Monday, May 27, 2013

How's this for a list. . .

Summit, NJ
Chicago, IL
London, England
Tiger, OR
Glendale, AZ
Las Cruces, NM
Pittsburgh, PA
Salvador, Brazil
Greenwood, IN
Shelbyville, IN
Chanute, KS
Wichita, KS
Independence, KS
Robertsville, AL
Madison, WI
Hubbard, OH
Tega Cay, SC
Siloam Springs, AR
Bartlesville, OK
Vinita, OK
Catoosa, OK
Kansas, OK
Coweta, OK
Grove, OK

Yep, people come from all over to drive Route 66, and yesterday at Afton Station proved it.  We  had 56 visitors from the above places, and it was a steady parade of smiling faces all day.    Let  me tell you about some of them. . .
 These two weren't far from home (Grove, OK) but they both grew up in Afton, knew each other in high school, but didn't marry until four years ago.   I didn't want them to leave!  You know how much I enjoy hearing about Afton prior to my arrival there, and they had fascinating stories.   I hope they will accept my invitation to come back any time armed with more stories and pictures!
 These folks from OR / NM / AZ helped to deplete my t-shirt supply.  They're friends and relatives who all got together to do a Route 66 trip.
Meet another group of friends who met to "do" Route 66.  They're from NJ / IL / London, England and they're having a great time on the road.

When a group of folks pulled in with some gorgeous Chryslers, I thought it was a car club.  It turned out to be the self-described York family, a whole family devoted to restoring '33 Chryslers! Have a look. . .

One very interesting visitor was a young woman named Karla who is on a mission to record the whereabouts of all the giant fiberglass penguins that graced the streets of Tulsa in 2003.   There were over 100 of them, and she's going to all lengths to find and photograph every one of them, even thought some of them are in other states now!   The photo I took with her and Tripper didn't come out, so if you're into penguin matters, check out

Needless to say, it was an extraordinary day at the Station.   Thanks so much, Ron M., for being there.  I couldn't have handled those crowds myself, since I like to make sure each and every person gets at least a welcome greeting.  Robin will be minding the store today, and she's very good at handling crowds, so stop in if you're in the area.

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