With an impending visit from Nick D and his dog/alter ego, Charlie, I had to drive back into town to make a garbage drop, plus stock up on food and snacks to sustain us through the weekend. I decided to take this opportunity to explore the town of Spooner.
About a mile east of Economart lies downtown Spooner, a small, two block stretch filled mostly with antique stores and a couple of small bars scattered in for good measure. To a visitor, it feels very much like any other small midwestern downtown area. After walking the streets and peering into the establishments, I wandered behind the bank and stumbled upon the abandoned Spooner Rail Station and Railroad Memories Museum. I crawled in and explored the abandoned and decaying trains, filled with junk, trash, and horribly bad graffiti, at least from a "big city guy's" perspective. Step yo game up.
I found an open dumpster in town to deposit some trash, then stopped at a log cabin looking building to grab a sandwich and an adult beverage. In typical Northern Wisconsin fashion, they of course stocked Grain Belt Premium Beer, which was served to me in an accompanying glass with a fish on it. Perfect. The best beers are fish beers.