We went to Sonora yesterday for a memorial service for a members of Don's old unit. We had time for lunch and found this wonderful little deli, The Lighthouse Deli.
I had their scrumptious veggie burger made from their special mix of black beans, carrots, zucchini, oats, and various seasonings. Topped with avocado, it is definitely worth a repeat. These folks below are the happy crew. Little Miss Thumbs Up gave out great directions to the funeral home.
We walked around downtown and found a hunting, fishing shop. They had this cool large scale model of a gattling gun. Don had never seen such a large model of one before so, of course, I had to take a picture for him to remember it by.
We also stopped in at Tar Flats - a fascinating place fill with the pungent aroma of handmade soaps and candles. The walls alone are a reason for a return visit. Check their website thought. There is so much more to LOVE here.
On the way home, I set the camera to sports mode for continuous pictures after my click. Got some terrific pictures on the fly as we flew by in our car.
This was the reason for the pics on the fly. I remembered seeing this roadside shrine on the way up to Sonora in the morning. I didn't want to miss it on the way back so miles and miles before we got there, I was on the lookout. This is one of six I managed to catch. I'm posting others on Flickr later.
We had a wonderful day despite the reason for the trip. Chief Master Sgt, Butoh lived a good life with lots of children and grandchildren to keep his memory alive. And as Fr. John (our friend who conducted the memorial service) said - we are not drawn together by death but by love. Love indeed.
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