I suppose I should have guessed it. The first lovely day after a miserable 6 weeks or so of cold, snowy, icy winter weather would, I now admit, be tempting to those who wanted to get out and enjoy fresh air, sun, and relative warmth. But I had no idea that so many people would show up at the door of Afton Station! After all, I had only agreed to open for a church group from Tulsa which had made an appointment for a visit about a month ago. I was very excited that they were coming but I never imagined that 14 other people would be traveling, too. What a very pleasant surprise!
Here are some of the 15 visitors from the Eastland Baptist Church in Tulsa. There were more women when their outing began, but all but one of them chose to hang back in Vinita after their lunch at Clanton's and go shopping at the many collectibles stores there. One intrepid lady decided to check out tour vintage cars instead. I admire her!
Our other visitors came from Ottawa KS, Hawk Point MO, Joplin MO, Nowata OK, and Grove, OK. Also, Betty came and kept us company for a couple of pleasant hours and Dean "Crazy Legs" Walker from Riverton, KS stopped in briefly, too. Wow, it was such a great day!
Anticipating that tomorrow might also be busy, I have asked Robin to work so I can take another day off to deal with things at home here in Tulsa. So, if you plan to take a little Route 66 jaunt tomorrow (predicted to be another lovely day), feel free to come and say hello.