And in between we had many, many other visitors.
For example, these two gentlemen from Barcelona, Spain who are traveling Route 66 with almost no English at all. They were somewhat befuddled by the maps they were using, so Ron M. and I attempted to show them how to get across Oklahoma. I'm not sure if we were successful, but they left having purchased t-shirts and with very big smiles on their faces.
This couple from McAlester, Oklahoma were on a mission to get some pressed pennies for their grandchildren. The penny machine got a good workout! They both traveled Route 66 when they were younger and today were reminiscing about former trips.
Other visitors came from Manchester NH, Crossville TN, Loudon TN, Rogers AR, and Detroit MI (got a photo of him, but it came out too blurred to post). We were very busy and we loved it1
On the way to Afton this morning we passed the site outside of Chelsea where the Country Court Motel greeted visitors for decades. It closed several years ago, gradually fell into ruins, and the iconic sign remained bright and rust free right up until it disappeared a couple of years ago. Today we noticed that the site, formerly overrun by weeds and vegetation, is being cleared. All you can see of the iconic motor court are a few cement pads. I wonder what will inhabit the site next???