Marly tried to tell me that I had a bad day on Tuesday because his magnetic personality draws in more visitors than I do. Today proved him wrong! I had a very good day at Afton Station, and he was nowhere around. So there, Mr. Marly! :-)
Visitors today came from an array of states: Cassville MO, Upper Marlboro MD, Carrollton TX, Atlanta GA, Portage IN, Conshohocken PA, St. Louis MO, Ashville NC, Grove OK. We also had three separate couples from England, from Yorkshire, Weymouth, and Essex.
This couple from Upper Marlboro, MD seemed excited about their trip, but they weren't traveling specifically on Route 66. In fact, the wife was taking this vacation to add to her list of "states visited". I believe she said she's been in 37 states and won't stop until she hits 50! Since I once had that same goal (and achieved it about 10 years ago), I was excited that she was pursuing it and having fun doing so. Husband didn't seem quite as enthusiastic, but he enjoyed looking at the cars and the station.
Another interesting visitor was a fellow from Grove who grew up in the Afton-Vinita area about 70 years ago and had many extremely interesting stories to tell. All in all, it was a great day and the time passed so quickly that at the end of the day I realized I'd never put out the flags!