Thursday, October 7, 2010

Here, There, and Everywhere

That's where my Afton Station guests came from today -- everywhere! There was only one semi-local visitor, from Tulsa, and otherwise our 18 visitors came from Sturgeon Bay WI, Milford OH, Sandown NH, Huntsburg OH, Williston ND, Blissfield MI, Seaside OR, Battle Creek MI, and Neosho MO. Although somewhat surprising at this time of year, nearly all of them were traveling most or all of Route 66. It's so heartening to know that the "tourist season" isn't over, and although it's winding down just a little, there are still folks out there enjoying the Mother Road during one of the nicest times of year, weather wise.

Ron M. was with me today, and Marly, Kenny, and Robin were around for the morning, too. Betty B. came to do inventory of her hand made items, and brought me a rack of lamb and some frog legs! I feel so lucky to have friends who share cool foods with me. One of these days I must have a party and share my wealth. My freezer is full of lamb, duck, goose, and frog legs, and I also have a large can of escargot awaiting me. I feel a feast coming on!

Ron took a few photos today after I realized I was having so much fun talking to visitors that it never occurred to me to take any pictures of them. Here is an old school desk that used to be in Sarah's bedroom when she was little. Ron found it in a dusty corner of one of the storage buildings and suggested I bring it out and use it in the museum. Good idea! It looks great!
Ron must have wandered across the street to the train tracks when I wasn't looking, because he snapped this picture of one of the many BNSF trains that rumble through Afton all day. I love their colorful engines.

P.S. Yesterday, Robin opened the Station and had visitors from Canada, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, and Spain. The beat goes on. . .


DennyG said...

Milford, Ohio? We're practically neighbors.

Laurel said...

I can't quite remember which people were from Milford, but the guest book will remind me, I'm sure. Maybe you know them!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Beatles reference in your blog post title today, Laurel. :)