Saturday, July 28, 2012
Military Convoy Stopping for Lunch
I decided to pop in to town for lunch on Friday. Much to my surprise, there was a military convoy traveling towards me on the main road. It is something you rarely see, and I have never encountered in our small community.
Since the beginning of my blog, my camera has become my sidekick. My thoughts were...A perfect opportunity for a post!
It was a lunch break for them, too!
And, to the surprise of my small town fast food restaurant, Whataburger, they were about to have a full house for lunch.
I quickly went to my favorite eatery, next door, for lunch. Then, I returned to Whataburger parking lot, to watch the convoy leave.
One by one, the soldiers began to walk back to their military vehicles, each carrying a rather large cup of iced drink. It was almost 100 degrees at Noon on Friday.
All lined up...and ready to roll.
The sight of this vehicle brings a tightness in my throat.....
From talking with one of the soldiers, I found out the convoy was returning from a training exercise at Fort Bliss Base, near El Paso, Texas.
I was thinking....What an appropriate place for them to stop for lunch!