Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes A Visit To Wyoming
After watching the movie The Hateful Eight, Arnold Schwarzenegger decided he had to have a coat like the one seen in the movie. The only place to find that particular coat happens to be Merlins Hide Out in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
After seeing the movie and hearing about Merlin's Hide Out from a friend at Sundance, his people contacted the shop and made arrangements for the Terminator to come to town for a fitting. Merlin's made 8 different coats for the characters in The Hateful Eight and have received a ton of attention because of it.
You can see some of Merlin's handiwork in the trailer.
Thermopolis is located in the center of Wyoming and is easy to access from any corner of the state but is a little more difficult to drop in from Hollywood.
First it takes a flight to the Worland Municipal Airport located about 25 miles north of town. According to some of the reports, Arnold landed about 10:30 on Wednesday morning and traveled to Thermopolis for a fitting and some time at Merlin's.
James Yule, of Worland, caught a pic on the tarmac at the airport.
30 minutes later the Governor was doing some shopping at Merlin's. This visit was specifically for a fitting to make sure the finished product fits just right. While there Arnold toured the grounds and spent a little time with one of the residents.
A quick lunch in town was captured by Thermopolis resident Michelle Jacobsen
All the excitement ended about 1:30PM as Arnold headed back to Worland to board his private jet and leave the Cowboy State at about 2PM.