I don't know when was the last time I took a day off during what I consider the busy season at Afton Station. But today, thanks to my complete confidence in those who agreed to take over the Station today, I had a full day to catch up with a number of things at home. One thing I learned from this day -- I have almost no stamina any more! This morning, going to the garden store then coming home and planting the world's smallest garden nearly wiped me out. And since the plants I planted were those I grew under my new, gigantic GroLite, I then had to dismantle it and put the furniture back where it belongs. Then there was the trip to the office supply store to buy stamp pad ink, followed by a trip to a notary public and then FedEx store to get some papers notarized and mailed. Still doesn't sound like much, does it? And now I'm tired! Tired! I can hardly believe it! I used to be able to do ten times this much in one day. I can't wait to get back to Afton Station on Thursday!
I'm the owner of Afton Station, in Afton Oklahoma, a small private Route 66 memorabilia and antique car museum housed in a restored filling station. We are visited daily by both domestic and foreign travelers who are exploring the charms of old Route 66. Their stories will be told here (and maybe a little bit of other stuff, too.) Since I live 80 miles from Afton Station, a straight shot on Route 66, you'll probably hear a lot about the Mother Road, too.