Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just a lot of good stuff....

I actually got home from Afton earlier than I expected so I have time for a short blog post before heading for my meeting (which, incidentally, takes place at my favorite steak house!). So, here's the day in a nutshell...

Ron M. rode up to Afton Station with me, and we had a surprise visit from Tattoo Man sporting his new "Clanton's" tattoo. I forgot to take a picture.

The morning was probably the dullest ever. We had no visitors until after 1 p.m. Tattoo went home and Ron M. was so bored that he decided to challenge a fly (who was probably also bored). Ron won. Way to go, Ron! President Obama has nothing on you!

When visitors started coming, we had folks drop in from South Lake TX, Seguero TX, Hemlock MI, and Joplin MO. We also had a souvenir salesman from I'm not sure where. Today they came by semi truck, motorcycle, car, and pickup truck.

The coolest part of the day -- and I'm not kidding -- was when two guys from Afton Public Works walked in with a huge, old, dirty "AFTON FILLING STATION" sign! Yes, they did! They found it in a field and brought it down to give to us. What a treasure!!!! An actual sign from our place!!! Excuse all the exclamation points, but I'm psyched!!!!! It'll need some straightening and cleaning up, but that's not a problem. Yippee!!!
And that was our day. Very hot and a bit lonely at first, but with a great finish.
Oh, here's a new sign that just went up on Route 66 a little east of Tulsa. There are no horses anywhere around there, so I don't know what it's all about. If I should see the horses, or if I should see anyone feeding the horses, I'll be sure to take action.


Trevor Hilton said...

That was lucky getting that sign! That's an important historical artifact. Looks as if it needs some restoring. Do you know someone who does that?

~Kathryn~ said...

Laurel that Afton sign is a precious find for sure !!
and how cool that the guys brought it into you