located in western Natrona Country, Wyoming the little body of water is about as unremarkable as you might think it is when you look at the photo above.
Yet the state of Wyoming thought to put a parking area out there, a couple of picnic tables, and A his and hers crapper.
YUP! The place is BORING.
So boring that some bored yahoos decided to have a few beers, then a few more, and shoot the place up.
I gave the shooters the benefit of the doubt at first. Maybe one of their friends was constipated and they decided to scare the crap out of him.
But then again, probably not. It has to be nothing more than beer, boredom, and guns.
Upon inspecting the doors I noticed that not all of the bullets made it through to the other side.
Those bullets that did make it through were probably found sitting on the cement floor or stuck in the back wall.
It looks as if someone from the park service tried to fill some of the holes. That’s probably a good thing. Not so much because of peepers but because the doors face the prevailing winds.
Those holes in the ground are drafty enough, underneath. We really don’t need more wind coming in while we are sitting there.
Whoever was shooting out there knew that there was no way they would be caught. Gunshots are common out that way and no one thinks much of it. In most cases, there is no one around at all to hear it.
There is a heck of an echo inside these outhouses. It might not have sounded like much outside, but inside, – WOW!
Looking at these photos I wonder if the park service will ever bother touching up the paint job.
Look, I know you live in a part of Wyoming where there isn’t much to do on a Saturday night. Also, this is Wyoming so drinking and shooting guns for fun is common.
But can we please not shoot up the crappers?
Like much of Wyoming this park is a place where there is nowhere to hide when someone had to relieve the call of nature.
A crapper way out here is like an oasis in the desert. Though one you poop into, not drink out of.
No one in Wyoming will fault you for wanting to drink and shoot.
Just please… don’t shoot up the only crapper on the prairie.
I Swear I’ll Kill You If You Play That
Recently, a Wyoming man was convicted of assaulting and shooting another man over an argument about a song on the radio.
No one died. The shooter got 7 years and a $1,357 fine.
This much we know but the public never got to hear – WHAT WAS THE SONG?
Imagine yourself on a long Wyoming highway, late at night. You’re driving with someone and a song that you just HATE comes on the radio. But they turn it UP and start to sting along.
How bad does the song have to be to justify doing what you are thinking?
Below are some examples.
Wyoming Pickup Truck Office View