I like to set goals. When it comes to Afton Station, I set a goal each month to greet more visitors than the same month in the previous year. In nearly every case, my goals are met as more and more people are traveling Route 66. Today, the last day of August, I had a nearly impossible goal, since I needed 87 visitors to meet the numbers of August 2013. You probably thought I was going to say I met that goal. Well, I didn't. Only 43 visitors came today, but instead of being disappointed, it made me realized that quality trumps quantity every time. I wouldn't trade the 43 visitors I had today for anything. They were truly a great bunch!
They came from Frederick MD, Van Buren AR, Dublin Ireland, Wyandot OK, San Antonio TX, Houston TX, St. Louis MO, Viola AR, Tulsa OK, and Leesburg FL.
A great surprise occurred early when ten motorcycles and a car rolled in carrying an unexpected group of folks from Switzerland! They loved the vintage vehicles and apparently loved the souvenirs, books, etc. that I sell, because they bought and bought and bought. We had fun meeting this happy group.