Having survived another wild night of tornado warnings, hyperventilating meteorologists, and fitful sleeping, I was grateful to awaken to the knowledge that neither Tulsa nor Afton were affected by the tornadoes and storms that hit Route 66 towns in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois. Unfortunately, others were badly impacted, in particular the Oklahoma City area where 9 deaths have been reported.
Ron M. and I drove up under cloudy skies and observed a bit of field and stream flooding in the Vinita area. But shortly after we opened Afton Station the sun peeked out and introduced one of the most glorious days we've had this year -- sunny and cool and perfect for touring the Mother Road.
The first person to come through the door was Tattoo Man with the bad news that his beloved and brand new Stallion Trike was rear ended in Tulsa yesterday and sustained a good bit of damage. The good news is that neither he nor the woman driving the car that hit him were hurt. I feel terrible for him. The trike means so much to him.
David and Marly were moving vehicles around this morning, and the little red Citroen came home to roost. Here she is, looking spiffy.
The three men from Germany and Italy rolled in with a big motor home and bought lots of souvenirs of their trip.
Some time ago, Robin procured a nice glass display case when she quit her job at the post office, and it's been hiding under a shroud of dust in the back room until it was brought into the light today. A little cleaning with Windex and it's looking great! We need more items to put in it, but at least it is out and where it can be admired.