We have been traveling for a little over a year now (!) so we thought we would take the opportunity to list our ultimate favorite things from each of our assignments thus far. First up: Sonora, California. We have to admit that Sonora has been our least favorite location overall – the town was small and not very welcoming to those of the LGBT varietal – but we still found some great gems.
Diestel Ranch. This turkey ranch is situated in the country just a couple miles outside Sonora. All of the turkeys are pasture raised and roam on their extensive acreage. The best part was that they had a small farm store right on the property where we ventured weekly to pick up delicious turkey chorizo (just the right amount of spice and fat without being too greasy), turkey burgers and just straight up turkey for a great bargain.
Standard Pour. A restaurant featuring an extensive, frequently-rotating tap list and yummy food at great prices. We ordered the fried brussels sprout pretty much every time they had them, and also loved the unique burgers. It is also located in an old lumbar mill owned by a Pickering!
Sonora School of Sewing & Apparel Construction. What a gem! Angie took a 6-week class here for only $150, and loved the experience of having true experts show her their ways of constructing an outfit. The school itself is a small storefront in downtown Sonora run by the woman who sews the outfits for the San Francisco Ballet. In the end, she had a whole new level of sewing knowledge and brand new dress!
Grocery Outlet. Yep. We are listing a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market on our favorites. When it comes down to it, there are 3 reasons for that: 1) good wine selection with lots of deals and treasures, 2) lots of specialty food to choose from, and finally 3) it was the only place that we ever saw other lesbians (the same 2 every time, but hey, it still counts). Not only that, but it was less than a mile from our house, which made it our go-to for browsing and wandering.