Later, my friends Brad and LaSandra from Tulsa and Marilyn and Doug from Chandler (OK) arrived and stayed for the rest of the day. With that, it became party time! They're such fun people, so there were plenty of laughs. They arrived with bundles of hot-off-the-presses 2009 editions of the OK Route 66 Trip Guide, so I'm the first to have them to distribute. I broke out the strawberry/blueberry shortcake and whipped cream and we all indulged. No, I rarely (ok, never) have goodies like that at the Station, but since I forgot to serve it for dessert last night (old age, y'know) I brought it along today and there was enough for all. Betty and Ron M. were there to add to the fun. And all this was happening with travelers coming in the door every few minutes. Not sure what they may have thought about the whole thing, but nobody complained about the chaos, least of all ME! Oh, also David and Marly were there scrubbing down David's 44-foot long motorhome in the driveway, so that added to the general craziness.
Have I told you lately how much I love what I do?? This was such a great day!
Now I must confess that I've already broken the promise to myself to take an interesting photo of something on Route 66 every day. Instead I'll post one I took a few days ago and didn't really feel it was good enough to put up here -- that is, not until today when I realized I didn't have anything else. :-) It's the Blue Whale in Catoosa, taken from the car because it was raining too hard to get out. It's not the most favorable angle on the ol' boy, but it was the best I could do with what I had.