We (Digital Managing Editor Ashley and myself) have met the BEST people on our Tri-State Bucket List adventures. A lot of good folks have struck gold in our region.

But, I'm not sure I've EVER met anyone anywhere with as much energy and as many stories to tell (and I'm sure there were more) as Rodney York at the OC Cafe in Beaver Dam.

I'd heard plenty about this popular diner that sits on the bend of Highway 231 as you're heading south out of town.

So just had to go: