Simple parts of life make Mary Watkins happy.
She kayaks on her lake, hosts football parties, and enjoys time with her yellow lab, Ruby.
“I have a dog. I like to walk my dog. I would be afraid to go out there. You came down that road. It’s narrow. I think it would disrupt the quiet. It would disrupt the whole reason everybody’s here,” Watkins said.
Watkins is talking about a company’s proposal to send three tanker semis daily down the one-lane road to her home on Carlin Lake near Presque Isle in Vilas County.