So, when something interesting crosses my path, I am entitled to stop and check it out.
When I was travelling north from The Soo near the end of June, I checked out Agawa Crafts at Pancake Bay. I fought my way through scores of fellow travelers to buy a book and an ice cream. At Old Woman Bay, I checked out the cliff face on Lake Superior to see if the old woman was home. Not that day. Chatted up an older couple who were frolicking on the immense sand beach. Few people know about this sacred spot.
At Wawa I had to drive into town because the store would not come to me. Still, hundreds of people every day find Young's General Store and linger longer than they imagined they would.
I knew about Young's General Store, so I deliberately broke my trip to enjoy it once again. How my fellow travelers found it, is beyond me.
It is the dream of every highway community in the country to compel the travelling public to stop and buy stuff. Some communities, such as Wawa and Pancake Bay, succeed big time. Others fail big time, even if thousands of people are driving by every single day.
Young's General Store is a combination curiosity shop and museum. Before you step up to the front porch, there are dozens of artifacts to draw your attention. And, if you're so inclined, a couple of old-fashioned privies to relieve your most pressing needs . . .
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