Our 41 traveler guests came from Birmingham England, Lakeland FL, Neelyville MO, Benton IL, Orange Park FL, southeastern OH, Gatlinburg TN, Corpus Christi TX, Republic MO, Fresno CA, London England, and Grove, Muskogee, Miami, and Tulsa, OK.
Tom and Rajina Gibson dropped in. They're from Tulsa and we have mutual friends, Pat and Jennifer Bremer. Very nice to see them.
This brave grandma and grandpa from Ohio are taking four of their seven grandchildren on a Route 66 excursion. The little boys are all hooked... already sporting Route 66 hats and buying other souvenirs. Grandma has been a fan for years, and she showed me photos of the Route 66 room in her home. It is absolutely incredible. I wish I could show you some photos of it here.
This young man from Gatlinburg, Tennessee arrived on his new motorcycle sporting his new leather vest. His smile and his enthusiasm bowled me over, I'll admit it. Oh, to be young again!!!
Something I learned from visitors today: Arkansas is the #1 rice growing state in the U.S. I never even knew we grew any here, much less that close to home. Some visitiors from Neelyville, MO educated us on this, as they are rice farmers themselves. Missouri is the 4th largest rice growing state in the country.