This is the time of year when I start to realize, but hate to admit, that things are slowing down on Route 66 and at Afton Station. Naturally, we're almost into October and well out of "tourist season", but I refuse to recognize the fact. Every person who comes in the door is precious to us. We still get a healthy number of visitors, but the flow is starting to slow. This month, our visitor count has slightly exceeded September 2012, and our sales are gloriously higher than last year. And yet, it's sad to see the season waning, the weather changing, and the tapering off of travelers.
However. . . today was a really good one at Afton Station. For one thing, my daughter Sarah was with us for the morning until her dad picked her up at noon to spend some time at his house. They were both supposed to drive a couple of the old cars in Grove's Pelican Days parade this morning, but pouring rain prevented it. I was glad because I got to enjoy more of Sarah's presence. We've had a great time since she's been here, and we've eaten ourselves crazy. She goes home tomorrow... sniff...
Sixteen guests visited today. There were two guys heading back to Tulsa from the aforementioned parade with their little Shriners car, the kind that bounces and twists down the parade route.
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