Saturday, January 29, 2011

With sincere apologies. . .

. . . to my East Coast friends, I can't resist showing the temperature reading on my car thermometer as I drove home from Afton this afternoon. Yes, 78 degrees. Don't worry, it won't last. Winter storms predicted in a few days.
The beautiful "June-in-January" day was responsible for bringing out quite a few folks, and some of them stopped in to Afton Station. They included this group of four women from Tulsa who took the opportunity to get their motorcycles out of winter storage and enjoy the warmth. . .. . . and this mother and her two cute and impeccably polite and sweet little children from Afton, who stopped in and pressed some pennies while on a walk around the block to enjoy the air. . . .

. . . and some of the "regulars" stopped in, too. Bob Swengrosh and Robin from Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri came by bearing gifts. . . wonderful gifts. . . a light bulb from the old Munger Moss Motel sign, a framed McClanahan print, and a bottle of Missouri wine! More about those nice gifts in a future post.

Brad and LaSandra from Tulsa drove out to Afton for a visit as they worked on a photographic scavenger hunt for one of Brad's photography classes. It's always extremely nice to see them at the door.

The two Rons (Ron M. and Tattoo Man) and Betty Baumann were there, too.

Two folks from Neosho, MO and two folks from Springfield, MO also came in to look around, making a total of 15 guests. A good time was had by all!

Meanwhile, across the street, work on the new building is progressing. Ron and Brad walked over to ask the guys building it what it's going to be, but they didn't know. They said they were simply hired to build it, but were told nothing else. Work is progressing very slowly, to say the least. Interesting.

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Some good news for one vintage gas station on Route 66 (11th St.) in Tulsa. It's been converted into an architect's office. Oh, how I love to see old buildings being repurposed rather than destroyed. I'll drive down there tomorrow morning and check it out. Meanwhile, see pics and read about it here: Route 66 Gas Station Transformed Into Architecture Office Inhabitat - Green

2 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wow, 78 degrees, impressive. We had a heat wave also, 34 degrees.

Trevor Hilton said...

If I didn't have other errands to run, I would have ridden my motorcycle to work friday.

I am SOOO ready for spring!