I went to Golden Gate Fields race track to get straw bales this morning. Bales are available in the 'corporation yard' from 8am-2pm and cost $7. To get there you drive past the parking lot, along the frontage road, across another parking lot, through an open gate and then you're suddenly amidst towers of straw.
This morning two men where moving the bales with forklifts. After helping me load a bale into my car, one of the men said, "I hope I don't seem unfriendly. I lost my cell phone in the straw and am anxious to find it."