This week Roamer’s travels are close to home.
First he visits the Cottonwood Post Office to send off some wooden dogs to customers. Dennis & Frances ship chainsaw carved dogs of many different breeds to folks who shop the Dog Bark Park chainsaw art gift shop to place an order for a dog carving or two. Delivery is usually in two weeks or less for the small-size carvings.
With a population hovering around 1000 people, it’s not hard to find parking near any city businesses nor are checkout lines encountered. Roamer always gets waves from people, too & he likes that.
Next stop was for a beverage and snack from The Habit, Cottonwood’s newest coffee café. It’s located on Main Street one block from the post office and just under a mile walk from Dog Bark Park.
Soup, sandwich & coffee specials are offered daily. There are some signature coffees including one called The Big Dog! When customers mention they are Dog Bark Park guests a special treat or discount is also provided.
One block towards Dog Bark Park Roamer stops at City Hall which houses the city clerk’s office, the police department, the library and a community hall for events, classes and meetings.
Cottonwood’s library, Prairie Community Library, operates in a bright newly remodeled space in the Community Hall. The library welcomes members and non-members to drop in to browse or use the computers. It’s a great place to hang out on a cold day or to cool off during the heat of a hot summer day. Open Tuesday and Thursdays and sponsors a summer reading program for children and other events. One browsing feature is a section devoted to books about Idaho and books by Idaho authors. Roamer boasts the library has a copy of Sweet Willy: The Story of Dog Bark Park.