I was noodling around at the South end of the Carrizo Plain Nat'l Monument and stopped in at Tina's Restaurant to chide her about her nationalism (note flag out front).
She's a lovely and incredibly intelligent woman who (I hope) will add the flags I'll be sending her each month. She suggested the United Nations but I started with Canada's in hopes of increasing her walk-in traffic. The coffee was good; the conversation was nonpareil!!
The shack, as she called it, in the right corner, is her family home in the Philippines.