Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Be careful what you wish for. . .

Ron M. and I both slogged off to Afton Station this morning with head colds working their devious ways with us. It's not a big deal, but we just weren't much in the mood for a busy day. We got what we wished for, a day that was far from busy. In fact, we started to feel better as the day wore on and eventually were actually wishing for more visitors. Tattoo Man arrived, sporting Route 66 tattoo #81. Betty came briefly, but then got a phone call and had to leave. Marly was there, cleaning up the back yard in preparation for the new building which will be begun soon. I believe I told you before that an overabundance of vintage cars are causing David to build a second showroom behind the first. When it's done, the cars won't be so packed into the original showroom, and many of the cars which are at his house will be able to be displayed at the Station.

Our visitors numbered only 7, and they came from Maynardsville TN, Vinita and Commerce OK, Nixa MO, and Stayton OR. The gentleman from Commerce, OK brought some of his woodworking projects in which he incorporated a Route 66 shield. I kept one of them and told him I'd put it on display and see if I could take orders for him. I somehow doubt it will be popular however, because it's quite large and not the sort of thing that people on the road want to tote in their luggage.

Today, I agreed to be an official stop for a large motorcycle poker run this Saturday with potentially 100+ bikes, sponsored by Route 66 Vintage Iron Museum in Miami. We love to participate in poker runs, so it should be lots of fun. . . and busy!

And of course, there's also the concert by the Road Crew this Sunday at 2 p.m. Anyone nearby is invited to come. It's free, and popcorn from our big vintage popcorn machine will be served. There won't be any chairs however, so if you want to sit, you must bring your own. The concert will only last for about an hour and will be extremely informal. I've never heard Joe Loesch and his group in person, but we have the CD they made recently and it's very, very good. So come on over!!


Beth said...

Your germs look like they're having quite a party there! :)

Maybe the guy with the woodworking could agree to package it up and ship it. We do that once in a while with large objects that we don't want to cram in the suitcase or try to carry on the plane.

Feel better--you've got a few days to kick this so you're 100% for the weekend! Hugs, Beth

Ken Riches said...

Cool to be a poker run stop, hope it is a great weekend.

Trevor Hilton said...

Ron'll need to start putting tattoos on the INSIDE soon! He's running out of room!

I would like to go on a few organized rides someday. For now I'm a "Lone Wolf".

Unknown said...

See you Sunday Laurel! Can't wait to meet you face to face, but not close enough to catch that cold. Hope you're both feeling good?