Just returned from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan recently and was intrigued by a sign I saw on the side of a truck. The sign read, "Halfway to somewhere in the middle of nowhere".
Living up to the quote, I found myself in the middle of nowhere, in Oyen, Alberta. A blip off of Highway 9, Oyen is surrounded by wheat, barley, and canola crops. A service area community consisting of a gas station, an A & W and The Barn. It was at The Barn where the GM, Big Cam, invited me into his restaurant...a Barn: A two story building with an inviting restaurant on the lower half and a modern-style bar on top. So the story goes, this converted structure caters to locals, travelers and rig-workers. Put me down as a traveler...just passin' thru.
This is Big Cam!
What I took from this chance-encounter with Cam, the Barn & Oyen is that sometimes the things we are looking for are nowhere to be found, unless you look for it. Since I wasn't pressured by time to be somewhere I was able to take-in a little piece of nowhere. So on your next trip to somewhere take heed in knowing that something is waiting for you just down the road. Don't be afraid to stop in and say hi.