Although the centerpiece of this Saturday at Afton Station was a visit from a group of Harley riders, we had an equal number of truly interesting visitors not on bikes today. The day was just perfect for a ride on a motorcycle, but it was also great for drivers of cars, walkers, runners, or lazy folks like me who just sat behind the desk and greeted some of the above. Ron M. came with me again today, and Betty was there for a while, too.
The Harley group was from Route 66 Harley-Davidson in Tulsa, out for a day in the country. Here's the whole group. . .
The next couple was from Prescott, Arizona and are doing a Route 66 trip which happened to be one of many trips over the years which the husband has carefully catalogued in several amazingly well-organized scrapbooks -- photos interspersed with old postcards of tons of places along the route. I sat with him and looked at every single photo with great interest.
The third couple came from Munich, Germany -- a young and eager twosome. They got a lot of tips on traveling Route 66 from the others. They also taught me that there's a word for "tourist trap" in Germany -- touristenfalle! As I've said before, I love when strangers become friends during visits to Afton Station, and this morning was such an occasion. Here are all of them. On the outside are the two young Germans, the guy in the cowboy hat and the lady in red are the artists, and the lady in green and the man seated next to me showing me his scrapbook are the Arizonans.
Afternoon visitors came from Wiltshire England, Claremore OK, Tulsa OK, and Paris France, as well as a guy who wouldn't say where he came from, but had a very nice dog named Spot. And it will all begin again tomorrow morning at my little touristenfalle in Afton, Oklahoma.