And I'm SO glad I made the decision! Not long after I arrived, just before 1 p.m., my friend and avid Route 66 traveler, Jane Dippel from St. Louis surprised my by walking through the door. This morning, she decided to take a quick road trip to El Reno, and Afton Station was one of her stops. I would have missed her if I'd chosen not to go. Jane is an all-round great gal, and it's always fun to see her, if even for a fifteen minutes.
Although I hadn't turned on any of the "Open" signs or put out the flags, travelers started to arrive anyway! A couple of guys on motorcycles, from Claremore and Catoosa, OK roared in and spent some very appreciative time looking at the cars. A couple from Fargo, ND came next, followed by a family from Grass Valley, CA. Their little boy, Nash, who is not even 2 years old, was incredibly precocious, and his parents have trained him right. He was marching around saying "66...66...66", and when asked to pose for a photo, he said "Cheese!" What a cutie! His dad let him press a penny and he loved it.