When you travel into Volcano, California, save a little room in your tummy for a sandwich & glass of wine at The Country Store. Its a quaint little place right smack dab in the middle of a very little town.
We went to see Daffodil Hill this last weekend and upon driving through Volcano on our way there, we both said, "we have to stop here". It is such a nice little town. Upon coming back, we parked our car outside the post office and walked the short Main Street. There is a couple of hotels, a couple of bars (one with a lot of people & one with no one in it), a country store & post office. When we were harley riders, we would have gravitated to the bar, but we still like looking through the old country stores. Inside there are a few stools in the front but, about 5 tables in the back. The old pizza oven keeps it warm back there, but the conversation is the best.
The wife and I split a chicken sandwich & cole slaw and we opted for a glass of Merlot for $1.75. The sandwich was great & so was the fresh coleslaw! But, to top it off, the owner, Debbie, came over and talked with us awhile. Both her and Sheila are wonderful people. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and conversation. Much better than a crowded, loud bar scene for us.
Motorcyclists stop here all the time as the roads are twisty with lots of elevation changes. A bikers paradise. The town used to have a couple of greeters there. One was an older woman who was born there and died there. You can read about her in the Country Store if you sit at the first table on the left. The other greeter was a dog. She self retired at 20+ years old and died. I have included some photos so you can read the placard.
If you ever get the chance to travel through Volcano, stop at the Country Store and tell Debbie that the full time RVers from Saint Augustine, Florida said "hello". Maybe, if your lucky and one of the last customers of the day, Debbie might just bring you a sampling of their bread pudding & banana bread for FREE like she did for us. Awesome!
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