Hungry, riding the back roads of northern Wisconsin, we passed an eat joint named “Y Not Here Bar & Grill, Ron’s Not Here”. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to check out the place, we turned around and headed back.
Subtle humor permeated the atmosphere, and the bar stools were filled with local characters who were open to conversation.
Waiting for our food to arrive, I paged through a book dedicated to the history of Nelma, WI. The first entry that caught my attention was an old grainy photo of a Model T being driven down a corduroy highway (road made of logs laid crosswise, held together with stringers laid lengthwise), obviously speed was not a factor. My husband and I could not imagine how the occupants of the vehicle withstood the bumpy ride of continuous speed bumps.