Root Beer Saloon

Root Beer Saloon

When the kids said we were having lunch at the Root Beer Saloon I had no idea what to expect.  Then we pulled up in front of this little place in a very quiet, very small town in Southern Illinois…and I knew it was going to be interesting.

It was. 

There was so much stuff to look at inside.  The food was delicious, and the root beer was served in icy cold glass mugs, just like the old root beer stands used to serve.  

The owner shared some good conversation with us, and showed us one of the Zuni guitars he has made. 

I found myself wishing that I’d brought along my tripod so that I could get better images in the dark interior.  But, if I’d been thinking only of photos I would have missed all the fun and conversation that we had.

Sometimes you just have to leave the camera alone and sit back and enjoy.