Today's Mother's Day weather couldn't have been more beautiful. If every day of the year was exactly like this Oklahoma May day, I'd be a happy girl! All the visitors to Afton Station seemed to be in good weather moods, too.
One group of travelers has left me with a big question mark, however. Three great guys from the Netherlands dropped in on their Route 66 adventure. We had a very nice visit and they enjoyed the cars. They all spoke near perfect English. After leaving, I looked at the guest book and saw that one of them had written his name, Marco Borsato, then "I'm a famous Dutch singer and I love the USA!" Hmm. . . I almost couldn't wait to get home to Google him. Indeed, there is a famous Dutch singer named Marco Borsato. But the photos online don't quite look like any of the three guys who visited. I'm left with a maybe/maybe not dilemma. Frankly, I think it was a joke. I liked these guys a lot anyway. (And Marco, if you see this, tell me the truth!)
We had our first visitors from the Republic of Belarus, at least the first in several years. The two men in this photo are in the U.S. on a business seminar and are staying with the lady in the picture and her grandson, also pictured. She has been showing them all the sights in the area, and from the list of where they've been, I think they're extremely lucky to have her as their hostess, as they've really covered all the important sites in northeast Oklahoma, including several Route 66 attractions, of course.
I'm getting a little worried about the sweet pup who has now spent a second day at Afton Station. He's the best behaved dog I've ever met, and it seems he just needs love. He's well fed, has collar with no identification, and shows no signs of having been abused. He loves just sitting at our feet and being close to humans. I'm hoping he belongs to someone in town who cares for him at night. If he continues to hang around, I guess I'll put up some posters or contact Town Hall. Meanwhile, if I were in the market for a dog, he'd be my first choice.
I hope all you mothers who are reading this have had a great day with your families. My daughter Sarah just called me and we had a nice chat. I wish she was here, but I feel tremendously lucky that she surprised me with a visit last weekend!