In a geography not known for hills, this little store sits at the bottom of one of the longer sustained descents around. I drop from a treeless hilltop grassland with expansive views to this shady spot. The contrast is startling. It’s a sleepy village setting where watercourses, and big ancient trees, gather like neighbors. I can’t help but stop here and soak in the quiet, the shade, and the fresh air before climbing back out to the windswept Wise County grasslands.