I have always said I wouldn't get political at all on this blog, but I've just got to say this because it's making me crazy. I just finished reading Facebook entries for today, and some of the intentional dispersal of misinformation and rumor-mongering that's going on there and elsewhere is getting way out of hand. Isn't it time we acknowledge the intelligence and level-headednesss of our current administration which, from everything I have observed, has nothing but our nation's best interests at heart?
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Where is everybody?
The traveling public must have heard me complaining about being exhausted yesterday, because they stayed away in droves today. You just never know. Last Sunday = over 40 visitors. Yesterday = 43 visitors. Today = 9 visitors. There's no rhyme nor reason to the pattern. The weather was the same on all three days (hovering around 100 degrees), so why were there so few travelers today? In general, traffic passing by Afton Station was extremely light. There weren't even any "looky loos" (those pulling over to snap pictures but not coming in). It was a vast wasteland out there!
Actually, that's not being very fair to the 9 visitors who did come in today, since all of them were delightful and much appreciated. A lady who drives the escort vehicle for wide loads stopped in for a short break and stayed for quite a long time. She was on her way from Tulsa to Indiana, but lives in California. She spends almost all of her time on the road escorting wide load trucks. Betty came for a while, and shortly after she got there, six of her old friends dropped by. The family group consisted of Betty's friends from Afton and their daughter and her husband from Anchorage, Alaska, as well as the two grown grandchildren, also from Anchorage. What a nice family! Finally, a great couple from Boston, MA dropped by on their way west to California on Route 66 in celebration of their 5th anniversary. Once everyone left, I had the entire afternoon to myself. Bo-ring!!!!! I used the time to make some more small pins, Windex the front door and all the display cases, and make my grocery list for tomorrow. [ Several of us are going to see "Julie and Julia" at the matinee on Wed., and I've invited them back to my house afterwards for a Julia Child meal. Should be fun. I need to start entertaining more often.]
After we left yesterday, Marly stayed at the Station until 5 p.m. and greeted 8 more guests, folks from Plano TX, Lutz FL, Sarasota FL, and Paris, France. All in all, yesterday was extremely busy!
Here's a neat '50s-style gas station in Vinita. Although it's now a detail shop, I met a gentleman the other day who would like to buy it and restore it. I hope that happens! With that dramatic canopy, it could be a really special destination and photo op._____________