Time to unveil the big surprise! Shaved Ice! A local entrepreneur (and a pastor as well) has, with our permission of course, moved his little shaved ice shack onto our property, and we will be helping him out with water and electricity this summer when he opens up. Yes, finally there will be something to eat in Afton! Besides the shaved ice, he will be serving hot dogs, nachos, and frito chili pies. This is going to be disaster for my diet, but a wonderful addition to Afton Station and a treat for the travelers who stop by, many of whom have, in the past, asked where they could get a bite to eat or a drink on a hot summer day. The shack is called "Eagle's" because that's the name of the Afton High School teams. Good thinking, as the local kids will probably be regular customers, too. It should be open for business around April 1. (And I can already taste one of those Pina Colada Shaved Ices!)
Other than that excitement, it was a very quiet day at Afton Station. I think it may have had something to do with the cold weather. Spring has disappeared for a little while, and it was a mere 30 degrees when Ron M. and I arrived this morning. We had only 5 guests, and two of those were of the canine variety! In the morning, a nice lady from Romeoville, IL traveling Route 66 alone stopped in. Four years ago, on her 66th birthday, she and three other 66-year-old friends decided to take a Route 66 trip. However, they had so much fun visiting every site and talking to everyone along the way that, by the end of the week, they had only made it to Oklahoma City. So, the lady who visited today was going to try to make it a little further this time.
Later in the day, a couple from Big Cabin, OK stopped in with their cute dogs, Bill and Li'l Bit. Adorable little pugs, but I can't recall the exact variety. Well behaved doggies, and their people were well behaved, too. :-)
While Ron M. was outside taking photos of the Shaved Ice Shack, one of those trucks hauling a wind turbine blade happened to drive past, so Ron quickly snapped this picture. It really illustrates the enormous size of the blades, and the photo only shows about two thirds of its length!
Inspired, I suspect, by the neat Reflections photo I showed here a few days ago, Ron snapped this picture in the showroom this afternoon. Very nice, Ron!
I took this one in the semi-light this morning in Tulsa. A magnolia tree in bloom is such a hopeful sign of spring just around the corner. . . I hope.