Meet Bella, Betty's brand new baby Corgi. What a cutie! She was given to Betty as a surprise early birthday gift from her kids. She's such a sweet dog. I've fallen in love with corgis ever since last month when our friends who came from Salt Lake City to help while Ron M. was in the hospital brought their adorable and well-behaved corgi named Whipper. Bella is very much a puppy with lots of puppy behavior traits, but she was a perfect little lady during her first visit to Afton Station.
Corgis originated in Wales, so it was a perfect day for her to make her Afton Station debut, since a majority of our guests today were her fellow Europeans. They came from Lyon France, Hamburg Germany, Eersel Netherlands, and Yorkshire England. Of course, a number of our 21 guests were also domestic, arriving from Elizabethtown TN, Lexington MI, Derby KS, Tyler TX, and Bartlesville OK. Unlike yesterday, when Marly had a frustratingly slow day (only 4 visitors!), today was lively, made so by a good number of happy travelers. All of the European folks were doing all or most of Route 66, as were several of the U.S. folks
Here's the Perrin family from France -- (l to r) daughter, mom, dad, son -- who are touring Route 66. The daughter has spent some time in the U.S. learning English, so she was the translator for the family.