Tattoo Man showing off his tattoos to Dries and Marion.
Dries liked the 2CV. I think it reminded him of home.
Sometimes I think I'm wearing out the word "nice", but it describes just about 100% of my visitors at Afton Station. Sometimes I wish some mean, nasty people would visit, so that I could drag out a few different adjectives. Alas, my next guests fit right into the "nice" category. Michele from Sandusky OH, her mother, sister, and friend are traveling all of Route 66. Michele called early this week to make sure we'd be there, because her mother's doctor, who is a Packard "nut", specifically asked them to seek out pictures of Packards while they were traveling. I'm pretty sure I have the largest collection of Packards on the Route, so they came to the right place. When they got here, the definitely hit the Mother Lode on the Mother Road. Lots of photos were taken, gifts were exchanged, and Tattoo, Betty, and I got to give autographs, too! That's always embarrassing but fun.Michele is 2nd from left.
The sheriff came in to see if I'd mind if they set up a speed trap in front of the Station. Mind?! Not a bit! We are really bothered by people speeding through town. But at one time there were three sheriff's cars in front of and to the side of the Station, and I started wondering if that would discourage visitors. They left in about an hour, and I don't think they caught anybody.
A gentleman from San Diego was my last visitor. We had a prolonged conversation about restoration and preservation, so of course I tried to sell him the building across the street, to no avail. Nevertheless, he was very.... you guessed it.... nice!
John from San Diego
A big boat just went past! No, it's not THAT wet around here. This one was on a trailer. Today we had 85 degree temperatures and full sun. After 12 straight days of rain, the sunshine has certainly elevated my mood.