Saturdays and Sundays in January are proving to be as busy as some summer days at Afton Station. It certainly causes me to realize that I shouldn't ever close completely in the winter. Last winter I took a lot of weekends off, and it showed in our number of visitors and sales. It's wonderful to have Robin to open on Sundays so I can take a few off in January and February. Meanwhile, I love being at the Station on Saturdays.
Last Sunday Robin visited with 12 travelers, and today we had another twelve. Ron M., Tattoo Man, Robin, Phil, and Marly were all present. Our visitors, with the exception of two gentlemen from St. Louis and two from Ottumwa, IA, were all local to Oklahoma, and most were making their second or third visit to the Station. Friends Jim and Becky Buck from Sapulpa OK, who used to have a very cool little Route 66 souvenir shop in that town, stopped in to say hello. I'm happy to report that Jim is now cancer-free. Jon Edwards, a frequent visitor from Tahlequah, OK stopped in with his grandson on their way to look at some vintage cars for sale in Miami. It's always nice to see Jon. Usually he arrives on a motorcycle, but this time, in deference to the cold weather, they came in a car. Other visitors were from Miami and Nowata, OK.
Here are Jon and his grandson looking over the fabulous new book, Route 66 Sightings, by Ross, Graham, and McClanahan.