Shortly thereafter, an absolutely fascinating woman from Anchorage, AK arrived in her camper trailer pulling a car. Kathy Jo has been on the road alone for over 2 1/2 months, having begun in Anchorage and touring Canada and the West before hitching up with Route 66 in California. She's quite a remarkable lady, retired from the military and then the postal service and now a jewelry maker and glass artist. In the whole time she's been on the road, she's only stayed in a motel two nights. Ron quizzed her about driving in Alaska, since he wants to do so on a future vacation. Kathy Jo wants to get a job as a long haul trucker when she completes this trip (she already has her license) and would even consider becoming an ice road trucker. Yikes! http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1744104/ice_road_trucking_what_is_it.html?cat=27. She gave us gifts (chocolate eggs and a jar of her own Alaska smoked salmon!) before she went on her way.
Next came Eric Jones, a fellow from Tulsa who's a part of the Route 66 community, and since he reads this blog and is one of my Facebook Friends I've communicated with him for quite a while but never met him in person. He arrived on his gorgeous red Gull Wing trike and was able to stay for quite a while before heading up to Miami for lunch. Eric was on the Run for the Relay last year, a group of bikers who went from Chicago to L.A. but were not able to stop at Afton Station. He's going with them again this year and as of now, I think they'll be stopping at the Station this time.Eric
A trucker from Ft. Smith, AR came in to see if we wanted to buy his 1953 Hudson Super Jet. Although I'm not sure we're interested in that, once he got here he decided to take a look at the cars and was very impressed. Anyone need a Hudson in great condition? Let me know.
Our final visitors were a couple from Northumberland in the U.K. They, too, are doing the total Route 66 trip The husband won my heart when he mistook my Chrysler 300 (parked in the driveway) for a Bentley!! The reason I bought the 300 is because Bentleys are my favorite car and they really DO resemble them, but I never thought it could fool an Englishman! Made my day!
Finally, here's the picture of the day. It's the old abandoned grain warehouse (and maybe mill) in White Oak. The name on the building is the only way one can tell they're in White Oak. There's not a lot left there.